Sunday, July 25, 2010

the manhattan temple

although we moved to connecticut, we are so blessed to still belong to the manhattan temple district. what a blessing it is to find such peace in this crazy city we love.

mamoun's falafel

our favorite nyc treat - it's fresh, cheap {only $2.50!} and incredibly delicous. go to the st. mark's place location and you can also get a yummy mango juice for an additional $1. lucky for jon, one of their three locations is situated in new haven, ct.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

fresh peach pie

my favorite dessert in the whole wide world: soda cracker crust, fresh sliced peaches and homemade whipped cream. i only wish peaches were in season a few more month's out of the year!

a perfect saturday

for jamie, a day at the beach.
for jonathan, a lobster dinner.
saturday was a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

sunday drive + walk

we made it to connecticut

thanks to the help of jed, robert and thomas we successfully packed up our manhattan apartment into a 14 foot u-haul.
jonathan, thomas and i then made our way up to connecticut. we hired the help of 2 football players from a local community college {they have a moving business to help them stay in shape for football season} to carry all of the heavier items up our new three story walk-up. within the middle of a few hours we went from city-dwellers to country-folk.

we are loving life in connecticut. the first couple days were a little odd {where is everyone? we have to drive to get places?}, and we found ourselves a bit homesick for the city. living in nyc demands that you learn how to live a new life - you do everything differently:

grocery shopping: you visit the grocery store at least four times a week. there is no such thing as shopping in bulk.

laundry: laundromats are the cheapest, fastest way to go. while you can get all of your laundry done in one visit, you still have to carry your laundry around the block and time it just right so you actually get a washer and dryer.

transportation: your schedule is dictated by the subway. every time you ride you get to see the most interesting people!

exercise: you walk everywhere - to the subway, up and down stairs, to the grocery store, etc - this definitely counts for exercise! if you want serious exercise, you have multiple parks, sports clubs and yoga studios right at your fingertips!

we're slowly unlearning the habits of the city and taking on the way of life in the country. every day we are feeling more and more settled in!