Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Boston teaparty

My hubby and I just returned from a delightful trip to Boston, MA! It was kind of a dual purpose trip...Jason was attending a medical conference there, but my sister and her husband live there as well! Our hotel turned out to be only about a mile from their apartment, and so I was able to simply walk down there everyday and visit my little niece, Addie.

There is so much sightseeing to do in this great city! The first day there, we took a walk along the Charles River and watched crew races...what lovely scenery! We also took Addie one day to the Boston Public Garden which happens to be the oldest park in America...thank you to the Founding Fathers for their insight in preserving land where people can watch ducks and hang out!

Another day, I went by myself to the Museum of Fine Arts and spent several hours there. Even after these couple hours, I feel as if I barely scratched the surface! There is a massive Ancient World section with art, sculpture and artifacts from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. I particularly enjoyed the Egyptian exhibits as I've always been interested in Egyptology! I also spent quite a bit of time in the European section where they have several paintings from Monet and Van Gogh. Monet's garden scenes of waterlilies and poplar trees are so serene and calming...they just remind me of perfect, happy summer days. I skimmed through the American Arts section as my feet were starting to ache by this point, as you can imagine!

Jason was able to take a morning off from his conference for us to walk the Freedom Trail. I loved this part of our trip the most, because we were able to see so much of Boston. The Trail takes you from the starting point of one of the oldest cemeteries in America where notables such as John Hancock and Samuel Adams are buried, past the Old North Church where Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride warning that the British were coming and ending in CharlesTown with the monument remembering the battle of Bunker hill.

Overall, it was an amazing trip. I love that Boston has such an incredible history...where the fight for our independence began! Oh, and I can't fail to mention the wonderful New England seafood it has as well ;).

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sweet Adeline

My adorable baby niece, Addie, was born on March 18 in Boston! She's healthy and just the cutest thing since sliced apple pie hehe! I'm an extremely proud aunt and live to see pictures and videos of her :). Sometimes I sit around and think of ways in which to spoil her...I have spoiled her a little bit already by sending some clothes and books her way!

In any case, I can't wait to meet her at her baptism which is coming up in either June or July and kissing and holding that sweet baby for the first time!

Addie, your Auntie Rebecca is so excited to get to know you and be there for you for all the important events of your life...baptism, graduations, seeing your Daddy walk you down the aisle etc...I love you, little girl and thank God for you :).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book Review blog

I've been terrible about updating this blog...and it's mainly due to the fact that I've been developing a new blog. A book review blog! The URL is www.readingwithrebecca.blogspot.com ...check it out. I hope it will continue to develop into something cool and fun! I will be very consistent about posting there and also with this blog as well. Have a great rest of the week!
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