Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hello there, dream city

Have I ever mentioned my extreme love affair with New York City? Its bad. Like, first crush bad. From the moment I stepped foot into that beautiful chaotic abyss I knew this was exactly where I was meant to live. Unfortunately so do 8 million other people. Really. I googled it.

Why am I talking about New York right now? Because, right this very minute my family back east is getting dumped on by a mother snow storm. And I am insanely jealous. Meanwhile I am sitting here in Arizona with a short sleeved sweater on and wishing that we would have a real winter. Or at least some rain to change things up a bit. But alas, I live in the desert. Home of the countries most boring weatherman job ever. "Today it will be sunny and hot." Repeat times, forever.

So all this wishing for snow and wanting to live back east again got me thinking about my dream land NYC and the thought occured to me. Why not? No, really. Why can't we live there? Once I graduate school that is. We have no children and no real reason to stay in Arizona. We are young, (will) both have careers that will let us work anywhere we want so why can't we live in NYC. So I text my hubs and asked him if this...and this... and this... then....can we? And you know what he said. YES
He said yes!!!! I feel like I just proposed. Granted, his yes was more of a "if it's right and there is nothing keeping us here, then yes" But its a yes just the same. And so, I am happy. And dreaming of living in a tiny little closet of an apartment in the best city in the world.

Until then, I'll continue doing what is taking up my free time at the moment. Figuring out how I can get my hair to dry like this two times in a row. No really! I went running with wet hair and when I came back it looked shockingly good! Weird!

(By the way I made my sweater. You can't see it very well. But I promise. It's cute.)

dreaming of new york. -

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hello there, 2011!

Clearly I'm not the best when it comes to keeping up on this blog. I’ve already announced I would be blogging more often. And well.... But don't fret. I am here. And I am trying again. And isn’t' that really the point? To keep trying. No matter how many times you fail you have to keep trying. And that’s just what I'm doing. Again.

How have I been? Sadly, the same.

We celebrated our first Christmas as a married couple and it was marvelous. We spent Christmas eve at the hubs parents house with the rest of his siblings and their families. That is their Christmas day. Let me state that that is the most presents I’ve ever seen. Ever. And it was a total present opening free-for-all. It was crazy and chaotic but I loved every second of it and of spending my most favoritest holiday with my new family.

Christmas day we ate pancakes, opened presents, went to his brother’s house, played with the kids and our new toys, then left and had a very fancy Christmas dinner at Carl’s Jr. before going to see Tron in IMAX 3D.

That’s right, we had Christmas dinner at Carl’s Jr. It wasn’t planned but had already bought our movie tickets and couldn’t stay for dinner at his brothers and there is NOTHING open on Christmas day sooo….. Carl’s Jr. it was. I’ll always look back on it and laugh but I promise it won’t happen again. J

Btw can I just say, in comparison to the east coast, winter is really a joke here. I mean I think I’ve needed a coat all of ONE time. And yet I’m constantly hearing people complaining about the cold. Wimps.

NO. I did not start school. And no I do not want to talk about it. Other than the fact that if you should happen to read in the news that a school in Arizona burned down… well…

But in other more fun news we have decided on our one year anniversary trip. Where are we going? EUROPE!!!!! More specifically, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, and Poland!!!!! Feel free to be jealous. Hah! We are traveling with my parents who are avid world travelers and are going to teach us their traveling secrets! Double yay!

Here’s some happy shots of us

Our little chunkster Sundae had her pre-op appt on Monday where we found out that she outgrew her heart murmer (YAY!!!) and also gained a whopping 5 lbs in the last two months! Thats more than double her size! Someone needs to lay off the treats.

Sitting by the fire at Tempe Marketplace enjoying some Froyo in the dead of winter. Ha!

And, because we (I) were feeling homesick, went went and got Philly cheesesteaks! And they were delish!

Till next time !