Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve in Times Square

We decided that since we would be in New York City for New Years Eve, we needed to spend the evening in Times Square. Of course, most people think about standing in the cold for several hours with a bunch of strangers and cringe...we thought about that, but more importantly we thought about the extreme lack of toilet facilities available to those who are trying to "enjoy" the evening. My solution? Adult diapers. Telling you this might be sharing too much, but you may as well know. Jason & I went to Target and bought a pack of Serenity brand adult diapers for us and our 4 friends (who I won't name, but are pictured here) to wear so that we could have peace of mind during our 7-hour marathon of standing in the cold. The evening itself did drag a bit...I don't think I've stood for 7 hours, ever. But, with good friends, the time did pass, we even bought a pizza which was delivered to us in the human corral that we were confined to for the evening. And, since I know you are probably wondering, none of us actually used the diapers we were wearing, although Jason had tested one to ensure it's reliability before we embarked on our evening adventure! All-in-all, we're really glad that we did New Year's Eve in Times Square, but we're equally as glad that we won't ever feel the need to have to do it again!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Friends for a visit

Our very good Peace Corps friend, William, and his girlfriend Adrienne have come to NYC for a visit as a side-trip to visiting Adrienne's family in Virginia. We haven't seen William since our wedding day and he is a very special friend for many reasons, but especially since he is the first person who knew that Jason was in-love with me. We were especially excited to spend some time with Adrienne and get to know the girl who has caught William's eye.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

For Jason & I's very first Christmas together as a married couple, we were simply that - together. Away from all of our family and friends. It felt a bit strange, but we had such a beautiful Christmas. I tried my hand at making rack of lamb and it turned out pretty good for my first attempt.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Snow Day!

Our first real snow day arrived today. We had some snow flurries last month, but nothing that stuck to the ground. When we woke up and I glanced outside, I was delighted to see everything covered in a couple of inches of beautiful, white snow. Our "super" Al, was already outside salting down our stoop and the sidewalks in front of our building and the others he cares for on our block. It was only 21 degrees outside, but we bundled ourselves up and headed out to church, then continued on to explore the snow covered city. We had such a fun day. Since everything was already decorated for Christmas, the snow just added to the wonderful holiday spirit. We spent hours exploring (and only having had a cupcake for a snack!) and were definitely ready for some good food and warm house when we were done.