Jenny and I made this rope swing 16 years ago when we were bored and 15 and bored and it was summer. I remember struggling with the knots forevvvverererere... but look how well they've held up! Sometimes I forget how many connections I have to this neighborhood... how walking around can bring back so many specific memories.
Oh, oh oh. I got to see the Mell-Taylor fam. It was wonderful. Also, I got to meet Erin and Will's daughter Zara. She'll be two in June ... 28 years ago when I was 2 and her mama was 3, Erin and I met for the first time. We spent EVERYMINUTETOGETHER for the next 5 years. The fact that we still keep in touch is such a blessing. It was so lovely to meet her daughter and to have these clear, clear memories of her mom around that age.
Oh my goodness, Erin and I had a good time in Boston. We walked around Cambridge with Latrisha, and had lunch at Fire and Ice. She dropped us off at our hotel and then Erin and I wandered around Boston Gardens, Qunicy Market, the wharf, parts of the Freedom Trail and across the site of the first public school in the United States. Woot! A highlight for me was definitely seeing the Make Way for Ducklings Statues. Be still my nerdy, preschool teaching heart!
I'm a lover, not a fighter. I have been known to do embarrassing things in the name of ice cream cake. I like books and camping and cuddling and traveling and long words and sauerkraut and cheese sandwiches. I just learned how to spell sauerkraut.