Saturday, August 22, 2009

Summer in New York!

Well this last week marks ONE year in New York. It is hard to believe it has been so long it feels like we got here yesterday. Here are some pics for reminiscing.....
{All the Wood's and Olsen's belongings!!}



This summer has been quite a crazy summer as far as weather is concerned, it has basically rained everyday up until the last two weeks or so and now it is so hot and humid. But we have been able to get out to do a few fun things.

For the Fourth of July we went to the Delaware River Gap with some friends for some tubing down the river and camping. It was a lot of fun and good to get out to enjoy nature.....


After camping we headed to Long Beach on Long Island, it was my first experience on a New York beach overall it was great with the exception that you have to PAY to get on the beach now that is pretty lame. We met a bunch of people from the ward out there and it was a lot of fun just relaxing and playing games.
{The Boys}
{The Girls}
Trav and I have spent a lot of time in the park this summer, hours upon hours upon hours actually. It has been really nice when we have had good weather we just pack a picnic and head to the park with our books. On my birthday weekend we went down to do the row boats in Central Park, I have been wanting to do them since we moved here and Trav surprised me with it, it was so nice.


In July we also had a chance to go down to DC to visit Katie and Jeff......It was so great to see them, we have missed them in New York but it was fun to see where they are now and have them take us around their city. Scott, Marylynn and Zoe met us down there too! We just hung out ate good food, saw DC and enjoyed friends.

Other than that Trav and I have just been enjoying what NY has to offer in the summer. We have been to a few outdoor movies which have had spectacular views! We also went down to one of the Piers a few weeks ago to watch the Guitar Man in Central Park play some tunes it was great and the people watching was awesome.

Our lives have been crazy stressful this summer, but we are trying to make the most of it. I started a new job in June and have grown to really like it, the people are great and I am understanding the work a lot better so it makes it easier. Trav is still on the hunt, August has been really slow and dead for people getting back to him, but we are hoping that the first few weeks of September with be successful.

I have been missing family and friends so much lately :(, I am pretty homesick. It is hard to not have a trip to Utah planned to look forward to. Hopefully when Trav gets a job we will get tickets home even if it is just for a long weekend!

5 comments:

keri and taylor said...

what fun pics! Looks like there's a ton of fun people to hang out with! Fun that you got to meet up with Katie & Marylynn. I bet you guys miss each other like crazy. You better hold up your promise and come to utah when trav gets a job. Good luck! miss ya tons!

Blanck said...

Mel, you have had a great summer. The only thing missing is a picture with 10 of your best friends on top of a houseboat in Lake Powell. hello...

Melissa Hirschi said...

Looks like you have had a really fun summer. I love your photos on the little boats. Central Park is amazing! I can't believe the summer is just about over. The Holidays are just around the corner.

keri and taylor said...

Really? I'm pretty sure it's winter and almost spring. Someone needs to update their blog!

Bruschke said...

sill. waiting. please. update.