We had an amazing time on this trip "back home," and were so fortunate to be able to spend a solid 10 days in our former stomping grounds. We visited with so many wonderful friends and relatives in Boston that I can't possibly list them all or show pictures of all of them, but here are a few representative samples:
Uncle Jared, Aunt Lauren, and Great Grandma Frieda
And on and on. Like our last visit to Boston, we had people scheduled basically every waking moment of every day, and managed to see almost everyone. Leaving Boston for Madison this morning was definitely hard. On the one hand, our life is very much in Madison now--our house, all our stuff, our jobs. But, on the other hand, our life is still very much back in Boston, where we have such a strong community. We keep reminding ourselves that it took 20 years to build our community in Boston, and that we won't forge the same connections in Madison overnight, but the contrast between the two places is pretty stark.