2014 Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

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Last weekend was our annual St. Patrick's Day Road Race here in Western MA. Almost 8 thousands runners come to run this race! It's known as one of the hardest ones around since it's on lots of hills. Every year we all go down to our family business that just happens to be located right across from race headquarters to watch the fun and hang out with friends and family. We have multiple … [Read more...]

{Wordless Wednesday} A Day On The River!

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Western MA Connecticut River momSpotted River shot on Boat

Here in New England we had a TON of rain this spring and early summer which cause our rivers to flood and become unstable. There was no boating allowed. Between that and a crazy schedule we FINALLY got out on the boat this past weekend. Sawyer thought he was going to get to drive. Here are some fun pictures I took that day! ONLY Wordless/Wordful related posts should be linked here. No … [Read more...]

Strawberry Picking in North Hadley, Massachusetts

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bowl full of fresh picked strawberries

Last weekend my boys and my Dad headed out to North Hadley to where I go and pick strawberries every year. They are fairly well priced ($2.50 a quart or $20 a box) and if you bring a good army to pick you can get lots in a relatively short time. The field is pretty good sized and while this photo is deceiving there was a pretty good sized crowd there picking with us. Since I had to … [Read more...]

The Manhan Bike Trails

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The Manhan Bike Trail Massachusetts

  I love that we live close to the bike trail. They finished it at the end of last summer and this year we are really putting it to good use! I've been learning how to run on it every night and this weekend we dusted off all the bikes and hit our Manhan Bike Trails. Sawyer was not thrilled with his helmet but it's a must. Isn't he the cutest little thing? I love that all the … [Read more...]

Six Flags New England

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I was super bummed out because I had to cancel a trip to NYC for an event over the weekend last minute due to lack of childcare. Being home for the weekend opened up other possibilities for us though. It was the last weekend Six Flags New England was running their season pass specials and I wanted to take full advantage. We haven't been since Johnny was Gavin's age and I wanted to go back but … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Holyoke Road Race.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day Road Race #momspotted

Around here St. Patrick's Day is a big deal. We actually have one of the largest parades on the east coast to celebrate it. We spend the day before the parade at the St. Patrick's Day Holyoke Road Race. There were almost 7000 runners this year! It's not all about the runners though.It's basically a huge street party. It's the only day we can walk about with open beverages and not get weird … [Read more...]

{Easthampton Bear Fest} #westernma

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Easthampton Bear Fest 2012

Last Friday my mom took a half day at work so we could all visit the Easthampton Bear Fest. It's the 2nd year for this fun event and it's so much fun to walk around town and check out the bears! There are 40 total so we didn't get to them all but we will go back and finish soon!  The Easthampton Bear Fest is a public art project in which 40 life-size fiberglass bears are creatively … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday St. Patty’s Day Road Race!

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Holyoke St. Patty's Road Race

This past weekend was a big weekend around here. The city hubby works in has a lot of Irish and they don't let St. Patrick's Day go by without a weekend long celebration. In fact they have one of the countries largest parades! Saturday we attended the big road race. It goes right past our auto body so it's great that we have guaranteed good seating :) Thousands and I mean thousands of people … [Read more...]

T. J. Maxx & Marshalls Event in Boston

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Last Wednesday I took off for Boston for a TJ Maxx & Marshalls Event. Since I live in Western, MA I decided to drive as it would be faster then flying. Karen from 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires lived on my way so I picked her up and she became my sidekick for the event. When going to these events, especially the bigger ones, it's great to know someone. We spent the night at the Fairmont Copley … [Read more...]

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