The Reames [Boston Family Photographer]
WHO: Aaron, Jen, Spencer and Alexandra
| WHAT: Families, Kids
| WHEN: October 19, 2010
| WHERE: Boston
|I couple things about Kylie and I's recent getaway to New England didn't exactly go as planned, namely that pesky little bout with phlebitis and the aches and chills I had for the first couple days. We were supposed to stay with my cousin Aaron, his wife Jen and their kids our first night after flying into Boston, but because we weren't sure what was going on with me and at the time suspected the flu, we thought it would be best for Kylie and I to get a hotel room that night to avoid getting anyone else sick. We were really bummed because we love hanging out with them, and we weren't sure we'd get another chance to on that trip since the the next day we were supposed to drive to Maine.
Well, the following morning I woke up probably looking and surely feeling like death eating a cracker, so we postponed the start of our drive to Maine to see if we could find a doctor to visit and see what was going on since I had this scary looking thing going on with my leg. Turns out there was a small clinic with doctors in our insurance network literally right across the street from my cousin's house in Swampscott. It was bizarre to travel all the way from Dallas and be right across the street from Jen and Aaron's house, see Jen and the kids in the front yard, and talk to her from across the road without being able to just go over and hang out with them.
Anywho, long story short, Kylie and I ended up ditching our Camp Crystal Lake-ish hotel in Stowe, VT the last night of our trip to be able to head back to Swampscott (near Boston) and squeeze in our visit with the Reames clan since by then I'd been declared a non-pandemic threat. We got to their house just before the sun started going down, so I called right before we arrived and suggested we could try and squeeze in a couple quick photos out of the remaining light to see if we couldn't get something for a Christmas card image.
Here's a few of the casual images we got.
|Little Alexandra's grown a ton since we saw her and the rest of the family last November in Dallas.
|Spencer and Alexandra now have a killer playground set in their back yard. Don't think it didn't cross my mind do go down the slide. Backwards. And upside down. In a rare and unfamiliar return to better judgement, I bailed on that idea.
|This is what pure, uninhibited fun looks like.
|Meet Chesney. She's an American Mastiff, and she's still just a pup on
her way to to being around 150lbs if I remember correctly. She's a
horse already, but she's the sweetest horse you'll ever meet.
|And finally, Jen picked up my camera and snapped of this little gem. Notice Spencer in awe of my [quickly fading] high school quarterback skills. I've still got a little left in me, although by the look on my face, it appears I just pulled my aorta on this particular throw.
|Thanks again, Aaron & Jen for your hospitality. We love you guys and can't wait to see you again!