Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcome Dad!

Stata Building, MIT Campus, Computer Science Dept
Architect Frank Gehry (of course)
Dad was amazed how the light relfected perfectly on the wall.

Inside the Stata Building, MIT Campus

Father and Daughter, happy to be together.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

Dr. Seuss wrote a story that has become a Stuart Family favorite - And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.  It is a story of a boy who describes the sights and sounds of people and vehicles traveling along Mulberry Street (which actually turns out to be a street nearby where Dr. Seuss grew up in Springfield, MA) and the fantasy story he will tell his father when he arrives home but then decides to just tell him what he actually saw.  It is a great story. If you haven't read it, I would highly encourage it.

Many times after coming home from school or on a family vacation my parents would ask, "What did you see on Mulberry Street today?"  This is a great question to reflect about what out-of-the-ordinary, odd, different, or even exciting sights I witnessed that day.  I want to start a tradition and start mentioning a Mulberry Street Moment as often as I can (let's be honest, it won't be everyday).  Starting today (Taybabe, you will appreciate this)....

I may or may not have taken this picture with my phone....

Just Another Day....

Today I picked up the Dappled Grey (my Toyota Matrix) from the shop where it had been for two weeks waiting for a new control module.  Instead of driving straight to Lexington Toyota, I took a small detour along Mass Ave and walked around Lexington Green where one of the battles in the Revolutionary War took place.  Cool, eh?  I'm living right in the middle of US history!

Lexington Green. Look- there is even a young family playing on the grass. This is actually someone's hometown?!

Reunion! Like two lost friends coming together after a long separation. You should have seen my smile as I drove away in my lil' Dappled Grey.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This is my new lil house that I live in Medford - come visit anytime!!

Cute, eh?


I spent the past weekend in Raymond, NH along with 150 other friends for the YSA campout.  It was a BLAST!  We slept in open cabins, had a tri-ward Olympic competition, danced along the river, made French toast for 200 people, kayacked, ran around in a roadshow, and had a testimony meeting along the river.  All-in-all, I'd say it was a pretty great weekend.
Team French Toast!  Ruth and I slaving away...
I don't know what the name of this lake it but it was beautiful - 'surreal' is probably a better word.

Friday, September 17, 2010

In the Beginning....

GF-Peanut Butter-Bar-Birthday Concoction made by Kemp - yum.  Notice the sparkler as the candle?

Welcome to my FIRST-EVER blog!  I am excited to start sharing little insights to my day and keep you updated on what is happening in my life as a New Englander.

Today is my birthday. Twenty-three little ones to be exact.  And it has been an extraordinary day - thank you to my family for sending me the gluten-free treats and figurine, my sister for making me a scrumptious lunch, coworkers for celebrating with rice crispy treats, grandma for the card, and friends for surprising me last night with cake and ice-cream! Really, I am so blessed with wonderful people surrounding me always.

Surprise!!  [Top R-L: Will, Alexandra, Sofia, Camilla, Ty; Bottom: Me and Sara]

No luck lighting the sparkler candle. I guess there is just too much wind in the parking lot of work. Ha!