in this sometimes uncomfortable & unknown world, it is nice to take the time to remember and
"re-live" a moment. the tradition may come as often as donuts on saturdays or new haven pete's on fridays. or twelve dates of Christmas. no matter how often (or not) they are replayed.. they are always worth it.
why can't these precious, treasured moments be revisited more than once? in my opinion they can && should be.
i can't seem to jump into the fall without going to that boat house in central park and eating brunch at the legendary sarabeths. it doesn't matter how many times i have done it now. it still takes me back. takes me back to a little girl dream turning into a reality.
((i hope when caleb and i are old && grey, we still go back to that park and replay those words and motions.))
so of course, on our nyc trip we did just that. we also added some new special places including the chocolate room in brooklyn- the slogan here being "there is always room for chocolate"- you know i loved every second of it. we also visited a new hidden gem, café lalo (thank you megan for the suggestion). it brought me back to tom hanks && meg ryan- in my opinion a perfect pair.
&& before we departed the lovely city, caleb and i headed to chelsea market- a new tradition as of our last visit & one that i think we will be keeping around. we dined at freidman's lunch and i had the most delicious grilled cheese- of my life. i am not kidding. seriously. just think about it, gruyere && mozerrela, carmalized onion &&... wait for it... bacon. grilled to perfection. satisfied beyond belief.
nyc, you are a tradition, a common place in this unfamiliar world. i will keep you.
^^^ caleb & i before the big "pop" question. fall, 2011
^^^ fall 2012
^^ fall 2013, it can be relived more than once right?!
^^ grow old with me, the best is yet to come.
^^ loving sarabeths. so many options- lemon ricotta pancakes vs. pumpkin waffles. i love these kind of decisions.
^^^ our view. central park.
^^ café lalo. adorable. words can't describe.
^^ sarabeth's pumpkin waffle. (as you can see, i went with the waffle) please take me again.