Posts from the ‘Misc.’ category

Cafe sol Azteca patio

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Stew’s

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A little visit to Brian’s childhood
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Fire pit

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

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View of Central Park

Friday, June 10th, 2016

We had a pretty cool view of Central Park as we landed in LaGuardia for a layover on our way to North Carolina.

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822 cards

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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The morning of commencement

Deluxe Station Diner

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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Snow

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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Concert at the Paradise

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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St. Michael Cemetery

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Waverly Fountains

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Lovely fountains in the plaza where we had dinner
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New sign

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Now that our school has a new name, we got new lettering above the main doors today!

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Motown

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

We saw Motown at the Boston Opera House! Awesome show

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Sargent puzzle

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

A gorgeous wood puzzle of John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885, Tate Britain)

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Grafton Street

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

A delicious meal at a cozy restaurant after an afternoon at a beautiful museum … pretty damn good. I’ve been to Grafton Street a few times, each with time with several years in between, so it was great to be back.

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Eddie Izzard

Friday, May 9th, 2014

When my birthday falls on a work day, even if that day is a Friday, all I want to do is go out for a nice dinner with my sweetie, and go home and hang out. But when Brian’s sister offered us her tickets to see Eddie Izzard at the Wang, we figured carpe diem. We still had a nice dinner together, and then we laughed our asses off in a fancy theater. Just another lovely birthday.

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Devlin’s

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Dinner with the girls in our old ‘hood! Devlin’s, which has a lovely bar.

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International Tea

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

My colleagues did an amazing job putting together a social hour for our students, with teas from all over the world and snacks to go with them. I took a ton of pictures – it was a big hit with the students!

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Snowy parkway

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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The VFW Parkway is always so pretty in the snow

Best of 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

2013 was a lovely year, filled with family and friends, weddings and babies, little trips around New England, trips to Pennsylvania to see family, a trip to California to see old friends, and of course, our endless wanderings around our beautiful city. Life, as it should be.

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from this year’s photoblog entries:

Hanover Theater

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

We saw ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the gorgeous Hanover Theater in Worcester.

Becky’s Tree

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

I went from decorating zero trees to decorating three trees this year! We helped our friend Becky decorate her tree, we’ll be getting our tree soon, and we’ll decorate my in-laws’ tree on Christmas Eve. I love hearing the stories behind the ornaments.

The first of three …

Glass Pumpkin

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

The mid-October early morning sun was pouring in through the front window and lit up the glass pumpkin that I bought at MIT Glass Lab’s Great Pumpkin patch a few weeks ago. I love fall!

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Patriots

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Stanley!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Maureen brought 12-week old Stanley along for a sunset walk around Jamaica Pond, and Stanley made LOTS of new friends!!

Fitz and Bruno

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

We didn’t put up too much of a fight when Brendan and Courtney suggested that we all go see Fitz and the Tantrums. We fell in love with them during the year before our wedding, and we played some of their music at the wedding, including for our first dance. Who cares that the concert was at an enormous hockey arena, and that they were actually just the opening band for Bruno Mars? So we met up with B & C for amazing pizza in the North End, then followed the crowds to the Boston Garden and settled in for an incredible show! Fitz was amazing, and I have to say, I was a little overwhelmed by how much the ladies swoon over Bruno Mars, but he is an absolutely stellar performer.

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B & C on our way to the concert. Had to include this one because they got engaged two days before, and because they looked at eachother just as I snapped this shot!

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B&B

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Thanks Alex for taking a few great photos of us in State College, PA

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Patriots’ Day Weekend

Monday, April 15th, 2013

It was a pretty intense weekend. As I write this a few days later, I’m swimming in a sea of conflicting thoughts. This week has been gorgeous – the weather is perfect, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, my cold from last week is gone and so is the exhaustion from an incredibly long week at work. I finished a big project, ongoing projects are going well, I’m on-track to meet my deadlines and I’m excited to make plans for a get-away weekend.

And yet, I feel incredibly sad. My city was attacked. We were bombed. Thousands of people ran 26 more miles than I’m capable of running to raise money for charities, and someone attacked them. The sidewalk in front of my dad’s old office building was covered in blood. The heart of my city is a crime scene. Everyone I know knows someone who was hurt or saw terrible things.

I love my city because we are strong. We’ll get through this, but I feel sad, and I just want to feel sad for a little while longer before I let things get back to normal.

Last weekend was a three-day weekend, and before 3pm on Monday, I was having a kick-ass weekend full of family and friends.

Saturday was the first of our two Open House events at work. It’s an incredibly long day after an incredibly long week, but my hard-working colleagues and I suited up, put on a big smile, and impressed the pants off of a few hundred prospective students and their families. It was exhausting, but rewarding.

Brian picked me up, and we headed to our friends’ new house for the first BBQ of the season. Hamburgers, hot dogs, friends we don’t see often enough, and adorable little girls running around chasing bubbles. In other words – perfect. I posted a few photos here.

On Sunday morning, we headed to my parents’ house for family brunch. Mom’s been trying to start a tradition of hosting Sunday brunch more often, and who am I to argue? My aunt and uncle were in town, so it was the perfect excuse to get some people together for bagels and lox and everyone talking all at once. Perfect.

On Sunday afternoon, we celebrated Greek Easter. Brian’s aunt’s family is Greek, so our relatives on his side get together every year to celebrate Greek Easter. This year, we weren’t able to get everyone together, so instead it was just the cousins. Six couples doting on a four-year-old and two infants while eating smoked lamb. In other words – perfect. I posted a few photos here.

On Monday, I slept in, finally, and I had some much needed alone-time while Brian went to the Red Sox game. I had one goal for the day: finish the drawing. I had been commissioned by a colleague to do a drawing of his kids, and I had to postpone my original promise of “early-April” because of the cold from hell. From my couch, I watched Hiroyuki Yamamoto cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon, I heard the bells of Old South Church ringing to mark his victory, and I settled in at the kitchen table with my fancy pencils and erasers. In other words, perfect.

I’m not exactly a sports person, but every year, I watch the Boston Marathon, and every year, I get choked up as I watch thousands of people start the race in Hopkington while thousands of spectators cheer them on. This is what it’s all about. Human endurance. Community. People coming together to support eachother. Hard-working people pushing themselves to perform an enormous feat of athleticism because they can, and because they’re raising money for something that matters.

The drawing came out great, and although I hadn’t run a marathon, I felt like I had really accomplished something with my day, and I gave myself the rest of the day off. By the time Brian came home from the game around 2:30pm, I had settled in on the couch with a book and a snack, ready for a quiet afternoon.

And then it happened.

Toys R Us

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

We had a ridiculously good time at Toys R Us while trying to pick out gifts for twin two year olds. Someone had to play with ALL of the toys. We played with toy swords and nerf guns and pressed every single button on anything that made noise (which was everything).

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Brian playing with drums that are intended for two year olds.

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My hero 🙂

Best of 2012

Sunday, December 30th, 2012
March 3, 2012

Photo by Maureen Cotton – www.maureencotton.com.

It will be hard to beat 2012. Our wedding in March was perfect, our honeymoon in October was incredible, and the rest of 2012 was filled with our wonderful friends and family, and lovely little adventures. We are truly fortunate.

I went through my photoblog entries and picked out a few of my favorites:

 

O Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012