Sunday, June 19, 2011


sadly, i have discovered that, not only can i not comment on my blog, but i cannot comment on yours either. so just know, that until i figure out the problem, i love and appreciate your comments and will one day comment back :)

boston or bust part 2

boston did not disappoint!
we watched with pride as our grad walked the stage,
attended class at MIT (did not see matt damon cleaning the floors),

played with MIT's fun gadgets (obviously super smart people go to school here),

enjoyed the most amazing meal at the top of the prudential building,

saw beautiful sites on our boat tour of boston harbor (was going to include shots of the scenery but isn't my family cute? love this photo)

watched 14 innings for 7 hours to eventually see the red sox win at fenway (possibly my favorite part of the trip),

rubbed the toe of john harvard for luck (do you recognize from the social network? sadly, that is all i could think of on this amazing campus),

saw some awesome sites at the aquarium,

then ate yummy seafood at the oldest restaurant in the US (is that bad that we looked at the cute fish right before we ate them?),

toured harpoon brewery (highly recommend this),

and finally, we cheers'ed at cheers before we had to head back to dallas.

i cannot wait to go back and explore this city more. it far exceeded my expectations.

girl's mystery trip!

(girls trip circa 2065!)

second annual girls mystery trip finally came...and unfortunately went. the weekend went off without a hitch and i could not be more pleased. since i was the planner, i was a little nervous because all of the secrets and surprises were getting to be almost more than i could handle but it was perfect!
sarah and jami made it in and had perfect timing. now i know how to cause lots of shocked looks, screams, and happy tears in this group of friends.

everyone loved their cute river weekend goodie bags that included chair floats, insulated mugs, and magazines

which we immediately (and for several hours throughout the weekend) put to good use.

we enjoyed the local beer garden, including beer buckets, yummy burgers and live, local youngsters serenading us,

shared a fantastic meal together,

and lots of time catching up and soaking up our time together.

i cannot wait to see what next year holds and am looking forward to again being on the other side of the mystery. love you girls~

(cort also blogged about the weekend here. she has such an amazing way with words)