We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! My mom, step dad, and sister (Aimee), came up to spend a few days with us. We saw most of Boston while they were here:
Sam Adams for a tour and tasting
The Christian Science Mother Church's pipe organ with thousands of pipes. Frank plays the organ so he was especially excited to see this.
Harvard Yard which is being occupied by students. No one without a student ID can get into the yard.
Old State House on the freedom trail
Old north church on the freedom trail
The public garden and the commons
The Arnold Arboretum
And of course we did eat so much yummy food and shared the day with friends who could also make it over to our house.
We skyped Elizabeth again this year only this time it was from Vienna instead of Atlanta! We miss you, Elizabeth! Can't wait till you get here for Christmas!
The 85th Macy's Day parade on the tv we picked up for free from someone on craigslist!! We only wanted the tv for one day and were not crazy enough to buy one so this was perfect!! It's just not thanksgiving if there's no parade involved.
And of course there was Black Friday shopping. Aimee wanted to go be one of the first hundred in line at H&M so that we could get scratch off cards worth anywhere from $5-$300. We all went at 3am and waited for the store to open. We each ended up with $25 cards so we all got a free item or two! Then we walked Newbury street and stopped at some other places where we found some great deals! We were up and shopping for 8 hours by 10am. That was bananas! (but we'll never forget it!) and Bryan was thrilled that he didn't get roped into going at all!
(thanks for taking all these pictures! They are all courtesy of my mom, Teresa!)
We miss you already and are so glad you made it up here!
My birthday is today and I've always wanted a crawfish boil birthday party, but by November the season is well over. New England's answer to this is the lobster boil!!
I cooked up some spicy potatoes, corn, mushrooms and onions and poured everything out on the table!
And then came the lobsters. It was a BYOLob party so everyone brought the lobster of their choosing.
Ian's chosen lobster weighed in at a whopping 3lbs! Dwarfing ours and doubling each of their weight in one fell swoop.
Amazing! They were so yummy!
And I made pecan pie for dessert (over which we both laid hands and said prayers for the successfulness of the crust-- they worked by the way) Best pecan pie ever!! Another one might be on the Thanksgiving menu!
I'm an interior designer working in property development in Boston. Bryan, my sweet husband, is working on his PhD in architecture. We have been married for ten years now, and he's truly my best friend and the love of my life! This is my story of it all.