Boston Part Three

Happy Thursday, friends!

I have some pics from my trip to Boston earlier this week with my dad.

So far this year, I’ve been to Boston three times…all for just 24 hours.  First, Ashby and I went up in March so that she could have a consultation with their children’s hospital, then in May, I went for a game and then on Monday, we went to our first Red Sox playoff game!  Next time, I want to go and like stay a month.  One day is just a tease 🙂 . #iloveyouBoston

I woke up at 3:30 AM and met my dad at the airport.  We were ready to go!!

Please note, my airport attire and carry on situation was all sorts of different.  The Sox had to win on Sunday in order to play on Monday and then the Yankees had to win or lose to determine what time we would play (if the Yankees won, we played during the day, if they lost, we played at night), so trying to figure out how to fly to Boston was TRICKY!  We couldn’t fly up on Sunday because if they lost that day…we wouldn’t have a game to go to on Monday.  So, our best bet was to fly early, early Monday morning and then head straight to the game (because the Yankees won, so our game started at 1:08).  That meant, I had to take all of my stuff to the game…and of course, Fenway Park has rules on what size bags you can bring inside…so, I settled on borrowing Andrew’s small crossbody bag plus my crossbody purse.  The result?  My pajamas attended their first Red Sox game too 🙂 .

We landed at 11:30 and headed straight to Fenway Park.  We were inside the park by noon and just happened to go in the gate that’s right by our brick 🙂 .

We were so pumped to be there!!!

The excitement inside Fenway Park was more than I’ve ever seen.  Even though we didn’t win the game, the buzz was amazing!  Everyone was in high spirits and having so much fun!


A little rain on Yawkey Way didn’t stop us from having fun!

I even ran into Wally :).

We bought our tickets on Stub Hub and were just pumped to be in the park, so we were really thrilled to see that our tickets were pretty good.  Look at the view from my seat!



It rained on us during the entire game…and we lost right at the very end.  But you know what?  It was my favorite game at Fenway to date.  It was such a special day with my dad, the stadium was on fire with energy and it was really neat to be a part of the last game of the season.  I love my Red Sox.  I always miss them during the off season, but I have great memories to take me through to next year.


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 12, 2017 at 5:04 am

    You and your Dad look so happy. It’s great that the rain didn’t get you down! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Carrie October 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      I get it! I love my Cubbies the same! Watching a nail bitter right now!

  • Erika Slaughter October 12, 2017 at 5:27 am

    That is something to remember for an icebreaker game. You know when you have to say two facts and one lie and the people you don’t know too well have to guess? That whole I took my pajamas with me to Fenway Park is a good one. 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama October 12, 2017 at 5:34 am

      Hahahaha! It is, right?!

  • Elspeth Mizner October 12, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Looks like a fun and quick trip. So nice you and your dad can share these special memories together!

  • Beth Jensen October 12, 2017 at 5:35 am

    My absolutely favorite place I went this summer. Fenway is amazing. Sad about our SOX!

  • jamie October 12, 2017 at 5:37 am

    my husband just got a new job and he is going to boston for training at the end of the month for an entire week. we’re waiting for his travel arrangements, etc., because we have never been to boston so my son and i may travel with him! i adore that you have such a great tradition with your dad!

  • Sheaffer Sims October 12, 2017 at 5:40 am

    That last picture of y’all in your ponchos is too cute!!!

  • Alexis deZayas October 12, 2017 at 5:49 am

    What a sweet little day! Love that you and your dad get to share your love for the Sox 🙂 So special!

  • Kristen Hardison October 12, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I’m sorry but your dad is adorable 💙💙💙

  • Sonia Limon October 12, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Shay…I’m an Astros fan…but I will tell you I watched the entire game and every time they panned out to the crowd I looked for you and Papa Jay in the crowd! 🙂 Boston had a great season and they played a great game!

  • Amy in PA October 12, 2017 at 6:08 am

    There’s nothing like attending a playoff baseball game. Esp with someone who loves the game and team like you do. Even if they lose. Had a similiar experience with the Phillies and my brother in 2008. (But we won then!)

  • Alicia Lindenmayer October 12, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Love that you love my home/Boston so much! It’s full of all things cozy and Fall! Hope you got to see some of that, October is the best time of year here

  • Narci October 12, 2017 at 6:13 am

    What a special trip!! Love that you and your sweet dad were able see a playoff game!! How fun! Also, Fenway Park looks like a blast!

  • Johannah October 12, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Sooo exciting that you were able to go to this game! We love our Red Sox here in the Northeast. My heart was broken when they lost on Monday! There is always next season though. However I am so sad about Farrell!!!

  • KimW October 12, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Aww what a sweet time with your dad! I am from Ohio and the Indians just got eliminated last night but I am already looking forward to next year’s season! Making family memories is worth all the craziness – getting up at 3:30am and taking your PJs to Fenway!

  • Stacy October 12, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Such fun memories!!!! Baseball is the best !!!

  • Jennofer Esteves October 12, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Hi Shay! I’m taking my 16 year old son there for his birthday next week. Do you have any suggestions on what to pack and what shoes are comfy to do a lot of walking? Thanks! Love your blog.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 12, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Check the weather! If it’s cold, I would say boots (Uggs are so comfy to walk a lot in!), but if it’s nice, I love my Sketcher Go Walks!

  • Nicole Phillips October 12, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I would love to hear your thoughts on having good relationships with your kids! I love the relationship you have with your parents and brother, unfortunately I didn’t grow up that way, but I hope to be close to my kids as they be older! Any advice to moms and dads on things your parents did to cultivate this?!? Thx so much

    • Samantha October 12, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      I think this EVERY time she posts about her parents! Shay, what things do you think your parents did that fostered such a strong bond between you guys? I know you have mentioned y’all traveled just the 4 of you. Anything else?

  • Bethany October 12, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Father daughter trips are the best!

  • sydnee October 12, 2017 at 6:54 am

    You’re making such great memories with your dad, one-on-one!

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  • Carley October 12, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I just love this. Great post!

  • Rebecca VanDeMark October 12, 2017 at 7:08 am

    This is awesome- what a SPECIAL memory and time with your dad!!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 12, 2017 at 7:35 am

    You are a Boston sports girl after my own heart! I root for the Sox by default of being a die hard Patriots fan lol. It’s such a special way to bond with your dad. I love all the time I’ve spent going to Patriots games with my dad, grandpa and uncles. It looked like so much fun!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Jamie October 12, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I was surprised you didn’t get to Houston to see them play in more than one game. It’s never nice to see your team lose, but what a morale booster for the city of Houston!

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design October 12, 2017 at 7:51 am

    That pic of you two in the ponchos is so cute! What a fun and special time with your dad!

  • Angela Ellingson October 12, 2017 at 7:58 am

    You have the world’s sweetest, cutest dad! Glad you had so much fun!

  • Alicia Talbot October 12, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Where are your shoes from? I’ve been looking everywhere for a comfortable easy pair to throw on.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 12, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Zappos!! Sketcher Go Walks!

  • Keisha M Dawson October 12, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I just love that you have this special time with your dad!

  • kellie carrara October 12, 2017 at 8:26 am

    You and your Dad continue to make great Boston memories…they’re my home team and as we say, just wait til next year!!

  • Jenny Jo October 12, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Shay, I 100% second that you need to stay at least a month, this girl needs her Meal Planning book signed 🙂 I definitely feel like Boston has the best die hard sports fans and I love that you, Papa Jay, and K (and hopefully soon to be Madeley!) support us as well!! Also, those seats ARE the best, that’s exactly where my boyfriend and I always choose to sit at any game or event that we go to at Fenway. Come back soon!

    xo, JJ

  • Becky October 12, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Wow, being a baseball fan myself, I can’t imagine the anxiety and fun of being at a playoff game!! I’m a Yankee fan and have attended one game at Fenway…I love Boston (the city 😉) too and Yawkee Way is baseball heaven for Red Sox fans! We had interesting seats at Fenway; to the right and slightly behind The Pesky Pole…. we were bobbing and weaving throughout the game to see the plays. Sorry your Red Sox are out of the playoffs; it will be Spring Training before you know it!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 12, 2017 at 8:52 am

    This is such a cool tradition you have with your dad! Love the pic of you and Wally! So cute!! Glad you had a great time!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Jesslyn Ratliff October 12, 2017 at 9:21 am

    You’re so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful father who can enjoy those things with you.

  • Jaimie October 12, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I love that you are a fellow Sox fan!! Makes me so happy! xx

  • Kelly October 12, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I thought of you at the game when I saw your instagram that you were there. We’re Red Sox fans too in CT! So sad they lost 🙁 but happy you had a great time with your dad!

  • Stacy October 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Soooo why is the street called Yankee Way when its in Boston?? I would think that the Red Sox and the Yankees dont like each other much???

  • Stacy October 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

    ….. and now I see you said Yawkey Way. My brain just say Yankee and did a double take 🙂

  • carol October 12, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Boston fans are the BEST!
    I just don’t get how in the world a Texas girl became a Red Sox fan…did I miss a blog posting?

  • Meredith October 12, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Unrelated, but seeing your brick made me realize that your name is a combination of your mom’s and your dad’s! I assume that was on purpose? Cute!

  • Teresa October 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

    You and your handsome daddy look so happy. I’m a Daddy’s Girl, too. He’s been with Jesus for 10 years now….enjoy every precious minute together.

  • Angelique at Four Points Mom October 12, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I have similar shoes that I wore most of the time we were in Paris this year (despite bringing tons of trendy shoes). They just work! And they’re cute!

  • Tina October 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

    would you share a link to your shoes please?

  • Susan Christian October 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I love that you had such a great trip, even if you were rooting for the wrong team. 🙂 #Astros

  • Meredith October 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Shay…which Go Walks are those?! I love them and I love this sweet trip with your Dad.

  • Angela Grace October 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Where is Andrew’s travel bag from?

  • kim October 12, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my goodness I was there too! It would have been funny if we bumped into you. Although on Sunday I saw another blogger in Newport and didn’t say hi:( I felt like a stalker!

  • Kerri October 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I am a faithful reader, I always comment, especially when you talk Boston, since I live here! Love that your a Boston Fan and the islands (Nantucket, or ACK as we like to call it)! It’s a beautiful city with so much history! I know your travels take you to amazing places, but you should do a trip with your family and then go to Nantucket as well! Nantucket is such a fun place for families! I love it!

  • Karen October 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I missed how you became a Red Sox fan , when there are 2 teams in Texas. Do you like the Astros? I am a super big St Louis Cardinal fan. Baseball is my jam!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 13, 2017 at 6:56 am

      My dad has always been a Sox fan, so that’s how I grew up. I do not like the Astros or the Rangers 😉 .

  • Suzanne Gregory October 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    What kind of shoes are you wearing look so comfortable and cute.

  • Heidi October 12, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Such special memories and you look darling

  • Kathy October 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I’m a Sox fan too….White Sox that is. Lol. Glad you had such a great time.

  • Sarah October 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Details on your shoes please! They look so comfy!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 13, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Sketcher Go Walks 🙂