Boston, the city that unexpectedly stole my heart and destroyed my feet all in the same 4 days. Ben and I planned this trip kind of last minute for our one year anniversary. It started off as a trip to Banff, but then we realized Ben would still be active duty and he couldn’t leave the country sooo we somehow ended up choosing Boston as our destination.

Ben loves the Cleveland Indians, so when I learned they had a game in Boston the day we were flying in I knew I had to get tickets. So Fenway park was our first experience. It was such a blast, even though the Indians got crushed. Ben got a lobster roll and I ordered a Fenway frank and we shared a coke and it somewhat seemed perfect in a way. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, the atmosphere and experience of going to Fenway is pretty great.

Walking the freedom trail was absolutely amazing. We saw Park Street Church, Granary Burying ground, King’s Chapel, Old South Meeting House, site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s house, Bunker Hill monument and a lot more. It was a long walk, but totally worth it! For lunch we stopped at North Market and had some really good clam chowder from Boston Chowda Co. If you’re doing the freedom trail, for sure stop at the market for lunch because they have a million options and they all looked delicious. (Ps. if you don’t like seafood, like me, give clam chowder a chance and you won’t regret it)

Our time is Boston was great and originally I planned on this being more of travel guide based off our experience, but too be honest it just doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel right to wrap our trip in a shiny package and tie a bow on top for you all. I want this to be a place for honesty and real life stuff, not typical polished blog stories that make the writer’s life appear perfect.

Our trip was really good, but too be honest I struggled with wanting to go and had somewhat of a bad attitude that kept surfacing throughout our time there. I craved for us to be at home longer than just a few days. I craved for the dust to settle, the laundry to be caught up and groceries to fill the fridge once again. I craved a night of a home cooked meal together and time to just sit on our couch and catch up on our favorite Netflix show.  I didn’t want to sit on one more plane or take one more Uber to the airport this summer.

Thank goodness the Lord blessed me with a patient husband haha. So that’s where we are currently. Ben started his EM rotation yesterday, I’m back to after school shifts, we got to go to our house church together this week, Stella started her obedience class and I finally feel like the dust is slowly starting to settle.

This morning Ben took Stella out and I made coffee for us both and we just sat and sipped coffee as the cool breeze snuck in through the screen door. We did our separate bible studies and then prayed together before Ben took off for work. This, this is the life I have been craving to have back.

Hope you all squeeze your loved ones a little extra today. Enjoy your daily adventures and little joys that are tucked away in unexpected corners. Don’t wait for a big trip or milestone to celebrate. Celebrate through a mug of coffee, that pile of laundry that you finally finished or your loved one being healthy. Love them well, hold them so tight and appreciate them extra.



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