Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving in the city

Last night we went to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons being was very crowded, but a really fun atmosphere.

 And this morning my nephew and I woke up early to see the parade in person. For those of you not familiar, it is very difficult to find a good spot to watch the parade. It is always super crowded. But...Isaac's charm got us up to the very front. Here's what we saw...


Friday, November 16, 2012

falling water

While in Ohio this week, Heath and I visited Falling Water. It's really beautiful, however we were surprised with the apricot color. I remember seeing pictures of it looking white...

I love that they could just open the windows and listen to the waterfall. Good sleeping noise. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

We were so very lucky this week. We didn't lose power or water, and our neighborhood was the least touched by the storm. 

This guy was ready for the storm.

The wind was really strong...

And the waves on the Hudson were quite large.

Here we are with our cousin from France...they were in town for the week :) They were serious troopers - never complaining that half of Manhattan was shut down or that public transportation wasn't working.

The trees took the brunt of the damage.

Some uprooted completely.

And the's where it started/stopped on 29th Street.

This picture is from A Cup of Jo - isn't it amazing?

Halloween 2012

We had some friends over this weekend for Halloween...the theme was Moonrise Kingdom.

 Heath and I went as Suzy Bishop and Sam Shakusky.

 Our French cousins went as...surprise...French!

 And Jay and Jen came all the way from Columbus as Snow White + the Huntsman. (I don't have pictures of our other guests unfortunately).


 Then we headed to Cielo, which was way too crowded and foggy (smoke machine).

It was a great night before the storm hit...more on that soon!

Friday, September 7, 2012


A few highlights from our most recent travels... 

The Rail Trail in central PA

Gorgeous land in upstate NY

And Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin outside Madison, WI

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July in Chicago

Some highlights from July... 

Fireworks over Lake Michigan while listening to the Southern Michigan Symphony

An amazing prefab at the Museum of Science and Industry showing how we can all be much much greener

Views of the lake

Millennium Park after dark

Pitchfork Festival with Vampire Weekend

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pantone skin colors

I love this! Heath and I were just wondering about skin color the other day. Are there more shades of skin color or hair color?

See the entire post here.