Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I think that I have decided that I am MUCH better at doing monthly blog posts, even if 3 months get posted on the same night, than doing little posts here and there about all of the little details that I know my 2 readers would love to know. Maybe one day, when i have more time, all of those little facts will be unearthed. But for now, it's the monthly update, inevitably a few months late.

July was a very busy month for us! We started off the month with a visit from Matt's family. His mom and dad stayed with us for 5 days, and to top it off, the Pratt clan came as well!! Ron, Lauri, and the kids stayed at a hotel in downtown. We had a great time while they were here and did lots of new fun things! We had everyone over for dinner one night and even had a little ice cream cake as a belated birthday surprise for our nephew Taylor. We went on a whale watching trip, that was truly amazing. We walked the Freedom Trail in the pouring rain, and ate yummy food! On the Fourth of July, we hung out by the Charles River in the afternoon and then watched the Fireworks late into the night. It was an awesome fireworks show!!! It was great to be able to show even more family what our life is like here in Boston and take people we care about to places that we have come to love over the past few months!

Happy Birthday Taylor!

Andrew in the Old North Church

On the boat heading to see the whales

This is a humpback whale feeding,
you are seeing's mouth right now

Happy 4th of July!

The 2nd weekend of July, we flew to Atlanta for Chris Bowen's wedding. Chris was one of Matt's roommates in Atlanta, and was a groomsmen in our wedding. Jen is a great girl and we couldn't be more excited for the two of them and their life together! We had a great time at the rehearsal dinner, and wedding. It was beautiful and the couple was so happy! On Saturday while Matt was doing the groomsman duties of pictures, etc, I got to hang out with my mom and just spend time with her as I haven't been able to do since moving to boston. It was so fun! We also had lunch with my old roommate Julie Melendez and her 1 year old Avery. It was a blast!

Matt and I at the Rehearsal Dinner

Chris and Jen's first dance

Sarah and Peyton, the beautiful flower girls

The weekend of July 24th, we drove down to Philadelphia, PA to visit our dear friends Chris and Bonnie Currie and Brian and Gail Frey. On Friday night, Matt and I went to the Cardinals vs Phillies game and that was a ton of fun! Mostly because the Cardinals won and we got to sit on the 3rd row from the field for last couple of innings. It was great to watch Matt so happy to see his team play. Then on Saturday we walked all around Philadelphia to see the sites. We ate a Philly Cheesesteak for lunch, walked along the River, saw Independence Hall, and I sat on Ben Franklin's lap for a picture. It was a very quick trip, but so good to spend quality time with good friends who know us really well. We miss them so much!!

The skyline from the top of the the steps that are famous from the movie Rocky

Up close an personal at the game....the Cardinals were winning, so most of the Phillies fan's left, so we took their seats!

Go Cardinals!!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures from all of our July adventures!!!