Thursday, April 28, 2011


The past few weeks have been a whirlwind, and finally things have slowed down a bit (to just packing up for our upcoming summer in Utah, New York, and more Utah and preparing for my brother and his wife to come).  We found someone to live in our apartment here in D.C., we sold one of our cars, we found a mostly affordable place to live in the Big Apple, we helped Caroline rest, heal and bounce back to her usual self after surgery, there was a fun baby shower that I helped host, and we had a lovely Easter.

A couple of weeks ago, we found a place to live in New York and I am already in love with that city.  We came across many apartments that were 1 bedroom for $6000 per month, it is just plain robbery!  The apartment we found is luckily well below that price and it is clean, has an elevator, laundry facilities are in the building, and it's just a couple of blocks from Central Park.
Living room with oversized couch (that turns into a pull out sofa bed for two)

Living room with oversized couch (that turns into a pull out sofa bed for two)
Easter was filled with so many dear friends.  Some of which will move shortly after we do and we won't get to see them for who knows how long.  These little ones just can't get enough of each other!
Right before the egg hunt, Caroline and Brielle could barely contain their excitement.
We spent a wonderful brunch with the Gardners and the Andersons Easter Sunday.  Let me just say we ate really well that day.  We napped after and then went on a walk in the warm and humid weather.

We spent the evening with the Andersons and the Keithlys.  Everyone made mouth watering dishes that filled my tummy twice over.  
We had festive placecards that had surprises inside.  Caroline loved smashing hers, and Olive carefully peeled off the paper tulip wrapper.

She was beyond delighted to find what was inside!
And my bearded-studying-for-finals hubby had his token peep for the holiday.  After dinner we were completely entertained watching the kids on their sugar highs bound off the couch and dance on the coffee table.
It was so nice to spend a day not thinking about if I should pack a winter coat for chilly Utah 
and just relax, enjoy our close friends company and savory food.

1 comment:

nate&amanda said...

I am sad to see you go but super excited for you. That apartment looks awesome. We are planing to come visit you this summer. Just remember no matter how great NYC is, you have to come back to all of us in Alexandria.