Friday, February 29, 2008

This week in review

Josh enjoying his veal

My buttered linguini at Lupa

Well, I haven't been posting much this week because we haven't done anything too exciting. Here is our week in review:
  • We found a Whole Foods Market! I took the subway to get there, not knowing that I got off about 30 blocks west of where I needed to be. So I walked...and walked...and walked. Finally, I arrived! I am happy to say that we finally have food in our apartment! On the way back to our place I ran into my friend Whitney from BYU! I was lost (again) and turning in circles trying to find my way when I heard someone call my name. I turned around and there she was! I was so excited to see her. She is doing hair at the same salon Mari's bother Ammon does. It is such a small world. I am so glad that I got to see her!
  • We had Pinkberry. We went two times in the past four days. We are kind of obsessed. It is sooo yummy and it leaves you feeling light and healthy. I'm glad we have found a good alternative to chocolate cake and ice cream.
  • I got a job. Actually two of them. I'm working for my dad's company EP out here 3 days a week. Thanks Dad! I will just be doing some assistant work around the office. Everyone seems really nice and relaxed. I will also be watching two adorable curly haired girls two afternoons a week.
  • Josh is still a Bad-A
  • For real, Josh is enjoying his work and is learning quite a bit. He had fresh pizza for lunch yesterday and bought pack of gum from a guy that didn't speak any English and wouldn't take a credit card. His elevator at work goes faster than the one in our apartment building and the walls in the elevator are mirrors. He sits in the steam room for five minutes after working out every day. He does this to relax as well as get the wrinkles out of his shirt. He is also growing out his chest hair. His life is miserable because we are sharing a double bed with crappy pillows. There is not enough room on this bed and last night I got an elbow right to the nose, it did not feel good and I was not very happy about it. (If you couldn't tell, I was typing exactly what he was telling me about his week.)
  • I was so happy, I found a LuLuLemon out here! I got some awesome workout clothes that I am so excited about! Thanks Mom and Dad for that one, it was with my Christmas money.
  • I located the NY Temple. It is right on Broadway next to LuLuLemon. You would never be able to pick it out. It totally blends in with the surrounding buildings.
  • I am proud to say that I can now navigate the subway system on my own! I feel very confident in my ability to get around the city using the trains.
  • We officially froze our buns off this week! It has been soooooooo cold! I am purple everytime I come home. It is terribly cold here. Not only is it cold but it is also windy and shady everywhere you go. I thought it was going to be warmer here than it is in SLC but I was very wrong. This is bad because I didn't pack well for cold weather. We both have been in pain each time we step outside, SERIOUS PAIN. I am ready for spring. One thing I am grateful for is the sun. At least here the sun is out. In SLC it is always grey outside.
  • I started running again. I ran outside along the Hudson River path a few mornings this week, then it got far too cold so I got a gym membership here at our complex. I have a goal to have the best body I have ever had this summer. So I need to start kicking my butt into shape.
  • Tonight we ate at this cute Italian place called Lupa in SoHo. The menus were in Italian and I had no clue what I ordered. I knew it was some kind of pasta, and the waitress said that is was spicy. I got it and found that I had ordered linguini with butter and pepper. That was it! I was kind of bummed. Josh got veal that was amazing. It was kind of a joke. I thought I would be getting some exotic spicy sauce with veggies or something but no, it was butter and pepper linguini. Also, it was $18. Kind of silly but what can you do?
Anyway, we had a fun but uneventful week. We are still really liking the city. It is much nicer when you start to figure out where things are. We are having a blast and are so grateful to have this opprotunity!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

We Ate, Oh Yes We Ate!

Today we went all over town! We took a stroll through Central Park to the Plaza Hotel. We were going to go into the Plaza and pretend that we could half way afford to do something there but it was being rennovated so it was closed. We went to this FABULOUS pizza place, Patsy's Pizza. It was the best pizza either of us have ever had! We were thrilled and ate the whole thing. After Patsy's we went to the famous Serendipity for the most AMAZING dessert ever. It is so not over rated. I have never been so pleased in my life. We were delighted to eat and slurp every last bit of our desserts. I had a frozen hot chocolate and Josh had a humble pie sunday. We both highly recommend going to Serendipity if you get the chance. After Serendipity we went window shopping on 5th Ave. We went to FAO Schwartz, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and many other rediculously expensive stores. We watched some very talented break dancers on the street. They were very funny and very entertaining. We are starting to feel a little more comfortable and familiar with the city. We are having a blast here but miss you all!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A New York Weekend

So we did some New Yorky things last night and this morning. Last night I went on my first subway ride. I quickly found out how smelly and gross they are. We saw a couple crazies and I was sad for them. We went down to Times Square and browsed the area. We pretty much just walked the streets last night to see what was around. When we were at the base of the Empire State Building we looked up and it looked like it was on fire. The top of the building was in the clouds! It was glowing from the light and moisture combination and it looked awesome. This morning we met a friend of ours for brunch up town. We ate at the yummiest cafe. I haven't had that good of a breakfast in a long time. The hot chocolate we got was so pretty I had to take a picture of it. After breakfast we walked along part of Central Park to the Museum of Natural History. It is enormous! We saw everything you can imagine. Anything you could ever want to learn about was in this museum.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow Day

The fire station across the street from our placeThe park by our apartment

The park again

Our building from the ground up, pretty tall huh?

Our entry

A scary snowman someone built in front of our building

Today is crappy and cold and snowy! It is a lot harder to get around town when it is snowing and raining. The elastic on my hat broke on my way home from the market today so I got soaking wet. Tomorrow we are going to go see the city and start doing some fun things. We get into most NYC museums for free because Josh is a goldman employee, so I'm sure we'll be going to them all. We'll start posting mosre entertaining things tomorrow. Our neighborhood is really cute. We are in the Tribeca area and are surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shops, and we have a fire house directly accross the street (I'm sure they were very involved in 9/11 being that we are so close to ground zero). There is a cute little park a block away that is our safety spot incase of an emergency. Everything here is charming and old. All of the building have history and character. I love it!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New York Baby!

We are in New York! We got in yesterday and are having a blast. We went out for some yummy NY pizza last night and explored the city a little bit. Today I have just been getting settled. So aparently there aren't any grocery stores in the entire city. There are only little markets that charge you $9 for a box of cereal. We got a tube of toothpaste, two boxes of cereal and a 1/4 gallon of milk last night and it cost us $26. Insane! Today I walked around trying to find a place to buy some food. I didn't realise how far I had walked when I finally found one. I bought some things...and then had to carry them back. It was a good 20-25 minute walk. That is pretty far when you have arms full of grocery bags, your purse keeps falling off your shoulder, and it is freezing out side. I enjoyed the walk though. I need to learn the streets as best as possible so it was good for me. I am in love with this city. There are crazy people everywhere. For lunch I had a Greek food from a street vendor. I was a little scared to eat from a vendor but then I saw how they prepared the food and it was very clean so I went for it. You've gotta have an open mind and expand your boundries right? I tried lamb! It was really good but I felt so guilty eating a little chopped up baby lamb that I went for a chicken pita sandwich instead. Our building is awesome. We are staying at the Tribeca Tower in downtown Manhattan. We are on the 41st floor on the north east side of the building. From our bed we have a view of the Statue of Liberty and of the World Trade Center site. It is crazy! We would have seen everything that happened on 9/11. We probably would have heard the planes hit the towers. We are eye level to where they would have been. We walked by the Trade Center site last night. It was so eerie and so sad. It was heartbreaking to think that just a few years ago two of the world's tallest buildings were standing, filled with thousands of people and now they are just gone. It was horrible knowing that what we were looking at was the gravesite for thousands of people. The whole 9/11 story became very real for me last night. Anyway, we have loved our New York experience so far. I'll be posting a ton to let you all know what we are up to!

The Trade Center site. This should not be an open sky line.
Another view from our apartment.

A view of the Statue of Liberty from our bed

Our itty bitty kitchen. This is the whole thing. Sorry about the iron.

The apartment from the entry way

Another view of our apartment

Our tiny bed (it's only a double and josh is a big person)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Josh's Febuary New York Trip

A tribute to 9/11Josh in front of Rockefeller Center

The team at the NYSE

The view from his office

Josh went to NYC while I was in CA for Goldman training. He had a blast meeting new friends, eating fabulous food and learning about the city we will soon be living in!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Our Girl's Weekend!

For Christmas my parents gave me, Linds, and Mari a girl's weekend. We started off with pedicures that were more entertaining than relaxing. We had some very funny moments in those chairs. Later that night we took a hipcooks class and made scallops, rice, and a potato and green bean salad. We had a blast and tried food we never would have dared to before that night. On Saturday we woke up early and went to Santa Barbara for a day of shopping. We had breakfast at this yummy cafe. We shopped all day long! We got everything from bathing suits to dresses to boots. It was fun to have the freedom to get whatever we wanted. Thanks mom and Dad for such a great weekend!

Last Day With the Kiddies

Us on the last day with Owen and Macy

Macy asleep in her bouncy chair

So...we are moving to New York! Josh is now working for Goldman in Salt Lake but we will be temporarily living in Manhattan. We are very excited but will miss our family and friends. My last day nannying is this Thursday, I'll miss the kids but I'm excited for our new adventures.