I love Boston. I love the trees, I love the narrow, winding streets, I love the accent, I love the crisp air, I really love the fall colors, and most of all I love being with my amazing sisters and spending quality time with two of my daughters. Man it’s gorgeous out here. Today we went up north to see more Fall foliage (it’s not quite peak here in Boston) and then spent most of the day at Wellesley College. The reason we planned this trip in the first place is long and complicated, but two important factors are (1) Elle’s name is actually Wellesley. When I came back east years ago to go to Boston University my sister went to Wellesley (I had chosen the more urban, co-ed school over the more secluded, all-girls school) but right when I walked onto that Wellesley campus full of amazing “castles” and gorgeous rolling hills I decided I wanted to name one of my daughters after it. Seriously, pictures can’t do it justice…it’s so pretty. So Dave relented and let me name our first daughter Wellesley (she goes by Elle for short). So my two other sisters ended up going to Wellesley too, and the youngest is graduating at Christmas so I figured I better get my own Wellesley out to Wellesley before there was no longer anyone to visit! and (2) Max already got a special trip when he was nine with his Dad, so it’s Elle’s turn. Ok, I’ll add the third (3) I LOVE the East coast and I was starving for some Fall colors.
our drive up north…
sweet baby Lucy…so tired but went along with everything without a fuss…a little nap on my shoulder
the best thing that happened today…my sister got her mission call. we were SO excited to be here with her! She’s the third out of nine in kids in our family to be going to London.
taking it all in…
Dave’s holding down the fort well at home. He went to all the kids’ parent/teacher conferences and is coping with Lilly the hamster starting to stink up the place and escaping twice from her cage. What a guy.
Part two of this trip is HERE.
and Part three (our road trip to NYC) is HERE.