Saturday, February 27, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday

For my Christmas present this year Brian bought me a trip to New York to visit one of my dearest friends Erin. It was something I will never forget. First of all, I have never done so much walking in my entire life... which was great because most of our day revolved around food. We fit about a week's worth of activities in about 2 and a half days...a concert at Julliard (with a lot of inappropriate giggling), Cafe Lalo, Central Park, FAO Schwartz, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice's Tea Cup, Patsy's Pizza, shopping in the West Village and SoHo, Magnolia's Bakery, Times Square, and dinner at the Ocean Grill. It was enchanting but the best part was spending time with a friend who is about as amazing as they come. I am so thankful for our friendship and so thankful not to be in cold weather anymore. I don't remember Idaho being that cold. Holy crap!

Jonah and I at the most romantic part in Central Park. I'm pretty sure I kissed him more than he would have liked but look at his face...I couldn't resist.

Some of my favorite pieces at the Met.

Our stroll in Central Park. We wanted to take a carriage ride together but ran out of time. Erin says her husband refuses to do this with her...that reminds me of someone I know.

Time Square was crazy and had such a cool energy. We were lucky enough to be the recipients of a free gift from a music group called the Self Made Husslers who were handing out there cd trying to "live the dream." Classic.

Ella decided for her birthday she wanted to go to the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique at Disneyland. We took her friend Natalie and after much deliberation, both girls decided to be transformed into twin sister Ariels...of course. It was a lot of fun and the girls got to pick out everything from nail polish to their crown. I will never forget the look on Ella's face when they turned her around to look at herself in the mirror. It was like she had never seen anything more beautiful in her life...I can't believe she is 5!

Ella with our landlords who our kids love. Papa and Peggy.

Monday, February 15, 2010