Archive for November, 2012

Keina in Boston

November 12, 2012

Oh where to begin with Keina! I met her in 8th grade in Edmond, Oklahoma. I was the new kid at school, and we became friends. We only lived in Oklahoma for a year and a half, and Keina and I have kept in touch ever since. She was in my wedding, she came to visit Lubbock when Coop was just four weeks old, and she’s one of the best phone-talkers I know. She’s a loyal friend and beneath all of her spunk and sass, she has a really big heart. Or maybe her love language is spunk and sass – I’m not quite sure ;)

Keina lives in DC and hopped on a plane to come visit this past weekend. Have I mentioned that I love visitors?!?

Since Keina has never been apple picking, we made another trip out to Honey Pot, and Jordan got to come, too! He has a creeper ‘stache, in honor of Movember (men’s health awareness). So don’t think he’s trying a new look out. It will most definitely be gone, come December :)




Coop loves his daddy so much. It’s just the greatest thing ever.


This picture is the first of many where Keina is standing with or in front of something random.


While Coop was napping and Jordan was studying, Keina and I went and walked around Boston for a few hours. Boston Common, Boston Gardens, the North end, and harbor… It was the most beautiful day ever. There were street performers everywhere, and a mermaid. What???


Isn’t she such a sport for letting me take pictures of her all over Boston?? I’m so annoying, I know.


When Chris and Amy came to visit, we took a picture of Chris sitting on the duck statue. Then Aric did it when they visited. So naturally, I made Keina sit on the ducks as well. She had to stand in line with all of the children. Hehe :)


Thanks for taking the time to visit us, Keina!! We’re coming to DC in the spring – WOOHOO!


Shanahan Family

November 7, 2012

Guys. This family is pretty impressive. Both Ted and Jaclyn (Dad AND Mom) are students at Harvard Business School. AND they have a 5-month-old. No big deal.

And they’re basically all models.





Aric + Casey in Boston

November 3, 2012

If you haven’t noticed, we love when people come visit us in Boston (hint hint to all of you feet-draggers).

Aric and Casey are such sweet friends of ours, and it meant SO much that they came to see us – especially since they are some busy peeps. But luckily, we bribe people to come see us so they can see Cooper, along with experiencing this cool place called Boston.

They flew in the same day Nana flew out, and the weather wasn’t so much on our side. This picture was taken the day before hurricane Sandy came to visit, and we felt a little crazy, since we were practically the only people walking around and doing touristy things. We still had fun. Plus, we needed to take advantage of being outside before we literally couldn’t!



Then Sandy came. We watched movies, ate, ate some more, played some catch phrase, and we were even a little bit productive at times (we all had photos to edit and Jordan had cases to read). And class was cancelled for Jordan! So it was pretty fun being lazy all day long. Aric and Jordan ran out in the crazy wind/rain for a few minutes and were DRENCHED. They just HAD to experience Sandy for real.

Sandy left, and the next few days were super pleasant. We were (are!) so thankful that Boston didn’t get hit hard, and we’re praying for everyone affected by Sandy in New York. It’s just so sad.

And then there’s these guys.




And then there was a lion.


We celebrated Halloween by cheering on Section J in the Flag Football Intramural Championship. They played a great game, but Section D came out with the win.



Section J’s mascot is a lion, so Coop was definitely representin’






We really did a lot more than be lazy, play at a playground, and watch flag football. I just wasn’t the best picture-taker. Maybe it’s because Aric and Casey have four cameras ready to shoot at any given point in time :) Thanks for visiting, you guys!!!

Nana in Boston

November 2, 2012

It was SO much fun having Selena (aka my mother-in-law aka Nana) in town. She’s pretty great, and she loves Cooper like nobody’s business.

We went apple picking at Honey Pot. It was such a precious little place, and the drive to Stow, MA was beeauuutiful!


One of our friend’s girlfriend, Allye, came to town. She stayed with us for a few nights and joined in on the fun! We loved having her around. And Coop most DEFINITELY loved having her around.



Coop is happiest while “driving” things.


checking out the sheep and throwing leaves with nana


There were books being read by these two constantly. It’s just so sweet to walk into a room and see this.


We went to Mount Auburn Cemetery, and OH MY GOSH. It was absolutely beautiful. The cemetery itself is gorgeous, but the view of Boston was pretty awesome.




The color of that tree is insane.


My most favorite picture of Nana and Coop




Thanks so much for coming to visit us, Nana!! We loved every second of it!

Williams Family

November 1, 2012

Jason and Becca are sweet friends of ours, and Noah is their fun-lovin’ kiddo with an imagination like I’ve never seen before. I remember when I first met Becca via Facebook, and our hubbies had justĀ  found out they got into HBS. She mentioned it had been forever since they’d had family photos. I remember thinking, “hmmm we’ll have to fix that.”

So here they are! Updated family photos! Yayyyy!








Miller Family

November 1, 2012

Here are some other fellow first-years at Harvard Business School. It’s always nice to meet someone who’s in the same boat as you. And it’s fun, because I feel like everyone is finally settling into their new “normal.” It feels good. :)