Friday, May 28, 2010


I spotted this seagull last Saturday at twilight.

seagull in boston

It looks regal. Regal seagull -- a little rhyme for your Friday afternoon.

Happy Friday + happy holiday weekend!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Boston In The Springtime

As I mentioned Monday, Eric and I spent Saturday wandering around Boston. We started at the Public Garden.

public garden

Then we spent some time in Beacon Hill, and visited Boston's most photographed street (at least that's what I've been told).

cobblestone street

By that time I was getting hungry, so we walked to Newbury Street to look for some lunch. We ended up grabbing some burritos and taking them to Copley Square so that we could enjoy the beautiful weather.

family in the square

After that we met friends on the Common and after awhile we headed toward the water in search of a nice sea breeze.


playing in the fountain

While we over there, we saw so many kids having fun in the sun: it was a perfect day for a carousel ride or a romp in the fountain. It was actually just a perfect day.

*Check out Lost in Thoughts today!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Seriously, how cute are these pigtails?


We saw this little girl on Saturday afternoon in the Public Garden. It was a beautiful day for swan boat rides, picnics, and playing in the grass. Families in the park make me smile.

I took close to 300 pictures while we wandered around the city, so I'll certainly be sharing more soon!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Remembering A Birthday

Birthdays are for celebrating and today would have been Tom's 29th, so I lit a candle for him when I woke up.

a birthday candle

If you knew him, I hope you stop and make a birthday wish on his behalf. Even if you didn't, go ahead and wish for something; it'll be fun! Maybe go eat some cake while you're at it. ♥

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One Year Down, One To Go

You guys. Do you know what happened today? Eric took his 5th four hour final of the semester, which means he has officially completed his first year at Harvard Business School!

piles of hbs cases

Just over a year ago we found out that he was accepted; I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. In that time
  • we spent more non-work-related time in Cambridge (even though HBS is on our side of the river) than the previous 3 years combined
  • Eric read thousands (my estimate) of pages of cases
  • we had to make shelf space for giant binders filled with the aforementioned cases
  • we attended two (!) formal dances (see pictures here and here)
  • we were reminded how awesome it is to have spring break
  • we made some wonderful friends*
  • we both laughed and learned and grew
Oh, and in case you couldn't tell, I'm really proud of Eric. He has taken school seriously and has embraced the case method; I know that he learned a lot and enjoyed his classes. Next year will be really different, but I think we're both looking forward to seeing how it will all unfold.

*Speaking of friends, I wrote about my HBS book club on the ELM blog today.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Minot Rose Garden

Eric and I have this 3 mile walk that we like to do. The best part is that there's a fantastic public rose garden right around the halfway point. We've been walking past it and inspecting the rose bushes for a few weeks now, in anticipation.


Obviously we were in luck this past weekend! There were many, many buds and we saw three roses that were a little bit ahead of the game. I wish you could smell these, because they were just heavenly.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cambridge Side - Charles River

I took this picture a few weeks ago. I think it looks like a postcard with the geese and the trees.

cambridge side - charles river

My Gramma hates Canadian Geese because they take over her town when they migrate; they make it messy, if you know what I'm saying. So whenever I see them I think of my Gramma and I smile, because I'm happy to be reminded of her.

(Hi Gramma!)

Friday, May 14, 2010

On The Windowsill

These are from the bouquet Eric bought for me. We didn't have a vase big enough to fit all of the flowers, so I separated some out and put them into this old milk bottle.

on the windowsill

They looked so pretty on the windowsill yesterday afternoon. I like the way the stems are all lit up while only a few of the blossoms are illuminated.

The little white teapot was one of the party favors at my friend's tea party bridal shower.

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hot Pink

This is another picture from Friday, while we were in Cambridge. This hot pink ribbon was holding on to some balloons.

hot pink

Pink, balloons, and springtime - well that's an awesome combo!

Sorry for the super quick post. I'm headed out the door. Later gators!

*A green-inspired Lost in Thoughts today over at ELM.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brick Red

On Friday afternoon we had ice cream in Harvard Square.

a building at harvard

This was my view from our outdoor table. Brick red: oh, so nice!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Saturday Surprise

On Saturday Eric went to the store to restock our fridge, and he came back with a pretty surprise for me. I'm pretty lucky, huh?

bouquet from eric

bouquet from eric - close ups

I took these pictures on Sunday evening, after the irises and tulips opened up a little bit.

*Today on the ELM blog I posted pictures on my senior prom, just for fun. Go have a look-see. :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

bee + azalea

Thanks, Mom, for being the best. For real. THE BEST!

P.S. I chose this picture because my mom's name is Barbara, but many people call her B for short. She's been collecting cool images of Bs (bumble and otherwise) for years, so I thought this would be appropriate for today. I took it at UMass last Saturday.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Here's another horse from Blue Star Equiculture, the same farm I mentioned yesterday. It's a cool place that takes in old and unwanted working horses.


This guy kept licking the fence, but I don't know why. It was pretty silly.

*There's a new Lost in Thoughts on the ELM blog today. The video features Eric's classmate, Jevan, singing Yellow at the a capella concert we went to in April. It's definitely worth watching!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


On Saturday, Eric and I stopped by a horse farm on our way to UMass.

ears 3

Guess what. It was awesome! We got to spend some quality time with some horses and ponies. Yeah, that pretty much made my day. Visit flickr to see more horse ears.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Stage Crew Dance Team

On Saturday, Eric and I headed to UMass Amherst to see my sister's dance team perform. Before the show, we met up with my sister and Eric's brother for lunch and ice cream.

My parents also came for the show, so we sat with them. Emma was great, of course. I always feel so ridiculously proud when I watch my sister or brother do something cool, like dance or play an instrument. This was one of those times.

stage crew dance team 3
Emily is closest to the camera

stage crew dance team 2
Emily is closest to the camera

stage crew dance team 1

stage crew dance team - team photo
Emily is in the center of the front row, in pink

The show was the Curry Hicks Cage (a gym on campus), and there were a number of teams and clubs from UMass and nearby high schools performing. We didn't stay for the whole show; it was just toooooooooo hot. I felt so bad for the dancers in costumes with long sleeves. The sweat was just dripping off of everybody, the audience included. Despite the heat, I think we all had a good time. A really, really good time!


Related Posts with Thumbnails