Saturday, August 31, 2013

July in Pictures

**In the process of getting reacquainted with the blog, I noticed this post from July of last year in my drafts folder. It was already done so we're just going to go ahead and hit post. 

Adventures in living with a boy. I came home the other day to find that he had sawed off the end of the egg carton to save room in the fridge. 

Rainy day in New Orleans.

Cocktail break- little did I know I would be engaged in about 8 hours!

More New Orleans.

On our a food tour of the french quarter. 

Den at dinner before he proposed. Now I know why he was trying to get every last drop of wine.

Eeek!

Right after he popped the question in our hotel.

My brother's crew sacked out at the beach house my family rented in Seaside.

Den & Delaney.

I made Chicken Tequila Fettuccini for the crew.

My dad took us all deep sea fishing. That did not turn out well for me- let's just say I added a little bit of additional "bait" to the water and spent the rest of the trip laying down. Deep sea fishing is apparently not my thing.

Playing at the beach.

Water baby.

Shaved Ice with Grandpa. 

The preferred mode of transportation in Seaside.

Delaney and Gigi sharing animal crackers.

Friday, August 23, 2013

June in Pictures

Just a tad late with this one, but better late than never.

Naptime!

My dad vs. Crab.

We took moose on a walk to Katy Trail Icehouse. I think he thought he was going to die. I had to pick him up and carry him the last leg.

I was grabbing my keys off the counter about to head out the door one morning when I noticed this. Isn't this something only pregnant people do? I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm not a coffee drinker, but maybe I should start?

Flowers from my boo.

Date night at the Arboretum.

My brother and Whitney came in town for Father's Day, which meant a weekend spent with this little one. We even got to witness some of her first teetering steps while she was in Dallas. 

GP sharing his lemon meringue pie filling with Delaney.

How cute is this guy with a wubbanub hanging out of his pocket? It's a good look on him.

We learned something new about my sister-in-law during their trip- she loves doing extractions and being a teacher barely beat out becoming an aesthetician.  

Preflight mimosas before meeting D in Colorado for the weekend.

Not a photo that I took when they were here, but I still had to share this one of Baby Delaney. I can't handle the cuteness.

Moose's blanket was being washed, so I threw a robe that needed to be washed on top of his bed for him to snuggle up in. I found him the next morning stuffed into the armhole. 

This great new dog park/bar called Mutts opened right down the street from my apartment. We decided to check it out with some friends who have a lab that's also named Moose.

Big Moose and Little Moose hanging out. I don't know why, but Little Moose kept nipping Big Moose in the hindquarters. Luckily, Big Moose is very laid back and just ignored him, but it was funny to watch.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mother's Day in NYC

Today is my mom's birthday so as an excuse to post something three months late to celebrate, I wanted to share our Mother's Day girls trip to NYC.  

1. Stopping by Bryant Park on our way to dinner.
2. Crepes in Chelsea Market. That is a happy/mouth full smile.
3. Shake Shack! It was my first time. It was good, but certainly not a game changer.
4. The Dot in Grand Central.
5. Spice shop in Chelsea Market.
6. Our new favorite spot- the Murray's Cheese Shop wine bar. Every bit as amazing as it sounds.
7. Bryant Park by day. Somehow I'd never seen Bryant Park before this trip. I loved it! Beautiful and so many fun activities going on.
8. Chelsea Market aka home of the Food Network.
9. Stuffed Squash Blossoms at Bobby Flay's Bar American. 
10. The Southwest Airlines Porch (again at Bryant Park).


Our second day we did the Museum of Natural History by day and Broadway by night.

1. The T-Rex at the Museum of Natural History.
2. Silliness in the cultural sections. Did the Museum remind anyone else of a giant collection of diorama's that you made in third grade? 
3. Easter Island statue replica. 
4. Central Park.
5. The Dot in Central Park. 
6. A photo we took in front of Tiffany's to harrass Dennis.
7. Very rainy pedicab ride down 5th Avenue.
8. Checking out Times Square before seeing The Lion King.
11. My restaurant pick failure, Esca. It was a Mario Batali/Joe Bastianich restaurant, so I figured it had to be good, but I didn't look at the menu before we went. Big mistake. It was a little too "foodie forward" for us- that photo is of the barnacles in my mom's pasta. The whole time she sat there going "Barnacles! I'm eating BARNACLES!" She was not a fan.
12. Luckily Esca redeemed itself with their amazing banana pudding.

Our last day in NYC, we did a food tour of Nolita. We did the same thing in Greenich Village last time and had a blast so we figured we would try another one. It definitely didn't disappoint. We saw a lot of interesting things and had a long list of places to eat the next time we're in the city. The cool place with the tree was called Tartinery.

We had pizza at a place called Emporio where Alec Baldwin had his rehearsal dinner. While we were there, they mentioned a nutella calzone, so of course we had to loop back around after the tour and have one last splurge before getting on our flight back to Dallas. 

We had a great time and my brother and dad have now decided that they need a boy's trip for Father's Day to get in on the fun. 

Happy, Happy Birthday, Mom!!