Monday, February 20, 2012

The Little Things

This past week was really awesome. Chris was home almost a whole week! (This hasn't happened in months and months). We surprised each other on Valentine's with cupcakes, Wicked tickets and a timbuk2 bag. We emptied our DVR, tested some golf clubs at the local GolfSmith, cleaned the house together and took late night walks with Joey around the apartment complex. We cheered Chris's cousin on in the HS Wrestling State Championships, cooked yummy dinners, enjoyed a great stake conference and found a new A.MA.ZING. burger place.
Weeks like this make the distance thing seem a little bit more doable. (Just a little though haha). I married an amazing man and I can't wait to see him again on Wednesday.
Here's to a lot more weeks like this one:)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A California Weekend

I escaped right before the blizzard of the decade (18-24") to go meet up with Chris and G'ma J in San Jose! We enjoyed some yummy food, Mission Impossible 4, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Kara's Cupcakes, the Super Bowl and the ocean of course. I came home to a car buried in snow, a snuggly puppy and a whole lot of the white stuff. We had such a fun weekend and I will definitely be escaping the snow for the beach again soon! Thanks for a great weekend G'ma!

We'll Be Back, New York!

On our last morning in the city we hit up a few last minute spots and got to see some BYU friends!
I've been wanting to go to this bakery for the last several times we've been in New York. And of course, on the day after New Years it was closed! Lucky for us, my mom is the bomb and sent Chris and I some amazing Levain cookies they got the next day!
PizzArte is a traditional Italian Pizzeria meets Art Gallery. This place was no joke. This may now be on the Chris and Ashley New York Must List!
We got to meet up with BYU friends Ian and Raechel! It was so fun to see them and then tour around Columbia University a little bit.
We love New York! Its always so hard to leave but we can't wait to go back soon!

Favorites Around Town

Waffles and Dinges! This is the best street food ever. Waffles with all kinds of toppings! But the waffles are to die for. Not your typical breakfast food.
Wandering around Washington Square Park. Doesn't it look so pretty all lit up with the tree?
Dinner at Cuba- A Chris and Ashley New York Must. Good as ever.
Even though we didn't do the Times Square thing this year, we still had to go check out all of the craziness.

Greenwich Village Food Tour and Cruising on the Hudson

Ok, if you go to NYC in the next bit and you haven't done it before, go on a food tour! We hadn't been on one and it was such a fun experience. We walked all around the village and had so much good food!

 We finished the tour with a delish cup of Hot Chocolate on a Stick from Popbar. Its a chunk of chocolate on a stick that you dip in hot milk. Yum-o.

That night we caught a Hudson River Cruise to ring in 2012 right.
Happy 2012! Its going to be a good one, I just know it!

New Years in New York

Wow, I'm behind! We met up with my parents and Tyler in New York City for New Years weekend! We found out they were going since my Dad had to work some between Christmas and New Years and couldn't resist! There is nothing like New York at the holidays. Our first night we met up with everyone and headed straight to Peter Pan which was playing on a limited engagement at Madison Square Garden. After we headed straight to Shake Shack to indoctrinate Chris into the Shake Shack addiction club. The line was SO short. It was amazing. After dinner we headed around midtown to take in all of the lights and Christmas windows.
Peter Pan
At the Shack!
Lights and windows.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas in GJ

We had a great time in Grand Junction with Chris's family for Christmas!
Driving over the Mountains. Joey was so good in the car!
Family pictures Christmas Eve morning.
Playing in the backyard. Joey was in heaven.
Our Christmas Eve Feast!
Out at the farm to see all of the family.
Making Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner
Relaxing Christmas day and skyping with Georgia!
JIMMER! And Sox vs. Joey.

It was a short trip but so fun to see everyone and hang out. Thanks Jim and Marlys!