Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Honeymooners

Cory and I went to Manhattan for a honeymoon weekend.

Our subletters moved out early so we had our old apartment for a couple of nights.

So, Friday night we lived it up in the big city.

We walked for miles enjoying each other's company as we reminisced of our year in New York.

It was wonderful.

We found a falafel place that lets you add whatever you want to the top.

I had so much fun Friday that Saturday morning I woke up with a cold.

I am still all stuffed up and to make it worse, Cory is not feeling well also.

We had two hours before I had to be at work so we walked to Union Square and went to the garden festival.

We got a lot of seeds to plant in our backyard.

It is so exciting to have a backyard.

We never thought we would have one in New York.

Sunday, we went to church and then we went and had lunch at Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

Thanks to Shelley and Grandma for the gift certificate.

Spring is the best time of year!

All of the trees are blooming and there are so many beatiful tulips.

Spring is even more of a blessing after our long winter we just had.

The winter seemed to last forever over here.

You Californians have it good.

It is now Sunday night and we are back in our new apartment. We do not have to give up our keys to the old place until tomorrow but we wanted to be back home. It was weird staying at our old place. It feels like ages ago instead of just weeks that we were living there. That apartment is tiny!!!

Watch out we have a new favorite blog.
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Which one of these pictures in the last picture reminds you of Lyle?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Happy Monday To All

Today made me think of the song..."Hot, hot, hot." It was one of the songs I remember dancing to as a jazz dancer. I was probably 9 or 10 years old. The weather was so nice today. Cory and I (mostly Cory) worked in the yard all day. I also had a teaching job interview in Brooklyn. After I got back from the interview, we walked to Park Slope for dinner. We ate at "BEET" and had Pad Thai. On the way back we found "put out" treasures. I cute 50s chair (for the computer desk), a watering can (for the plants I am going to plant in our backyard), a can of blue paint (to shabby chic the watering can) and a wind surfer board (to make into a bench). Now I am going to bed because I have work early in the morning. Good night everyone and Happy Birthday to Mallory. This is her special birthday because she is 23 and today is April 23rd.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day 2007

Happy Earth Day! It is summer in New York. Here is a picture of 5th Avenue in Broolyn. All of the trees are blooming and smell amazing. Cory and I have been riding our bikes all weekend. Riding around on our bikes helps me to realize that we are so close to everything in Brooklyn. We live near Eastern Parkway which has a walking/bike tree lined path down the center. It is a great place to ride. We decided that today was spring cleaning in our backyard. We are so excited that we have our own back yard. We will be spending a lot of time out there this summer. Here is a picture of what our bathroom looks like. I'm sorry that the pictures are not rotated correctly. They are correct on my computer but not on blogger for some reason.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Introducing...Callie Sippel

I am Auntie Annie now!!! Philip and Allyson have a new baby girl. Her name is Callie Sue Sippel. My mom would be so happy that Callie is here and that her middle name is Sue! Callie was born April 18th, 2007. Callie was born exactly two months before Tommy's birthday 6/18 and one day after Papa Tom's Dad's birthday (those are the only facts I know so far). She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces. I can't wait to meet her.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Annie is a T.V. star

Big news! I will be an aunt any minute! Also, I am a T.V. star. The video is on my myspace page. www. I am working on posting the video elsewhere for those of you who can't go to myspace pages (Lyle and Marlene).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The blog is back.

Our blog is back! Sorry for the lapse in blogging. Things have been crazy since we moved to the BK. The day before we moved we went to Brooklyn College to watch Joe and Will perform the play that Joe wrote and is working on. Here we all all in the subway ride home.
Monday of last week Cory had a "New York Moment" when he was walking on 34th Street and ran into Corinne who he hadn't seen since high school graduation. She was here for two days with Lorenzo Neal who was a host on a ESPN show. We met had dinner and watch the chapionship basketball game at the ESPN Zone in Times Square. You all should know Lorenzo because he is a LHS and FSU graduate turned Pro Football player. The #1 fullback in the league. He now plays for the San Diego Chargers.

Here is one picture of our room before the paint job. The following pictures are of our room. This room is 3 times the size of our last apartment and this room is only a third of our apartment. So, there will be more pictures coming.
Green Walls!!!!!!!!!!!! We like our new green walls. You can see our new twin bed we bought of craigslist. But we have decided that we need a bigger bed! We had a twin bed in the last place but we haven't been sleeping well in the new bed. The double doors lead to the next room which we call "the studio" and/or "the bike room."
This is the view of the other side of the room. The windows face the street and let in good light during the day. Cory installed our Venetian blinds we bought at Ikea.
Here is the clost in the room. The shelves we installed by Cory with what he found on the street. He is amazing.
We find all of our furniture on the curb and they are usually perfect pieces but sometimes they need a little love just like the dresser we found on our street. Cory have it a nice new paint job and make shelves! Our room is very peaceful to live it. Even at night it has many great lighting options. The new thing on my list for Cory to find is a couch. I miss sitting on couches believe it or not!
Last night we went to our first broadway show. We saw the Producers. The show will have its final night in a couple of weeks after being on broadway for years. I was amazed at the elaborate set changes. Pictures are not allowed but as the curtain was closing I just had to snap one picture. Okay that just about sums up what we have been doing in pictures. In other news, I have a couple of job interviews at two independant high schools in Manhattan. Cory and I had an interview yesterday to see if we could get a low income apartment in a new high rise luxury apartment. The verdict after months of wishing and plenty of paperwork, we were declined. They said that we are "high income potential." I was never so down for having so much potential. We will show them. We will make just $22,000 a year for the rest of our lives. Just kidding, we will strive to make so much money that they will pay us to live in their fancy pants building! The sun came out today. Cory even went for a walk in shorts!!! God is good.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

We are moving!

Hello! Cory and I are moving into our new apartment in Brooklyn tomorrow. We have been crazy busy. We will not have internet access until Monday night. I will try to blog as soon as I can with pictures of the new place. We love you all.

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