Wednesday, August 17, 2011

End of July

Summer is my FAVORITE time of year. I love the sunshine and warm weather, and in NYC, I love all the fun things there are to do.

Well it just recently it hit me that the days are getting shorter and summer is more than half over, so I kind of kicked into overdrive trying to make sure we take advantage of every free moment before the cold weather comes and we go into hibernation.
So sorry for the long blog post, but we've been so busy I haven't had time to blog. 
Here is our update for the end of July.

Metropolitan Opera in the Park
Such a beautiful ampitheater in the Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. Loved sitting on the bench with Hubs with my eyes closed. The music was incredible! And don't forget the popcorn!
Alexander McQueen Exhibit
We rushed to the MET and waited in line for an hour to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit before it left. We loved it! Such a talented (and crazy) designer. It was fun to see his different perspectives and emotions come out in his fashion. Incredible exhibit, and the gowns were to die for!
Rockaway Beach
We borrowed Jon and Leah's car for the day with plans to head out to the Hamptons. However, with ridiculous traffic and NO A/C, we had to reroute ourselves to Rockaway beach (the closest beach, and the one you can actually get to by subway, haha). We did get to enjoy a few hours in the sun. And, oh, did I mention that Greg's brother Eric is now living in the city? So fun! We did enjoy a nice breeze and great views of the city on our way home.
Friends, Cupcakes and Bocce Ball
I had never even heard of bocce ball before. Turns out, I'm a natural! You can see below the results of my very first toss - it happens to be the blue ball RIGHT NEXT to the white one. And fortunately, my luck didn't stop there! Greg and I dominated winning 3 out of 3 matches. Such a fun Sunday evening - perfect weather, the park of course was beautiful and we got to share it with great friends.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kayaking, Yankees and Inlaws

It was during my and Greg's very first date, that I knew that I would love Mel and Linda Reeves. They are seriously the most wonderful people and the best inlaws I could have ever asked for. 
It was such a treat to have them come and visit us in NYC last month.

Jon and Leah and Greg and I had fun taking them to lots of fun places in the city. But the best part of the trip was just having Mel and Linda in our home and being able to spend time together. I think Greg and I both got teary-eyed when they left.

I must apologize now for letting Linda take all the photos during the trip. We really did see and do a lot of fun things. It makes me sad that these are the only pictures we have to show for the amazing week.

We all went kayaking on the Hudson, which is something Greg and I have wanted to do for a long time. Mel and Linda were so fast getting out on the water that I could only get a shot of them taking off!
Jon and Leah rode in a double kayak.

Loved the views of the city!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Sister's Day!

I love my brothers, but I always wanted a sister - someone to play with, share a room with, share clothes with, stay up late telling secrets with, etc. 
As a little girl, I used to pray every night that one day I could have a sister too!

Now I have not one, but ten!
Each one is so beautiful, smart, talented, kind and loving. I am so lucky.

Happy Sister's Day (yesterday) to Julie, Jenny, Laurie, Carrie, Jen, Leah, Jessica, Emily, Allyson and Valerie! I love you!