Friday, December 21, 2007

It's Getting cold Outside!

It's definately freezing now! The wind is hard and cold. But we are cozy in our apartment. I can't wait for Christmas though. Everyone talks about the wonderful shopping in the city, but I'm just exhausted. You have to go to a different store for everything. I don't know any of the stores, so Macy's has become my favorite. I have done lots of walking from store to store. I think we figured out that some days I walk about 4-5 miles shopping for gifts. But I count that as my exercise and we're great. I've had fun shopping though. New York has so many little nooks to explore. There are so many districts and places to be.

We also went to the December Decadence...or the Medical School Prom. I loved it. I wore a fabulous beaded dress. I've never worn anything so mature and sparkly. But it was a great break from everything. It was a first New York Party up in a loft downtown. There was lots of alcohol and dancing. Which of course meant we spent the night with water bottles and the DJ. But we had fun. Bryant was doll and danced with me all night. He worked his groove and we had a lot of fun. We stayed out until 3 am! I haven't done that in so long. I felt like I had a hang over the next day. I was so groggy. But it was a great party.

Bryant finished his first semester today! That's an accomplishment. I can't believe it! He even got an Honors on his final! We went and celebrated today. It's so nice to know that he's here. We've been pre-med for so's nice to actually be a med student now. He's loving it.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Our first New York Snow!

It's that time of year when the snow comes down. I love snow! I love how beautiful it makes everything. Even bare trees become beautiful and sparkly. I remember as a kid trying to keep Chance and Caitlin from playing in the yard for a while so we wouldn't disrupt the smooth snowy field. It was just too beautiful to ruin. I have always loved snow. I love bundling up and drinking hot cocoa. I love fires and fuzzy slippers. But most of all, I love what the snow brings with it...and that is the Christmas season. This is my absolutely favorite time of year. I love traditions and family. I love baking cookies and making fudge. I love singing Christmas songs. And all this starts with snow!

It's a different snow in New York City though. The world seems to shut down for a while and everything's quiet. And then, slowly bundled people emerge and the city starts up again, but for a little while, if you're up early enough, you can see the entire city covered in smooth snow. It's beautiful.

Friday, November 30, 2007

A great date night

Tonight Bryant and I took a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. It's free and takes us right by the Statue of Liberty. I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at that. It's an amazing symbol of our country. There is nothing like it anywhere. I'm so glad I was raised in such a way that I respect and love our country. I value what it has to offer. I think that if each child was raised in such a way, politics would be a lot simpler.

The Ferry was a lot of fun though. We timed it perfectly so that we looked out over the skyline and the Statue right as the sun was setting. It was beautiful! I can't believe the sun was setting at 4:30 pm. It's so early. It's no wonder I'm tired all the time. My day is ending and it's already dark before dinner time. Strange. But it makes a great sunset. I love New York and all it has to offer. It's still weird to me to look at this place and call it home, but I'm loving my time here.

Welcome to my fog...I mean blog!

I've never been an avid blogger, but with family and friends so far away, it's hard to keep everyone posted on our life out here in the Big Apple. I love to take pictures and share them with everyone, so keep checking!
We have definately hit New York running. We've been to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and balloon inflation the night before, the American Museum of natural History, Time's Square, and Rockafeller Center. We've listened to a concert in Central Park, been to a Mets game and our first Hockey Game. It's been great. I made it on TV for Good Morning America and Tyra Banks. We are enjoying the city and all it has to offer.

Our apartment is cozy and feels very fact that's the one comment we always get is how "homey" it feels. I think it's just because we don't have 3 med students shoved in here with all their stuff. And I painted it green. I love it. I smile every time I walk in the door. If anyone finds themselves in this neck of the woods, you have a place to stay. We would love to see you.