Monday, April 11, 2011

Great weekends come in all shapes and sizes

Friday night I attended Eric's "Mystery Band" show.
"What is Mystery Band?" you ask??
Well my friends, a group of underground Worcesterites (hipsters, to be specific) got together and created this really fun community event. Basically, you sign up for it and list your musical talents, then all your names go into a hat, and they match you with other Worcesterites (strangers). From there, your new band gets together weekly to write music and practice, and at the end of what seems like two extra short months, you put on a show for friends and other newly formed bands. I could go on and on about this night, but basically it was awesome. I have never been in such a crowded room stuffed with dirty hipsters. Next time I'll be sure to have a camera that is not in Jamaica.

On Saturday I found that hanging out with kids all day is a great way to keep from going out at night. I accidentally fell asleep at like 10 because I was so beat on Saturday night after spending the whole day with our friend (and housemate) Lora and her three itty bitties. Lora's husband Lucas was in Jamaice with Ben all week for work, so Eric and I jumped at the opportunity to have a fun outdoor day with Lora, Willow (6), Judah (3) and Mystic (1). I should also mention that Lora is approximately 3 weeks away from giving birth to her fourth!
She is the very definition of "Superwoman."

Since my camera was still in Jamaica,
I snapped some pictures with my trusty iPhone.
Enjoy! (click the image to enlarge)





1. E playing bass at the Mystery Band show.
2. Austin made us some fried oreo ice cream sundaes.
(To make: dip oreos in pancake batter and fry!
It is not even right how good those things are!!!)
3. Judah at a little stream in GreenHill Park.
4. A windy backseat with Willow and some TJ's kettle corn. Life is good.
5. We bought lots of soil for our garden! Yaaaay!
6. Judah is seriously the most coordinated 3 yr old I've ever met.
He's already putting my skateboarding skills to shame.
7. E and I visited our friends, new parents Erin and Josiah and their beautiful baby boy Isaac.
(E's a natural, PS)
8. Mango smoothies and a friendly game of scrabble with E at Nu Cafe.
It's fun being married to my best friend!

Plus, two things making me very happy right meow:

{my new Deena & Ozzy bag from the Harvard Square Urban Outfitters basement.
Originally $68 but on mayyyjah sale for a jaw-dropping $20.}
{A friend of mine had to go to Germany on business and decided to treat himself to two days in Paris. He is a very good friend, for he returned bearing gifts of the latest Vogue Paris and a pack of blacks. Le sigh.} 


  1. The kids are adorable! That community event sounds really fun, and the idea is so original.

  2. great phots! darling blog. <3

  3. these pictures look so cute! it looks like you have a lot of love in your life :)

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  4. Hi Hilary,
    In the midst of blog surfing I came across your blog and was wondering if you could help me with a project. For my husband and my 5th anniversary, I'm trying to get pictures from as many different states and countries as I can with a person from that location holding a sign that says
    Janae loves Jeff in ____________

    I was wondering if you would do a picture from Massachusetts for me?

    my blog:
    flickr group for this project: