Here's a pic of Ashton...looking very excited, haha. (He was also looking out at all the people. It's like an ant hill, everyone all scurrying around every which way.)
After dinner I took off and headed up to Chelsie's for a bit. I'm going to miss that spectacular building she lives in after she moves out in a few weeks. The views are breathtaking from the roof at the 38th floor.
Chelsie and I headed out to wander the streets for some shopping. I did well. I got a vanilla/coconut candle from some adorable shop I can't remember the name of, Whiteluster, my favorite lipluster, from MAC, The Kite Runner from Barnes and Noble, and the curtains and chair that already made their big debut on a prior post from Urban Outfitters.
After the shopping Chelsie and I headed back to my place for some pizookies and chilling out. After she left Ashton came over for a bit and we hung out.
Sunday may have been the best day, weather-wise, I've had in the city. It was absolutely PERFECT. I couldn't believe it when I walked out of the apartment to go to church. It was probably in the low 70s, no humidity, clear skies, and a slight breeze. Amazing.
Church was great and then my friends Steve and Mike picked me up for dinner. We ate at some random Italian restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. Of course we ate outside and it was so pleasant. As my dad would say, it was "one of those days you're glad to be alive." Steve and Mike are quite adventurous when it comes to food. Apparently they love muscles and decided to order some. Being the "try new things" person I've become, I had one as well. Let me tell you, this was tough for me. In the last few months I've tried various kinds of sushi (including the real raw stuff), calamari, Persian food, and who knows what else. However these muscles looked SO nasty, it took some serious convincing from the boys. I finally tried it. It wasn't as bad as I'd anticipated, but one was definitely enough for me.
After dinner we headed over to Central Park...Sheep's Meadow to be exact. Some people from the wards were there, but the three of us sort of did our own thing. I read a little bit while the boys played frisbee, and eventually joined in. There were so many people, it's a miracle we didn't hit anyone (however there were a few close calls, and I managed to get hit twice while I was reading, thanks guys.) Here's a few of the action shots:
Mike showing his fancy "catch under the leg" skills.
Steveo attempting the same thing.
Just a shot of the gorgeous park with the breathtaking buildings behind.
Steve and I on the subway. Friends since 2003 and going strong.
Me and Mikey.
After the park we headed back to my place for pizookies (yes, two days in a row) and to chill a little bit more. Then Sarah's friend Nathan came over and they popped in Band of Brothers and that was it for me. (Not exactly a fan of 8 hours of war.)
I headed to my room around 9ish for some Felicity and only lasted for about an hour and was out for the night. I love going to bed early, so fabulous. When I woke up this morning I'd missed a few calls and text messages but the extra sleep was so worth it.