Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Start spreadin' the news...


Kris had a destination wedding in Atlantic City so we took off for our first trip "sans" baby. I was truly tormented beforehand but things went great and Tofer had a blast with my parents on their ranch in Texas (post to come).

We flew out to New Jersey for the wedding and then went to Kris's hometown and then spent a few days in NYC. This post is all about the Big Apple. Others to come.

New York was a blast. I lived there years ago while doing an internship for John Stossel at ABC News (now he's at Fox). It was so nostalgic and fun. Loved being there with Kris. The trip was a big long four day date. *Sigh*

We begin:

Gotta have the subway shot.

And the Times Square shot.

The famous iced chocolate at the eclectic Serendipitys. Ridiculously long wait but very quirky/cute.

The musicians EVERYWHERE. They were actually quite good.

walking around Central Park with my prego gut...hahaha.

I was too prego and tired for the tandem bike so we opted to be cycled around. They charged an astronomical fee but gave us a huge discount when they saw my big belly and how I was actually contemplating riding a bike myself. Hahaha. It was pretty funny.

Central Park really is so beautiful. A peaceful haven right in the middle of the city.

Kris's "I'm a hard-a, pic". Funny, he ALMOST pulls it off, but we all know the truth.

The ridiculousness of this pic deserves an explanation. I was trying to explain to Kris how HARD it is to actually catch a leaf that is falling from the tree. I don't know why, but I've always found it kind of a romantic idea. Anyway, here I am, making a pregnant fool of myself demonstrating to him. It's just too horrible not to post. I look like a balloon.

So he tries and finally believes me. I'm telling you. Sounds easy. NOT SO.

And my chubby little pregnant face for your viewing pleasure.

Dinner downtown with some of Kris's old buddies.

We rented a car and driving was kinda crazy. But we survived....even had to bump our way out of a parallel parking situation where they sandwiched us in. Never done that before...

Gotta love New York.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


We woke up Halloween morning to breakfast from Kris. Hahaha. Good man.

Tofer wasn't a huge fan of the holiday but he was a HIT around the neighborhood. Our babysitter lives up the street and every pre-teen that we passed seemed to know who he was. It was cute. And he looked really cute in his Cookie Monster outfit.

That is the face of a child who is NOT very excited. Although he kinda liked knocking on doors and reaching his hand out for candy. HAHAHA - I just looked at the pic and realized I went from door to door in Kriss slippers. Ha.

One of our neighbors (also the ward organist) has spent the past 30 years, yes that's right, BUILDING an organ in his living room. He was playing Phantom of the Opera and other fun songs for everybody. Added a little zest to the evening.

Come on in! Here is the gate to our house. You can see me sitting back there in our little graveyard.

A closer look.

Front window that one day....some day...will be a BIG bay window with seats.

The front door that we sanded and painted and had someone make a custom glass insert for us. The old window was broken....yes, the joys of foreclosure properties.

We were one of "those" houses that gave out the good stuff ;)

And finally, Kris and I made a little bet about who could carve the best pumpkin. Obviously he took it more seriously than I did....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This WAS the place!

Last September we took a little trip to Provo. All those college years...so many memories. Since we didn't meet until after the good ole Provo days, we decided to make some memories together. Had a great time.

Who can forget the museum cafe? We met up with our buddies, the Lyons, for some lunch. Nick just started the MBA program.

Tofer was hilarious the whole time. Here he's giving the window cleaners for the Tanner building something to do :)

And of course, my old stomping grounds...."From all of us here at K-BYU...I'm Cathy Geigle". Haha. Looks like Tofer is a NATURAL!

Met up with Kris fam for a few nights.

Nina looks amazing. She just had baby number two when we took this pic.

So we decided to swing by Antelope Island. Ever been there? Apparently it makes lists of "places to go" in travel mags. And you can see my prego gut here.

K seriously, you can't even tell how windy it was from the picture but it was INSANE.

Very fitting to take prego pics with the buffalo...Today, I'd probably need to find a beached whale.

And of course, Kris met up with some old buddies to go mountain biking. Here we are with our friend Craig - that we both happened to know but didn't know we knew, until we were dating. Random. Our circles ALMOST crossed at college :)