Sunday, September 29, 2013

a tribute to our Labor Day weekend

Over Labor Day weekend, we headed up to NYC for our end of summer hurrah. Our two main priorities were eating delicious food and sightseeing throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. 
We managed to do lots of both.
Our good friends Larson and Ashley took us to the Brooklyn Flea for the first time several years ago, and it now has a become a must-do while in NYC. The place has some of the most eclectic and incredible finds - and on top of that, they have the world's yummiest doughnuts - made by a local Brooklyn bakery called Dough.

After the Flea, we spent the afternoon with the Laidlaws (we never seem to manage to take a picture!) and tried to watch the BYU Football game, but finally gave up an hour and half into the rain delay.  We headed under the Brooklyn Bridge for our favorite pizza, Grimaldi's and then took a walk down the Brooklyn Bridge Park (it's still under construction but we saw the pop-up Pool and ate some ice cream from Ample Hills).  
I love the Brooklyn Pier. 
Touristy? Yes. Delicious? YES.

The next morning found us at Rockefeller Center continuing our quest to find the best macarons in NYC - we've decided that Bouchon Bakery is the best, although St. Francois Payard (down in SoHo) is a close second.  We loved the birthday cake macaron!

Our final day in NYC began with brunch at Sarabeth's (right at the start of Central Park).  After some delicious French Toast we took a leisurely walk through the park to the Upper West Side to meet some of Blake's friends, Ryan and Linda. 

Now it's time to celebrate fall! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

End of summer happy list

  • fall-ish weather, bye bye humidity!
  • still visible tan lines
  • buying school supplies with Blake. I love this tradition
  • neon nails. all day. everyday. for as long as I can. 
  • temple trips #newmovie
  • promotion at work :)
  • closet purges 
  • Seinfeld marathons
  • finally seeing the The Way Way Back. Uh-mazing.
  • great Birchbox deliveries
  • hiking at Scott's Run
  • Blake got all the tax classes he wanted! #nerd
  • finding adult gummy vitamins so I don't have the buy the children kind anymore. I felt judged at Costco.
  • new sunglasses
  • making Fall to do lists including pumpking patches, hikes, apple picking, buying a hot chocolate machine (right Blake??) 
  • September= my big 26th birthday!