boston part 1!

oh, hiiii!
the owner of this blog still exists--it's true!
I've been a little MIA since summer hit.

my first week of summer, tay and I watched 4 little neighbor kids all week while their parents were out of town.
we had a little party all week long with our favorite littles!

and the second week, I was off to the east coast!
my history department was selected to go on a east-coast-history-tour funded by Larry H. Miller and Zion's Bank.
and WOW. it was possibly one of the coolest trips I've ever been on.
I had seen a lot of these sites before--but never with 20 other teachers that were just as passionate about history as me.
plus, we had two professors lead the tour and they told us so many cool stories along the way.
aaand it's really nice when the whole trip is planned out and paid for (plus a weekly stipend for all food/souvenirs/etc.) win-win.

my department head, reggie, and I loved the trip SO dang much that we are recreating the EXACT trip next fall for our students! haha!

I will try not to bore you with lots of history but I want to record a lot of these pictures for my own sake.
ALSO a big apology in advance for all of the selifes and solo-pictures.
it's really awkward standing by yourself in front of a monument thing, so I resorted to selfies a lot of the time...which is probably just as awkward. HA

I also tried to master the selfie stick, but it broke on the first day. DANG.

okkkayyy I will try really hard not to be too nerdy about my excitement over all of this stuff.
so here's a few little piccys of my trip!
 ^at the actual site of the boston massacre! pretty dang cool!^

 ^harvard campus^
 ^I look like a harvard-goer right? we tried to go into a library and got kicked out. HA
also, they have THE BEST pizza place in cambridge: otto pizza.
a MUST if you're nearby!

we did a bike tour of boston--probably one of the highlights.
boston is just one of my favorite cities EVER.
 ^fenway park for all of the sports lovers out there.
can I admit I had never heard about it before this trip? HAHAH...I blame it on you, dad.

^bunker hill. it's tall.^

we saw lots of grave-sites of historical folk.
there's something pretty cool about historical graveyards.

did you know mother goose was a REAL person?
I sure didn't!
she also has a little gravey-grave right in boston!

more pictures to come!
my summer days have been spent by the pool for the majority of the day.
I think I've finished four books on the little floaty-thing in the last week!
life is good!


  1. What a cool trip!!! Oh yes, no Harvard library for you!! #fail. My kids threw up after getting to Bunker Hill.... Whoops! Putting Otto's on the list - I just got back from Cambridge though! Where did you stay??

  2. Wow, I would LOVE that trip! I haven't studied history in a loooooong time, but I'm still a nerd when it comes to that sort of stuff ;) I'm sure the kids will love the trip!

  3. What an awesome trip - Harvard looks so incredible!
    And there was a real Mother Goose?? Crazy! x

  4. Awesome! Boston is at the very top of my list of places to visit, along with San Francisco. This post just makes me want to go even more! You'll have some lucky students taking that trip!

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  6. People who works there are some of the sweetest people I've met. Save yourself some time and just go there. Everyone at venues Los Angeles is sweet and ask how you've been, even though normally staff keep their heads down.