Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Parents Visit in Boston

My parents drove up from Texas and arrived in Boston on Sunday October 24th.  They loaded up their Durango with some of our things we left in Texas.  Along with those items they brought up my old crib!  The main goal for this visit, besides visiting, was to start and finish Liam's Room.  This sounded like a perfect family project.  Mom and I get to decorate while Dad and Kevin are there to do the hard grunt work :-)

The day my parents arrived we unloaded their car.  Mom couldn't wait to put the crib together!  So we did that first thing and put all the bedding on it.  So cute to see the room coming together already!  

We had lunch, visited for a little bit, and then went to the Head of the Charles!  The Head of the Charles is the largest Regatta in the world.  It was a lot of fun watching the rowing teams strut their stuff.  After that we went back to our apartment and made dinner.

On Monday Kevin went to school while my mom and dad worked from our dinning room table.  After making my dad some lunch; mom and I headed over to Target to shop for some curtain rods for Liam's room.  Of course the trip took longer than expected ;-)  Liam made out though!  Too hard not to shop for the little guy...  We ended the evening sitting outside next to the fire pit roasting marshmallows = perfect!

Tuesday was dedicated to decorating Liam's room!  Mom and I started out putting up the Tree Wall Art.  It took some time getting all the branches to line up but it turned out great!

We put up the curtain rods, and started on the decorative shelves.  Mom and I lined up where they needed to be and called Dad in to mount them.  Then we hung up the mirrors and filled up the shelves.

Later that evening we called in the boys to install the giant Leaf and the hanging organizer.

My mom made the Bedskirts, the Curtains, and the Valence!  They all turned out great!

The Crib and Dressers are the set my parents used for me when I was a baby.  25 years and still strong!

Now the room is complete!!! ......pretty much ;-)

Wednesday was solely spent shopping!  Dad went to his company's local office for a class; so mom and I had a the whole day to shop.  The main store that we wanted to go to was Costco.  However, before that major stop we went to Home depot, Michael's, Babies "R" Us, and Target.

Thursday I had my weekly Art class and I got to bring my dad along!   We drew in Pencil transferring small scale items to a larger scale.  Half way through the class I started over in Charcoal.  It was a fun experience drawing with my dad!

Mom, always with a camera

 After class we picked up my mom and went driving around to different parks to enjoy and take pictures of the foliage.

We even stumbled upon a sail boat practice!

We decided to go Apple Picking Friday!  We had a blast!  Its too bad that Kevin had to go to school because I know that he would have loved it.  My dad was even the jokester when helping my mom get some apples at the top of a tree. :-) 
There were so many apples and so many different kinds!  We ate so many apples while we were they that we started to get sick of apples.  Our ONE bag of apples produced enough for us to share 20 and still have a lot for us and last us awhile.

The scenery was so nice that we decided to take some belly photos.  There was even a little pumpkin patch!

After Apple Picking we decided to head up to Salem, NH to see America's Stonehenge

These formations are over 4000 years old!

There is still a lot of mystery of how they got there and who put them there and why.

They were very astrological making paths that point to sunsets and sunrises of the seasons. They used the points of large stones to mark these solstices.

They even made stone walls that point due South!  With out a compass!

Below is a beautiful field for the Summer Solstice.  It was really interesting to see and fascinating to think about.

We picked Kevin up on the way back home and headed to Revere Beach to a local Colombian Restaurant for Dinner.  Gotta have our Colombian fix!

Saturday we had left over Colombian for lunch.  Then we loaded up my parent's Durango to head to Long Island New York.  We took some family pictures before we left.

Most of my dad's family lives in New York so they were heading down there to visit and I tagged along for the ride.  It gave me more time with my parents and I got to visit with my New York family!

Before I headed back to Boston, one of the things we did was go to the Sunken Meadow State Park Boardwalk with my Uncle Frank and Aunt Rosa.  It was a little cold and windy but still an enjoyable outing!

I really enjoyed my parents visit!  I got to spend over a week with them!  We did a lot in the time we had.  Unfortunately, the time went by really fast.  I was really sad to say goodbye to them but I know I'm really blessed to have the family I have.  I miss them so much now that I'm in Massachusetts; though I know its just a matter of time until we move back to Texas.  I can't wait until Christmas to see them again (along with my Brother, Grandma, and Great-Grandma!)!  They plan to stay in New York for a couple more days and then drive back down to Texas.  Please pray for them to have a safe trip back home.



  1. I was doing okay reading this....until the end. Made me cry...AGAIN! I love you SO much and enjoyed every minute spent with you both. Had a blast. Ready to get back to Texas and READY for you guys to hurry and get back there too!

  2. When your kids grow up, they will have a complete history of how it all started. That will be priceless! You also have the option of putting your blog into book form; soft or hard cover. AWESOME! Liam's room is...well...(I don't suppose I could get you to come down here someday and re-do my office:)...INCREDIBLE! BEAUTIFUL! Your artistic ability takes many forms.