Our Christmas cards were mailed out much earlier than last year’s card. I was a little more on the ball this year and made sure to order before I was crazed with orders. I usually like to design my cards–it makes it original, saves money and time. But I have found over the years that it just adds to my holiday stress and Christmas time is one of my busy times for jewelry orders. So this year I ordered again through Minted and found a design that would go perfect with our move announcement and holiday cheer. I used our family pictures that we took this summer. I should of update but yet again, no time and family pictures can be so stressful! Anyway, my favorite part of the card is the raspberry-colored, star-lined envelope.
I can’t seem to get my children in bed before 9 p.m. during the summer because they like to catch fireflies. Our backyard becomes a nightclub of lightening bugs right at dark. My kids are getting good at catching them that it’s become a summertime favorite. I love little activites like this that create simple childhood memories.
I’m a child of the 80’s. All those great 80’s movies are happy memories of my childhood and are associated to something I remember. Music, recited lines, dance moves, 80’s style–Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club. They are still in my top 100 movie list. Love them all. Thanks John for the memories!
Happy Birthday Stephen! He’s my cute-younger-single-rock star brother. The pictures below were taken when he visited me a year ago. The first picture has the title “Excuse me while I take a biggie” and was taken at Bar 89–if you ever go to SoHo stop by there for lunch just to use their awesome bathrooms. And the last picture is him and Lucas with the famous tree.
I saw this post on Poppy Talk about how to make a flip book, and I just chuckled because I remember when we were young my brothers always made flip books when they were bored during church. Children are much more creative than adults.
My friend Becca sent me this picture of me when she came to visit this summer. I couldn’t help but share. In this picture I’m eating for the first time raw quail egg sushi. Becca, who was the first person to introduce sushi to me in 7th grade, convinced me to try one of her pieces (this was after she described it to me as “slithers down your throat”.) So I tried it with a little bit of disguise. She is a very persuasive person.
Happy Birthday to my older brother Jonathan! It was so fun talking to him today as he was working away at work. Hopefully I distracted him for a few. I think it’s finally hitting him that he is only getting older and those youthful days are quickly passing by. But he still looks young and he sure acts young (especially when he hangs out with my other brother Aaron). I love to see Jonathan interact with his four little daughters–he’s like a magnet to them and is such a good father. He is also a gentlemen and has always treated me like a lady. Yet another brother that has looked out for me. I also liked that he gave me advice about the guy’s point of view. I’m sure he’ll train his daughters well. He has a carefree spirit and just goes with the flow. He’s ambition, smart and open-minded. I love to see his reactions when you tell him something he didn’t know. He can play the piano really well. And he likes to go running with me, but I out beat him every time. I think it keeps him motivated.
During the holiday season the city just lights up and there are so many fun things to do and see. It so fun living close and being able to participate in some of these activities–many of them that don’t cost a fortune. Here’s a few on the list that we had done or will do this year that are good for children and good with the wallet.
- Ice skating in Central Park
- See the tree at Rockefeller Center , then head over to Saks to check out their window display.
- More window shopping on Madison Avenue.
- Get some hot chocolate then take a carriage ride through Central Park.
- Go see the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden.
- Stop by Time Square’s Toys ‘R Us and play with the toys–there’s an indoor ferris wheel and barbie’s dollhouse, then head over to the Hershey Chocolate store and buy a gift of personalize chocolate.
- Attend one of the festivities at South Street Seaport–listen to the carols by the Big Apple Chorus.
- See the holiday lights at the Bronx Zoo and enjoy the nightly entertainers.
- Stop by the American Museum of Natural History to enjoy the origami trees and holiday dinos.
- Gingerbread exhibit at the Marriott Marquis in Time Square (although I’m not sure how long it will be open to the public).
Help me out if I’m missing any….