Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Teaser

It was unusually warm yesterday and today. I mean it's March 20th and sunny and 70 degrees unusual.

I took a nice walk along the water and around Castle Island.
the sun setting on Pleasure Bay
East Broadway Street in Southie
from the edge of the ocean looking back towards Southie

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's been a while....

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Summer Visitors

Summer is long gone. Heck, it never even showed up in New England. We had a very cool summer, which I believe my Southern visitors enjoyed. I have hundreds of pictures from all my visitors this summer and the sights we saw. I enjoyed three Duck Tours this summer, capping out my total Duck Tours at ELEVEN. Boston Duck Tours should make me an honorary ConDUCtor. I love my friends and family who come visit me. If you haven't come - COME! If you've already visited - COME AGAIN!

4th of July was spent in Breezy Point, NY with my friend Chris (formerly known as Ohio, more recently referred to as "Two.") Breezy Point is a "sidewalk community" and I like to say it's a place frozen in time, as children play freely outside, running around with neighborhood kids from sun-up to sun-down with no regard for the concerns that exist outside the island. I found this quite amazing, as Manhattan is right across the bay. I went to Coney Island on the 4th and watched Joey Chesnut win the Nathan's hot dog eating contest. GREAT people watching!

My Mom and Dad (pick up your jaw off the ground - yes, my Dad came to visit) came to Boston the week after the 4th. The weather was exceptionally cool and windy when my Dad was here, but he thought it was great. My Dad saw all the sights of Boston and we wrapped up his visit with a nice dinner at Mooo. My Mom stayed for another week and I loved having her all to myself. Keep in mind, being the third daughter, I've never had her to myself before. We made sure to see some sights I'd never seen before, including the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, some of the mansions in Newport, RI and Castle Island, a former US Army post.

Melissa and her family came to visit for a week. It was a very action packed week! Duck Tour, Freedom Trail, Children's Museum, Aquarium, Red Sox game, beach and numerous dinners....we never stopped going! Kambree and Kanyon were great tourists! My favorite picture of Kambree is from the first hour she arrived in Boston. I had gone to Target to buy her another face mask-goggle thing. It happened to come with a snorkel and fins. As soon as I gave it to her, she immediately put it on - all of it. She must of noticed the elliptical machine the very next minute, as she started riding the elliptical with all her snorkel gear on. It was hilarious. For the rest of the weekend, anytime we spent at my apartment, Kambree spent on the elliptical. If only I was that committed...

The day the Kothmann's left, some Mason friends arrived. They should have ran into each other in the Austin airport, as they were boarding the plane the Kothmann's were getting off, my thanks to a certain someone who is chronically late, they missed each other (my Friends thankfully made the flight!) Scott, Kylie and Jeff came for some unprecedented Boston fun. And were the co-riders of the 11th Duck Tour.

Perhaps I can move onto Fall Fun now and be a little more timely with my posts.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

May 2009

I have a little (or a lot) of catching up to do.

Memorial Day weekend, the girls and I headed to Nantucket for the big Figawi weekend. The weekend consisted of sailboats, The Tavern, The Gazebo and Straight Wharf. We laughed a lot.

Chris, Katie, Colette, Heather, Brooke, me and Anne.

Our cute little cottage where we stayed for the weekend.

On the ferry heading back to Hyannis.

The following weekend, a friend from Mason came to visit. We kicked off the weekend by seeing Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews perform at Fenway Park. Great concert!

me and Chris

Jeremy and me

The following night, we drove to Mansfield to see The Man perform at the Comcast Center. George Strait was everything I hoped...and more. When he sang "Texas" and flashed pictures of bluebonnets, the Alamo and the Texas flag up on the jumbo-tron, I got chills. It was a pretty awesome moment to hear him singing about the homeland all the way up in New England. Loved it!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009



It gave a new meaning to raining cats and dogs. We had on leggings, fleeces, raincoats and ponchos and were soaked to the bones. 19.7 miles. But we cruised and finished in the top 50 out of over 1,700 walkers.

Tranquility Camp - love the sea of pink tents.


What a long and painful day. 22 miles. Hills. Multiple hills. Little sidewalks. Highways. High traffic areas. Oh and hot, hot sun. We were cruisin' until we hit lunch. It was downhill after that. We all hurt. Knees, calves, thighs, and feet. Oh, the feet. Many, many blisters. It was not pretty.

Team CashForGoldUSA that we cruised with. If you look closely, you can see the Boston skyline in the background.

Supporters. They were awesome!

Waiting for the "blister tent" at lunch.
Only 6.1 miles to camp. These are fake smiles. We were definitely in pain.
We made it!

We were up early and ready to hit the pavement. My feet were in such bad shape I walked in flip flops the entire day and my feet thanked me 10,000 times. It started off slightly chilly but quickly warmed up. The course was much more enjoyable as we walked through Cambridge, through the Back Bay, through Southie and along the water to the UMass-Boston campus by the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. We were so ready to cross that finish line. The supporters along the course were amazing. They handed out candy, stickers, water, frozen grapes on a stick (my favorite), slushies....the list goes on and on. Parents had their children out in the rain cheering for the walkers. Businesses were handing out free donuts, water, iced tea... It was touching. We saw many of the same people cheering us on every one of the three days.

I loved these three men. They were on the trail everyday. We would see them at mile 1, mile 9, mile 15 and at the finish line. They told us "you keep walking and we'll keep stalking." So cute.

Finished! 60 miles done!!

Celebrating with other walkers.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our team and supported us in this cause. It was truly an amazing experience. And who knows - we just might walk again next year!

Monday, June 29, 2009

"How to" by Auntie Megs

How to entertain young children at Wal-Mart:
1 - Bring along Auntie Megs
2 - Auntie Megs finds a bench
3 - "crazy" pictures via camera phone
4 - Mom shops happily and peacefully

How to enjoy dinner at a restaurant:
1 - Choose an "it's okay to be loud/bring kids" restaurant

2 - Bring along Auntie Megs
3 - Seat all kids by Auntie Megs
3 - "crazy" pictures via camera phone
4 - rest of family dines happily and in oblivion

Sweet Baby Kanyon at 3 months.
Thankfully, he doesn't know how to make scary faces. Yet.

Monday, June 22, 2009


(other than the birth of my newphew...)

SONIC is FINALLY coming to the northeast. I can hardly believe it myself and I'm dizzy just from the thought of grilled cheeses and vanilla diet cokes WHEN.EVER.I.WANT.

Yay! Yay! Yay!

Mom and Dad and all the others that pick me up from the airport - No, this does not excuse you from making a bee line to Sonic as soon as me and my luggage are in the vehicle.