I heart NY!

img_1129It snowed!!! It was magical!! Until it started to rain and turned all the snow to slush and all the gutters filled with gross trash water. I still loved it.

I finally convinced Dallin to head into the city with me for a night full of Christmas adventures! We started on the Lower East Side with some shopping in Soho. Then we walked to Union Square to check out the holiday market. Dallin had his first empanada, and claimed it to be ‘life changing’ while he was raving about it to some friends we were interrupted by a passer by because they had to know what could be so life changing.

After the glorious empanadas we caught the Q train uptown to Columbus Circle where we walked through the holiday market there and tried some of the best churros of my life, they come in a close second to Costco churros – unbeatable!!

Columbus Circle has a cool little underground shopping center called ‘Turnstyle’. Dallin had never been so we stopped by and despite my not so subtle hints Dallin did not buy me  this ridiculous tote bag.

Dallin was not impressed by Turnstyle so we high tailed it out of there to walk down 5th avenue and check out all the shop windows. I’ve heard tales of the amazing shop window displays around Christmas and they did not disappoint. My favorite was Cartier! As we made our way down 5th Ave we stopped by the tree at 30Rock. I can’t walk past this building without humming the 30Rock theme song! ‘Dum, dum, dum, dum… etc.’ Dallin hates it. Being married to me is hard.

The tree was GIANT! and it was so crowded so we snapped a picture and ran out of there to catch the subway to Herald Square to see SANTA!!! We walked through Macy’s and danced in the square before heading back to Brooklyn.

Christmas in NY is as magical as everyone says it is. I love living here. Below are some pictures from our fun night out and some other random outings we’ve had recently.

Enjoy! (Hi Grandma! This post really is for you because I know you’re the only who reads it. Love you :))

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Below are some photos from a walk to the Brooklyn Bridge a few weeks ago.

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Lately

Dallin and I have been so busy lately. It feels like 2016 is flying by, it’s going to be over in a blink. We have been living in Brooklyln for 8 months now!! I can’t believe it’s been that long, it feels like we just moved here. We’re loving living here. Brooklyn is home.

I wanted to share some pics of what we’ve been up to lately and I realized – I need to take more pictures! I want to remember all the fun things!!!

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I have a new baby nephew ^^^ We’ve been so excited for little baby Remy’s arrival and I can’t wait to karate chop those cheeks in January

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We saw my favorite band play (again). Hive Riot is a Utah band! Both times I’ve seen them play have been in NY. I love them. Look them up if you haven’t, you’ll fall in love too!

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A week or two before Halloween we went on a Ghost Tour of Greenwich Village with some great friends and I loved it! New York has so much fun history and I was eating it up. This is a picture of the ‘Friends’ apartment (although, not haunted or historical I just thought it was a touristy thing to do).

We learned all the parks in the city used to be graveyards – bodies still under there :/

We learned all of the brown street signs in the city signify that you’re in a historic district. Way cool!

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We didn’t have Halloween plans until my cousin texted me last minute and told us to meet them in the city for the Halloween parade. Donna, my cousin,  her husband and two kiddos have been traveling the country in their RV for the past year. They show up every once in a while and we try to take advantage of it whenever they pop in. They are in DC now and who knows where they’ll end up next.

Our last minute costume ‘Peaky Blinders’ (literally put together in less than an hour). Thanks to my Aunt Bunny for the vintage gown and Great Grandma for the flawless coat.

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While my parents were here we explored a few eats we haven’t before – I really liked the decor in the place below.

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I was feeling super loved! Mom brought me some Swig cookies in her suitcase! I love a good Dirt Ball. Too bad a Raspberry Dream wouldn’t have survived the flight. I miss Swig too much!

Having my parents here was so fun. I loved showing them around Prospect Park, Central Park, Soho, China Town! I miss them already!

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img_0886-1Dad telling me how to get rid of ticks – Check out my twitter @magreenhalgh3 for more great dad jokes from his trip

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I finished Gloria’s new book on election day. A day that broke my heart a little. I don’t know when America will be ready for a female President, but I hope it’s in my lifetime. I want to see a President who looks like America! I want my nieces to see there are no limits for women.

I loved this book and highly recommend anything written by Gloria. She’s inspiring!

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We attended NYCFC’s very first playoff game ever! They lost terribly, but at least we had this nasty bucket of chicken to comfort us.

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Less than 2 months until I get to see this face tho!!!! (below) She’d kill me if she knew I posted this but that’s what she gets for leaving me for 1.5 years!

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Washington DC

We had a blast in DC this weekend and as we are popping popcorn getting ready to watch the debate tonight I can’t help but feel grateful we had this experience this weekend. It was great to ‘get back to our roots’ and get some feeling for what our nation is founded on. I’ll be honest, I’m hoping this debate tonight is as entertaining as I think it’s going to be. I can’t wait!

Some highlights –

  • We saw a bunch of the museums and memorials
  • Played with our adorable nieces – Gabby, Rozzie and Coco 🙂
  • Dallin went to a BYU game
  • I went to the Peeps store with my Aunt Bunny (highlight of my trip)
  • I went to the Opera at the Nationals stadium, and LOVED it

I made a quick video to help remember the fun forever! Enjoy!! Stay tuned for pics to come.

NYCFC

We have season tickets to NYCFC games and it’s probably my favorite activity that Dallin and I do together! It’s always an adventure traveling from Brooklyn to the Bronx for the games. Especially on the weekend games because trains are usually running on irregular times/routes. I think we get lost/delayed almost every time we go.

NYCFC tied this game against FC Dallas, the best in the league! It was a fun/intense game and I’m glad I decided to bring my camera along for the ride.

Enjoy! xoxo