Thursday, November 19, 2009

a trip for me

i just got back on monday night from the most amazing york! it was my first time to visit the big apple and it did not disappoint. my dear, long-time friend kim lives in brooklyn and works for the new york legal aid society as a lawyer, doing very honorable & good work with senior citizens, fighting for their rights as tenants. she is living out her dream and i get to benefit by a free place to stay and a lovely tour guide. thanks kim for the awesome trip! our friend carrie was there too, visiting her little sis who just had an adorable baby boy. so i got to hang with her too!

we walked, walked, walked everywhere - taking in the sights, people and of course all the good food along the way. we did a little shopping, but mostly eating, drinking & walking! i am already trying to figure out the best time to go back, and this time want to bring tyler & riley along. i was very thankful to have this little trip to myself, to spend time with girlfriends and just see & experience a different way of life. (could anything be more different than a stay-at-home-mom's world in bellingham and a single lawyer in NYC???)

i am, however, happy to be home and see my little bundle of joy. we have been having fun hanging out and getting back into the swing of things. tyler and i passed e/o in the air as he flew out monday for a week long work i anxiously await his arrival on friday! and speaking of friday...i am getting all 4 wisdom teeth pulled, so wish me luck!

kims apartment building in brooklyn

my 2 1/2 hour walk from kims apartment, across the brookyln bridge and all the way up to the west village

lunch at mary's fish trout BLT ever!!!

ramen dinner at midnight

street vendor shopping in soho

outside the maurice sendak gallery - resting our tired little feet

ice-cream in chinatown - yum, yum, yum

the view of manhattan from the brooklyn bridge park right before getting on the plane

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

happy 2nd birthday...

to my sweet little girl riley kathleen. you are...funny, sweet, talkative, energetic, smart, cuddly and so much more...we love you.