Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chim Chim Cheree

This past Saturday Zach and I went into NYC for Zach very first Broadway show. Mary Poppins! We had such a fantastic and relaxing day. We drove to the Staten Island Ferry and then took the subway to Times Square where we picked up our tickets from the New Amsterdam Theater.

For breakfast we headed over to Times Square Deli for some delicious bagels. I really liked this place because they had a ton of different cream cheese options. I chose Scallion. yummy. Pretty much when we were done eating it was time to head back to the theater and get to our seats. The theater was beautiful inside but they definitely wanted to pack everyone in there. I mean shoulder to shoulder knee touching the back of the chair in front of you. So that was kinda strange but somewhat expected considering it was New York. The show was so great. Our favorite part was the set. Everything was done so beautifully. They really incorporated the whole stage and theater which was really great. At one point Bert walks up the side of the stage wall, onto the ceiling (upside-down), and then down the other side. Very nice. I would definitely recommend it, especially to a family with kids.

After the show we took the subway into Greenwich village where we walked around until we met up with our friend Victor! Yayyy Victor! It was really great getting a chance to catch up with him and hear all about his New York life. The three of us headed to Tribeca Grill where our good friend Lewis works. That night he was hosting/training for waiting tables so we only got to talk to him a bit. Victors parents treated us to an amazing meal of appetizers and delicious, but strange, drinks. Victors drink had an egg yolk in it. Mine was made with ginger and orange. Our delicious yumyums included chicken liver mousse, fig essence, and of course some braised octopus. Everything was delicious. From there we said goodbye to Lewis and headed to the Cake Shop where our friend Blake works. It was really great getting a chance to see him. Plus, the place has a really cool atmosphere. I had an Irish coffee. . . .mmmmm so yummy.

Finally we headed to the subway, said goodbye to Victor, and headed to the ferry.

Love you and miss you all!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Life can be exhausting.
Rewarding. . . but very exhausting.

There is a lot behind that statement, but because of the public and light hearted aspect of my blog I will choose to keep it at that. I like that my blog is light hearted. It's cozy.

Last week Zach and I were in FLORIDA! It was a wonderful trip full of family and friends. Soooooo great and totally appreciated. My step-mom Cathy is the best greeter/welcoming person a girl could ask for. She gives sooo much and expects sooo little in return (though she deserves a TON). Zach and I are very very blessed to have her as a second momma.

The weekend we were home was spent at the lakehouse with our dear friends from Saint Augustine. Not everyone was able to make it, but we enjoyed the company of those who could come on such short notice. We relaxed by the water, floated with beer in the water, went tubing, went wake boarding, some people went knee boarding, and of course we spent Saturday night at Ballyhoo's.

Zach and I spent Tuesday with Mom. We had lunch in Ybor and then headed to the Florida Aquarium and then to the mall. It was very nice to be able to spend a whole day with her. We had a lot of fun.

Zach and I spent Wednesday with Dad. We went to the Sunshine Thrift Store (my favorite thrift store ever). We encouraged Dad to think twice about buying a black Slip Knot shirt. . . . . he wanted it for riding his Harley. He was unaware of the band.

Wednesday evening we flew back to New Joysee where are wonderful friend and neighbor Eric picked us up. His lovely wife Ruth sent him to us with bottled water and carrot cake cupcakes. So sweet and so yummy.

Then came work. Which was actually pretty good. We are looking forward to our trip to Saint Augustine in July, but until then we are enjoying the cool weather in Princeton.

Love you and miss you all.