New York City Marathon 2015 by Lexy Pierce

Always a special and fun day to cheer on friends (and strangers!) running the New York City Marathon! Congratulations to my friends Kate, Courtney, and Mark and all the other runners on this massive accomplishment!

Cheering for Kate, Courtney and Mark at Mile 17

The homestretch at mile 23 and post marathon celebrations!

Pope Francis in Philly: Day 2 by Lexy Pierce

Day 2 included walking over the Ben Franklin Bridge, making more new friends, and taking too many photos of cute dads holding their babies (this was the World Meeting of Families after all!) It was hard editing down from 1,300 photos over 2 days but I did my best! Here are my favorites from day 2: 

The Lake Family from South Jersey: Eric, Dryden, Elyse, and Guinevere 

The Lake Family from South Jersey: Eric, Dryden, Elyse, and Guinevere 

Pope Francis in Philly: Day 1 by Lexy Pierce

I had been looking forward to the Pope's visit for the past few months and it was everything I had hoped for and more. As someone who doesn't own a car and had nowhere important to be this weekend I knew I couldn't leave and miss my city's historic event. I stocked my fridge and braced myself for any overwhelming crowds, knowing I could always retreat home to my couch and binge on Netflix if things were a mess. But lo and behold, everything was awesome! As soon as I left my apartment on Saturday morning I couldn't stop smiling and saying hi to fellow pedestrians or cyclists in the streets. Thanks to all the people who left town those of us who did stay had that "oh you're here too!" attitude. I walked from my apartment in Old City down to South Street, up and over to Walnut and Broad, headed back home, then back out to Walnut and Broad and onto the Parkway. After waiting an hour and a half I caught a great shot of the Pope and lingered for some of the performances. I walked the 2 miles home from the Parkway completely exhausted but completely excited to do it all over again on Sunday. Some of my favorite photos from day 1: 

I caught Pope Francis as he came down the Parkway and greeted the excited crowds