Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

We love NYC. Every summer, for 2 weeks, a handful of very very expensive restaurants open their doors to those of us in the middle class, who cannot afford to normally eat there. This is called Restaurant Week, and it is incredible! For a flat fee, you get a 3 or 4 course meal.

So of course, Emily and I had to capitalize on this opportunity. We decided to go to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. I dont think words can describe our experience. Rob got the Filet Mignon while Emily got the Ribeye. We really had a wonderful time, and are anxiously looking forward to next summer, when we can feast like this again! :-)


We absolutely LOVE Boston! The city is gorgeous! It is so clean compared to NYC, and is just a really fun town. It is nice how small it is, and how it truly is a walking city. During the summer, there is such a fun feeling. People are strolling along the streets, relaxing in the Boston Common, and of course, wearing their Boston sports shirts.

We went over the weekend with our friends Kevin/Heather Hirst. We actually were pretty pampered, so that probably added to the enjoyment of the trip. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton, in an executive suite. We had access to the Club Lounge, where there was complimentary meals, drinks, etc. It was truly phenomenal.

Our favorite part was of course going to see Harvard. We took a tour, and really had a good time hopefully seeing our future home. :-) We walked the Freedom Trail, and saw Paul Revere's house, the famous church (1 by land, 2 by sea), and many other sites. It was awesome.

It wouldn't be a trip to Boston if we didn't see Fenway Park, and support the Champions the Red Sox. Unfortunately, they were out of town, so we couldn't join in on the fun. Lastly, we had a delicious dinner on the Boston Harbor. Emily and I both got our own 1 lb Lobster! Who could resist? I think the best part was watching us try to get to all of the meat.

We hope you enjoy the pictures below! Hope all is well!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

So, few of you know how incredible the Macey's 4th of July Firework show over the East River. It is a spectacular 25 minute ordeal, that should not be missed. And, one of the main reasons why we decided to rent our apartment is because we knew we would have a great view from our window. And we were not disappointed!!

We had about 25 people from the ward over (in our small 1 bedroom apartment). We had lots of snacks, watermelon, treats, and cake. It was nice to be inside, enjoying the air conditioning while thousands of people pushed and shoved 26 floors below us, trying to catch a peak of the action. But despite violating every fire code in New York, we had a very safe and fun evening.