Thursday, April 24, 2008

In Flux

I don't usually change the name of my blog mid-year, but since my life had been in a continuous state of flux lately and no longer really fits the currenly title---we have my new title name. Not that creative but nevertheless my life!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Things I Want to Remember

Boston is a city I fell in love with the moment I got I here. I can't believe that I have been here 2 1/2 years (almost). It just seems crazy. I think that my friends and I have packed more memories into these past few years than most people could dream of having in their entire lives!

After the rush of getting downtown to watch a bit of the Boston Marathon (woot woot!) today I decided to walk around Boston Common and the Public Garden . I reflected and enjoy the sun a bit. While walking around I was flooded with memories of my time in this beautiful city I adore.

Often I am asked why I love Boston so much and I get overwhelmed even trying to answer that question but there are just some of the things I want to remember forever...

  • the incredible people and friends I have made here
  • the joy of commuting to work downtown on the T and getting to see the Charles in the morning and the evening.
  • sailing on the Charles River.
  • seeing a game at Fenway Park! Go Sox!
  • the feeling I get when the winter is finally going away and spring pokes it head out and I know summer is just around the corner.
  • swimming in Walden Pond
  • the wonderful singles ward I have been a part of
  • my amazing house that I have loved living in
  • the person I have become while out here
  • the opportunities I had to grow, including my great jobs!
  • listening to amazing artists: Dashboard Confessionals, Brian Webb, Guster, KT Tungstall, and so many more.
  • Day trips all over New England: Camp Joseph (VT), Portland, Maine, Provincetown, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Fire Water, New Haven, Plymouth, and more..
  • Trips to NYC! Love me the Fung Wah and the Lucky Star!
  • Trips to DC!
  • seeing my father run the Boston Marathon
  • memories I made with my sister and brother-in-law
  • what it feels like to belong somewhere--to fit in
  • the kids I have mentored
  • the musical firesides I directed
  • what it is like to live somewhere for 2 years and not have a car
  • the Old North Bridge
In the end there are so many things I cherish and want to remember and for that I really am grateful for this blog--where many of my memories have been captured!

Most importantly, when it all boils down to the nitty-gritty it's all about the people I meet in life that make all the difference. So to those of you reading this, that have made my Boston experience what it is, I thank you and love you.

You will not be forgotten.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Martha's Vineyard

This sign is for my sister Kaitlin! Love you bug!

I loved this house!

I have such a great day hanging out with my sister Chelsea! It was beautiful and it was great to just spend the day catching up with her and hanging out on such a beautiful island. I highly recommend this day trip to anyone who comes out to Boston!


We had a big party (at a decent hour) for me to say goodbye to my awesome students! This has been an incredible year for me teaching seminary. It has been full of challenges but all filled with blessings. I will miss these kids a lot!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Earlier I posted about my first attempt to do Acro Yoga...I thought it might be cool for you to see what it can look like when done by the creators!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Silver Pearl

The Silver Pearl was a swinging new night club that Mike & Brian set up at their place. It had a great Jazz swing feel to it with mocktail drinks, somewhat dancing, lots of lovely ladies, and croning from Mike. All in all it was a great reason to get all gussied up!


I can't help that I love the "Make Way for the Ducklings" bronze statues

Natalie has had a few amazing cupcake extravaganzas at our place. Check out her blog for more details!

What a great ratio for this wonderful date! Thanks Lee & Davis for a wonderful night!
(you were worth the wait)

Julie's cousin Matt & I decided to tour Boston for the day! Man I love this place!

St. Louis

Chantal & I (she hosted me while I was in St. Louis)

My first attempt at Acro-Yoga

It was awesome and I did some moves that were a bit more challenging than the above. Overall I am now a big fan of Acro Yoga!

Game Night: Family Style (Easter)

Happy Easter! We had a great time playing games and hanging out!

Technical Difficutlies


so I haven't posted on here for a while. There is a rhyme to my reason. I no longer have a laptop as it died. RIP!

So it is hard to get my pictures into cyberspace to post them here. Have no fear though as I have been taking some great pics soon to grace this neglected blog.

In the meantime check out the Sweet Soiree I went to last night.