Sunday, June 28, 2009

5 Years

Friday was our fifth anniversary, and we did some fun things! In the afternoon, after Audrey's nap, we decided to go berry-picking at Land's Sake Farm, as strawberries are in season and neither of us had been in a long time. It was Audrey's first berry-picking experience, she really enjoying hunting for and picking the berries. There were many cries of "look Mommy!" and "I found one!"

Then in the evening, with a good friend watching Audrey, we went out to an anniversary dinner at Top of the Hub, a restaurant on top of the Prudential building in downtown Boston. The views were amazing:

The restaurant itself was nice, too. It was nice and quiet, with tasteful decor. The service was efficient and the food we had was really good. It all made for a very nice conversational dinner. On our menu choices were

-- Caesar Salad (boring, but all Scott will eat)
-- NE Clam Chowder (more delicate than Legal's)
-- Rosemary Chicken and a "Purple Rain" (Tara)
-- Shank of Lamb and a Cabernet (Scott)

For dessert, the options on top of the Hub were a bit too "foodie" for us, so we also made a quick visit to the Cheesecake Factory down in the main mall. A bit noisier than our romantic evening above, but hey, procuring chocolate in sufficient quantities is sometimes important.

(With a two-year old, we get out so infrequently that we always document the occasion)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


The day we arrived back from Wichita we saw a rainbow surrounding the sun, with extra bright spots on each side almost as bright as the sun itself. These are awful pictures (taken in a moving car), and you can barely make out the bright spots in the sky, but they at least document the effect. It turns out we were seeing sundogs, a really cool optical phenomena. It would be worth five minutes to look at some pictures and videos.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Pictures in the 2-year album

We were inspired by friends over our recent vacation to Wichita, and will try to update this a bit more often. In the meantime, there are a bunch of new pictures up at picasaweb, and we'll continue to add more over the weekend.