Sunday, June 16, 2013

5 Things

The past week has been so busy and so fun! In addition to a packed second week at the hospital going to meetings and feeling like a real grown up (does this ever feel normal?!), my sweet mama came to visit, followed quickly by Leah's parents coming to visit as well. Leah and I also finally got a chance to explore some of our new surroundings. I am fairly positive that I am ready to move permanently to the new Davis Square loft apartments that I found on our walk yesterday--boy, oh boy, am I a sucker for the renovated warehouse feel. 

But here are five of the things that made this week lovely...


This crazy cow that sits high above the T stop near our apartment...

Froyo... I won't tell you how many times I've had it this week

(The answer is 4... possibly twice in one day...)

 These silly words on a pack of Blue Q gum in Cambridge...

A trip to Salem to finally satisfy Leah's mother's curiosity about Salem witches!

This huge group that gathered for the accordion festival right around the corner! 
They served free watermelon and played accordion music from around the world all. day.
(If you didn't know, accordion is the one instrument I would choose to play if I could have that power granted upon me)

And a bonus 6th ;)
Homemade Arnold Palmer's every afternoon when Leah and I have gotten home from our busy days.


Have a great week!

xoxox

Isabel

Sunday, June 9, 2013

It's been ages!

It's been forever since I last posted. Life has been an absolute whirlwind. One of those periods where so many things are happening, you can't get a hold of what is going on until it's already onto the next big thing.

On May 21st, I returned from Europe, after a rainy and exhausting last few days in Paris. Leah and I were both so excited to be exploring together again, but we both knew it was time to head home. For the next week I simply relaxed--shirking all of my worldly duties (emails were left unsent, text messages left unread). Instead I laid on the couch by the fire (Memorial Day weekend was a chilly one!), ate mounds of fresh berries, and read. The next Friday, life picked up again: I drove to Connecticut to be a part of Leah's father's 60th birthday party (as one of the only 'kids' I felt so grown up!), then back home on Saturday, and off to Boston on Sunday to move into a new apartment with Leah! Monday started a whole new experience--as a student intern in a major hospital in Boston. A thrilling and exhausting experience, but so worthwhile, as I am leaning more and more towards the idea of going to medical school!

The first week in Boston was a little rough around the edges, but in the most amazing way possible. Waking up early to commute across the city can leave you wary and a whole week of meeting new people and doing new things can be exhausting. But at the end of the day, Leah and I could come home to each other, try to pick ourselves up off the couch, and go explore another new place together.

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1 AMAZING food in Copenhagen when my dad came to visit! // 2 the incredible exhibit at Denmark's Modern Art Museum--Louisiana // 3 last days of exploring Copenhagen with my best friends // 4 chilly days of exploring CPH with my father // 5 Tivoli -- Copenhagen's amazing amusement park with my great friend Maggie and her sweet family // 6 the lock bridge in Paris! // 7 Leah and me (chilly and wet) in front of the Eiffel Tower // 8 a beautiful belated Mother's Day brunch // 9 my brother and our crazy cat, Percy // 10 Emma and her adorable pup, Cooper // 11 my little nugget, Midnight // 12 reading Harry Potter at home // 13 the amazing sunset above Cambridge // 14 the beautiful Beacon Hill brownstones that I wish were mine!


For the summer, Leah and I have decided to forego buying internet, and instead use the time we would have wasted on mindless Netflix-watching and internet-browsing on reading and exploring our beautiful new city. However, we have dubbed Friday mornings as our Starbucks-Internet-date mornings, so I will likely only be blogging about once a week. (Maybe I'll write a few posts during the week to finish up all of the 'Blog Every Day in May' topics (apparently blogging every day last month was not exactly in the stars for me... oops...))

I hope the start of summer has been amazing for all!
Talk to you soon!

xoxo
Isabel