Her school building is located in the historic
and beautiful Charlestown Navy Yard.
Anne Marie and her good friend Anna
following the hooding ceremony.
An emotional dad congratulates his daughter.
Anne Marie receives her hood.
Then...into the larger ceremony.
Receiving her diploma with the other health
professionals. I "lose" her for a second during the
video but then find her again. We were
way up in the balcony.
Friends who worked in the Aphasia Center together.
We made a 'week of it' while we were there.
Had a blast seeing historically significant places
as well as just having fun playing around.
The day we went to Lexington there was a Fife
and Drum Muster taking place. There were
approximately 24 groups participating.
Old North Bridge in Lexington marks the place where the
first enemy fell in the Revolutionary War.
The old North Church is the location from which the
famous "One if by land, and two if by sea' signal is
said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul
Revere's midnight ride, of April 18, 1775, which preceded
the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the
Faneuil Hall has been a meeting hall since 1742.
Several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and
others took place here encouraging independence
from Great Britain.
Walden Pond WALDEN is blue at one time and green at another, even from the same point of view. Lying between the earth and the heavens, it partakes of the color of both. ~Henry David Thoreau~ I heard the Lark and Pewee and other birds already come to commence another year with us. They were pleasant spring days, in which the winter of man's discontent was thawing as well as the earth, and the life that had lain torpid began to stretch itself. ~Thoreau~
Boston Marathon Bombing Memorial
*Note: Kris sends a not-so-subliminal message
and keeps his Giants hat on. :)
I just didn't know if I'd ever see a ballpark
menu with "Lobster" on it again!
If you listen carefully you can hear Ty say
"root root root for the GIANTS."
Fortunately, those nearby were slightly amused.
A Red Sox 8th inning tradition.
I've been a Neil Diamond fan all my life...been
to several of his concerts. His music
always makes things better. :)
Taking the ferry to the Navy Yard.
We drove to Cape Cod and simply
enjoyed eating, walking, and seeking
out any and all lighthouses!
Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse
Cape Cod's oldest lighthouse
We spent a couple of nights in Hyannis and took
Ferry's to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
On Nantucket we rented Mopeds and drove
around the island, stopping at
a few lighthouses.
Sankaty Lighthouse, Nantucket
I loved seeking out and seeing the lighthouses.
We saw two out of three on Nantucket, three out of
five on Martha's Vineyard, one on Cape Cod,
and one in York, Maine.
This is a wonderful day.
I've never seen this one before.
(The videos are for you, Anne Marie!
Dad hasn't cropped them yet...but
you'll enjoy them.)
My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky;
So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old, or let me die!
The child is father of the man; and I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
We create this blog to share things we find beautiful, some of our thoughts, and a few happenings of the Hyer family. We do this with a prayer in our heart that these reflections will indeed bind our family ever stronger 'each to each.'