…and then July happened…

June was so busy that I think we subconsciously kept July a little less planned and more relaxed…and yet we still managed to have a lot of fun.

OpSail Tall Ships were in town the first week of July and I spent a Sunday afternoon wandering along the HarborWalk and checking out some of the festivities.

My creation

The Fourth had us hanging out with friends to grill and enjoy the weather. Oh…and there was some slip and slide action from the kiddos.


The following weekend, I spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon kayaking on the Charles with friends. I love kayaking like you wouldn’t believe (if anyone wants to buy me a kayak for my birthday or Christmas, you will rocket to #1 on my list of Favorite People in the Entire World…and I’ll let you use it occasionally), and I’m not entirely convinced that there’s a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the city. Even if there is blue-green algae on the water which may lead to a rash…or possibly death.


You’re probably curious what the cats have been up to throughout the summer. Let me sum that up for you in this one picture of Barley:


On July 13th, Pete and I celebrated our eight anniversary. Remember on our third anniversary when I bought Pete one piece of gum for every day we had been dating (I’m actually not sure I ever blogged about that)? I think he liked this gift better: one bottle of beer for every year we’ve been together. For someone who chooses beers based entirely on aesthetics, all reports indicate that I picked good ones. Also, if you’re curious, the beer only cost $10 more than the gum.

All of the remaining photographic evidence from July is courtesy of my phone – which is to say, not abundant or of great quality. There’s a new ice cream place in Quincy – Molly Moo’s. It’s conveniently located halfway between our house and the beach, so on one particularly nice Saturday afternoon we got some ice cream and then wandered down to the beach to enjoy it. This was our view. Every once in a while I forget that there are parts of Quincy that are downright beautiful, and then I go for a run or a walk along the beach and find myself amazed by how pretty it is.

squantum yacht club

The next weekend was pretty awesome, actually, but the pictures that prove that are crap as they were (again) taken on the phone and it was very dark. We went to see the Summerland tour. Pete and I were in college for the same four years, but the music that each of us remembers from that time is very different…this tour? It was my college years, rolled into one awesome concert – Marcy Playground, Lit, Sugar Ray, Everclear. I’ve never enjoyed watching 40+ year old men run around on stage acting like they were 20-something so much!

And that? That brings us to August!

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