A Very Boston Birthday


 
A few weeks ago, on a whim, we booked tickets to Boston for my birthday weekend. Mark and I met in college and try to go back to visit a few times a year. This particular weekend, our alma matter happened to be hosting two home lacrosse games, perfect timing for a celebration and support for our former teams! So we made plans, hopped on a plane and couldn't have asked for a better adventure. We kicked off our Saturday morning bright and early with burritos and beer for breakfast at Agave in Newburyport. What better way to say hello to 10 am? After some quality time with Courtney strolling around and Behr excitedly "woof, woofing" at every dog we passed, it was nap time. Behr slept in his carseat as we cruised along some of the best coastal drives, through neighborhoods where memories were shared, and even stopped at my favorite cove for seaglass hunting. I love the ocean and miss living so close. The bulk of Saturday was spent on the lacrosse field, six hours of catching up with former coaches, teammates and friends. Those pictures deserve their own post, later this week. The evening was capped with dinner and copious amounts of laughter at our all time favorite restaurant, The Black Cow. Behr was a champ and lasted 3 full hours, well past his bedtime and into the late evening hours.


We woke up Sunday morning, said goodbye to our old neighborhood, and headed into the city for church, the aquarium, and a blogger date. Behr loved clapping along with the fur seals, and standing with his nose against the glass of the fish tank, and trying to touch the rays. Before we left the aquarium, Mark took Behr to the harbor seals to tell him the story of our engagement, about how Chuck the seal fetched the ring from the bottom of the tank, and mommy said yes! It was so cute. Behr looked with wide eyes, as if he understood every word.


And there she is, the lovely Alex, in person, woot! She was the ultimate, juggled her schedule, came down to the waterfront, scrapped our plans to get sticky buns at Flour, and accomodated our need for a full meal. We dined at The Living Room, and struck up fabulous conversation for a rainy day. Behr was completely tuckered out and fell asleep in Mark's arms. But one thing is clear, we are definitely getting together next time I am in Boston or she is in DC, over sticky buns and coffee for sure!

8 comments:

  1. what a great weekend! I love Flour bakery :)

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  2. love the aquarium shots! so great to see you. looking forward to lax pics. will have to check out flour bakery sometime, it looks yummy.

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  3. i love boston! your trip looks like it was so much fun! i hope you had a wonderful birthday!! xoxo

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  4. I love Flour too. and Agave. Ohhh yummmm. Glad you had a lovely trip!!! Next time you come for longer and we see each other, no?!

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  5. YAY! So much fun :) And so glad I got to spend some time with you guys on your whirlwind trip! And for sure, meeting up again sometime soon. Maybe next time Behr will stay awake ;)

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  6. OMG I need to get a tan STAT. so good seeing you guys :)

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  7. I am wearing that ON sweater right now!

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