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Adventures in New England October 24, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Family — Kelocity @ 9:10 pm
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Here’s a smorgasbord of pictures from our trip back east a few weeks ago. We had awesome New England Fall weather. It makes sense why Bostonians talk about the weather all the time. After brutal winters and scorching summers, you learn to really appreciate those perfect fall days like we had!
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The bride to be and I!
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A few family pictures too:
DSCN0758In the words of Adele: Bubble, Bubble, Bubbles, BUBBLES!!!!

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She also enjoyed a helicopter ride with Grandpa too! Lucky girl!
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Hi Gizmo (or as Adele says: Mo Mo)
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Dress up!
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Fun Fact: When Mikaela was little, all she wanted was a ‘boy doll’ and a ‘double baby stroller’. So for Christmas one year, she got “Brian” (who is actually the same size as Adele haha) and a purple double stroller. Now 25 years later, Adele and Brian have become BFFs.
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Adele takes good care of Brian. Eat your peas, Brian!
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Oh… and just for fun… here’s a pictures of my Friendly’s Ice Cream we got one night. Yes please and thank you!
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And no, I didn’t share a single bite with Adele. Or Brian.

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Wish I could come back and visit in the fall every year! What a great trip!! See you next in the 18* snow storm, Boston! I’m cold already.

 

Biking in Boston October 13, 2013

Filed under: Boston — Kelocity @ 12:36 pm
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After Mikaela’s bachelorette party, Irving met me in Boston and we got to enjoy two whole days together in the city! Adele had plenty of babysitters at my mom’s house, so we took advantage of the time to explore the city where Irving and I met!
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On Sunday, we walked around Faneuil Hall and the Harbor. It was gorgeous out and we had fun just looking at everything that has changed (and hasn’t changed) since we left. (PS can you believe I’ve been living in LA for 9 years already?!) Crazy.
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We ate lunch in Downtown Crossing.
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And had dinner in the North End. It was fun to hold hands and pretend we were still in college. Awe, memories.

On Monday, we started our day with a tour of Emerson’s new campus. I’m so jealous of the kids who get to go to school there now. So many awesome changes. And somehow, we ended up getting the Will & Grace set put on display in our library! Neat!!
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(Here’s what it looked like on the show):
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And then we rented bikes through Hubway! It was only $6 for a bike that we could use for 24 hours. The only catch is that you have to park and exchange it every 30 minutes or you get charged by the hour. I think it’s intended for short commutes, but Irving and I took this as a challenge. We biked 13 miles stopping to exchange our bikes 7 times (there are stations all over the city, it’s awesome!) Here’s a rough estimate of our route:
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For lunch, we stopped at our old stomping ground! Wing-It!!!!!
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Oh man, SO good!
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After lunch, we were tired and headed back to our hotel (We stayed at the Omni Parker this time, it was pretty nice. Really old, but also charming and romantic.) We wanted to try and make it almost all the way back in 30 minutes (to minimize bike exchanges in between) but there was still time for a little pit stop along the charles:
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What a fun adventure in the city. =)

 

Walk down Boston’s Memory lane September 16, 2012

Filed under: Boston,Friends — Kelocity @ 4:45 am
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We were so excited to take Adele into downtown Boston to introduce her to some of our favorite spots when we were in College. First stop was to take her to our old dorm!
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We used to walk around Boston Common carrying backpacks and camera equipment for class, and now we’re toting around a baby. Kinda weird!
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We met up with Erika, Timmy and our friend Sean! It was super hot in the city, but it was SO FUN to walk around with them. I miss the old crew!
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Can’t wait to take Adele on her first Swan Boat ride. Maybe next year?

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Fun to get the girls together again too! They are almost exactly a year apart!
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After a sweaty few miles of walking, we stopped to have lunch in the Prudential Building (=air conditioning!) Someone must have been very tired from all that heat! haha!
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I tried “The Cheese Box”. It was pretty awesome.
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Right after, we met up with my friend, Steph! She works nearby and we hung out at the Public Library for a while together. (PS. I had no idea the library had a courtyard in the middle! So cool!)
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After that, we walked back across the common, through Quincy Market and to the North End (destination: Mike’s Pastry!) It was so fun to spend the day in a city I love so much. Irving and I started our story in Boston and it’s so fun to visit now as a family of three!
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Wicked Smaht September 6, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Boston,Friends — Kelocity @ 4:06 am
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On August 30th, Grammie, Irving, Adele and I went into Boston to meet up with Baby Gaga.

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We walked all over Cambridge and along the Charles River. I forgot how beautiful the city is in the Summer.
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We ended up exploring the MIT campus for a while. All those years I lived in the city and I had never been there!
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Adele was soaking in all the academic vibes humming around MIT. I love when all the college kids bring the city to life every August. We hung out on the steps and enjoyed it.
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Baby Gaga and Irving did a fair amount of playing too! Adele will be able to keep up with them soon!
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Guess what I did when we were there? Breastfed for the first time without a nursing pillow!!! HOORAY!!
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I was so proud! Thanks for the moral support, Sarah!
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Wish we could have spent longer in the city, it was so much fun!

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I Flew Across the Country for Hoodsie Cups! January 17, 2012

Filed under: Babies,Boston,Family,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 7:44 pm
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This past weekend I traveled back home to Boston for a few days. Flights were SO CHEAP! I scored a deal on Jetblue that came to about $99 each way plus tax! Couldn’t say no! I was so glad that I did. It was nice to see family and friends and have absolutely no plans. There was no big event or reason for my visit, so everything was relaxed and fun and I got to spend some time with some of my favorites.

I crashed and took a 2 hour nap when I got home, and then met up with my mom, grandmother and sister for lunch at an Irish Pub nearby. It was so fun to have a girls lunch and catch up. That alone was worth the plane ticket.

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And for dessert… I ordered a Hoodsie Cup!!!! If you’re not from New England, you have probably never had one of these, but it’s SO GOOD! I crave them on the west coast and was happy to introduce the baby to the joy of Hoodsies. =)

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In the afternoon, Mom and I ventured to Buy Buy Baby to do some research. I was numb by the end, so many decisions to make! How do you know what kind of crib/car seat/stroller/high chair/bottles/etc/etc/etc you need?! I walked away with the Baby Bargains book (it was on my to-do list this week anyways!) so hopefully that will help in some of those decisions. It was so fun though and got me so excited to meet the little one.

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On Sunday, I helped my mom clean up her computer (she downloaded a virus. sigh). It took all day to get it all straight again, but it was nice because in between we played games of scrabble and went shopping. Things I really never get to do with my mom when I come home for Christmas or something.

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In the evening I met up with my high school friends for an awesome dinner at a place a few towns over. I miss these girls so much and it was awesome to spend a whole night with them. Hi Steph and Court!

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Katie is 6 weeks ahead of me and it was fun to compare notes. =)  Wish we lived closer! But maybe our kids can be pen pals some day!

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After dinner, we watched the Golden Globes…. and had another Hoodsie Cup!!!!! Yes. They are that good.

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Monday morning I got the pleasure of having breakfast with this guy!!! I can’t believe how big he has gotten, he was a little man, entertaining us while we ate. I gave him lots of kisses and hugs and in return he gave me tons of smiles and giggles.

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His momma and I also enjoyed a morning of scrabble, laughing and trying on maternity clothes (I’m a lucky girl, she gave me so many shirts!) One morning is never enough, but I was happy to be able to hang out!!

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And that was it! The weekend went by way too fast but it was one of the best.

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Living far away is tough, but if you scoop up good deals when you can, it’s do-able. Although I think my parents were much too sad to see me leave this time. I’ll be back soon though!

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My flight was an hour delayed leaving Boston, but Jetblue made up for it with free movies on board. Add that to the free checked bag and empty seat next to me and all was forgiven. (Take note US AIR!)

I skipped Yoga last night. I was so sad because I had been looking forward to it, but I was jetlagged and just exhausted from the trip. I have to start listening to my body I suppose. Plus it was the kind of night where you break a glass in the sink and then have to fight back tears (yea, I was tired). But I feel much better today and all is right in the world.

 

Christmas on the East Coast December 29, 2011

Filed under: Baby,Christmas — Kelocity @ 8:45 pm
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We had a great (though incredibly short) trip back home for Christmas. It all started with a less than stellar flight though. Not only were we delayed, but they somehow lost our GATE CHECKED bag that was filled with Christmas presents. The bag did arrive two days later, but my poor husband had no fresh clothes to wear on Christmas. Luckily he got a new US Soccer shirt as a gift. haha

But the best part is being home with family. We had such a nice and relaxing few days. I missed my sisters!
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Everyone was excited to touch “the bump” even though it’s still a bit small. I was excited for this picture. This is four generations! Love it!
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I was so excited to get the tea box I asked for. Whoo hoo!! haha Hi Chris!
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I actually didn’t take my camera out much at all during our visit. Just wanted to take it all in and relax. I even took a two hour nap while I was home. (Why do people always sleep better at their parent’s house? Maybe it just feels nice to know your mommy is around if you need anything. hee hee!)
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My oldest friend Linsay came over before I left. She knows me so well and came armed with a jar of pickles and gifts for the baby.
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Note to self: Seated bump pictures are VERY unflattering!

How cute is this ornament? I LOVE it!
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It was a beautiful Christmas filled with all the things that mattered most (family, mild weather, and a few games of Scribblish). Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks to everyone who spoiled me, Irving and the new baby!

 

Babes in The Park July 26, 2011

Filed under: Babies,Boston,Friends — Kelocity @ 8:33 am
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A couple of years ago, it seemed like everyone we knew was engaged and getting married! And now it feels like all my friends have baby fever! Each of my bridesmaids in my wedding has since had a baby and so many more of my good friends. It’s so exciting to see your childhood friends become moms themselves. So when we were home last week, I made sure to have plenty of time to get my fill of the little ones!

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We miss these guys so much! They’re all getting SO big!!! Here’s Harper, Brady and Hudson! They played together all afternoon. It was so exciting to hold them, chat with the moms (and dads!) and enjoy the fresh summer breeze. I wish I had more time, I can’t get enough of them!
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Parents: This just in… Blue Duckies are the hot new item! The kids LOVE them!
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A few hours definitely wasn’t enough time, but I enjoyed EVERY second of hanging out with my friends! When I have kids of my own, I have plenty of experts to ask for advice! IMG_6401

XOXO, Love you guys!

 

 
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