December 21, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

In NYC, picking the perfect tree is a bit more, should we say complicated?

Step 1. Find a Christmas tree lot.
Not hard, you can see they are just about on every street corner, though you may have to look around for the good deals. We found our steal of a deal at our 6th lot.  Whew.  Lotta walking.

2. Find a strong man to carry your tree home.  You may have to beg and make a deal, especially if you live almost a mile away. 

3. Invite your strong tree delivery man inside & out of the cold. 
It worked for me!
4. Viola! And there you have it.
Our Christmas tree this year.
We might have overdone it...the branches of this tall balsam pine almost reach our ceiling and take up a big chunk of our living area.  But we love it.  It sure has made us feel all Christmas-y every time we see it!
Only 1 more day until we leave our tree and our NYC home to go home for Christmas!

December 4, 2010

a visit from k+b

my cute sister kristin & her husband blaine came to visit us for thanksgiving.  as it was their first time in nyc, we had to make sure to give them the full new york experience. 
broadway shows + backstage tours + brooklyn bridge + central park + yummy restaurants + shopping + weekend brunch + the macy's thanksgiving day parade. 
i think we wore them out! the week went way too fast & we were so sad to see them go. 

so sad, that as we were saying our final goodbyes at the subway station, we were both crying as the subway started to leave the station.  it was then that we realized that i still had kristin's purse dangling from my arm! what followed was 60 minutes of a high speed chase--subway rides & running through the ny streets to try to get it back to them so they wouldn't miss their flight. 

the good news: we made it & they made their flight
the bad news: no extra days with them

we can't wait to see them again with their new little baby this time!