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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Fun

Summer only officially started this past Sunday, but we have already been enjoying some outdoor fun and summer sports. I was excited to attend my first polo match a couple of weeks ago.

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My friends and I hadn't been to Fenway Park in a while, so we got tickets to a Red Sox game a couple of weeks ago. It was a perfect day for a game, weather-wise, but Sox lost pretty badly to the Blue Jays. Still lots of fun, though. We had great seats, but my brother's were better: front row, right on the third base line. Lucky duck!

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This little dude is now a Kindergarten graduate. Can you believe it? Time is flying. He's still enjoying the golf, although he's not a big fan of the warmer weather (like mother, like son). He'll be playing some hockey this summer, so he can keep cool in the ice rink. I'll be doing the same!

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The first day of Summer started out cloudy, foggy and cool around here, but ended pretty decently. I went to visit my dad, since it was Father's Day, and we took a quick trip down to the beach. Pretty soon, we'll be heading down there to swim!

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That night, there was a gorgeous sunset. There's a lot to love about summer in southern New England!

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Linking up with Ruchira for Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Hydrangea

This plant was a gift from my mother for Mother's Day (yes, I got her something nice, as well). Despite the fact that we haven't gotten much rain lately, I have been keeping it watered, along with my hanging plant, and they actually seem to be doing pretty well. Green thumbs up to someone who hasn't always had the best track record with plants!

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Wordless Wednesday with Ruchira is currently on hiatus, but I wanted to post, anyway.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Looking Skyward

This past weekend was our local air show. I live really close to the base, so I was able to catch a lot of it from my house. I caught some of the US Navy's Blue Angels performance from outside:

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And some from my bedroom window:

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The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds were there, as well. I caught most of their performance from the car on Saturday, while stuck in traffic trying to bring Joshua up to his golf lessons. And I caught some from the backyard on Sunday:

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The real birds were entertaining, too. I missed several hummingbird photo ops, but caught these black birds. Crows? I'm not sure, but I do know that you can see the damage done to our poor tree by an inchworm infestation. They were really bad everywhere in our town this Spring.

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Most of the other birds were freaking out, but this one wanted in on the action with the Blue Angels:

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It was fun looking up to the sky this week. It was a bit of a challenge to get some good photos, but it definitely helped me learn more about my camera to take shots from a new perspective.

Linking up with Ruchira for Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Memorial Day

Lately, it seems like every time I get caught up, ready to get back into the groove of things, there's a setback of some sort. For the past couple of weeks, it has been shingles. I am so thankful that it was only a little uncomfortable and not super painful, as it can be for some people. The worst part for me has been the fatigue. I'm feeling pretty good this week, though, and going to try playing hockey again tomorrow night. Hopefully this will be it for a while and I'll enjoy a healthy summer! I think a lesson of learning to rest, relax, and take care of myself has been on the agenda so far this year.

Memorial Day was a much-needed three-day weekend, involving a salon day, Waterfire in Providence, a trip to the zoo, and good food at my brother's restaurant. We also visited loved ones who have passed on, and remembered those who have made great sacrifices for our freedom. Here are a few photos from the weekend, along with some flower photos I had wanted to share last week.

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Linking up with Ruchira for Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Fore!

Spring has finally sprung around here, and we've been enjoying the warm and sunny weather. (Even though our allergies are acting up.) Joshua has started taking golf lessons and has really been enjoying them. He's really good, too, even chipping in from 15 feet at his second lesson. I've seen a passion and confidence about this sport from him that I haven't seen when he has tried other sports -- even hockey. He says he wants to practice and work hard to become a good golfer, like the pros on television. I can't say I am surprised by this, either. As a baby, golf was the one sport he'd sit and watch. He'd watch some hockey, too, but he always seemed extra interested in golf. I'm just really glad he's found something he really likes to do. Of course, we've made some time for playground fun and mini golf, too. Can't get too serious now, can we? ;)

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Linking up with Ruchira for Wordless Wednesday

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Sorry I'm Late and Have Been MIA

I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted. I honestly thought it was a couple of weeks ago, and I am shocked at how fast time has flown. Things have been so busy around here. Anyway, here's a few photos from the last month. They're all from my phone because the photography has kind of been tossed to the side lately, too. I'm hoping to have more time to do the things I enjoy very soon.

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I found the ground!

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We had a lovely St. Patrick's Day.

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Josh was excited to see a real race car in front of the hockey arena. He's been enjoying the NASCAR races.

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I spent a few days in Boston for a work training at the end of March.

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Seagulls are gross, but it was nice by the water.

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Major ice probs.

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Irish pride in Quincy Market.

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Well, of course I had to go to a Bruins game while I was there! :)

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Josh is still loving his Beanie Boos. They're a big thing at his school.

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We had a great Easter, complete with several egg hunts.

On a whim (it's Google's fault), I decided to buy a domain tonight, so now I'm official (sort of). I have been wanting to do that for a while, actually, because I eventually want to build my own website (I'm a website developer; I probably should have one!). So you can now find me here, at www.jessicajournal.com. Exciting stuff!

Have a great week. :)

Linking up with Ruchira for Wordless Wednesday (a little late)