This afternoon I was bored so I convinced Patrick that we should go Candlepin Bowling so I could kick his butt (which I did). It's so fun and so very New England-y. It's like regular bowling, except the pins are smaller, the balls are smaller, you get three balls a frame and they don't clear the knocked down pins between balls. I think it is actually harder than regular bowling. We always make sure we bring our out-of-town visitors to try it out. We took our nephews a couple of years back and my nephew, Michael, who was four years old at the time, had a huge temper tantrum because he didn't want to give the shoes back.
I promised pictures so here is a picture of our downstairs powder room before (yes, Virginia, there is a Mr. Hankey):
And in progress: