"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Shot Heard Round the World

As I mentioned in my last post, my twin came out for a business trip and a quick visit with us in July. It was such a treat! My family lives 23 hours (driving) or 2+ very expensive plane rides away, so it is a joy and rare treat when I get to see them. I should mention that this is not for lack of my sweet husband trying to scheme ways for us to get out there-but it's just a lot in a weekend.
Anyhow, it was, as always, a fantastic time with him. He and Eric get me laughing so hard it must leave the poor baby dizzy inside me! We played games, talked at length on serious subjects, quoted our favorite comedians, went for walks, church, and even a friend's surprise party.
On Saturday we decided to make the trip up to Lexington and Concord, the famous "beginning" of the Revolutionary war, at least in terms of fighting. John, Eric, and I all love history, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

We were surprised at how much there was to do and see. We could easily have spent more time there. Between 2 visitor centers, numerous houses open to tours, and 5+ miles of walking trails, it's easily a day trip.

In the background is one of the visitor centers: behind me as I was taking the picture was the famous North Bridge where the fighting began.


American author Ralph Waldo Emerson lived here for a time.

Isn't he handsome? One of my best friends-and certainly my first!

I'm quick to feel warm these days, well into the 3rd trimester, but I'm pretty sure it was just a wonderful warm summer day, with deep blue skies punctuated by puffy clouds.

We spent a little time walking around downtown Concord as well. It was very picturesque!
When do I get to see family again, you may ask? Hopefully soon after the arrival of our Little Man, in just about 8 weeks! I can't wait!


  1. It is always good to spend time with family and explore the location. Thank you for sharing it with us and keep posting such posts with us

  2. Friends and family are blessing.One should always spend quality time with his family and friends. You all are looking good. The backgroumd images are also beautiful specially this garden is just awesome.