July 25,2015: Sissy and New York
Hello, dolls! Hello, NYC! <3 …and yay birthday blog post!! I think one of the best gifts I received this year for my birthday is the feeling of contentment. A and my Mom were asking me what I wanted for my birthday a few weeks ago. I could’ve honestly told them a million things but none of those would make me feel happier than having Mama’s spaghetti and spend time with my “A boys”.
I realized that I am at a point in my life wherein I am content. I have a stable career, a home that we could call our own, my husband A and baby A, and the assurance that we will be complete for Christmas this year! It’s been 4 years since I last spent Christmas with my parents and siblings, it’s the ultimate best gift this year to be together again for the holidays.
It’s going to be a very busy week for A and I as we prepare for my family’s arrival! I’ve been smiling from ear to ear since last week when I found out that everyone’s coming for Christmas. Most importantly, I am excited for baby A to be with his Lolo again…and his Titots and Tita too 😉
So as I wait (and cram) for my family’s arrival, let me look back to the day my sister and I crossed off one major goal off our list — visit New York together.
It was nice to be at the Italian Weekend Market! If we lived closer, I would’ve bought a lot of delicious food to take home with us!
Like always, we just had a list of things that we wanted to see, do, or eat. No definite plan, we just wanted to live in the moment and appreciate our moment together <3
We went to Soho first to shop. We love going to Topshop/Topman because of the big store that they have in New York! We also always find steals like $35 winter boots for A or awesome winter jackets for me under $100!
My sissy and I loved the makeup collection most especially because the Topshop in our Nordstrom here in Baltimore doesn’t carry their make up line yet.
Dean & Deluca
My obsession — visiting upscale grocery stores.
I LOVE getting Halal food when in New York! I guess it’s because we do not have a lot of food carts like this in Baltimore so I always get excited to try them. Unfortunately, this stall was already sold out of mostly everything by 1PM! So we had to go to….
…Live Bait Bar & Restaurant for lunch. We were very hungry from walking around in Soho so we wanted a quick “remedy”. It’s either go to Eataly (which was really packed) or try this new restaurant.
Live bait is a dive bar. I could tell that most of the people drinking at the bar were regulars. No “visitors” like us. We felt a little awkward because our outfits were pretty formal since we just came from a baptism.
After looking at the menu and going through our list, we decided to have early dinner so we can spend more time roaming around the city…and leave more room for dessert at the end of the night! 😉
Chella’s burger. YUM!
Just 3 more days and I will be with my sissy again!!!!! <3
Our next stop was Eataly to visit the newly opened Nutella bar <3
Like YES PLEASE! <3
I wanted to buy E V E R Y T H I N G! But then I though of the calories…so yeah lol
What I’m asking Santa for christmas next year 😛
Nutella Crepe, Nutella Shot, Pistachio Gelato with Nutella
H E A V E N
Sometimes I wish I have my own Eataly at home lol
Cause who wouldn’t want all these fresh seafood at home?? Like all the time!
A’s first love…. LEGOS! 😛
Our last stop was Times Square.
Times Square is really crowded (just like everywhere in New York lol) so I prefer to go at night so we can appreciate how lively Time square is even at night.
Can’t wait to go on adventures with my sissy again soon! (and brothers too! 😛 )
Year 26 was all about molding myself to be the best mom for baby A. For every sacrifice and adjustment I’ve made from being “me” to “Mom”, I learned to appreciate life more as I watch my baby grow into a loving, smart, and healthy boy.
Now that I am 27, I am looking forward to all of the bigger adventures that I am going to share with baby A. More learning for the both of us as we prepare for “big boy” stuff 🙂
Truth be told, as much as I know that change is the only constant thing in this world, I am completely okay if 2018 will just be a repeat of 2017. It has been such an amazing year that I am already out of “wishes” even before Christmas!
My heart is very very full —there’s nothing more I could ask for <3