My best friend’s birthday!

Yesterday I helped my best friend, Christine, celebrate her 22nd birthday. We went to the beach (after the pouring rain all afternoon) and then went back to Lowell for dinner and drinks. It was a blast! Birthdays are always fun, but just spending the day goofing off and hanging out with good friends made it that much more fun.

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Me, the birthday girl, and Jess!

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There were a few no-music dance parties

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We found a beach ball to play with.

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Before we realized that the water wasn’t actually that cold, Christine tried to drag Jess in.
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Silly faces were made.

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Jess and I may or may not have pretended to get married, complete with seaweed bouquet….

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At dinner, we split beer samples and tried 12 different brews…yum!

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The girls! Me, Aly, Christine, and Jess!

Over all it was such an awesome day, and I’m so glad that I got to help Christine celebrate feelin’ twenty-two (I had to make a T-Swift reference sometime, didn’t I?). I can’t wait for more (sunnier) beach days this summer!

xoxo, Karoline

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A year ago toady…

I seriously can’t believe that it’s been a year since I packed up my old blog (seriously how depressing is THIS when you try to see the old one??) and moved to WordPress. I’ve throughly enjoyed using this new format and all of the things it allows me to do that I was previously unable to. Switching my blog definitely has been a good thing for me.

In order to celebrate this blog’s first birthday (of many to come!) here are some of my favorite posts from the year:

On Watching the Final Shuttle Launch (July 9, 2011)

Exclusive Interview with Patriot’s QB, Brian Hoyer (July 18, 2011)

Vermont, Land of Simple Pleasures (August 16, 2011)

The iPod changed my life. Thanks, Steve. (October 6, 2011) (technically this was from the old MobileMe blog, but I reposted it here in October)

On No Longer Being a Picky Eater (October 26, 2011)

Gobble Gobble Gobble! (November 24, 2011)

Holiday Pops! With the Boston Symphony Orchestra (December 8, 2011)

Sock buns and my new favorite hair weapon! (December 12, 2011)

BSU Rallies Against Hate (February 21, 2012)

Guerrilla post-its (February 29, 2012) (leap day!)

Maddy’s big day out in the city! (March 8, 2012)

Cape Cod weekend (March 28, 2012)

Happy birthday, Fenway (April 20, 2012)

Some Instagram shots from the week (May 12, 2012)

The Driver’s License Chrinicles (part 1) (June 5, 2012)

Summer Reading: The summer of non-fiction (June 7, 2012)

xoxo, Karoline

Happy birthday, Fenway!

You’re looking “SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD!” for your age.

Today, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. It’s more than just the home of the Red Sox, it’s a spot that holds so many memories for so many people not only here in Massachusetts, but around the world. At Fenway, I’ve seen a lot of baseball games. I’ve seen the Sox win and lose there, but it’s always a magical experience.

I have a lot of amazing Fenway memories and moments, from seeing a couple clutch grand slams to every time I get to belt out “Sweet Caroline” in the bottom of the eighth. However, my absolute favorite Fenway moment was when I got to run the bases at the Futures at Fenway game. That one is pretty unbeatable.

Yesterday, the Red Sox opened Fenway to the public for the Fenway Open House, and I went with my dad and brother Walter.  We had a blast exploring the park, walking the warning track, and getting up close and personal with the Green Monster. It was a great day. I’ve got some pictures of our day below! :)

The open house was an amazing opportunity to see, touch, and experience the historic ballpark.

Pesky's pole!

The weather was perfect. Warm, sunny...the perfect spring day!

"I always wanted to do that!" Walter after he spit out of the dugout.

It was so much fun to spend the day with my dad and Walt! Especially since I don't see them all the time cause I'm at school.

I totally put my initials in the dirt.

We toured the visiting clubhouse, AKA where the Yankees are hanging out right now!

The Green Monster...up close and personal.

Smiles all around!

Of course I had to get a picture with the cutout of Jacoby!

Pretending to have my dream job in the press box!

Most pictures were taken by my dad, Chris!

We had an amazing day, and I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the Red Sox and Fenway Park for opening their gates to the fans and letting them explore their amazing home. Fenway is a true gem, and it’s looking amazing for 100 years. Here’s to the next century of awe-inspiring Boston baseball!

What’s your favorite Fenway moment? Share in the comments!

xoxo, Karoline

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