Sunday, December 9, 2012

in case you were wondering...

I’m alive!!!!!!!!!

Oh. You weren’t wondering?

Well you probably should have been because this girl just made her first drive to the JFK airport, and barely made it back safely. Whew! This journey--notorious for its crazy traffic, ominous roads, hard to read signs, and chaos in general—trumps all driving experiences (in a bad way) I’ve had in NY thus far and I would be glad if I never had to make the drive over. Well, maybe I’d consider doing it again so long as it wasn't pitch black and dumping rain like it was this time around. Not a good combo.

That being said, before the drive I was an innocent little Utah girl afraid to use the horn. After the drive I can proudly and aggressively say I honked. 3 times! So maybe it was a success after all—I officially feel like a New Yorker.

If you were wondering whom I took to the airport, well, I had the sad misfortune of saying goodbye to my cute husband. He is off to Europe on his first business trip...

I think his mom would agree with me when I say this little boy is growing up too fast! 

Good luck Rob, i'm rooting for you :) 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Christmas Time in the City

The song “Silver Bells” pretty much nails NYC in December. That being said, if I might be so bold I would like to make a few changes to the current lyrics we all know and love….

City Sidewalks, busy Sidewalks,
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling:
It’s freezing
Children shivering, people pushing,
Meeting shove after shove
And on every street you’ll see

Camera lights,
Trinket stands,
It’s tourist season in the city
Silver bells
I don't hear bells
Just honk after honk after honk

Strings of streetlights, even stoplights,
Blink of bright red and green
As the shoppers drain out their life savings
See the crowds bunch
Feel your toes crunch
As they get trampled on
While you wait in long line after line

There’s the tree
Yes THE tree!
Hurry, take a picture for all to see.
Still listening
For that ring-a-ling
Maybe those bells don’t exist!!

Okay okay, I think its safe to say I’m no lyricist. And while my version of the song may seem a bit pessimistic, let me clarify: The city really is great at Christmas time! I just had to add what the christmas songs don't tell you :)

Anyway. We had a fun outing on Saturday where we got to see the twinkling lights and busy street corners for ourselves. And yes, it was crowded and freezing but boy was it worth it just to get a glimpse of the ever-famous Rockefeller tree. I highly recommend a New York City outing during the Christmas season.

A few pics from the day…

Gotta love the Holidays!!