Thursday, August 28, 2014

The calm before the storm...

I'm moving...for the first time in 3 years. Oh no, I'm not leaving Boston. I'm not even leaving Somerville. I'm moving into a house a mile away from my current apartment with some awesome people...but a) September 1 is the biggest moving day of the year in Boston, b) I don't have a moving truck booked, c) I'm not even halfway done packing and d) I. DON'T. WANNA. And it's not that I don't want to move into this amazing new space...I just don't want to have to go through the process of moving. UGH. So anyway, I wanted to share you a few more pictures from Simon's visit and the other things I've been up to the past few weeks before I crawl into the hole that is moving in Boston and unpacking and redecorating my new room for a little while.

A few weeks ago I led Bible study - I taught 1st Timothy 4... Definitely took a lot of preparation!

My walk to the train station...I love how beautiful this city is!

Obsessed with Affogatos. I'm sad that they're only offered during the month of's become a weekly tradition now

Christie has been joining me for Affogatos - I think this is our first picture we've ever taken together! And we just so happened to wear matching coral sweaters...

Later that day I got to babysit these kiddos - movie night!


We did a great series on the Apostles' Creed - you should definitely check it out! 

*gasp* they changed up the Chicken & Biscuits to Chicken & Waffles at Commonwealth! I like them both ways...

The next book I'm working through...

Oh happy day! I got the last pack of peanut m&m's

I'm kind of obsessed with Valerie Wieners art... maybe just a little ;-)

How on earth have I been missing out on the wonderfulness that is nectarines for so long??? They're delicious! New favorite fruit...

On my walk last week - it's iconic 

The cinnamon sugar brioche from Flour Bakery is just so...soooooooo good

Last week - dinner with my girlies, Loren and Sarah. I love the chips and dip trio you get at Lolita's

Lolita's always ends dinner with a green apple cotton candy with red pop rocks sprinkled in - I got a huge craving for them and had to go get some!

Last Saturday - one of the last lazy days of summer. Beach day with Lynnae, Kristin, and Melissa 

No idea how there was so much purple sand...

Just laying out :)

The essentials - snacks, water, and a magazine

Group shot

No trip to the North Shore would be complete without a stop at the Clam Box. Yeah you might wait in line for an hour just to place your order, but it's worth it ;-)

Sunday morning - up early to look after this girl while her parents worked on the set-up team

She was all smiles!

Couldn't you just EAT. HER. UP?!?!?

Baby dedication that day.

A premonition of what's to come... 

Totally moved this lounge chair all by myself!

From the beginning of Simon's visit last week

Simon doing Simon-y things :)

Our starter - *love* fresh oysters!

And the view at our table

YUM (shot courtesy of Simon) 

I just can't get over this view. I could totally be a beach bum if I lived some place where I got to see *this* every night

Mmmm mussels

So. Much. Seafood. (Seafood scampi)

The next day, Simon and I headed to Wink & Nod for a pre-dinner cocktail

....and then we headed to The Beehive for dinner

We both got the Caprese Salad with tomato, mozzarella, crispy zucchini flower, and roasted corn to start - it was absolutely delicious!

We also got a side of roasted corn with sriracha butter (my mouth is watering as I type that) and I opted to get the Lemon organic chicken with greek bread salad, kale sprouts, mint, cukes, and yogurt. I hardly ever order chicken but this sounded amazing and I was not disappointed! 

Getting ready for L'espalier - doing my hair and make up :)

I took the day after our big L'espalier dinner off from work since I knew we would be out late...the next day was absolutely gorgeous! We went for a walk around Beacon Hill and then along the Charles

Arthur Fiedler memorial

*Finally* got my Lumo Lift after ordering it off of KickStarter months ago! It helps you with your posture (vibrates when you slouch) and counts steps/calories. It's a great little device!

Ever since I got a smartphone I've been using the calendar on it, but I miss having an actual planner (I still have my planners from college and flip through them to see what I did years ago), so I got one!

It's *color coded* - yes I'm Type A. :-D

On my walk home after a bachelorette dinner for Vanessa last Thursday

South Station was all lit up too :)

Sometimes, life demands ice cream. In a cone. From JP Licks.

Finally started packing on Saturday. You don't realize how much stuff you have until you need to pack it.

I walked a mile JUST IN MY APARTMENT from packing. Am I the only one who thinks that's crazy?!

Cute chubby baby legs! Look at how adorable her socks are! This is one of the many reasons I love being the nursery teacher at church

On Sunday, Gloria and I went out to the USS Constitution

She loved the museum! She put on a puppet show for me...

...played games...

...and learned how to scrub the deck.

Art installation on my walk to work :)

And that's what I've been up to lately! Life is about to get a little hectic with my move, having 6 new roommates, church stuff, students moving back to Boston...*deep breath* Here we go!

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