Thursday, December 31, 2009

I hope....

You had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! And are planning on having a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! So I had planned on getting Christmas Cards out, we even had a little photo shoot for it... then things got busy, so I thought about Making them New Years Cards.... but haven't gotten around to those photos yet... so I threw this together and decided to put it up here for all to see! Sorry you won't be getting a card in the mail from us this year, but this will just have to do. I think this photo is quite Christmasy. We were all bundled up on our trip to New York.

Thanks to Evan for this shot!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I NEED YOUR HELP!!! This will take less than minute!

I have entered to win a scholarship to the Mike Colon Workshop in Honolulu next month. And I need YOUR help to win! All you need to do is go to his blog and cast your vote for yours truly! This is an amazing opportunity that I don't want to miss! What do you get out of this you ask?

To sweeten the deal, and entice you into voting and getting your friends to vote also... here's my proposal: If I win the scholarship, I will be holding my very own giveaway right here on my blog. I will be offering one lucky reader a free photo shoot! Don't live in Hawaii? I'll figure something else out equally as awesome (or we can save it for when I'm in your area)!

VOTE NOW!!! Voting will end at 5pm PST.

And because every post is better with a photo... I leave you with this shot from Valley of the Temples

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New York: Day 6

On day six we set out to walk around the city a little bit. We wanted to go to the Cathedral at Columbia that we had walked by on our first day in the city. On our way, we came across this... the restaurant on Seinfeld.

We found A cathedral but it wasn't the one we were looking for... still a beautiful building. We took a look around inside and it was HUGE! Crazy how things get bigger once you're inside.

We walked around who knows where for a while and hopped on a bus... bad idea, at least at the time that we decided to do it! We wanted to get for one point to another and on the subway it would have taken us 20 minutes max (at least i think)... we sat on the bus probably for an hour. It was a cool experience though... We saw all the Nannies picking up the little private school kids and taking them home on the bus.

We wanted to see South Pacific to see a different type of show from In the heights. In the heights was set in todays time and South Pacific is a classic that I grew up watching (vhs). We couldn't resist taking some photos in front of the big sign!

I'd say we did an okay job with setting the camera on a bench and doing a timer shot.

After we picked up our tickets we headed back to our favorite place to eat TAIM in the Village. As I sit her blogging about this my mouth waters and my tummy grumbles! This place was SOOO good!

While we were running across town for dinner and back to Lincoln Center for the show, I had somehow LOST our Tickets!!! Uh oh! Thank goodness I paid with a credit card and the guy we bought them from was still there at the ticket window. So he was able to reprint them for us! I got super lucky on that one! I think I would have cried!

While we were watching the show it started to rain, we didn't have an umbrella but we didn't mind... we just ran to to the subway and it takes you so close to anywhere you need to go! It's amazing!

One more day in New York! Coming soon!

I WANT SOME FALAFEL!!! Can anyone suggest any here in hawaii?!?!? I'm sure I can find some somewhere in town, I just have to look for it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New York: Day 5

Another awesome day in New York! We started the day off by going to Grand Central Station. What a cool place that is! We just went inside and took a look around for a bit.

On our way out there was this big open area that look like it was roped off but not really. No one was there and we just wanted to go walk around and sit on the benches. As we walked up we noticed there was something left on the bench. As we got closer it looked like an iPod touch or iPhone. sure enough when we got there it was an I phone. We opened it up to see if we could find a number to call to return it. We called the last number the person called and it was the woman's husband. He told us where she worked so we set off to return it to her... but not before taking some self portraits with her phone! hahah!

Here's stuart on the phone:

After our wild goose chase trying to find this lady we met up with Evan for a quick lunch. I forget what it was called but it was another rueben sandwich kind of place and oh so tasty. It was right down the street from this cool building (the flat iron building).

Stuart took this picture... see me?

We really wanted to see a Broadway show and were told to try and get tickets through the lottery they hold the day of. We were trying to get tickets for "In the Heights". They only have so many available so you line up and at a certain time a lady comes out tells you to write your name on a paper and whether you want 1 or 2 tickets. You have to come back in and hour or so and she will draw names until all the tickets are gone. Me, Stuart, Tam, and Evan all filled one out for 2 tickets each to better our odds. We were feeling lucky and Tamara and Evan's name both got pulled so we were all able to see it! Tickets were cheap and such good seats!!! We were FRONT AND CENTER! It was an awesome show full of great music and dancing and some very likable characters. Here we are so excited about our tickets!

Here we are after the show in Time square!

What a fun day!!!! More fun is sure to come, so stay tuned!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New York: Day 4

I'm Back with another installment of New York! This is day 4 and 1/2 way through our trip. It started out with us hopping on the subway to go to church... the church building in New York is interesting because its in the middle of the city (I don't know if "middle" is the right term because whenever we were going anywhere we were underground so it was hard for me to get a feel for where anything was in comparison to anywhere else that we had been). It was right across the street from Juilliard which was cool to see. Not only that but the same building houses the chapel as well as the Temple! Pretty awesome!

Pretty awful angle I know... (we were about to go down to the subway when I remembered I wanted a photo of the temple) oops.

After church we took a walk down to Central Park. It was so beautiful! And I got to see those beautiful fall leaves that we don't get over here!

Not only were the trees beautiful but the light was awesome!

I'm not really sure but I think Stuart told me to be serious.... I couldn't hold that face long enough to get and shot of it but that's ok.

One of Stuart's old mission companions lives in NYC so we met up with him so they could catch up!

And since the game was rained out last night.... It's game day!!!

Here's Stuart supporting our angel's!

We were all about supporting the Angel's in Yankee territory. So we got all of our red stuff and Angel apparel.

We took the subway into the Bronx with the Thousands and Thousands of Yankee Fans. We got quite an ear full but we found a couple nice ones who were willing to pose for a picture. Don't they look fierce!?

Another awful shot but I had to put it in here.

Here's Tam and Evan in front of Yankee Stadium!!!

Go Angels!!!

This is obviously before the game =) haha!

So is this one! I have never in my life been boo'd at so much! It was incredible! When we got off the subway and were walking with all of the other game goers there were security guys in the tunnels with megaphones and as soon as one spotted us, he announced that there were Angel fans there and everyone turned and boo'd us! And told us to go home! It was hilarious! That was all in good fun but there were some seriously mad people who were disgusted to see us there.

We were pretty much at the very top of the stadium so when we walked up the stairs and turned the corner everyone above us saw us immediately (i mean how can you miss that clifford the big red dog parka?) and started yelling at us! And those who didn't see us immediately, turned to look as soon as they heard all the booing and promptly joined in!

The shot above is funny because we wanted to get a photo with the field in the background and were doing the whole self portrait thing when the guy sitting behind us offered to take it. After he snapped the shot he said "oh, I didn't see your hat" Apparently he wouldn't have offered had he noticed we were angel fans! SO FUNNY!

Bobby Abreu is my favorite so I had to get a shot of him on the screen since I couldn't get one of him in real life. He just looks like a cute cuddly teddy bear! Good reason to be my fave huh?

What an amazing stadium! I'm so glad we were able to be there! What an experience!!!

It started to get really cold really fast! So I bundled up as much as possible. There was a guy sitting in front of us wearing shorts! I couldn't believe it! I was freezing!

Even though the Angels lost, and that was sad, it was super cool to be there at game six! And watch the Yankees win the American League Championships! Too bad it wasn't the Angels.

GO ANGELS!!!! We still love you! And there's always next year!

Another wonderful day in new york! And still more to come!