Entries Tagged as 'New York'

Jessica + Ted’s Wedding

November 16th, 2014 · No Comments

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The Pose. Taking selfies before selfies were a thing!
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Jess and Ted got married in Manhattan at The Yale Club. The ceremony was in the awesome library and the reception was in the grand ballroom (the views! omg.). Jess looked so beautiful. I loved her dress (BHLDN) and her vintage and hand made accessories that went with it. And Ted was handsome, as always. The ceremony was short and sweet. At the reception, it was so much fun to reconnect with many old friends from New York and to meet some new ones too! After the ceremony we headed to a bar around the corner. I can’t even remember the name of it. I guess that’s how much fun we had! I got to catch up more with Jess there, in the quieter setting, and also when I met up with her the following night, though by then I’d lost my voice! So so so so happy for Jess and Ted!!!!

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I stayed the weekend with Jeannette, Yvan and Juliette in Long Island City. I pretty much ate my way through the neighborhood! Cafe Henri, 51st Street Bakery, Cannelle Patisserie. I also treated myself to a mani/pedi, slept in a lot, took a lot of naps, and listened to a lot of the Serial podcast. I met up with Tien. .. to eat! (Casa Enrique). Always so much fun to hang out with Jeannette and Yvan and interesting to get a preview of what’s coming, since Juliette is several months older than Makai. Also, I hadn’t seen Tien in like…. forever? 2012? So it was great to catch up with him too. Big thanks to Jeannette and Yvan for always leaving the door open for me!

Dallas and Makai stayed in Chicago for the weekend. When I got home I walked in the door and Dallas said “walk to mommy” and Makai did it. Like… across the room! I’d seen him take a step or two before, but never so many in a row, so consistently! He also learned over the weekend how to get off the couch. What a relief. He used to try to face dive off and now he knows to turn around and go feet first. Maybe I should go out of town more often! Makai first crawled when I was in Milwaukee for the day for Stephanie’s graduation and I left him home with Dallas!

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New York Visitors

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

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Jeannette and Yvan and Juliette came to visit and we had so much fun. I first met Juliette when she was only a month old, and have been lucky enough to hang out with her a few times since then, but this was the first time they all got to meet Makai. It was so much fun to hang out. Jeannette and Yvan and Juliette did a lot on their own while we were at work, but at night we got to spend time together and catch up. Some highlights were going to the Midnight Circus, multiple days of deep dish pizza and eating our way through Logan Square!

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It was kind of crazy to have another little person running around the condo, but so interesting to see Juliette and Makai together. Where Juliette is physically petite and has a more reserved personality, Makai was big and boisterous and all up in her face. I don’t think she appreciated it much, especially when he was standing on his tippy toes to try to swipe her food off the tray of the high chair! And even though Juliette is 17 months old and Makai only 10, they are both almost the same size! I wonder if Makai is missing his new friend Juliette. Or if he’s happy to have the place back to himself! Can’t wait til they can hang out again!!!

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A Visit From Cousin Jessica

April 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Dallas’s cousin Jessica from Honolulu lives in Brooklyn now and was in Chicago over the weekend. She was nice enough to make time to come out to Logan Square and meet Makai and have dinner with us. We wanted to go to Revolution, but there was a wedding reception there and they were jammed so we went next door to Chicago Diner, the popular vegetarian restaurant. Jessica has a mostly veggie diet, I’d only been there for brunch, and Dallas had never been there, so it worked out great. And actually, it was really tasty and baby friendly.

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Jessica was nice enough to bring Makai a few gifts, which I made him model the next day :). And for us, some totally decadent macarons that she brought from La Maison Du Macaron in New York and some amazing Belgian pastries from Hendrickx Bakery in Chicago. Leave it to the New Yorker to tell us where to get some amazing croissants in our own town!

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It was great to visit with Jessica, since it had been about four years since we last saw her! And good to introduce Makai to more relatives!

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