Yesterday was our NYC anniversary. One year ago was definitely the craziest time in our life together. We rolled into town at 6 am with 200 pounds of luggage and my board patient (a random lady from Provo who barely spoke English) in tow, bleary-eyed from the red-eye flight we’d caught right after graduation the day before. We were carrying a map with us everywhere and accidentally got on the 5 instead of the 6, almost missing my orientation meeting at NYU. The next day I took my board exam and we tried to see as many sights as possible with my patient. Two days later Klane started his internship and we moved into our apartment. It was CRAZY! We signed a one year lease, but had no idea if we’d get to stay longer than a few months.
I’m so glad we were able to stay! It’s amazing to look back at everything we’ve learned and all the ways we’ve grown, and the ways we’ve been so blessed in the last year. I am completely in love with NYC, with the energy of the city, the people here, and everything it’s taught me. We’re so happy to be where we are. New York, I love you. Happy Anniversary.
For our training run this weekend we mapped a route along the Hudson River Greenway. Would you believe that eight miles will take you from our place at 115th street, all the way down to the World Trade Center?! Somehow I just feel more accomplished being able to say I ran all the way down to the WTC than if I were to do a few laps in the park.
The Statue of Liberty is just to the right of Klane’s shoulder. It was good to see her and know how far we’d come!
The run felt great; we couldn’t believe it when we got to the end! We were pretty excited when we finished. See the WTC construction behind us.
Afterward, we got lunch from Chef White, a nice guy selling delicious barbecue on a street corner in our neighborhood. Klane’s wanted to try it for a few weeks now.
We took our food to a nice little picnic table at Morningside park. It was really good!
And I finally cut Klane’s hair! Check out his rockin new ‘do.
I think he looks pretty dang hot. Thanks to all your helpful advice and a phone call to my expert sister-in-law Michelle, I think it turned out pretty good.
Later we went to Stanton and Rubi‘s to celebrate Stanton’s birthday. Rubi made this amazing cake.