a blog about adventures in early marriage, the effort in making a house a home on a budget, the unexpected struggle of infertility, an exciting twin pregnancy, a surprise second pregnancy, adventures in doing preschool at home ~ really this is just a blog about where each season of life takes me!
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3:6
take a road trip, I always plan a combination of quiet sleepy towns and the
hustle and bustle of the city.The reason
for that is because I prefer visiting quiet and peaceful scenery that help
me relax, but Matt prefers visiting a big city where there is lots to see and
do.We had already been to NYC together,
so for this road trip we spent twenty-four hours in Boston.
Boston is such a beautiful and historic
in the afternoon and checked into our hotel, just as planned.The hotel was a cute boutique hotel in a safe
area within walking distance to everything we wanted to see.Once we parked the car at a nearby parking
garage, we didn’t need to do anymore driving until we were ready to leave the city.
Even though I had planned out every detail of this vacation, we actually diverted from the planned itinerary for this part of our trip.Rather than
catching the train and heading across town for dinner, like we had planned, we
decided to just walk the city and find a place to eat as we explored.The reason for that is because I didn’t make
reservations for dinner, and we were on limited time to see everything we
wanted to see in Boston.
the evening walking around the historic part of the city. This meant that we didn’t need to take
the Freedom Trail tour the falling morning, like we had planned, because we actually followed the
trail that evening while exploring the city.The trail is easy to follow.No
need to pay money for a tour guide unless you want to stick to their schedule
and hear all of the things that you have probably already read in your history
way we stopped for dinner at Pagliuca's Restaurant.We
actually only stopped here, because we got caught in a torrential downpour.Seriously, I’m talking raining cats and
dogs.The kind of rain where an umbrella
is of little use to you. Dripping wet, we entered one of the first little
Italian places we saw.I ordered the
lobster ravioli, and it was really good.After dinner, the rain had passed and a rainbow appeared over the
city.Before heading back to our hotel
for the evening, we stopped by a local bakery and shared a Boston cream pie.
morning, we enjoyed more of the modern part of the city.We walked to “the Common”, a park in the middle
of the city, and enjoyed the beautiful public gardens nearby.From there we walked to ChinaTown, where of course my husband had to
stop for a little snack of dim sum.Afterwards,
we headed towards the financial district and walked along the pier, before
finishing our afternoon at Faneuil Hall Marketplace where we enjoyed our first
ever lobster roll and Boston clam chowda, which was
we walked back to the car and started driving towards our next stop, Maine.Along the way, we made a quick stop in Salem.We weren’t there very long.There
really wasn’t much to do there.It was just
some place I wanted to go, so I could say I had been to the infamous town of the
historic Salem witch trials.
was how we spent twenty-four hours in Boston.Below is the basic itinerary and a few pictures from this part of our
Welcome to Loving Life! I'm so glad you stopped by. This blog has a little bit of everything. The intent of creating this blog was to journal the everyday experiences of life, creating a space that reflected my life's journey. My first post was in 2011, when I was still in the newlywed phase and a first-time homeowner. Much of those early posts were about our adventures in marriage and numerous frugal DIY projects. A few years later, this blog became my personal outlet, as I opened myself up and shared about our struggles with infertility, our exciting twin pregnancy and our how our plans to adopt were changed with a surprise second pregnancy. Being a new mom meant that my posts soon revolved around early motherhood. Currently, I'm the mom of three kids, four years old and under. I enjoy homeschooling our kids for preschool, so you'll find a little bit of that here too! It really is a hodge-podge of LIFE on this blog! If you like what you see while you're here, I invite you to leave a comment or click the follow button follower, and then invite your friends to do the same.
I'm just a girl who enjoys being creative. My three men are my world! I'm truly blessed to be a wife to an amazing man and a new mom of twin boys. In my spare time I love reading, thrifty shopping, home decorating, cooking, scrap booking, and blogging about this little thing called life!