Yesterday, Tom, Kristin, Elliott and Henry departed for home around mid-day, and this morning Evan, Chelsea, Nora and Willa also headed out on the long trip back to Vermont. Now the house is weirdly quiet! We had such a wonderful time with them all -- it was balm for the soul to have them all here, brimming with energy, life, and excitement. Here is a collage showing Elliott with his hands all gooey from marshmallows after we introduced him to the joys of campfires and s'mores, Nora having a pensive moment on Jasper Beach, Willa being her sweet, smiley self, and Henry peeking out from his blanket "fort". We will miss them this coming week!