Thursday, December 24, 2009

Welcome to DC

Laura, my boss, gave us two train tickets to DC for Christmas. It was so much fun to leave Penn Station and arrive at Union Station DC. It was Christmas Eve and we both worked then hopped on the train to make it for Christmas Eve activities before the sun was even down! Christian picked us up and we were pretty excited to spend time with our friend and family.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Smallest Apt in New York City- Ha

Check this out before reading my post.

So after reading this I just think you should know that our apartment is smaller than this one. We are getting a little prideful about our place and I keep thinking I should take pictures and send it in to the New York Post. We LOVE our apt. Could not make me move. Will looks all the time at other apartments, but I always get upset and say that he is cheating on our apt by looking at other ones. Its so cozy and sweet. This week we added curtains. Love this place.

New Tradition

Hot coco on Cannons roof. William has decided this is our new thing. We liked it while it lasted. It was cold. They have an AMAZING view! Thanks Tay for getting the cute mugs and coco for us. Tay was cold and ran ahead before our photo shoot.

Monday, December 7, 2009


My Uncles Stephen and Michael came to NYC this week- We took them to a few of our favorite places and they took us to theres! They are NYC pros. I love these guys- They took us to our first NYC Broadway play- Wicked. Words do not express my passion for this show. It was moving. I want to defy gravity for it. I recommend, no I insist, you come to NYC or catch the traveling show to see it in your life. It is a MUST. I almost cried at intermission thinking it was almost over. It was amazing. Spectacular. I could keep going, but just call me. I have so much more to say. Will loved it even more than I thought. I was witty and clever and just inspiring. Then we hung out at the Plaza with them. Michael let me show him around my stomping grounds-downtown Manhattan- He is an excellent photographer so there will be more pics when I can get them from him.
When I was a little girl my Uncle Stephen told me the story of Phantom of the Opera and how one day he would take me there- Well he kept his promise. Phantom was darker, but spoke a deeper message of knowing who you are and why you are how you are. It was really powerful.
I am so happy I got to spend time with Michael and Stephen. Thank you both for coming!!


I really want to stop everything I am suppose to be doing for work today and blog a bit for the first in a month, but no. I will not give in... even though my background still says, "Happy Haunting!" .... maybe in a few days you will hear whats up with us.... back to work.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Thanksgiving day was full of family food and fun. This was my first Thanksgiving in DC.
We have a lot to be Thankful for this year- Jobs, moving to New York, our Ward, friends, family and having the True Gospel of Jesus Christ.

William, Matt, and Spencer

Bill and Calleen always try to make everything PERFECT for us. Thank you!
Me, Adrienne, and Kayla

We have started a little family b-ball time when we got to DC now- I LOVE IT! Obviously Will loves basketball, but I had no idea Mr. Bill and Mark would represent on the court as they did. Catherine, oh Catherine- Lets just say I went easy on you after you could take my mad defense.
William's got one shot- thats all you need when you sink it every time right?
This is a embarrassing picture- But I think you should now how much I got into this to appreciate the story.

Favorite pic of Catherine. She is pretty intense player herself.

Mark drives to the basket.

What does a foul look like?

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Top of the Rock

View of Manhattan's southern skyline
Little buddy Marcus
William is hard at work at his office- And I call this work.
Northern view- Central Park

Marcus and I went to the Top of the Rock today to check out the city from one of its most amazing vantage points. If you come to NY this is definitely worth doing and bring your camera!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall into fall

I LOVE FALL. The crisp air. The beautiful colors. Oh I love fall in New York. This is honestly the best time of the year. I can't stop soaking it in. If I didn't have a job I would sit in Central Park under a colorful tree for hours and think about the colors of autumn and how much I love them. Love it all. I mean honestly to walk out our apartment door and to see these is a dream.

Monday, November 9, 2009

America's Capital

This happened a longgg time ago. But I am going to start trying to catch up on some must have posts. The Cannons came home with us for the weekend. This was actually one of our first few hang outs together. But after three days together and a long bus ride we are best buds. Taylor and Craig have lived in the city for a while now and little did we know become our event planners for the next few months. We toured DC on our trip- LOVED going downtown. Then we hung out with the fam and went to the Temple. Don't forget played in the leaves with Kayla our sweet niece. Annabelle was around too and I would not let anyone else hold her! They are darling.

Taylor is actually a movie star- This is a pic I got from TMZ from the paparazzi
They are so embarrassing
Check out the LEAVES!!!

I feel a special connection with Lincoln- We actually have the same B-day

Great Falls

Meet Kayla

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yankees 2009 Champions!

A Met fan in the Yankee crowd- Need I say more?

The boys and I went to the Yankees celebration parade a bit ago and the event was so memorable I needed to share. It was nuts. The boys wanted to get out of school and go- So I was in for the adventure. I almost broke my back picking them up high enough to see over the crowd to see "Eric Jeter"- Good times all around. It was a blast being here for the Yankees big win this year!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Where's Waldo.. and Wenda??

William decided we should be Waldos for Halloween. I was so excited and went nuts putting costumes together! We went to our Ward party for lunch and enjoyed the company of our fun ward and then shopped around the city- Then we got decked out and headed to the Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. We were warned it would be nuts- it rained a little :) but was so cool. As you see in the pics- We met up with the ghostly Cannons, and Casey and Todd Matheny- watched the parade- went to a packed Five Guys for grub and then to the Mathenys to relax. We played the envelope game- which made us all a lot closer. Will is thought to be a Hobo- I have feet that double for skis- Casey is out of control- Taylor will have a few husbands- Todd thinks we're all nuts- and Craig is stuck in the closet. It was quite entertaining to say the least.
Just in case you didn't know- Wenda is Waldo's women
Can you guess who the Matheny's are?
People actually stopped Taylor and Craig and asked if they were KKK members. They are in fact ghost- not to be confused. Wow.