crying mother

I had a very spooky and equally exciting day yesterday in Salem, MA! 🎃👻 If you’re interested, keep reading to hear all about it!! 🍂☕️

My mom and I went for lunch at our favorite restaurant, Turner’s Sea Food, where the Michael Myers theme song filled the room! Then we headed straight for the Witch Museum, the place we’ve been going to for five years now! We were reminded of the history of witches and witchcraft and sifted through old witch stores for crystals and jewels.

We then went to Count Orlock’s Museum, under the impression we’d bought tickets for the museum. Low and behold, the museum had shifted into a haunted house for the afternoon where we embarked on a journey in the dark.

Fog circled the halls, characters such as Pennywise and girls crying for their mothers ran out at us and scared us at every corner. We stumbled out of the haunted house then, laughing and scared to the bone.

After that, we found a bench in the park and ate apple cider donuts while drinking warm cider and hot chocolate. A man dressed up as Michael Myers paced up and down, watching us.

The streets were crowded with people and eerie sounds filled the air. Children ran by, dressed as Kings and Queens.

The Pickering Wharf was cool by late evening and the sky was streaked pink and blue, seagulls flying across. Boats streaked the water and their sails shook in the wind.

We relaxed there, snapping pictures and taking in the autumn air; absorbing the spooky and comforting feeling that engulfed us.

In and out of small shops, at a different bench, we snacked on caramel covered kettle corn, our hands wrapped in gloves and scarves wound around our necks.

Alas, our day in the Witch City had come to an end and soon, we were on our way back home; souls happily filled, goblins and ghouls following us on the way.

I love Salem. It was the whipped cream on top of the pumpkin pie. 🎃🍂☕️

One year ago today, I got to stand next to my sister as her maid of honor and watch her marry her best friend. In my maid of honor speech, I talked about how we bonded over the years with many late-night dance parties to Taylor Swift. I mentioned that I would be sad that we wouldn’t be roommates anymore but Michael would have to dance around and sing Taylor Swift at the top of his lungs with Laura. We also attended the Speak Now, Red and 1989 tours together and had the best time of our lives at every show. We planned coordinating outfits every year and had the best time obsessing over how we were going to meet Taylor someday.

Taylor, you have been such an integral part of the close relationship that I have with my sister and I can’t thank you enough for that. You have brought us together and closer through your music and joy. I ended my speech with a quote that you used that described the day perfectly, “Tonight we have mothers crying, we have fathers that are filled with pride, and I and all the rest of your family and friends are overjoyed for you because we know that the best parts of your love story are yet to come.“

@taylorswift Thank you so much for everything.

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