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Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 January❤

Happy New Year Dear Bloggers! 

Where have I been?  I have been here, yes, just catching up, enjoying family, holidays and trying to just be. Everything has been so festive and so many wonderful family times! We actually spend Christmas 24th and 25th in Boston! Yes, it was certainly different but, oh, so nice. Due to the wedding in early December and everyone being together we couldn't get people together again until the 27th and weekend. ( have to share the kids with their in-laws, boyfriends parents etc) 
So we had the brilliant idea to spend the two days in the city. It was so lovely, we stayed at the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL and were so indulged with all the luxuries you can imagine. We walked the city all bundled up, it was seasonally freezing. We had Christmas Eve dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant, PF Changs. We brought an artificial tree and decorated it in our room and opened a few presents. (all arranged by my husband, yes he's a sweetheart)  We walked to midnight mass at the most beautiful church, "Trinity" in Boston. Walked back to the hotel and had the best sleep. Christmas morning was so stunning. We woke to looking out at The Boston Common and a fabulous breakfast in the Four Seasons dining room. The Common was calling us so we walked on Christmas morning to visit the Ducklings and even a market open on Christmas morning! The city is so exciting and a whole different way of life. Yes, I know it was different but I think we made the best of not having the kids actually on Christmas day!!! We had FUN
We then spent the rest of the day with Hb sisters and family. We always have so many laughs,  delicious food and love.

Here are an assortment of photos

                                                   Four Seasons Hotel

                                                   Boston Common right out our Hotel window

                                                 Our tree being decorated

                                         Oh so pretty and gifts

Boston all lite up

                                                    State House

                                                   Frog pond frozen and flooded for ice skating

                                          Commonwealth Ave. walkway all a Sparkle

                                          Hahahaha Our tree from the street looking UP

                                          Trinity Church

                                          Christmas morning and the Ducklings


                                                    All in a parade

                                                    Pretty cute

            Make way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, I'm sure you all know this book.

                                         Just beautiful elevator doors, had to capture

That was our Christmas!!! Hope you enjoyed the tour and thanks for coming along with me.

This is Zakim Bridge in Boston and we are leaving to go to Christmas dinner with family!

Well, so much more to come........be back soon with my birthday 27th, little girls, New Year's and projects............


                                          Don't you just want to kiss Jack's nose?!?!


  1. Well it may have been a different Christmas but it certainly looked wonderful!
    Happy belated birthday Robin, hope you had fun and a very happy new year to you too! :)
    V xxx

  2. Happy New Year to you and yours, Robin. What a fun visit and Christmastime in Boston. Thanks for taking us along. I've been to Boston in July; lovely to see the lights in winter. Hope you had a great birthday.
    From snowy Michigan,
    Anne D.T. and all

  3. How lovely for you and your Hb to be spoilt on Christmas day Robin. The hotel looked gorgeous and you little tree just so sweet. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. Happy new year and a happy birthday x

  4. Hello my friend Robin! It looks just like breakfast at Tiffany's where you were, or Eloise at the Plaza! Fun fun and thanks for sharing. I look forward to the next post with the little girls. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Robin, I love the way you choose to celebrate Christmas. I bet it was so festive and beautiful, different I know but beautiful in a quiet way. And of course I love Jack's nose, I'd kiss it over and over and give him a few belly rubs if he was here.

  6. Hello dear Robin,

    Happy New Year!

    Your Christmas sounds wonderful, something different to remember for a long time! We had good holidays, and I feel rested and relaxed - I wish you're full of energy too!

    Happy to have you blogging again - I've missed you!


  7. So sweet! What a fun Christmas/New Year you had!

  8. Hello lovely Robin what a fun way to spend Christmas! I loved seeing your pictures, and it is good to do things differently sometimes! I love your little tree :) Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Helen xox

  9. Oh my. Now Boston is on my list of places to travel when hubby and I set off on our tour of the United States. It won't be until the kiddos are grown (10 or more years) but A gal can dream. Oh! How cute are those ducks!!!