Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Christmas time in the city...

A few weeks ago I went to the Old Brick Church Christmas Sing-along, or whatever it is called.  You pretty much stand in the middle of Park Avenue and sing carols and then they light the Christmas trees up and down Park Ave.  I did this after a long day working out in the Rockaways - but I'm so glad that we went!

Getting ready for my Christmas card shoot

I came home to my apartment one night and there was a wreath on the door.  Merry Christmas, 4C!

My friend's daughter at our ward Christmas party.

Some additional photos from Holisizzle the other night:

Just Dance is such a great game.  

Ran into the Larsens at church.  I didn't even recognize Cami since I hadn't seen her in nearly 10 years.

One night Courtnie said to me that she wasn't feeling much in the holiday spirit.  So we rented a zip and went out to Brooklyn to see the lights in Dyker Heights.

Scott is such a baller.

Walking across the park one day I walked into Gladys.  I knew that she was in town, but our little meetup was definitely not planned.  Oh New York, you are good for so many things.

I took Scott and Shayla to an awesome art exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory.  It closes January 6th.  Get there.  There are swings.

And laying on the floor.

I went to a fabulous holiday party downtown with Micah and Scott.  

Then we had 4th meal (a Scott Porter tradition) at La Esquina.

To round off the weekend we attended a white elephant party which is also known to Brody as "Penny Pick-a-pocket" or something like that.  I came home with my very own Hello Kitty Chia Pet.  It is my first Chia-Pet and I have been documenting its progress on the daily.  

And last night we determined that Hello Kitty must be Scott's baby because it has a bald spot and hair feet.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holisizzle 2012

Holisizzle 2012 was on the books for months.  Suzi decided to graciously host us in her fabulous apartment and the day was here before we knew it.

rachael came to ny for the weekend

Ordering take-out from Carmines may be one of the best decisions we made this year.  Nothing can ever measure up to Andrea's amazing cooking, so take-out was a great option for us New Yorkers who do best when we hire things out.

Micah made pumpkin maple profiteroles.  Holy amazing.  I waited 2.5 years to eat these things  and they did not disappoint.

Santa came and everyone took a turn sitting on his lap after he gave us a gift.  Loren did a great job as Santa.


My Santa poem read this year:

“Grab your hat and your boots and I will mine
And go country dancing, but in a straight line”
She’s boisterous and spirited, fun and not simple
She’ll get in your heart with that one little dimple
Give her some props to never forgetting
To recall a password or name, she’s not fretting










The Gents

The ladies

The group
Every year I feel like there is some drama.  This year it was getting everyone a date.  I have to say though that one of my favorite things about the entire evening is having a date and dressing up all fancy-like.  Something about the combo just makes for a special night.  Santa (Loren) was so fun and we had a lot of amazing laughs with him there.  I just have amazing friends and I am so grateful for them and everything they do to make my holiday-party-pipe dreams come true.  One day we will all be married and have more permanent dates.  Until then, may you all have a wonderful holi-sizzlin' holiday.