Trip to Boston

The end of a June, Kris had a conference in Boston that I got to tag along with. It was so fun to go back there and go to some of the places that will always hold a dear spot in my heart. We went to Cambridge, where we got married, of course. It was just as beautiful as I remembered. Fascinating fact, the beautiful lady who married us is now the Mayor of Cambridge. She was the first openly lesbian African-American mayor in the United States. 

I loved that the crosswalks just outside of Cambridge are rainbow now, best addition!

I loved that the crosswalks just outside of Cambridge are rainbow now, best addition!

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This makes me so happy to see. Important history if you ask me.

This makes me so happy to see. Important history if you ask me.

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It might not look like much, but this is the room where we got married. It will always be beautiful to me. 

It might not look like much, but this is the room where we got married. It will always be beautiful to me. 

Lucky to call him mine! 

Lucky to call him mine! 

At Harvard you must be ready to study hard.

At Harvard you must be ready to study hard.

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A huge highlight for me was going to a Red Sox Game! 

A huge highlight for me was going to a Red Sox Game! 

That a way Pedroia! 

That a way Pedroia! 

Sad I never got to see Ortiz play in person. 

Sad I never got to see Ortiz play in person. 

Missing my Boston Boy!

Missing my Boston Boy!

Found my sox!

Found my sox!

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Kris painting Boston something special while at Quincy Market.

Kris painting Boston something special while at Quincy Market.

A Masterpiece if you ask me!

A Masterpiece if you ask me!

They called this ice cream sandwich "The Green Monster"! It was seriously good! I could totally go for another right now!

They called this ice cream sandwich "The Green Monster"! It was seriously good! I could totally go for another right now!

This guy was crazy... talented, but crazy! Fun entertainment at Quincey Market. 

This guy was crazy... talented, but crazy! Fun entertainment at Quincey Market. 

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Boston. (North End)

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Boston. (North End)

This guy was the cutest. He played the accordion at the restaurant. 

This guy was the cutest. He played the accordion at the restaurant. 

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Modern Pastery is a must! 

Modern Pastery is a must! 

because... this!

because... this!

The buildings and history in Boston get me every time!

The buildings and history in Boston get me every time!

LOVE

LOVE

We didn't get to do the full freedom trail last time we were there, so I made that a priority this time. It is a must! Lots of walking, but totally worth it! 

We didn't get to do the full freedom trail last time we were there, so I made that a priority this time. It is a must! Lots of walking, but totally worth it! 

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I feel you momma duck!

I feel you momma duck!

My favorite!

My favorite!

The British are coming!

The British are coming!

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Paul Revere's house

Paul Revere's house

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It was a great trip. Totally needed before the move. Wish I could go back right now.

July Flew By

I have finally found a second to sit down and breathe, long enough to type what has been going on over here. Let me tell you, it's been nothing short of crazy!  Actually, pure chaos would be the best description of my last month and a half. I have had some major events in my life from moving, remodeling, traveling to Boston, Brooklyn having allergy testing done, having some of our kids donor siblings in town and entertaining over the Utah holiday, having to put our doggie Pepper of 15 years down, celebrating our 6th year wedding anniversary, and Kris' 30 year school reunion. (All of these deserve their own blog post... I will get to that!) It's been a rollercoaster of events and emotions. I honestly haven't caught up with my life yet... But as the dust is starting to settle, I am feeling so blessed. Blessed because I have a great life with amazing people in it. I honestly don't know how I would have survived the last two months without the help & love of family and friends! They have been there every step of the way, from packing boxes, moving furniture, cleaning, organizing, installing lights, watching kids, and even letting us live with them while inbetween houses! Whew! I don't know how people move without extra help, especially if they are moving out of state! (Can't even imagine! We just moved 5 minutes away and it was hard enough!) Moving brings so many unexpected curve balls, it's exhausting! I am happy we are done with the hardest part and are in our house finally. We have been here a week and everything is coming together little by little; it is staring to feel like our home. I am loving to see the progress and can't wait to share pictures with you all! The before and afters already are night and day! That part has been super exciting and keeps me going.

Thank you for being patient as I have been MIA! Hoping to find our new normal soon!

Boston Red Sox Game

Boston Red Sox Game

Family helping clean and watch kids  

Family helping clean and watch kids  

Last picture taken as we drove away from our Dreamfield house. We look happy but we are so tired from all the moving!

Last picture taken as we drove away from our Dreamfield house. We look happy but we are so tired from all the moving!

Brooklyn's allergy testing; we think she is allergic to milk. 

Brooklyn's allergy testing; we think she is allergic to milk. 

One of Pepper's last days, I really miss her!

One of Pepper's last days, I really miss her!

Spending time with donor siblings. Also know as "diblings"

Spending time with donor siblings. Also know as "diblings"

Being featured in Utah Valley Magazine

Being featured in Utah Valley Magazine

6th year wedding anniversary

6th year wedding anniversary

Kris' 30 year high school reunion! Which was seriously fun!

Kris' 30 year high school reunion! Which was seriously fun!

Boston's Strider bike competition in Draper

Boston's Strider bike competition in Draper

Boston's World Cup Strider Bike Race

Boston's World Cup Strider Bike Race

Final Day at Dreamfield

As the last day here at our Dreamfield house is here, I have been full of strong emotions.  Moving from a home you love is bitter-sweet. I am trying to absorb every last inch of it - in between the chaos of moving and cleaning everything, I have been taking a boat-load of pictures and videos, trying to capture the last moments here. I keep having all of these great memories flood my mind and I am really torn about saying goodbye. This home is very much a part of me and holds some of my most favorite and dearest memories within it. I know it's time to create a new home and fill it with some new wonderful memories, but I feel like I am losing a piece of my heart. This home has been my safe place, my comfort, and my peace for the last 10 years. It has evolved and changed for the better over the years - just like me.

Now the time has come to move into a new house that has the space we need and then some, but it's not home - not yet, that is. It will take time to make it our own and create a space that feels complete and comfortable, but I realize the most important thing about a home is the people you share it with. My family is my home! They are what make me feel safe, comfortable, and at peace. I know it won't be long before this house creates a new place in my heart that I will hold dear and cherish, but I will never forget where our family was established, where it all began - right here in this charming little home on Dreamfield.

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Last day at Dreamfield

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And we're off!