Our Version of Boston Strong

526587_10200938464573401_1612843894_nI am so sorry for the lack of Celebration posts this past month. To be completely honest, between the Boston bombings and a few additional family struggles, it has been a much tougher month and 1/2 then we could have ever expected.

In fact, I rewrote this particular post 3 times. First I planned to write about how amazing Patriots Day is in Boston and on Monday, April 15th I arrived at my normal volunteer location at mile 25 snapping photos for my next blog post. Within a few hours, everything changed. My blog post quickly transformed and after 2 other drafts, I decided to start from scratch. So here we go…

After much thought and consideration, I decided a Pearson themed “Boston Strong” post was in order. This post more than any other has reminded me of how important it is to embrace everyday and appreciate life’s blessings.

BOSTON STRONG (Pearson Style)

B is for Beacon Street – Our home along the marathon route. We live only a mile and 1/2 from the finish line and we  feel incredibly lucky to live in this beautiful neighborhood.


Photos above: Our block on Beacon this winter & Sadie and I cheering on the runners at Mile 25 

O is for the Atlantic Ocean – aka The Boston Harbor, Cape Ann & Cape Cod. It is just fun living so close to the water.

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Photo Above: Deep Sea Fishing in Gloucester, enjoying a swim on the Vineyard and taking in the sunset in Rockport

S is for Seafood – Mussels at the Island Creek Oyster House, Lobster Ravioli in the North End, or anything on the menu at Atlantic Fish Company or Legals. Yum!

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Photo Above: Lobsters in Rockport and the amazing Oyster Bar at Kevin & Emily’s wedding in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

T is for The Head of the Charles – One of our favorite weekends in the fall. We have the opportunity to host and cheer on Kristian’s alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh Rowing team. GO PITT CREW!


Pictures Above: U of Pitt Rowing Team (& us) in 2011 and Kristian, Kevin, Gilad (all Pitt crew alums) and I cheering on the team this fall.

is for American HistOry – Boston is filled with historical gems to visit. Our favorite…the Adams estate in Quincy.

Picture Above: Kendra and I at the John & Abigail Adams estate 

CommuNity – I continue to be impressed…bostonians young and old are passionate about giving back, volunteering and making a positive impact on their community.


Picture Above: The Pearsons & Fellow Walkers at the Jimmy Fund Walk 2010 & The Dougherty/Sobol Family Team at the PMC

S is for Sports Mania – the Red Sox, the Pats, the Bruins, the Celtics and the Revolution. Boston keeps us on our toes and we are always ready for the next season.

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Picture Above: Hanging at Fenway and Vince and Kristian looking tough at a Patriot’s holiday party

T is for Theatre culture – If you are ever in town, don’t leave before checking out the Boston Pops, a musical downtown or Blue Man Group. If you visit in the summer grab your picnic supplies and catch Shakespeare in the Park on the Common.


Picture Above: Blue Man Group and Kristian, Sadie and I at the Shakespeare in the Park 2012

R is for our Love for Really Good Beers – Sam Adams, Harpoon and Ipswich to name a few.

Picture Above: Harting & Kristian at the Sam Adams Brewery Tour and enjoying a beer before catching the ferry for the vineyard.

N is for Nighttime Shenanigans  – Cocktails at City Bar, Beers at the Bleacher Bar, Martini’s at the Living Room, 80’s night at 6B, Scotch tastings at the Omni or a night at the Donkey Show…you name the location, it definitely turns into fun shenanigans.


G is for Good friends & Great memories…thank you Boston!

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2 thoughts on “Our Version of Boston Strong

  1. Love it, great post Rachel! Good idea for a re-write. Hopefully the next few months are better. Hang in there and stay Boston Strong 🙂

  2. Love it, great post Rachel! Great idea for a re-write. Hopefully the next few months are better, hang in there and stay Boston Strong 🙂

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