As I mentioned Monday, Eric and I spent Saturday wandering around Boston. We started at the 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).
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.
After that we met friends on the Common and after awhile we headed toward the water in search of a nice sea breeze.
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.
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.
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.
I took this picture a few weeks ago. I think it looks like a postcard with the geese and the trees.
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.
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.
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.
Emily is closest to the camera
Emily is closest to the camera
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!