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Monday, June 14, 2010

Scary Weekend

Saturday morning, I look Jeepers to the dog park to play with her friend, Bella. As we were driving home (after the play date), I was stopped at a light and saw a pedestrian get hit by a car. I immediately called 911 & waited for the ambulance to get there. It was by far one of the scariest things that I have ever seen. The girl who was hit, appeared to be ok, but she was taken to the hospital to get checked out! I hope she just had some bad cuts and bruises!!

I took Jeepers back to the park on Sunday morning. After the park, I did a MASSIVE cleaning at home. I moved all of the furniture to clean my floors (LOVE the Swiffer WetJet), and I cleaned my couches from Dexter & Jeepers' hair! We ended the weekend with a family dinner with some cousins. By the end of the night this is what Jeepers looked like:

Have a great week!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wood Floors & Adam's Graduation

I took off work on Friday to have wood (well vinyl wood) floors put in throughout my whole apartment (entry, kitchen, living room, dining room, and bedroom). What a mess!!! Ripping out the tile was ridiculously dusty, so I am STILL cleaning. I have a feeling that I'll be dusting every other day for at least a month (what a pain!).

Living room carpet ripped up
Entry tile ripped out

Kitchen tile ripped out

Leveling the concrete before they can put down the new floors


Wood FINALLY going in!

Dexty peeking out while they were ripping out tile/carpet in the other rooms
After a long day... Everything came together. I'm happy with the color and the look of the floor. Dexter & Jeepers seem happy with it as well.

Living room/dining room!


After a long day full of loud noises (from tile being ripped out), dust, and cleaning, I headed over to my Grandma's house for dinner with the family. My Aunt Ricki was intown, so it was great seeing her. Didn't get any photos Friday night. Sunday was my cousin, Adam's, high school graduation. I'm so excited for him as he gets ready to head up to Boston for college, and I'm looking forward to seeing him this Fall when I visit!

Adam's high school class

Adam getting his diploma!
After graduation, we headed over to Kata Robata for a fantastic sushi lunch. Kata Robata is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Houston; it has a great atmosphere & fantastic food. Yay, Adam! So excited for you to head off to college!!! Congrats again!
Family conversation before we got our delicious food

David, Adam & Heidi

The whole family after lunch! Ria & Tracy- Sorry you weren't here to celebrate with us!

Adam & me

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I had a great weekend in NYC this weekend! I went up on Saturday, and I got home late last night. Saturday, late afternoon, I hit up Soho for some good shopping, then dinner at Ristorante Scalini Fedeli in Tribeca. The food was good, but I think it was over priced for what it was. After dinner we met up with Brittany's friend Rachel & her boyfriend at a Cuban restaurant/bar in Chelsea:

Me, Brittany & Rachel

Kevin & Me

I walked 8-10 miles on Sunday (and as you can imagine, I'm still sore!). Up the river, through West Village (managed to pass on a cupcake from Magnolia's bakery), through the meat packing district (for brunch at Pastis- AMAZING), to Fifth Avenue to meet up with Brittany for shopping. We shopped for 4 hours, hitting up all of the big department stores. While we were talking around, we saw the Smurf's movie being filmed:

After shopping, Kevin took me to Central Park (not for long though, as I was sore & exhausted & hungry). Then we headed over to a fantastic Indian food restaurant for dinner.

Central Park!

Unfortunately, I woke up at the crack of dawn on Monday, so the walking started at 7:45 a.m. ...Down the river, through Battery Park City, through the Financial District/Wall Street, to Chinatown, through Little Italy, and winding up in Soho at the big Dean & Deluca.

Battery Park
Me in Battery Park City... The Statue of Liberty is behind me, but for some reason it's not showing up in the pic.

We had a ridiculously early lunch at Sunshine 27 in Chinatown. It's a dim sun restaurant, and it was INCREDIBLE. The restaurant has lots of large tables, where they seat you based on space at the table. So there were 2 of us, and we were seated at a table that had 5 other people already there. The waiter gives you a ticket, and servers come around to your table with carts where you point and choose what you want to eat (and they stamp your ticket). It was the best meal that I had in NYC.
Kevin & Me at Sunshine 27

A food cart at Sunshine 27 (I can't get the photo to rotate- sorry!)

It was great to get home and see my babies (Jeepers & Dexter), but I can't wait to go back! I miss that city already!