Now that I've seen that my sister has officially announced Jared's arrival on her blog I can announce it as well. Jared Steven came into the world on August 20, 2010 weighing a whopping 9 pounds 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Way to go Rebecca! So happy for their family for their third little addition. Can't wait to meet that boy and smother him.
Today was perfect. The weather was about 85 degrees and a small group of us went to Long Beach. It was only the second time I've been able to make it to the beach in New York this summer. As I've mentioned, I've had plans almost every weekend all summer to be out of town or have friends in town. Luckily I was able to make it to the beach twice in California earlier this month as well. I feel sufficiently tanned for the summer.
I have to admit, even though I was totally anti until last summer, I like the beach here more then back in California. I really didn't love the beach that much growing up. It just all seemed like such a hassle. Drive all the way down to San Clemente (where we always went growing up) try to find parking (and pay for it), schlep all your stuff down the beach, and then get all sandy, bring about half the beach home with you in your car, and go home. I'd much rather just go to the pool.
It's not as if going to the beach is the easiest thing ever here, but it just doesn't feel like as much as a hassle to me. Get yourself to Penn, buy a ticket for the LIRR, and sit on the train and chat with your friends for 40 minutes. Then it's a 5 minute walk.
One of the reasons I used to be a hater of beaches here is you have to pay to get in. Who pays to go to the beach? After experiencing the beach here (at least Long Beach) I totally don't mind. I think a combo ticket for the train and beach is like $14 and it's totally worth it. The beach is considered a state park, and the money goes towards keeping the beach nice. It's totally worth it. The sand is clean, which is so nice. No cigarette butts or wood chips or rocks. Just nice pure sand. I love it.
Not to mention, the water's warmer here! It makes no sense to me, but it is.
Lastly, and another reason why I love New York itself, is the public transportation. It's really nice that anyone can leave whenever they want. There's a train going back to the city basically every half hour. I love it.
Usually when we go to the beach there's a huge group, which is fine, and fun, but today it was just four of us, and it was really nice. The weather was perfect and the group was great.
When we got home the water was out in our building so we had to wait around for an hour or so to shower. That was a huge bummer but not the end of the world. After I finally could shower I just spent the evening at home alone, which was so nice. I didn't feel like going out so I just stayed in and got my laundry done and watched a little tv. It was perfect.
Oh yeah, also, while riding the 1 train to Penn this morning I noticed Jodi Foster get on and sit right across from me, right next to Britt and Brad. I've seen a lot of pictures in Us Weekly of celebrities in subways but I've never actually seen one. She looked great and was in really good shape.
Basically I don't feel like blogging. Maybe I will again one day. I hope I will. But for now, I don't. So here's a few of my favorite pics from the last few weeks.
Aimee and Jerry's wedding. Loved it. She wore her grandmother's dress. It wasn't altered, restored, or even dry cleaned. Perfect condition. Perfect size. Perfect for Aim. She made her own veil. So Aim. It was such a perfect day and perfect night. Love Jerry. Even though I only met him the night before I can tell he's so perfect for her. I was so happy to be a part of this wedding.
I picked raspberries with my grandpa in Rexburg. This was the first day of the second week of my vacation, and the first moment I actually felt truly relaxed. The first few days of vaca were kind of a whirlwind with the changes I mentioned in my last post, and then it was the wedding madness. It was so nice to spend this Monday morning in beautiful, peaceful Idaho, picking berries in the front yard.
Less than 48 hours in San Francisco was a quick trip but so worth it to see the city with two of my besties from college.
Last weekend I hit up the Berkshires with 15 friends. It was glorious. I have the best ex-BB ever. That pool was zen. It was like the stoner corner of the property. At one point we were just chillin in the pool, sitting on our noodles, not really saying anything to each other and just zoning out. Nothing says relaxation like a 95 degree pool. I wanna go back.
Okay here's the exciting news in a nutshell. I'm an auntie again! Rebecca had Jared Steven last Friday. He came in at a whopping 9 pounds 13 ounces, and 21 inches. My sister makes some linebackers.
The other exciting news.....I've been going through a long approval process for an apartment. It's taken almost a month but I found out I made it through the last of the approval process (meeting with the president of the co-op board) today. As of September 3 I will officially be living in my own apartment on the Upper West Side. I. Am. Stoked.
I'm here, but mentally I'm somewhere else. On Sunday I got back from my core leave. I was away from New York for 16 days but it felt like at least 30. It's true what they say, in a New York minute everything can change.
So many pretty heavy changes have occurred, and so many to come. Some are my doing, and some were like a rug being pulled out from under me.
I feel like I have delayed jetlag and I just don't have the energy.
Friday I'm heading to the Berkshires for the weekend so if I don't blog tomorrow it'll be next week.
Sorry to leave you hanging. This is all I've got in me. For now, enjoy the big sky of Idaho. I miss it.