Monday, June 8, 2009

Bay Area: May 27-June 1

What prompted this huge road trip in the first place was the wedding of my friend Magda. We arrived in Los Gatos just in time for the wedding weekend festivities to begin. I spent Friday with the bridesmaids and Magda, having our nails done, lunching, doing last-minute errands for Magda, rehearsing at the church and then coming together for a big rehearsal dinner. Jonathan and I loved the opportunity to dress up and enjoy a night out w/o the kids J Saturday was the wedding and it really was one of the most fun wedding days I’ve experienced. Magda and Travis were stunning and I was so honored to stand by them as they entered into marriage. The reception was at Testarossa Vineyards in Los Gatos – we danced and partied late into the night. Thanks for the great time Magda, Travis, Margaret, and Tibor!!! We were also able to spend time with my dad and my other grandparents, which was very special

Oregon: May 26-27

We left Seattle on the 26th and drove 445 miles to Medford, OR for a quick visit with my grandparents.  Although our visit was short, we were able to share some meals together and they got to watch Charlotte swim in the hotel pool!  It’s always special coming together, especially since we don’t see each other that often.  Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

New York - May 19-25

Well, we're not dead...just terribly lacking in internet connections in our stopovers.  I am posting a bunch of updates right here that I've been saving in Word over the past 2 weeks - here we go...

We spent our week in NY at my aunt Claudia’s home in Brooklyn just 1 block from the river.  With family time (cousin Alex’s choral performance, dinners together, lunch with C, A and cousin Laura), touristy-time (Statue of Liberty, Wall St, Times Sq, Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Little Italy) and relaxing time (Brooklyn Tabernacle for church, walks along the river, sipping coffee while strolling Union Square), our trip was comprised of all the ‘good stuff’.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time together with TJ – Charlotte stayed home with her GranJan, who flew out to stay with her during our week away.  It was a much-needed respite from toddler life.  But it was a happy reunion J