Saturday, December 19, 2009

Karen's Visit!

Karen came to NYC the first weekend in December to hang out with us! It was SO nice to see her.
The first night she was here, we saw an improv performance at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater. It was a comedy "rap battle" that ended up being pretty hilarious. The next day, we went to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, which is inside a beautiful old mansion that was once owned by Andrew Carnegie. That evening, we got our first snow!
We also had several tasty meals, and even a famous Levain cookie! Plus we did some karaoke. (Finally I got to "rock the mic" with Karen!)
It was such a wonderful visit! Burke and I wish she would come up every weekend. 
Oh--also, right before she came in town, Burke and I put up our Christmas tree! We decorated it with handmade paper snowflakes. (They were hard to cut, but definitely worth the trouble.)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Feast

Whoa. Check out my HUGE plate of food! Total carb overdose.
This year we spent Thanksgiving in Connecticut at my Aunt Kim and Uncle Pat's house. It was so much fun hanging out with all my relatives. The turkey was so moist! My grandmother's cornbread was so tasty! And Aunt Ginny made Burke's favorite: Green Bean Casserole! I devoured it all, as evidenced by the photo below.
Burke helped fix a plate for Gram.
Also, Pat and Kim had just adopted a new kitten! His name is Dunkin, and he is even softer than he looks. I wanted to steal him.
And then, Burke and my cousin Jimmy totally beat everybody at a game of Scene It: Seinfeld Edition
My mom came up from Texas to join us Yanks for Thanksgiving. While she was here, she also visited our apartment in NYC. We took her to the Cloisters and out to dinner. 
We also went to have tea together at Alice's Teacup, near Central Park (more carbs!). It was a great Thanksgiving visit!