Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One Year Ago Today...

Well, as of today, August 18th, we have lived in New York City for exactly one year. Can you believe it?? These past 365 days have been truly amazing. There have been good times, bad times, and everything in between! Living in Manhattan has been quite an experience. It was a dream come true for me, and I'm glad we've had this unique opportunity. Plus there's so much more to explore! Now that we have a full year under our belt, I have high hopes for the next one.
In honor of our anniversary, I am posting some pictures of Washington Square Park, which was recently reopened after a renovation. It's so pretty and clean now! In the first shot, you can see the fountain. The second picture shows the statue of Washington himself, which is on the monument (behind the arch). And notice that in the last photo you can see the Empire State Building under the arch!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Visitors!

Over the last month, we've had the pleasure of seeing some more Texans! First my aunt Angie and cousin Megan came to New York on a group trip in mid-July. We had them over to our apartment and then went to Patsy's for dinner!
Megan, who is a very talented dancer, even got a chance to dance at the famous studio Steps, which is in our neighborhood. She took three classes: ballet, jazz, and hip hop. I got to watch her doing some of the routines, and they looked so hard! It made me exhausted just watching her. I don't know how she does it.
Here we are on the doorstep of our apartment.
A couple of weeks later, Larry and Christy came to visit! It was their first time in the Big Apple. We went to Central Park, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, karaoke, Magnolia Cupcakes, Katz's Deli, and the Mercury Lounge, among other places. 
Here we are at Belvedere Castle.
Here's a funny picture of Larry blowing up the air mattress. Good times.
We also rode the air tram to Roosevelt Island, which offers a great view of the city. I hope Larry and Christy enjoyed themselves while they were here and left with a good first impression of NYC!