Today is Mister Blaser’s birthday and I can’t help but share one of my favorite NYC moments with him. Warning that sappiness might be ahead and so again you are welcome to skip this post for those of you with a weak stomach.
Before each holiday my friend from work and I head over to the dollar store to find cheap and disposable decorations. (Ain’t nobody got room to store normal decorations in their apartments around here.) The first Monday of December we headed to the store after work and I thought I would surprise Daniel when he got home. Right as I was hanging up the last ornament the song “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” started to play and suddenly (A phrase I used to say as a child in every story. You’re welcome, mom.) Daniel came bursting through the door with a mini Christmas tree! A real one! This moment could not have been more perfectly planned even if we had a camera crew and stand-ins.
I’m very happy to be married to someone who understands and that even though we have little room to spare and little kitties that will bite everything that comes within reach that the small gestures are usually the best kind. Oh and also a husband that will haggle the Christmas tree guy to get $5 off! Score! Happy Birthday, Daniel ♥xoxo J
I have a new side project. More like a strolling hobby. When Daniel and I go jogging in Central Park we pass by these beautiful “stoops”. Like, Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn could walk out any minute kind of stoops. I posted a picture on Instagram and tagged it #stoopsofnyc and was floored that no one else had used that tag before. So, began my new project: Stoops of NYC. Mostly the images will be from the Upper East Side where we live, but it will be a great excuse to explore other neighborhoods. Especially come Christmas time! I can’t wait to see this place at Christmas. Can’t. Wait.
Daniel’s mom finally made it to the big apple! It was her first visit and even though the small country girl was a little nervous I think this place surprised her. “NYC is a lot more family friendly than I thought it would be!” was said a few times. I am so glad she liked it.
Again, as per usual when we have a tourist in town we try to hit up as many of the main attractions as possible. Which results into an exhilarating, but exhausting few days. We did A LOT. The best part? We surprised this musical lovin’ mama with tickets to Newsies! It had been on our list for a while and this seemed like the perfect time to go see it. It was really fun to sneak a peak over at Daniel and see the little boy side of him come out a little. I can’t wait to have a little Daniel running around. Except, I think I will be in over my head. I’ve heard a few things like, “When he was good he was very good and when he was bad he was horrid.”
Her trip was not long enough, but I am glad she got a taste of the big city and we already have some favorite eating joints for next time!