Sunday, August 17, 2014

Adrie's last day

She's on her way and I'm left with 99 days of memories. 

We're counting down the minutes

University Ward buddies

Adrie carpooled with Kyle to the Longfellow Park Chapel this summer.  She really enjoyed attending the University Ward.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Late movie

Adrie and I saw this movie last night; it was so delightful.  And that guy on the right: my new crush.

Why do you need a curling iron...

...when your hair is naturally curly?  Adrie's response: "When your bangs look good it give the illusion that the rest of it does too."  #beautytip#1

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cutie pi


Sad face

Today is Adrie's last day of work at the MIT Summer Camp.  Her 99 days in Boston are quickly winding down.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TBT: Bike ride with Nan and 3 youngest

This was taken in Van Nuys (at the Sepulveda dam recreation area). 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Best Summer weather

The weather in Boston this summer has been amazing!  The best out of all my summers here (27).  #iloveboston #bestbostonsummer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Wallers are in town!

It was fun to gather at Kimballs tonight to visit with the visiting Wallers.  I was Emma's first babysitter and one night she crawled into the entertainment bottom shelf crying all the way.  Her mom started calling me "The Nice Lady" after that.  It's always great to have old friends visit.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Homeward bound

We rode home on a different bus than we rode down on.  [Did GoBus go out of business over the weekend?!?]  We had a fantastic weekend.  And the bus ($40 round trip) was the way to go.

The High Line

Walking on the High Line has been on my Bucket List (Adrie has already done it).  We didn't have a lot of time (and frankly, I was wiped out--can you tell from the photo?!?) so we only walked from 25th Street to 30th Street.  It was really cool.  I'd like to walk the entire High Line sometime. 

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

Just the day before our trip my friend sent me a link to this shop in Greenwich Village.  I wrote my friend back that I was going to New York City this weekend and was going to look for it.  I'm a fan of kitchen gadgets and cookbooks so when I opened the shop door I thought I was in heaven!  I'm definitely going to go back.  It's a really cool place and Bonnie herself was delightful.  I bought a cookbook called Quantity Cookery from 1945.

First stop of the day: Cafe Lalo

There's nothing wrong with eating dessert first.  I always get creme brulee when I go to Cafe Lalo.   There was no sign of Kathleen Kelly but it was really fun to stop there.

"What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

We love The Strand because Robes loved The Strand

Best bagels

I had asked a few people and looked on some blogs to find out where the best bagels were in New York City and so we tried Absolute Bagels.  They were SO good.  I ate one Sunday, one Monday, and one Tuesday. 

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge

It was hot and sticky but we really wanted to walk across the bridge.  We took the subway to Brooklyn and walked toward Manhattan and the view, of course, is spectacular. 

Our hostess

This was my first time ever staying with a friend that lives in New York City.  R'el (Dr. Rodriguez) has a 34th floor apartment on the Upper East Side.  It was really great to see her and hang out at her really cool apartment: 34M.

Banana pudding - breakfast of champions

Gah!  This stuff was good.

Church at Lincoln Center

On Adrie's Bucket List: attend church at Lincoln Center.  We joined the Morningside Heights Ward at 9:00am and luckily got to see my friend Morgan Moore

Saturday, August 09, 2014

NYC: Muji, Mood and M&J Trimming

New York (good) Times

Adrie and I took the bus to New York City this morning and we are staying 3 days.  We've got a list of people to see, things to do, and food to eat.  It's going to be a good weekend!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Boston's loss... Phoenix's gain.  Sam got a job in the new Phoenix Temple.  I'm sad I won't be able to watch Savannah grow up.  I'm going to miss the Scotts.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever