Monday, December 27, 2010

Feliz Navidad

Since it was our first Christmas together, Greg and I decided to throw away tradition and celebrate on Christmas Eve - Mexican style! We made all the traditional Mexican noche buena dishes: tamales, posole and flan! Jon and Leah came over and spent the afternoon/evening with us. We ate until we were sick and then ate more!

We did, however, enjoy a traditional ham dinner, and of course I drug Greg out of bed early Christmas morning so we could see what Santa had brought us!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Since this is our first Christmas together (and at home in NYC), we decided we were going to do all the classic NY-Christmastime activities, so last weekend we went and saw The Nutcracker at the NYC ballet! Our seats were not the best, but the performance was wonderful! And ever since that night Greg and I have had the music from the show floating around in our heads...while we are awake and in our sleep!

Friday, December 10, 2010

It was Spectacular!

It really is the only way you can describe the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. This was my and Greg's first time ever going inside Radio City, and it really is such a beautiful building.
This is us in our seats (I think I have a few peanut butter M&Ms in my mouth...just a little treat before the show).
When the Rockettes came out for the opening number, I literally had tears in my eyes! They are amazing to watch...the skill and precision are incredible! And the costumes were so cool - we saw them dressed up as reindeer, toy soldiers, NYC tourists on the big red bus, and even as Santa Clauses.
The show even included a live nativity (and I do mean LIVE). Yes, those are sheep on the stage...just too bad we missed a shot with the wisemen and camels!
Overall the show reminded us how lucky we are to be in NYC at Christmastime....but it also created in me a new obsession. I spent the rest of the weekend in high heels practicing my kicks!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

There is nothing like NYC around Christmas time, and nothing compares to seeing the Rockefeller Christmas tree all lit up! It brings holiday joy to even the most bah-humbug characters out there.
So at the first signs of Christmas in the city, Greg and I went to our neighborhood Christmas tree stand and searched for our first Reeves family Christmas tree. The friendly Canadian tree sellers educated us on the different kinds of firs, what to look for in a good tree and helped us pick out the perfect one! Here they are sawing and wrapping it so we can take it home.
My baby carried our tree the whole 1.5 blocks to our apartment and set it up in our entryway.
We spent the evening decorating the tree, listening to holiday tunes and drinking hot chocolate.