Happy 4th

What a weekend. This is the first time in years I haven’t been in Indiana for the 4th of July family picnic. (I missed two years in college) but since I’ve been in New York, its the summer event I try to be home for. But this year Rob and I decided to do it low key. This is the first down weekend with no agenda we’ve had together since we got engaged. Even so we got a lot accomplished.

Rob had off on Thursday, so we went down to Manhattan’s city hall to get our marriage license. I was surprised at the number of people in line at the wedding chapel across the hall from the license room. Rob describes it best. It’s surreal, like a happy DMV with hearts everywhere. But we have the license and are allowed to get married in the state of New York within the next 60 days! Then I went to work, and Rob asked what he could do. I set him to making place cards and table numbers. And the labels for the favors…

Friday we tried to sleep in…it didn’t really work. Rob got up early to make breakfast, but we were out of milk. So we went back to sleep until 9 when we went to the store and got milk and burgers and other stuff for a 4th of July dinner. Then since it was rainy we went out for Rob’s birthday movie. Wall-E. Go see this movie. It’s like a silent film, it’s amazing that there is almost no dialog. The storytelling is just great. Then back to the apartment to watch some FIREWORKS!!! We had our burgers. And when I was checking online to find the time…I find that they moved the fireworks from 24 to 42 streets where they have been FOREVER, and where we can see them, south so that the farthest north was around 24th street and we could see nothing. So we went up to the roof and watched from there. Just not the same as on your own balcony though. But what a relaxing day!

Saturday…once again we tried to sleep in and it didn’t work. But we had a lazyish morning. I cleaned and Rob worked on the programs for the wedding. Then in the evening our friends Angela and Max came over for some favor making fun and dinner. Thank you guys so much for your help. Only 20 more to make. This is one of those wedding items I’ve been stressing about. But now we are almost done.

Today was Rob’s birthday, so we went out for a birthday breakfast. And then shopping in Manhattan before church. Not much of a day for him, but we walked around together and I took him to California Pizza Kitchen for lunch. I totally didn’t know there was one in the city. He got his movie. And next weekend I am taking him to see Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D.

It was so nice to have a relaxing 3 day weekend. Only 35 days to go!

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