***********For some reason I couldn't get my photos to download. Sorry about that. Will post them later, hopefully**********Or/and 2 depending what you count as a day. Anyhow, we got here later last night. We started our day at 5 in the morning and got to our place in NY by 7 EST. We had a few little hang ups when 1) I woke up with a sore throat and continued to feel achey throughout the day 2) our flight got delayed two hours, which eventually led to Ryder waiting unbearable amounts of time too many times way more than any toddler should have to and 3) as we were awkwardly boarding the plane with our two babies and all of our stuff, a lady on the front row said something to me that I couldn't hear. Thinking it was some cute comment about my children, I leaned over and said, "Whate was that?" and she replied, "Your zipper." Huh. Ryder and I had completely hit the wall by the time we arrived to our place. Phil and Penelope were troopers, and were in all around good spirits. After we got the tour and keys, my only goal was to get everyone to bed whether they wanted to or not (including Phil).

Although, things usually do look better in the morning, this morning might have been the exception after waking up with a temperature of 103. Talk about wrong timing. NOTE: One bad thing about the east coast, I have to wait hours before it is appropriate for me to call anyone (like my mom or our insurance) to complain to them about my predicament. We spent most of the morning figuring our a doctor and our out-of-state insurance situation, but I triumphed! I'm happy to report by 4 o'clock today, I had my antibiotic in hand. And, while Phil and Ryder were out and about running some errands, Ryder just happened to be wearing his Seahawks jersey and they just happened to pass Elizabeth Hasselbeck and fam, who yelled, "Go Seahawks" to my boys. I'm not quite sure if I can handle all of this excitement for the first day.

First impressions of New York: (Considering we got in when it was dark and rainy, my first real view of this place was when we went out this morning to go to the doctor).

  • It is sooooo New Yorky. Not the most brilliant term ever coined, but it really does looks like it does on TV and the movies.I think the thing that gets me is how old it is. I would really enjoy a history tour of this city.
  • It's quite loud and busy, but our apartment is surprisingly quiet.
  • If something is looking worn down, like walls, doors or steps, just throw on another coat of paint.
  • I go from thinking how cool this place is to how sad this place is everytime I walk by the all to common homeless and crazy people.
  • I keep getting called "baby" and "baby-girl" by cute, older black women. I really like that..


  1. Glad you guys made it, though I'm sorry it was so crazy! I am so excited to read about your adventures--keep the posts rolling!!

  2. I miss you guys already! I love your new header. Sorry about you being sick.

    There was something witty I was going to post here.

    Glad you got there safely!

  3. Glad you made it! Hope you get feeling better! I can't wait for more pictures and updates! This is great to live through you, baby girl ;)

  4. I was wondering when you were heading to the Big Apple! It looks like you've made it! Are you just there for the summer? Hope you get better soon!

  5. You're there and alive ... kind of. I hope those antibiotics work quickly. :)

  6. Oh I love that Phil saw Elisabeth H. How fun!!! Ryder needs to wear that jersey every day...I'm sending Penny a seagals outfit hahah

  7. I'd say it the same way... "so New Yorky" You are darling Jazzy!
    I hope your adventure is a ton of fun!
    Way to go on Ryder's potty training! I am ansty to start Ike, but I know it's way too soon. I'm just so sick of buying diapers! And those undies for boys are darling!!

  8. Welcome, welcome! If I never get to see you in UT...I definitely want to see you in NYC! I'm making a trip sometime (or a couple times) this summer and I'd love to see you!

  9. Keep up the post for all of us living through you. Glad your ok.

  10. You should try the City of New York Museum...if only to watch the 15 minute video they have about the history of New York. It's the best part of the museum.