Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

From our adorable little peacock!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Friday night we headed out to the Corn Maize with the Hutson's to check out the pumpkin patch...unfortunately there wasn't much of a pumpkin patch, but we at least got some really cute pictures of Will and Emma Kate! 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Boston Part 2

Saturday morning we woke up and decided to venture out and see what Boston had to offer. We opted to walk instead of taking the rental car and were so glad we did. In honor of Miss Priss's 10 month birthday we thought we would take her to the Boston Children's Museum. Along the way we came across a beautiful park called the Boston Commons, which just happens to be the oldest park in the US (according to Brice anyway, I think he said he read that somewhere). The scenery was just breathtaking! There were tons of people out jogging and walking their dogs, and  the weather was just perfect, cool but not cold. Emma Kate fell asleep on the way to the museum, so we had to wake her up once we go there. At first she wasn't too sure what to think about everything, but eventually she warmed up to it and had a good time. The museum was so cool, and would have really been perfect had she been a little older. Guess we will just have to go back! :)

After the children's museum we headed to The Cheesecake Factory for a yummy lunch and then back to the hotel for a nice long nap. While Emma Kate and I were napping Brice headed off for his conference (the whole reason we were on the trip in the first place!). :) 

That evening we ventured across the street to the Prudential Center to walk around and eat dinner. Everyone told us that the one place we had to eat at was Legal Seafood. And although we had to wait over an hour and a half we were so glad to took their advice. It was excellent!! I even tried raw oysters for the first time and actually enjoyed them! Brice said they didn't taste anything like the ones he's had here in Lubbock, so I think I'll save my oyster eating for when we're on the coast. :)

Again, I haven't quite figured out how to move these pictures around (anyone with a Mac have any suggestions??), so bear with me, they are really out of order!

Crawling through a tunnel at the museum...she thought she was so big!
Brice outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Policemen on horseback!
Brice enjoying his yummy lobster at Legal Seafood!
 The fam...EK was quite the entertainment for everyone around us!
 Checking out Arthur's tent at the museum
 Arthur's classroom
 She thought we were crazy and couldn't figure out what in the world we were trying to do!
 Playing with a truck
 Getting a haircut..haha!
The Swan Pond in Boston Commons
Just outside the museum
Boston Children's Museum
The walked pooped her out! 
Arthur's neighborhood
Boston Library
A beautiful church
The park
George Washington
Ahhh, isn't it beautiful!!

Up next...Red Sox v. Angels game!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Boston Part 1

Brice had a Financial Planning conference in Boston last week, so Emma Kate and I decided to pack our bags and tag along with him, and I'm so glad we did. We had such a great time!! I am going to have to break this down into several parts however because we took over 300 pictures...I promise I won't post them all! :)

Friday: We left early Friday morning to fly to Dallas, and after the first flight I was about ready to hop on a plane and head back home. Emma Kate was not too fond of her first flying experience. It was time for a nap, but there was way too much going on and not near enough space for her to move around. Luckily that flight was only 45 minutes though and she was much happier once we landed and got off the plane. We had a 2 hour layover in Dallas. At first I was dreading it, but it worked out perfectly and we were able to feed her, eat some lunch, let her play a little and by the time we got on the 2nd flight to Boston she was wiped out and slept for about an hour and a half! (Praise God!) After her long nap she read books, talked to the people sitting behind us and even watched a little Veggie Tales.

This is a picture of our really should go down at the bottom, but I can't figure out how to move it!
All packed and ready to go...can you imagine seeing us trying to lug all this stuff through the airport!? I'm sure we were quite the sight!

One more picture before leaving the house
Lunch break at the airport..."hmm, what should I order?"
Enjoying a little Veggie Tales on the plane
Flying into Boston was so amazing. The trees were gorgeous, there were lighthouses everywhere, adorable little beach houses...I knew right off the bat I was going to love it there. Once we got off the plane we picked up our rental car (which by the way, was the biggest waste of money. We only used it twice because we ended up walking everywhere!), and headed to the hotel to unpack and settle in. We stayed at the Colonnade and I highly recommend it. It was so nice and in a great location! After unpacking we decided to venture out and meet some people from Tech at Cheers. At this time we didn't realize how close everything was and decided to drive...bad idea! First of all it was Friday night and there were people everywhere! Second of all, we rented a car with GPS. It was a "girl" so we appropriately named her Simone (from the movie about the computer graphic girl), anyway Simone worked out perfectly getting us to the hotel, but once we got down town we decided that she was retarded! Ugh, it was so frustrating, because we were downtown with all the buildings we didn't get very good satellite reception and every 5 minutes she would say "recalculating". I thought Brice and I were both going to throw it out the window! Needless to say, after driving around for 2 hours we never ended up finding Cheers, and just decided to head back to the hotel and order room service. A frustrating end to a long day! 
Before heading out for our "joy ride" HA!
Luckily Saturday was MUCH better...part 2 coming soon!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

My Husband's Favorite Things

I have been tagged to blog about Brice's favorite here they are!

1. Being a husband and father (most of the time!)

2. Movies, movies, and more movies. If you've ever seen our DVD collection you know what I mean! Brice loves watching movies at home or at the theater, and will gladly go to the movies by himself if there's something he really wants to see.

3. College football - especially Tech.

4. Food...the boy can eat!


6. Fox News - and anything related to politics.

7. Playing with Sydney and Lana (the dogs).

8. Laying on the beach, relaxing, reading a book, and soaking up the sun.

OK, ok so I totally made the last one up, but wouldn't that be GREAT! :) Stay tuned for an update on our trip to Boston, as well as pictures once we get our new computer set up!

Now I tag: Shaunna, Laura, Candace and Ashley N.