Thorndike, ME: Emily and Christian

We have come to the conclusion that Maine has the absolute bumpiest roads of everything we’ve been on so far. Wow. They can really throw an RV around! After a winding and bumpy, but beautiful drive to Thorndike, we arrived at the home of Emilee and Christian and their daughter, Josephine. Emilee and I first became friends on MySpace and later started corresponding on Flickr. When we decided to go up through Maine, I knew I wanted to go meet her and her cute little family! It was so surreal to meet her in person after seeing her photos for so long!

They have a charming home on a piece of land surrounded my trees. They initially bought the A-frame that was there and then built the “cabin” structure about 2 years ago with the help of Emilee’s dad. Her dad is a talented blacksmith and carpenter…so she has amazing fixtures, furniture, and more…all made of cast iron. It’s so cozy and inviting…her style is eclectic and warm. It made me want to have a “real” house again! Emilee LOVES plants and her home is a beautiful jungle of green. Christian has a beautiful saltwater aquarium and we had so much fun watching the fish…especially the little “feather duster” wormy things on the bottom of the tank that would shrink back into their shells when you tapped on the glass and then slowly peek out again after that. So fun!

We had a great time talking, playing music, laughing with Josephine, going on walks, seeing pigs, gazing at the fall colors, talking about dreadlocks (Emilee and I started them at the same time), and eating pizza and pancakes. Bella was enamored with Josephine and pretended to be her big sister. She was a great helper :) We really enjoyed their company and hope to go back again someday!

Photo album here.


  1. Looks like you’re having great fun in Maine! (We’re the ones near Damariscotta.) I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit!! Sorry today is a bit overcast for you.

    Comment by Bluebirdbaby — October 19, 2007 @ 7:39 am

  2. Cool! Does she have a blog? I’d love it if she posted some pictures of her dad’s work and the things he has made for them.

    I love the design of this site by the way. It’s fun and beautiful! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Comment by Kristi — October 19, 2007 @ 11:51 am

  3. All you need to do to remember what a pain in the butt a stick house is, is check out the story about my sister-in-law’s house falling apart while we were visiting her in Troy.

    Comment by Rene — October 22, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

  4. I like your beaded necklace in the pictures. Can I ask where you got it? Thanks!

    Comment by Janet — October 23, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

  5. Thanks!

    Comment by livelightly2 — October 23, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

  6. to kristi, i dont know how else to get a hold of you or reply to your comment but yes, my dad has a website actually that you can read its & i dont have a public blog but i do have my own flickr. (should work)

    Comment by emilee — October 24, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

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