Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Karen Comes to Visit...September 2010

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge 

Taking in the skyline and heading in to Brooklyn for Pizza at Grimaldi's 

I eat my pizza like a real New Yorker

Carlo's Bakery, Hoboken New Jersey
The "Cake Boss"

We turned the corner to see a huge line of people and waits up to an hour and a half. We didn't let that scare us away though, we waited patiently with one thing on our minds: Chocolate covered cannoli's

Getting our numbers was like holding the gold ticket!! It was MASS CHAOS in there, and the most stressful bakery ordering I've ever experienced!
note: Yes, it was worth it!!!

Visiting the family in Long Island

Taking a boat ride captained by Rick and Karma

The September 11th Memorial in Babylon

Goofing around on the playground

Karma was exhausted after 2 days of fun in LI

It was so nice to show Karen a little bit of what our life is like here in the city. By the end of her trip she no longer trusted my "its not that far" and "its just a few blocks". Apparently I'm an exhausting tour guide!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Kat's Visit in September

Out and About... West Village and Chelsea
note: I was wearing really cute heels but ended up in my flip flops about half way through the night.
You can take the girl out of California but you can't take the California out of the girl!

Picnic in Central Park

Out and About... Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Upper West Side
note: (top left picture) All the different clothes we tried on for one night out!

Playing around at The Plaza Hotel and FAO Schwarz

New York TV and Movie Bus Tour: A 3 hour tour covering sights in the Flatiron District, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Meatpacking District, Tribeca, Lower East Side, and Midtown. We had an awesome guide (who has even made an appearance in SNL digital shorts with Andy Samberg!) 

Times Square, Washington Square Park, Brownstone from the Cosby Show, Fire Station from Ghostbusters,
 and black & white cookies

We kinda have a thing for Will Smith...
Ben's Pizza from Men in Black and his apartment from Hitch

And the best part of all... FRIENDS!!!!!
note: Kat is an avid Friends fan....she falls asleep every night watching the DVD's and knows trivia that would surprise Jennifer Aniston herself ...so this was kind of a big deal!

Out to Dinner with Ryan

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

I always love my time spent with Kat..just wish we didn't live so far away!! We had so much fun the week she was here, so glad she came but sad it was over so quickly!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Playing in the city and Long Island... August

 Ryan's cousin Trina was in town from Georgia so her and his Aunt Michelle came into the city one rainy afternoon

Learning how to eat a crab...but mostly just playing with our food!

At Gilgo enjoying the beach and even winning an intense game of buck dice!