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Blog Move!

I have moved. New blog is here!

Do Visit!

Tour of our mini home!

Birthday vacation at the beach

Coronado was lovely... I would love to win the lotto and live there haha.

Aww wedding photos.

Our anniversary was a month ago, but still... Best day of my life :)

More NYC photos...

Here are a few photos from New York... the new Yankee Stadium

Post from Wednesday...

More updates later... but this is our room at East Village Bed and Coffee (which I love). We have two dogs on our level and share a living area, kitchen and bathroom. The last two nights we were one floor up in a cute little French-themed room.

Yesterday we wandered in SoHo and Little Italy. I caved in and bought new Sauconys since my Jack Purcells are not meant for long days of walking and taking the train. Lunch at Les Halles since I love Anthony Bourdain. Went to a Yankees game at the new Yankees Stadium. It was sad seeing the old one all dark and empty. After the game we stopped by Sam's adorable apartment and hung out for a while.

Today we took the bus to Bleecker to go to Marc by Marc Jacobs, but it was closed. Got breakfast here Yummy and super cute. Then heading to MoMA which was AWESOME. The photograph exhibit and millions of Pollacks were my favorites.

Happy One Year Wedding Anniversary <3

New York is great... Being married to Rob is the best. :)
He surprised me by booking us a room at the Hotel on Rivington last instead of the B&B we are at for the rest of the week. So modern and swanky, I loved it!
Fun fun trip so far. We at at Perilla for our anniversary dinner and then went to Asscat with Sam (Upright Citizens Bregade) It was so funny. A chick from 30 Rock and a dude from SNL were in it. Lots of laughs. Late night eats at Innoteca by the hotel... best panini ever. Still to do: lots of museums, yummy dinners, drinks and dancing, Yankees game at the new stadium, and Brooklyn.

View from hotel:View from our balcony

pretty things...

I love hand me downs! Peek at the crazy lovely chandelier my aunt is sending our way!

Best Weekend Ever

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HOUSE! Today is one year since we bought our wee little house. We have done a lot... painted, landscaping in process, new bathroom things, furniture, new floors. Lots more to do but I still adore my house and all 900 square feet of it!

Today was hours of yard work. My dad came over and the three of us weeded, mowed, blew leaves and raked. Stella was good and chilled in her crate in the yard watching us. Also fixed our front yard landscape lights and got a new little cactus for the front.

Oh and the yellow bike is Rob's new baby... his Schwinn Madison.

Bikes and sick doggys

Our weekend consisted of: dog park, Robin's show at the Dodge, Hanny's for dinner, brunch at Barrio Cafe, and early morning Target shopping for Orla Kiely. Robot and Stella had a wonderful time at the Rose Mofford dog park. The Echo Canyon one is even better... definitely going back Thursday on my day off. Having few girl friends left and not going out a lot is fine, just different. I love my weekends.

I also love my husband. I got a new bike today. LOVE IT! It's the same as below, but that's not my bike. I will have to take a photo.

Stella is sick today so I am keeping an eye on her. We almost went to the E-Vet but she seems better. Perhaps a tummy bug.

Mooshy Face

My dog needs haircut...

She is currently on my lap making it hard to type, gnawing on a rawhide bone.
Weekend is nice so far, even though I work tomorrow. Went to Pedro's for dinner. Came home to a vase of flowers and a card from Rob. We are seeing Robin's show tomorrow at the Dodge Theater and getting brunch on Sunday. Monday is no work, which makes up for having to go in tomorrow.

2 months until rob takes me on our one year anniversary trip to NYC for Tribeca Film Festival!

New floors, new rug, and football

Lookit! This room is finally coming together.

In other news, we got our tickets to the game Sunday. Sorry for the backwards picture.

Goodbye to 2008

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Got married, bought a house, and got a puppy!

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't remember making any really.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Family friends.

5. What countries did you visit?
Not too much traveling really.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
better friends, no debt, more home improvements.

7. What date(s) from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
My wedding to Rob on April 19th... and November 4th.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Purchasing a home and paying off debt. Doing really well at work.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being in shape, family drama.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just a nasty cold or two.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A house and Stella!!

14. Where did most of your money go?
Same as above! A mortgage, doggy things and wedding.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The election and home improvements.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Anything with Lil' Wayne.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier and more comfortable with things.

Thinner or fatter?

Richer or poorer?
Making more money but spending more hah.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Traveling, entertaining

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Worrying and stressing.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I had a relaxing one with my new husband and our families... both of my brothers for the first time in years.

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Same old ball and chain teehee

23. How many one-night stands?
Don't tell Rob.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Ooo Entourage and Mad Men.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
The Glass Catle and Stori Telling (hah)

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
More Jenny Lewis and same old really.

28. What did you want and get?
a poodle mix and an old house!

29. What did you want and not get?
A shorter commute and more friends.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Milk and Wall-E

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Had friends over for a BBQ and a bee Tammie Coe cake. Went to Coronado and out for seafood!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
My dad's health being better.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
bad. just kidding. jeans and scarves.

34. What kept you sane?
wine and husband.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Obama and John Ham

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The entire election and Prop 102

37. Who did you miss?
Still my grandparents. I would have loved them to be at my wedding.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
I am tough when I want to be.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
eeee I don;t have one!

Gotta love the 60's

So we are nearly done moving everything we own onto the back patio for the floor tear-out tomorrow. Look what I discovered under our carpet... Eww. This is the front entrance... we have blue linoleum under the carpet in the second bedroom. Our floor guy didn't seem concerned so hopefully it doesn't lengthen the install or bust our budget. Yay.

She's back!

We are ringing in 2009 with a groggy dog, thai food and some pimp champagne.
Hubby has a blog for 2009. He is going to try to watch and review 365 movies in one year... not too surprising from a recent film grad who now has no homework! Click here.