Sunday, February 17, 2008

Back to Boston

With the whirlwind of the past couple months, I felt that I could use a little time to relax and spend time with friends with my time off. So, I headed up to Boston and it worked out for Adam to come along too. His company paid for his ticket and half the cost of our rental car and we had a great week seeing awesome friends. Thanks to Jerald and Abbey for being such fantastic hosts!

We landed in Boston early Saturday morning (Feb 2nd) and headed straight to the Deluxe Town Diner for the best pancakes ever. From there, we made it to the Richmonds' house to see Beth and all the Richmonds. Saturday night included great time with Mike and Beth eating sushi and getting treats at Mike's Pastry in the North End.

Sunday: Church at CFCF, lunch with Mike and Beth at the Upper Crust (yummy pizza!), walking around Chinatown, Back Bay, and Downtown Boston with Adam, dinner with Steph's grandmother and aunt's family, and watching the Superbowl at Mike's.

Mike & Beth sporting their football gear

Monday: I got to have lunch with Joy and spend time with her little girl Ellie and Adam and I had a wonderful time at the Landers' for dinner. Thank you so much!

Tuesday: Coffee in the morning with Veda and then I spent the day with my dear friend Heather who is expecting to have a girl in June! With shopping, food, and catching up on life, we had a great time. Our husbands joined us for dinner at Not Your Average Joe's (one of my favorite restaurants!)

Heather with our guys

Wednesday: Lunch with Heather before I see her clinic in the South Shore, a visit to the Hoits to see Samantha and Wesley, and dinner with Jerald and Abbey at Border Cafe (some of the best fajitas...)

Our roomates for the week

Thursday: Lunch with Morgan, Tea with Lisa A, Coffee with Sandra, Dinner with Dan and Merri at Brown Sugar Cafe followed by Angora for frozen yogurt....It was a great day!

Lisa with her precious boys, Keylon and Rowan

Friday: Shopping for fabric with Heather, more time with Lisa, and dinner with Paul and Liz at Legal at the Jerald and Abbey's with Bonnie and Jim and Mike and Beth. We have such awesome friends!!

The wonderful Liz & Paul Joyal

Ok, so I had such a great time talking to everyone over the week that I actually lost my voice!!! It was kind of funny and pretty ironic! Needless to say, we enjoyed eating at some of our favorite places while enjoying the fellowship of such wonderful friends.

We left Boston early in the morning to land in Raleigh around 8:30am to unload and re-pack for FLORIDA.......

Random Fact from Adam: Some Bible-related facts, courtesy of the LA Times:

  • $770 million of Bibles sell each year -- in the U.S. alone
  • At an average price of $30 (which may be conservative), that's 25 million Bibles each year. To compare, 14 million copies of the last Harry Potter book shipped in 2007. The #2 book, "The Secret," sold 3 million copies in 2007.
  • At least 1/3 of Bibles are bought as gifts.
  • 2008 is the 30th anniversary of the NIV.
  • Zondervan has a 40 percent market share of Bible publishing.

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