Monday, June 21, 2010

{future} father's day

because most of us live away from family and don't yet have any children, we celebrated the greatest future dads in our lives complete with a delicious picnic in central park, perfect weather and a debut guitar performance from andrea.
jonathan and i also celebrated our wonderful fathers throughout the day by sharing some of our favorite memories of two of the greatest men we know! how did we get so lucky?

red bull air race at ellis island

saturday afternoon we spent the day with some of our lovely friends on ellis island watching the red bull air race. i had no idea what this event was, and even after going i still can't explain it quite right, so i looked it up: it's an international series of air races in which competitors have to navigate a challenging obstacle course in the fastest time. pilots fly individually against the clock and have to complete tight turns through a course. the races are held mainly over water near cities - and this year was the first time it was ever held in nyc.

let's just say the boys loved it! {ps - all pictures below are from jonathan - he was in heaven!} although we didn't pay as close of attention, the girls had a blast chatting on blankets, eating yummy treats and watching the boys get so excited!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

south norwalk, ct

it's official: at the end of this month we're moving to south norwalk, ct. what? we're asking ourselves the same question! this wasn't our original plan {you will remember, about a month ago we were 99% sure we were staying in the city}. we searched high and low from east harlem to the upper east side to midtown east to tudor city. everywhere. but nothing felt right.

so we explored connecticut. after a great amount more of searching, we found a place to call home for the next two years!

these were some of the key selling points:
- perfect location between new york city and new haven {45 minutes to the city; 30 minutes to new haven}
- two blocks away from the metro north train station
- a few blocks from the beach {!!}
- cute, charming neighborhood
- so much more space for so much less money {our favorite game to play is "what can we get in ct for what we pay in nyc" - a four bedroom, three and a half bath, swimming pool, chef's kitchen..okay, maybe i'm exaggerating - but not by much!}

for a frame of reference, this is what my commute will be to work every day. back and forth. every day. luckily my office is a couple blocks north of grand central! i'm arming myself with books, podcasts, journal and secretly looking forward to the peaceful time to myself.

overall we're excited for a new adventure! at the same time, we're sad to leave so many wonderful friends. but please, please don't be strangers - we're only 45 minutes away, living in "the country."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


we got caught in a rainstorm on our scooter ride home from church. this is the second sunday in a row that this has happened!

i tried to convince jon to let me pull out my umbrella, but he wasn't too keen on that! he only let me open it at stop lights. lucky for me {as you can see from the pictures} he took the brunt of the rain anyway!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

memorial day

we spent our memorial day at long beach with good friends from our ward! we had a blast playing games, eating treats, telling stories and just laying in the sun. it was the perfect way to enjoy our day off!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

may 23, 2008

last sunday we celebrated 2 wonderful years of marriage! happy anniversary, darling.