May 22, 2010

Lucky for me...

Sisters are the best!
The bad news....Kyle left for Utah for a whole week.
  Lucky for me, my sister Melissa flew out to NYC to hang out while he is gone. 
Bring on the shopping, chocolate, chic flicks, and non-stop talking!

May 19, 2010

are you serious?

During brunch in Central Park, we saw this.
Seriously? Doggie sunglass/goggles?
Or "doggles" as we like to call them.
Never seen such a sight before.
So we might have chuckled a little.

But according to the owner, the lil' guy just has sensitive eyes, that's all.
& he is kinda cute. 

Had to post a close-up.  Another glimpse of that face with the doggles is just too hard to pass up!
I already told Kyle that I will never have a dog (sorry all you dog lovers out there).  However, if I ever change my mind...
he will for sure be stylin' in some of these! 

May 17, 2010

the view from the other side...

Good friends.
A car.
And a view like this.

We loved exploring Liberty State Park & I still can't decide what was the best part...

  • arriving by car (riding in anything but those swerving yellow taxis is a novelty out here)

  • our stroll on the pier with the sea breeze blowing in our faces

  • the awesome view of our 'home sweet Manhattan' in the distance

  • catching a glimpse of Lady Liberty herself

  • or seeing the spectacular sunset (as much as I love the city, it certainly isn't known for sunsets.  Usually the tiny specks of color sparkling through the thousands of towering skyscrapers is as close to a sunset view as we get)

May 10, 2010

about Boston...finally

Loved my experience in Boston!  Although it was actually my slowest marathon performance ever and although the course was deceptively difficult, it was incredible!
The energy, the enthusiasm of the crowd, and knowing I was accomplishing a lifelong dream.
I was lucky enough to be there with my biggest fan, Kyle, and also to meet up with a good friend from high school & her husband.  Waking up early, riding the bus together, pinning our official race numbers on our was definitely so nice to have someone to share the pre-race jitters with!
Thousands of us lined us in Boston Commons for an hour bus ride to the Athletes' Village, and from there we chilled until the race started.  On our way to the starting line, someone had a magic marker, so Jami & I wrote our names on our arms which was the best idea ever!  As we ran, I felt like a hero as the crowds would chant my name and little kids held out their hands for you to slap them.

Might have had slightly more energy at the finish line this day than when I crossed in the race!

Our all-star husbands: getting up at the crack of dawn to get us breakfast, race to the pharmacy for last minute items, and follow us to the park to take pictures of everything!
Crowds waiting in the crisp, cold morning air to get on a bus.
The last stretch before the finish line.
The fast girls...
The not quite as fast girl
I did it!