We spent two weeks in Boston with my best friends and their adorable twin girls. While we were there we went pumpkin patching, made Halloween costumes and I did a holiday photo session for them, but the best thing about being there was simply spending time with good friends.
While we were there we walked the Freedom Trail, but unfortunately those photos have somehow been lost. It was so much fun! I basically minored in the history of the American Revolution (was just missing a few last credits!) and it was so amazing to see many of the places where everything happened.
The big thing that happened while we were there was the HUGE New England blackout.
We decided to spend our first Saturday going to the pumpkin patch and then grabbing some lunch. Jess and I have gone pumpkin patching and have carved pumpkins while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas every year for the past 6 years. I was so happy we were going to be there for Halloween.
We got to the pumpkin patch, took photos and had a wonderfully delicious lunch at a nearby pizza place. While we were leaving it started to snow. None of us had bothered to check the weather report that day, and little did we know, they were predicting a MASSIVE snowstorm to hit mid-afternoon. Yea, we’re smart.
By the time we had put the girls to bed and were in the middle of the movie and carving our pumpkins, the power went out. We lit candles hoping it would only last for a few hours, played a board game and went to bed.
When we woke up there was still no power. The news said that many people in our area weren’t expected to have power again for days, due to the heavy wet snow. Lines were down everywhere.
Jess went into survival mode. She and I trekked out to Target for a bunch of food that we could easily make on their camp stove. She bought the girls snow pants (which they loved) and we bought several bags of ice in the hopes that we could save all of the meat she had in the freezer.
It was fun at first to only play board games, and think of things to eat that didn’t require the fridge, oven or stove. Then it got old.
Two days later, the power still wasn’t back on. However, it was Monday and Leb and Chad had to work. Chad, thankfully, had power in his office and he would bring us hot chocolate to keep warm. Leb wandered out and was able to find a Starbucks with power so that he could work.
Jess and I braved cold showers and did our best to keep the girls warm and happy. By Monday night the power was back on and we were all VERY thankful!
It was definitely an adventure! We love and miss you guys!