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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Katz's Deli, Lower East Side

Happy New Year's Eve! On Bud's first full day in New York, I took him to Katz's Deli - he needs the protein and I cant think of a better way to fill him up.  The line at Katz's was ostensibly long but we waited, and ordered pastrami and reuben sandwiches. Right after, on a full stomach, I took him to Terra's afternoon yoga class.  During standing bow, Terra said, "okay Michael, now I want you to copy exactly your sister" ... as a joke bc I managed to lock out both legs!  Pics from lunch below -

Katz's, a Very Busy Place

Meat Sandwiches

We Wandered Around LES Afterwards

Dont Underestimate Him! He is Wearing a Fleece in 20 Degree Weather!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Baking

I baked a few dozen mint chocolate chip cookies yesterday (target had a sale on morsels) and lemon bars!  I decided to bake lemon bars bc we had an excess of 1) lemons 2) butter 3) sugar 4) amaretto and 5) almond roca.  Both turned out well!  

A Plate of Cookies for Santa

Lemon Bars!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Here are some photos from Christmas 2009 - Evan was the main subject of the camera, especially since it was his first Christmas ever!

Rosemary and Evan

Evan In His Favorite Pose

A Half Dressed Baby

Happy Lil Camper

Playing Piano At Such a Young Age

Going Out For a Walk

Presents Time!

Christmas Morning

Happy Grandparents

Not Being Carried Look

Fashion Island, Newport Beach (Underheight limit too!)

Evan and RMY Explore Fashion Island

Mom and Me

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Housewarming and Harvard

My second wknder of the month took place in Boston, where I attended a holiday housewarming party and also visited Harvard.

Begin, by introducing Marissa's new apartment:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Post-It Cube

Last year, after watching an episode of the Office, Josh and I gift wrapped anything and everything on Fusco's cube.  This year, Space (the office prankster) was the target ...

Bonsai Surrounded By Post-Its

Two 4x5 Matrices

Side View

Front View

A Lil Holiday Note

Scenes from Alexandria

I wanted to spend more time touring old town Alexandria, during my visit last week but didnt really get to spend too much time in the old town.  After an afternoon class on Saturday, I walked around for ~5 mins at night and here are the pics - I have a feeling I'll come back to this place one day!  P.S. class was so much fun and I'll need to return to that studio.  Teacher was from the army, and he pushed me further (he mentioned competition and didnt even know I did do that) ... would love to take his class again.

Michael Resting
Brother/Sister Picture
Lorien Hotel, Where We Stayed
Brabo, Where We Ate
Food at Brabo Tasting Room
Pretty Window
King Street
Old Town Residence

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quantico Graduation

I'm so proud of Bud! He's graduated from OCS, and is now a 2nd lieutenant!  A photo re-cap of some of the memorable moments from Quantico, VA:

Some Letters He Sent
Setting the Scene: OCS
Backpack and Boots
Parade in the Freezing Cold (25ยบ)
Some Photos From Commissioning
Marines Museum
Newly Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant
And He's Off to TBS!