Saturday, August 28, 2010


This is a picture of the inside of the Public Library. That place has come up with somewhere weird to store it's books, because all I saw were walls like this. Okay, that's not entirely true. The reading rooms had a few books. Now those were cool rooms. I thought I took a picture, but that may have been a lie. Maybe it was on my Dad's camera? Maybe I'm crazy?

And here's Grand Central Station. The two buildings are kind of in the same grand style. I guess New York wanted to prove they were someone back whenever they were built (too lazy to even Wiki it).Constellations on the ceiling - except backwards so we can see them "The way God sees them." Really? Kinda odd if you ask me.
I am aware that these pictures are not great and that looking at a bunch of pictures of buildings is not great blogging material. I'll work on that.
But Lydia's still cute. See for yourself on her blog.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I should never go to Target - or anywhere that they sell baby clothes for that matter

We went to Target the other night for a few essentials for the new house and I got lost in the baby clothes section - cute baby dress after cute baby dress screamed at me that Lydia would look amazing in it (and only $8!). These are only a few of the adorable "must-haves" that I valiantly kept myself from purchasing. Aren't they adorable? Especially that turquoise/blue/white polka-dotted dress in the upper left. I die. Therefore, I should not walk into stores that carry baby clothes. Everytime I walk away from an adorable baby outfit a part of my soul stays behind with it.

Target baby clothes I want
Target baby clothes I want by wallofbonbons on

Which one is your favorite?

Dad sees Nueva York

I was able to persuade my Dad to come visit for a few days during our last couple weeks in New York. He was really interested in all the architecture, so we spent a couple days wandering around looking at cool buildings.

Dad tried falafel for the first time - I loved it, and obviously he did as well, considering it got all over his nose as he wolfed it down.

The New York Public Library Lions - unfortunately the whole facade was covered in scaffolding - my experience with famous buildings has been that they're ALWAYS covered in scaffolding.
We saw the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, the Guggenheim, the Met, Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park, Bryant Park, Central Park, Ground Zero, Trinity Church (including the graves of Alexander Hamilton and the guy who invented the steam engine - Robert Fulton), the outside of the New York Stock Exchange, the place where George Washington was inaugurated, and the Staten Island Ferry. And that was before my siblings got here. Thanks, Dad - it was a blast running around the city with you, even if we did get stuck waiting for the A-train at 42nd street for more time than I like to think.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Lydia and I got to visit the site where Adam performed this summer. It was gorgeous there - lush, green, and beautifully landscaped. Thanks to a nice guard, we even got to listen to some of the performance.

See pictures of Lyddle on her blog.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lincoln Center

This day was incredibly hot. It was during the heatwave that hit New York this summer and Lydia and I spent the two days following chained to our air-conditioner. I was glad to get a chance to see the Lincoln Center, though - with all it's famous performing halls.

Ah, the temple.
More of Babycakes on her blog.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hi again

So...I've realized that I tend to take blogging breaks whenever life gets stressful for me. Or just busy. I guess that makes sense - the blog gets neglected instead of the baby or something. The busyness has definitely been present during the last month or so. It started with my Dad coming into town, followed by my 3 younger siblings. Then we had to move out of our apartment, get back to Utah, finish up two online classes, pack our lives onto a semi (that we didn't have to drive out to Indiana ourselves), go to a weeklong family reunion, then move to Indiana and unpack the lives that had been on a semi. Kinda crazy, but things seem to be settling down. We have a nice little townhouse with lots of space here, and, most importantly - Lydia has her own room. We're all much more rested these days.

Adam has had orientation this week, including some brutal tests, and will start classes next week. We've already gone to our ward, which we quite enjoyed, and we maybe even learned a few names. Although this town is nothing like New York, we think we'll like it here.

So - I hope to be posting a few things to update you on what has happened in the last little while (mostly during the last few weeks in New York, because that filled up my camera cards and I didn't have anywhere to empty them until we got to Indiana). I will also be posting pictures to Lydia's blog. For example, there's a new picture up now.