Exploring New Territory This Summer – The Boston Area

So this whole move thing hasn’t exactly been all sugar coated. I didn’t really talk a lot about it because I was a bit weird about people knowing, but Ben was living in Boston for the last 4 1/2 months while we were in PA selling our house and finishing out the school year. He came home every weekend and just this past week, we reunited  in a 1000 sq. ft. apartment for the summer. Let me just say, he’s my teammate. Being without him sucked. The kids felt it, I felt it. And the worst part was that our whole lives were in transition and emotions were strong the whole time. Stunk!

BUT…we did it. And it’s over. And I am thankful that it is not something that we have to do often (or ever again for that matter – hopefully)!

One good thing about moving to an entirely new area in the summer is that we have no agenda. The kids aren’t rushing into school, we have time to be together, and the apartment has a pool!

We are on the hunt for things to do!

Saturday started with a quick trip to the Stoughton Farmers Market. In and out, getting some fresh produce for the week. I am missing our CSA BUT enjoying the opportunity to explore local food producers this summer!


This weekend, we headed to Reebok Headquarters for #ActiveKidsDay, put on by BOKS Kids. If you haven’t heard of that program before, it is awesome. I had the opportunity to visit a school participating in the program in April and it was such a great experience. Getting kids active, everyday through a before school program open to entire schools. They had an outdoor event where the kids went through obstacle courses, got to run a Spartan Kids Course, and visited one of our favs…Stonyfield Yogurt!


After a quick nap (I may or may not have taken part in this;), we headed out to explore the Blue Hills Reservation with a hike up Chickatawbut Hill. It was a beautiful hike overlooking Boston and was perfect for an evening with the kids at only 0.5 miles.


On Father’s Day, Ben started back on his tradition of grocery shopping with the kids each week. Then we decided to head to the Cape for the day. An hour later, we were on Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, MA, playing in the sand, getting wet, and enjoying the nice breeze. It was a pretty amazing day for the beach!


Not that I needed reminding, but this weekend did just that. It reminded me why were so anxious to get back up to New England, to this area. And that was just a piece of it. Here’s to more adventures!

Speaking of that, the weeks ahead bring lots of time for us to explore. We plan on visiting more markets each week, picking berries, checking out some cranberry bogs in the fall, and heading back to the Boston Children’s Museum. Oh and a friend just told me about this rockin’ new playground that we totally need to check out. There are endless things to do, what are some of your favorites in the Boston area? 



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About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Boston is one of the areas I’d love to visit some day!
    Lisa recently posted…GOD STILL DOES MIRACLES!My Profile

    • Lisa, it is a great city! And we haven’t even explored much of it yet. I have always been drawn to the personalities and the morals that people in this area seem to have. Obvious a totally general statement (but, a good one:)

  2. Thanks for sharing my craft! Off to check out the others.
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  3. Thanks so much for the feature! :)

  4. Hi there, thank you for the feature, thats very nice of you!! Please stop by when you have a chance and link with me too. Wishing you a great week!
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  5. The obstacle course looks like such fun! I can’t wait to read more of your adventures in your new home.
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