Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Week 28

Welcome to the third trimester. I am a little freaked out that this girl is going to need to grow by about 5 lbs before she can be born. That means I will also do a lot of growing in the next three months. Fingers crossed she isn't a 10 ponder.
We are still out of our minds excited to meet here and see her moving and kicking outside the womb, though there is little I enjoy more than feeling her move around.
Here is to the last three months of having a two person family. Bring it on!  

Monday, April 29, 2013


Paigy graduated. On Thursday we got to support all the BYU 2013 graduates and hear Elder L. Tom Perry speak. It was great to see how many educated people will be stepping out into the world this year and to be reminded of our own graduation a year ago.  We are pretty proud of Paige and can not wait to see what else she does for the world.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring has Sprung

The blossoms were out in full this weekend and it was so lovely! Central Park was covered in light shades of pink. We walked around and oh'd and ahh'd as we took picture after picture. Spring in New York is beautiful!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bushwick, Brooklyn

After lunch we made our way back to the subway and found this dive of a thrift store. It literally felt like I was looking through things in my late grandmothers basement. It was a major blast from the past and way too much fun to poke around. We enjoyed some street art and headed back to Manhattan. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weekend Brunch

Zach and I met with our friends Chelsea and Mark for a late brunch at Cafe Ghia. We originally went for their bacon infused burgers but found brunch was all they did on the weekends. No complaints here. The bacon and eggs between two Belgian waffles was seriously amazing! We always love eating out with these two.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Week 27

Week 27. The last week of our second trimester. Anna still moves like crazy and keeps us entertained every evening.  We still can't comprehend having a little girl to take care of in just three short months.

Monday, April 22, 2013

An Old Friend

My middle school buddy Ahlin came out to New York for a few days and I got to enjoy an evening with her. We had so much fun reminiscing over dinner and chatting while walking the High Line. I am so grateful for good friends and a beautiful city to explore.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013


After our Saturday adventures we sat down for the best burger I have had in a while. Delicious meat and bun with cheddar and avocado. Fabulous!  It was a fun place located on 3rd and 17th. I would definitely recommend it if you are in the area.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Week 26

We are at week 26. Only 14 to go. We are getting excited about all the fun places we will be able to take Anna this summer. We just can't wait to show her around and take pictures of her cute face in all of our favorite places. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Exploring DUMBO

On Saturday we  walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and turned left to go explore DUMBO. We always end up in Brooklyn Heights and wanted to explore the other side. It was such a nice day with perfect cloud lighting. We saw three wedding, two engagement, one model and one family photo shoots happening. DUMBO is the place for photos! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Things We Enjoy

We enjoy the warmer weather that we can play catch in and go on walks anytime of the day in. We have been able to take full advantage of our lunch breaks by walking around and enjoying all the parks. We even had a picnic dinner in Central Park on Tuesday, just because we could finally stand to be outside as the sun was going down. We are more than ready for spring around here.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

BYU Vs. Baylor

Last Tuesday Mark, Zach and I scored tickets to the BYU game at Madison Square Garden. I'm pretty sure the majority of the LDS population of Manhattan showed up.

It was a pretty close game up until the very end, so it was enjoyable to watch. Nothing is worse than a complete slaughter on the court (or anywhere for that matter), so I enjoyed the good pairing that made for a fun game. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

People Watching Wednesday

I enjoyed the most entertaining ride home on the train a few weeks ago. I got onto an incredibly crowded train with nowhere to sit. I quickly realized I was surrounded by a large group of elementary kids who had just gotten back from a Nets game. They were all wearing matching shirts holding autographed pictures and programs and eating post game bagels. Watching them interact and be loud and goofy was entertainment enough...but it got better.

At 59th street a performer and a beggar got on the train. I got a bit nervous about who would win the fight for the attention of the train car. Kids vs. Dancer vs. Homeless Man. The dancer and the kids won. The dancer started his routine and got the kids 'ohing' and 'awing' with ease. At the end of his routine he was smiling and letting the kids talk him into showing him some of his tricks. It got better.
The dancer turned on the 'Harlem Shake' song and the kids went wild! At this point in the game there is no hiding the smile on my face and the laughter escaping my mouth. It was all too cute and fun. The kids were on the seats and jumping around doing their own versions of the 'Harlem Shake' as well as they could.

The dancer got off the train at the next stop but the high energy, joy and excitement that only kids can give off for so long, continued until they all got off five stops later. It reminded me of why I enjoyed teaching so much. Kids are a blast!