Saturday, November 24, 2012

Boston in the Fall

There is one word to describe Boston…charming. The city is full of delicious restaurants, beautiful trees, smart people (MIT, Boston University, Harvard), history, and great shopping. My sweet sister-in-law Julia let us stay in their apartment on MIT campus right on the Charles River and we found a great deal on flights, so we had to go. Hurricane Sandy gave us quite a scare considering our flight was leaving the day the hurricane was supposed to hit. After Cam checked our flights about every 15 minutes, we were good to go and arrived no problems.

Halloween couldn’t have been more enchanting. Beacon Hill took my breath away. It was so quaint and magical. The whole neighborhood decorates to the extreme and the residents dress up to pass out candy to the hundreds of little kids that flood the neighborhood to experience the magic. Cam and I had to stop the drool from coming out our mouths. SO SO CUTE!

Boston, in all its history, features the Freedom Trail across Boston. I’d have to say my patriotism went up about 8 notches walking across the city and learning so much. I love America.

More fun memories followed with Fenway Park, shopping, awesome food, more history and visiting the schools of our future genius children. Boston in the fall was a success. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Liebster Award

My cute friend Katie who has a killer blog (read it HERE) and is the greatest writer ever, I seriously crack up at all her posts, did a kind thing and nominated me for the Liebster award. (Define Liebster, a German word meaning: Dearest, Beloved or Sweetheart). Thanks Katie! This award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers and is a gateway to get your blog known. Katie, you’re a gem and I am honored to accept the award. I’d like to thank my husband for all his support and… just kidding. So here's how it works.

  • must list 11 things about yourself
  • answer 11 questions the nominee created for you 
  • choose 11 of your own favorite blogs to nominate 
  • create 11 questions for them (or use the previous questions)
  • let them know they've won

11 is a big number, Katie did 7, I feel pretty good about 5. Here goes it…

 About Myself.
1. I talk in my sleep. From what I’ve heard, it’s pretty entertaining.
2. I ignore commercials until I hear a good indie beat in the background and I tend to turn my head towards the screen.
3. I love chocolate, anything.
4. There are times I speak unkind words out of hunger (aka: Hangry)
5. I'm not tall, but my husband is.

Questions from Katie.

1. If you could do anything and money was no matter what would you do?
One word: Travel

2. Favorite holiday
I love the hype before Christmas: lights, music, shopping, food, snow, I love it all!

3. What goals do you have for the next year?
Graduate from UVU, spend a stellar summer with my man for sales, go on a big long vaca during the fall when Cameron & I are no longer tied to a school schedule, learn a new skill.

4. What makes you happy?
LDS faith
(and Mr. Ricks said I have to add…)

5. Who is/are your biggest role model(s)?
Mom: she is super mom, always selfless
Dad: Hard worker, great example
Grandma: most positive, smiley, laughy and kind person on the planet.

My Nominees:

1.      Ashley
2.      Ana
3.      Kirsti
4.      Lisa
5.      Rebecca