After living on the East Coast for over a year, we decided it was finally time to visit Boston. Neither of us had ever been (I did go with the ward to the Boston Temple, but that doesn't count since the temple is actually in Belmont). Sam was especially excited about this trip because he had tickets for he and Landon to ride Codzilla! I guess he saw it on some show a while back and has been dying to go ever since. Boston is close to 2 hours away, so we waited for Saturday and we were off! (We actually went 4th of July weekend, not on purpose, and it was PACKED!)

We saw a couple sights on the Freedom Trail, but didn't walk the whole thing.

Old State House

(Within these walls John Adams, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and other patriots debated the future of American self government and set in motion the American Revolution.)

Across from the Old State House we saw this.

Samuel Adams monument

Inside Quincy Market aka HEAVEN! Every kind food vendor known to man. I must go back and try some more!

We opted to eat at Cheers, where everybody knows your name.

Long Warf CODZILLA!!! Landon loved every second of it, and asks frequently when we will ride Codzilla again.
After Codzilla we walked a couple blocks down to Little Italy to find Mike's Pastry. It wasn't too hard to find, considering the HUGE line out their door. I was very impressed with how quickly it went, we only waited about 5 min. Once inside you better know what you want because you get about 3 seconds to yell your order before they throw you and your cannoli out the door! We walked across the street to a park and enjoyed the best connoli in the world.

The chocolate covered was delicious, but this is my favorite cannolo!

There was even a little splash pad fountain for kids (and some unique adults) to play in.

We had such a great time and can't wait to go back next week with my mom!


father's day blessing

We decided to bless Crew on Father's day. Mostly because his blessing outfit (the same one Landon used) was quickly becoming too small. We missed not having grandpas and uncles in the blessing circle. However, we love our ward here so much they have truly become our 2nd family and we couldn't be happier or feel more loved. Sam did bless Crew that he would "love and get along with his brothers and sisters". Was it nerves, or divine inspiration???? At the moment I'm thinking the former. It was such a special day and I feel so blessed to have such great boys and fathers in my life!

Landon singing to dad with the primary. He did so well, no silly outburst this time around.Crew and Landon displaying their true personalities on their blessing days. I can't believe it's been 4 yrs!


buff's wedding

In May we took a trip to AZ for my sister Bethany's wedding. We debated being able to go with Crew just 5 weeks old. I seemed to be fully healed from the surgery by then so we loaded up and flew out. The flight there was awful. There is just too much crap to haul when you travel with kids! Plus there isn't a non stop flight out of Hartford, so travel time gets WAY too long. We stayed with my brother in their very large house which made things comfortable, however, both my son and husband are now addicted to video games. We had an awesome girl's night making Buff lingerie and eating treats. I got to see some great friends and definitely got my fill of great food. Living so far away I miss my family and am so grateful we were ALL able to get together for the event!