Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

And we met Randy from Kleinfelds

He was hilarious. He walked around telling everyone how gorgeous they are. After they told my sister the price of the dress, I stepped out in the hall to make a phone call. I overheard him talking to some of the other consultants about how great my sister looked in that dress and that he would "knock over old ladies for a dress like that". Love him!

P.S. to those that asked if we were on the show. No we weren't, you have to sign up for that.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

She said Yes to the Dress!

This last weekend my sister and I met in New York for some fun and wedding dress shopping. We did so much and had so much fun that I hope I can capture it in this post. Thursday we met up and saw Rock of Ages on Broadway. It was a funny throw back to 80's Rock. I won the ticket lottery and so we got a great deal on the tickets.

Friday was wedding dress day, after catching Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers at the Good Morning America concert in Central Park (of course). We started off at JCrew and saw some beautiful. Then we went to Kleinfelds. Yes, THE KLEINFELDS from the TV show Say Yes to the Dress. It was fancy and so fun to be there. They had the most beautiful dresses. All of the dresses blew all other dresses that we had seen, even in magazines, out of the water. There was one in particular that was stunning on my sister. She just had to say YES.
We canceled the rest of our appointments and set out to do whatever sounded fun. That night we went to the Little Italy part of town and had some great pizza. Then we decided to be girly and go see Letters to Juliet. It was a really gooshy, romantic movie, a great movie to see with your sister.

Saturday was all about Broadway. We had tried to get lottery tickets to Wicked, both Thursday and Friday evenings, but we unsuccessful. Saturday matinee though..... we won! It was really as incredible as people say it is. I just don't know what else to say. After being blown away by an incredible performance, costumes, storyline, and music; we headed over to try and get lottery tickets to new musical In The Heights. We didn't win the lottery, but we bought tickets anyway. It was another great show with an interesting mix of music, culture, and comedy. Plus who doesn't love Corbin Bleu from High School Musical (he's the lead in this show).
And of course, our days were filled with roasted nuts, Gray's Papaya, Thai food, falafels, Mr. Softy's, Magnolia's cupcakes, etc. Let's just say, we ate too much.
We're not done yet! Sunday we met my dear high school friend and her mother for brunch. It's been nearly 10 years since I've seen her. It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. After catching some church we walked the Brooklyn Bridge before heading home. We seriously packed it in. It was one of those weekends that don't happen often enough; a weekend with my sister.

A walk with Carolyn

Last night we were in the city with the Hawks and went for a walk around the National Mall. It was such a beautiful night. Peter even got the privilege to carry his favorite little girl around.

2 Years Down

That's right, Peter finished his second year of medical school. This year has been a hard one; full of work, work, work. To celebrate all of his hard work we ate at The Counter, saw Robin Hood, and bought new basketball shoes for him. Then the next day, we went to hit a bucket of balls. I'm really bad at it, but it was fun to spend so much time with my husband. Hopefully I'll get better soon.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jeff and Kathy Get Married

Last weekend we headed out to San Diego for the much anticipated wedding of Jeff and Kathy. I headed out a few days early to get some time with my Mom and Grandma. I only got one picture. A silly picture of me trying on as much of my Grandma's jewelry as I could handle. We spent one night having girls chat and trying on all her fun jewelry. I got a little carried away, but it was fun. Friday night was the pre-wedding dinner up in Redlands. We had a great time hearing the funny stories about Jeff and Kathy growing up over the years. The wedding was on Saturday and was preformed by Grandpa Bell. It was a really special moment for the family and it was great to be reminded of our own wedding and how special our day was. We had a great time with family that day. The reception was charming and very personal. I loved seeing how happy and excited Jeff and Kathy were to be together.

Mother's Day

This last Sunday was a great one. Peter made me my favorite breakfast all by himself. It was really cute, he looked up the recipe online and everything to make it just right. He also got me a beautiful bouquet of red roses to pamper me on Mother's Day. We had Peter's family over for a great dinner. We had his Mom's favorite foods shrimp and steak. We were adventurous and made shrimp and veggie tempura, asian marinaded kabobs, and brownie sundaes.

I'm grateful for all the mothers out there who sacrifice so much for all of us. I'm especially grateful for my mother always being my biggest fan.