Decorating our tree

After we were finished cleaning up from Thanksgiving (about a 3 day process!) we got our tree!  Last year in Brooklyn we had a fake one since we were living in 650 square feet…but this year we have our HOUSE!  We got the tree all set up, settled, and decorated this weekend.  Our whole downstairs smells like pine which I’m loving, and every time I look over and see it I get so excited.

When we first brought the tree home Rondo wasn’t so sure about it, which was hilarious.  I filled a bowl with ice water for the basin and set it down quickly to help Jay to set it up.  We both looked over and Rondo was bobbing for ice cubes in the bowl and by the time we were done he had pulled them all out…ay!  He cracks us up though that’s for sure.  Anyways, a quick video of decorating, I’m so happy it is finally Christmas time <3!



Wild weeks at work mean lazy nights at home.  I did however do some quality wrapping while Jay was out at his basketball game last night!  Here are some things from around the city and home in the past couple days…

IMG_4396 (walk in central park in the weird warm weather monday)

(columbus circle christmas shopping)

IMG_4407(snuggling my boy enjoying our tree)

IMG_4401(the rock tree is up!  it really never gets old…the crowds do…but not the tree)


(my sweet boys playing together…they’re too cute)

yay almost friday!


Another Rainy Day


A yucky morning in NYC…but it is supposed to be 60 this afternoon and sunny!  I’ll believe it when I see it.  Some rainy pics from my morning…


(dark street & mural by my apt)


(even the park looks sad it’s raining)


The good news is words with friends has decided Rondo is a playable word…clearly I am way too excited about this!

Also, you can see more of my photos on Instagram!



Christmas Mouse


It has been Christmas around my office for the past couple weeks, and now it seems to (finally) be Christmas all over the city!  Tress and decorations are everywhere!  Look at the beautiful trees above…they made my trip to buy a mouse trap a little bit better.   We are trying to pretend it’s a Christmas mouse and not freak out…but it isn’t working too well….I’m freaked out there is a mouse in our apt.

Otherwise we had a pretty calm weekend.  We did some quality lazing….


We went movies Saturday to see Life of Pi (which was great!).  We went downtown to our favorite secret theater.  Here are some pics from our stroll after the movie…



(the new tower disappearing into the clouds)


(Jay got this app that swirls your pictures…here is one he took from our walk.  Cool right?!)


I did do one successful thing this weekend…got our Christmas cards done!  Woo!  December 3rd and they are already mailed out.  If I only had the same motivation to swiffer…

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!