Monday, July 20, 2009


June was a very busy month!!! My parents came up for a visit the second week of June. We went on a Boston Harbor Cruise and introduced my parents to Mike's Pastries' lobster tails. We also took a day to drive up the New England Coast all the way to Portland, ME. It was a beautiful cool day and the coast is absolutely gorgeous! We made several stops at light houses and little villages and ended our day with an amazing dinner at Bull Feeney's in Portland. We also drove down to Cape Cod one day. We stopped in Sandwich, MA to walk over this boardwalk to the beach, and then also ate a fun little place in Hanover, MA. We saw some beatiful homes and water views!

On the 28th, Matt and I celebrated our first anniversary!!! It is hard to believe that it has really been a year. We have so many awesome memories of our wedding and honeymoon, and it really just seems like it all happened yesterday. Matt suprised me with a one night trip up to Maine to stay at a little in. We were in Old Orchard Beach and had an ocean view room. It was very overcast, but it was all still very beautiful! On our way up we stopped for lunch in Portsmouth, NH and really enjoyed walking around the quaint town. When we arrived at the inn in Maine, the sweet ladies who ran the inn had made us a little sign in our room saying Happy Anniversary. We went for a walk on the beach, and I got caught unspectedly by a crashing wave when I went close to feel how cold the water was! We had a great dinner at Joseph's by the Sea. It was raining the next day, so we drove up to Freeport, ME and visited the LL Bean village. It is LL Bean headquarters and also a little outlet mall that has the look and feel of a quaint old village. We stopped on our way home for lunch at Bull Feeneys (again!) in Portland. It was a great weekend!

We also started our church softball season in June. We have currently won 2 and lost 1. It has been very fun!

Overall, June was a very rainy and cold month, not quite the summer month that we are used to experiencing back home!!!

The bay at Scituate Harbor

Matt and my dad at the tip of Bearskin Neck in Rockport, MA

My parents and I at Nubble Lighthouse in York Beach, ME

This was a banner in Kennebunkport, celebrating President H.W. Bush's birthday the day before. We were there the day after his birthday skydiving adventure!

The Portland Head Light in Portland, ME

This is where Matt and I stayed on our anniversary! We were at the left side of the building with an ocean view.

They do have waves in New England! The water was very cold though!

The beautiful overcast shoreline of Maine