Monday, August 15, 2011

Happily Ever After

I can't believe it has been 3 years since our wedding.  I feel like it should either be 10 years, or 1, but not 3.  It seems so long ago, yet so close at the same time.

I have loved the past 3 years with Colby and all of the adventures it has brought--finishing up at BYU, driving across the country with a U-haul to a state we knew little about, moving into a new apartment far form family, starting new jobs, promotions, building a house, having visitors, jaw surgery, fun vacations, new church callings.

As we ate dinner tonight we discussed all we have been through and thought forward a few years realizing what this conversation could be in 10 years.  Grad school complete, kids in school, living who knows where and happy about it all.

Colby, I love you and am convinced I became the smartest woman in the world the day I said "yes" to you.  You are perfect--and perfect for me. Thanks for everything.  Happy Anniversary.

xoxo-always and forever

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I *Heart* NY, Day 3

Day 3 was a lot of fun for me, because I spent the majrity of it with one of my best friends, who was a previous college roommate, Jessi.  She is living in New Jersey, so came over for the day.  We walked 5th avenue a bit, went to the Flat Iron district and ate at Shakeshack, and shopped in Chinatown area.  It was rainy, but it didn't stop us from having fun!  After we saw her off, we finished the day by walking over the brooklyn bridge.  This was one of my favorite things from the whole trip.  The view was breathtaking, and with the fog, it looked as if the skyscrapers were being sucked up by the clouds.  We ate at Grimaldi's pizza, one of the only remain coal, brick-oven pizzarias in the area, after waiting in line an hour. Yes. An hour. And it was very worth it.  It was family style seating, so when two people left from one of the large long tables, we went and filled in those seats, sharing elbow room with the people on both sides of us.  The pizza was delicious and it was such a fun atmosphere.  It was a good mix of locals and adventurous tourists.  We ended up eating around 10, and made it back to Lynne's well after midnight.  Again, we had a great day, followed by a great night's sleep. :)

And yes, I know food was a theme of the day here as well. 

reuniting after 2.5 years

Colby and me on 5th Avenue

Flatiron Building

Shakeshack-Delicious burgers, concretes, fries and Lemonade

Walking across Brooklyn Bridge toward Brooklyn

Delicious pizza at Grimaldis.  Excuse the misted upon hair. 

 In Brooklyn, with Downtown Manhattan Financial District and the Brooklyn Bridge in the background


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Big Apple-Day 2

After a good night's rest, we woke up and headed out for day 2, NYC.

I have always had a love for bagels and was determined to find the best bagel in the City.  Per a few recommendations, we headed to Ess-A-Bagels. This place was delicious.  I mean how could it not be--they literally put a quarter pound of cream cheese on each bagel.  His-- Everything Bagel with plain cream cheese, Hers--Cinnamon raisin with cinnamon apple cream cheese.  We split them and decided i ordered the winner.  We headed over past St. Patrick's cathedral to the Rockefeller center and went to the top.  The view was amazing.  You get a much shorter line and better view of central park here than from the Empire State Building, for those wondering...

We skipped lunch and went straight for world famous magnolia's cupcakes for dessert.  Colby won the ordering contest here--Pistachio cupcake over my dark chocolate with caramel frosting.  We went up toward the Met and stopped in central park to enjoy our cupcakes.  We hurried through the Egyptian Era, Impressionism and Modern art displays at the museum and jumped on a bus to make it to our reservation at DB Bistro.  (Are you sensing a pattern...our day revolved around food).  I ate the most expensive, but more importantly delicious, hamburger I had ever had.  Colby ordered the same thing per Lynne's recommendation.  When looking at the menu, I never would have guessed that Lynne would have ordered the burger, but after eating, I now understand.  We had started off with great breads and appetizers, and finished off with a creme brule and passion fruit sorbet dessert.  All of it was to.die.for.good.

We wrapped the night up with Mary Poppin's.  It was such a cute musical and the first experience Colby had watching one.  He really enjoyed it as well.  We were right at Time's Square and didn't want to miss the nightlife there, so wandered around like zombies before heading back and crashing for yet another wonderful good night's sleep.  Lynne had already left for Connecticut, so it was just us at her place. We will have to head over to Connecticut with her next time.