Tuesday, February 19, 2008

President's Day

Bryant didn't have any school on Presiden't Day. He had tests and I was sick on Valentine's Day so we celebrated both on Monday. We went to Grant's Tomb. I can now officially end all debate as to who is buried in Grant's Tomb! And if you don't believe me, see above pictures for proof. I had no idea how big it was! It's the largest tomb in the United States. As you can see from the picture. Everything was great. It has a informational display about Ulysses S. Grant and his life and how he ended up buried in New York City. I wondered that. It's a little random. But it turns out he lived here after his presidency.

We then headed to ground zero to see what progress had been done and took a tour of Trinity Church. This is a quaint little church that housed the relief workers and fireman when they needed a break from 9/11 rescue work. It is also the church where George Washington went to pray immediately following his inauguration. There's a lot of history there. And amazingly it escaped unscathed from the Twin Towers' collapse. If you ever get the chance, it's a beautiful and peaceful place to visit.

Then, we decided to walk the Brooklyn Bridge. It's the most famous bridge, and being a closet Newsies fan, I had to do it. So we walked across the bridge. It's a lot of fun and anyone who comes to visit will get the chance. What a gorgeous and historic bridge.

We ended the day with a delicious Italian dinner at a restraunt down the street from us. Despite getting rained on, it was a fun day. I love the city! Have I said that before?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Our Apartment

So a lot of people have been asking to see pictures of our apartment. It's smaller than most, but big and spacious for New York. I've tried reallyhard to make it feel like a home and I think I've done it. I love our apartment. I love my green kitchen! And I love the living room. I haven't done anything with the bedroom yet, but nobody sees it, so it hasn't really been my priority. It's still yellow and splotchy from the last tenant. O'well.

The living room is fabulous. I love my cream shag rug and my red couch. I have a red couch! It's so happy. And of course pictures everywhere. One wall of our living room is all window with a great ledge for putting whatever we want on. I bought some plants and put picture frames all along it. I love it.

I painted my kitchen kiwi green and adore it. It makes you smile every time you walk in the door. So I found these fabulous flower photos to put on the wall. I just love the way my kitchen has come together. I just need a black or fuschia table cloth to tie it all together. And a big vase of flowers for the table.

Our bathroom and bedroom aren't much to look at. We put our king bed on stilts because it gave us lots of needed storage underneath it. It makes it a fun night to try and jump onto our bed. At least I'm tall!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl and more.

Bryant and I have definately been kept busy. He is studying away, as usual, getting ready for the second monster anatomy test. But he did really well on the last one, so their is high hopes for this one. He's amazing. I can't believe the amount of information that he has to know!

I've been going out with the Sister Missionaries a lot. They're my new best friends. We went out on Wednesday for a little visit to Tiffany's! I love that store. I know that everything is ridiculously over priced, but it's amazing to look at. We just wandered around looking at diamonds, pearls, silver...we weren't all the picky at what we looked at!

But let's get to the best part! The Giants won! I've always been a sucker for the underdog. Once I realized how much of an underdog they were, I was with them the whole game! They should have been slaughtered by the Patriots, but no! They won. It was a little too intense for me towards teh end. But Eli Manning came through. I was screaming and jumping around. It was a great victory for the Giants.

I made a little SuperBowl party for us. There's on thing I've learned since getting married. The SuperBowl is going to happen, so don't fight it. He may not watch football the rest of the year, but he will watch the SuperBowl. So make it fun for you, or you'll fight it and lose. So, I made a variety of snacks. I let us pick one guilty pleasure and then we had fruit and salad to fill in the rest of the space. I had fun. It was good to be "one of the guys" for Bryant. :)

It's started snowing again! We haven't had snow in over a month. It's been so warm though, it isn't going to stick...kinda sad. I won't have to walk around in it though, but I do miss and love snow. It's so pretty.