Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the terror that has fallen on Boston this past week.  Las night, the terror was brought to an end and the manhunt was over.  While I live in MA, I do not live in Boston.  I live about 45 minutes away.  That doesn't stop me from thinking of myself as a Bostonian.  I'm sure everyone who lives in MA feels the same way. 

My father was born in Dorchester.  My Nana moved all of them out of the City to the suburb of Marshfield.  I do still have family that lives in South Boston.  Going to "Southie" to watch the St. Patrick's Day parade was one of my favorite traditions as a child.  Now, going to Boston every October with Lisa and friends for the annual Ghost Tour is one of my favorite days of the year.

I love being in the City and have always had a yearning to live there.  If it weren't for the kids, I would have definitely moved there long ago.  I love the hustle and bustle.  I love the beauty.  The architecture in Boston is amazing to me.  I remember driving through the City and wishing my eyes were cameras that could capture all the beauty. 

Last night while at work we heard of the infamous boat.  Immediately my eyes were peeled to Twitter.  If you weren't on Twitter throughout this ordeal, you missed out.  Everything on Twitter was a good two minutes faster than any news source.  Twitter is an amazing community and that became clear over this past week. 

I also listened to the Police scanner for most of yesterday.  I know right?  I always make fun of John and Lisa for their love of the scanner.  But over this past week, it proved to be awesome.  There's something eerie about hearing it all happen in first person.  With that said, "He's in custody" were some of the best words I've ever heard.  Relief swept over me.  I wept.   

In the wake of this week and especially last night, I found some truly awesome pics via Instagram.  I don't know if these are the original sources, but I will give credit via the person I found the pic from.

{Via teensknowbest on Instagram}

This is one of my favorites. I need to contact this person about getting a print if it was in fact made by them.
{Via iengelberg on Instagram}

{Via livslove on Instagram}

{Via tquinn928 and ???? on Instagram}

This one is just so very awesome. Lyrics from Can't Hold Us by Macklemore.
{Via elenamichellee on Instagram}

This right here. History. Awesome. Goosebumpy.
{Via @Boston_Police on Twitter}

{This was everywhere. If anyone knows the original origin, please let me know}

This. OMG. SWAT teams fist pumping in success after the capture.
{Via jimperial77 on Instagram}

So very powerful.
{Via emikoorose on Instagram}

And then, the city went out and celebrated. How I wish I could have been there last night celebrating with everyone.
{Via cyrusvj, wyatt_lilmonstr, megan_tucker20 and barrettgupster on Instagram}

And of course, there was some humor.
{Via jtquack and mickey0025 on Instagram}

And finally...
{Via annaeherman on Instagram}

I've always been proud to be an American.  I've never been prouder to be from Boston.  -Me {4/19/2013 at 9:16 PM}


  1. Oh, I'm so glad you put all of these in one place...and you do have to try to get that one frame! It's been such a horrible week for our country, Boston and Texas. I feel like we all feel we're from Boston right now. All of us. Thank God it's over.

  2. These are all great finds Angela!
    I have to say that I've never been to Boston, but I have always yearned to visit that amazing city and wander through its streets.
    This has touched me in so many ways!! Love how proud the city and its people carry it self!

    You rock!!
    Andie's Traveling Pants