Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just us.

For the first time since before the girls were born, Jeff and I were able to get away. Just us. It was so wonderful and relaxing and fun!

We had a really great excuse, my best friend Kristen got BOSTON!  woohoo! I didn't want to miss Kristen's wedding for anything, so as soon as the date was set, I started prepping my mom and dad by saying that I was really hoping we would be able to go and oh, by the way...I wasn't planning to take the girls. :)  They were really supportive and happy to watch the girls while we were away! Thank you so much Mom and Dad! It was seriously one of the best gifts you could have ever given us...time away for just us!

We arrived in Boston early morning on Saturday so we decided to explore Bean town before getting ready for Kristen and Joe's wedding. Jeff is a HUGH history buff, so for him to be in one of the most historic cities in the U.S., he was really excited. I, on the other hand, don't really care too much about history other than to memorize what I needed, ace the test, and let that information slowly wander right out of my brain! :) Regardless, I really enjoyed the sites too since it was a gorgeous day and Jeff was loving it so much! We packed as much as we could in: location of the original Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre site, Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church (pictured below) and a ton of other sites that played an important part in our history. It was pretty amazing to stand in those spots and realize what had occurred so many years ago....too bad much of our country has now forgotten what it was that our founders fought so hard for.
Old North Church, Boston, MA
After site seeing, we headed to our hotel and got ready for the wedding! yay!

Kristen & Joe's wedding was at the beautiful Boston Harbor Hotel right on the water in this gorgeous pavilion!

Me and the Gorgeous Bride! I love this girl!

 Unfortunately, I don't have many other pictures of the wedding and didn't take a single one of Jeff and I at the wedding...oh well. After leaving the Boston Harbor we headed to the Liberty Hotel for their reception. The Liberty was a functioning prison until 1990 and is now this super cool renovated hotel. I wish I would have taken pictures, but seriously, google it or was such a unique and fun space for a reception!  Congratulations to Kristen and Joe!  We love you and are so glad we were able to share in your special day! xoxoxoxo

Early Sunday morning, we drove up the coast to one of our favorite places ever...MAINE! It's one of those places that we used to come to repeatedly and just love the people, scenery and charm. Our all time favorite place to stay is in Kennebunkport, ME.

We have stayed at several of the bed& breakfast houses in Kennebunkport, but this time decided to try the Nonantum Resort.
A view of the Nonatum Resort as I'm standing on the dock in the bay.

We spent time at some of our favorite shops and trading posts for Jeff and antique stores for me. Sunday night we went to one of our favorite local restaurants for dinner and actually got to talk without being distracted by 3 lovely little ladies. :) It was so nice.

The beautiful Maine sunset on our first night there.
Also happens to be my favorite photo of us during the trip!

On Monday, we headed up to Freeport and spent the day shopping and of course, walking through L.L.Bean!  We had gorgeous weather the entire trip! Our visits to Kennebunkport would not be complete without a short drive out to Walker's Point. (the Bush Family's property.) 
Notice the Texas flag is flying....that usually means that someone from the family is currently visiting! Jeff was so excited that we were there at the same time! :) 

This helps show that Walker's Point is really a small peninsula surrounded by rocks. The Secret service guard house is all the way to the left closer to the road. 

Yes, we took a bunch of pictures at Walker's Point. :)
The last time we were in Kennebunkport, we noticed that this old church that sits right on the coast had scaffolding surrounding it. We were excited to know that someone was going to refurbish it and this time it was exciting to see it had reopened. 

All of the rocks were taken out of the ocean to build this beautiful church.

Here's another shot of us right beside the church. 

We drove back to Boston on Tuesday so we could fly home. The short trip was so nice and refreshing. The girls were excited to see us when we got home...and they loved the stuffed moose animals we brought home with us. Thanks again Mom and Dad for taking great care of the girls! It was so nice to know they were in great hands so we didn't worry once!


Jenn Murray said...

you take GREAT self portraits, no up the nose shots!!! Thanks for sharing, glad you had such a good time:)

SaraBelle said...

Um, what Jenn said!! Awesome post, Marie! Great pictures of you & Jeff, the scenery and the bride was beautiful! I'm so glad you guys were able to get away -- just the 2 of you -- and I hope you find opportunities do that more often very soon!