March has been crazy to say the least. Nate's parents came the last week in Feb. through the first week of March. We had a great time with them. They stayed with us for a few days and then they stayed at a hotel the last couple of days and enjoyed themselves inside from the cold while Nate and I worked. We had fun going to visit them both nights. They spoiled us for sure. My favorite part was watching the Bachelor in bed with them. I'd never seen it before but we couldn't miss the finale. It was a good week for them to visit because Nate got off at a decent hour most nights.
The next couple of weeks went by. Then, on the 13th my mom and brothers Jake and Josh came to visit. It was a long trip for them, but it kind of needed to be because Nate and I worked a lot while they were here and we did most of our fun stuff with them on the weekends. They loved the city, didn't love our 5 flights of stairs, but the stairs are good for us all. We spent most of our time in Time Square or 5th Ave near 59th st where FAO Schwarz is. Jake and Josh loved that store and Jake picked up a new hobby while he was here..Myachi or something. Like a hand hakki-sack. We went ice skating in Central Park, saw Shrek on Broadway, gave Nate a mini surprise b-day (nothing tops Nate's surprise party last year with all of his friends...but we tried to make it special for him), and on his birthday we went to the Olive Garden. That night we took a different way home, accidentally got off the subway a stop early and ended up back at the plaza hotel by 59th and 5th ave again where I said we spent a lot of our time. It was nearly midnight when I noticed Oprah's friend Gale King standing across the street from us waiting to get into her car. Then Nate noticed all of the paparazzi and we went over to see what was going on. We stood around for a bit and different people kept coming out. Rumor was that Madonna and Gwen Staffani were inside. Sure enough we saw Madonna, Anne Hathaway, Valentino, and lots of models and stars that we weren't as familiar with. Nate turned into a paparazzi and he was even comparing his pictures with all of them. It was hilarious! He enjoyed himself "thoroughly!" Anyone who knows Nate knows that "thoroughly" is one of his favorite words that he uses a little too often. My mom and I just laughed as Nate suddenly mustered up enough energy to stalk famous people and get autographs of Russian models that he didn't even know. (and he won't let me throw away that model's autograph...like he knows her? She said "ooh Nathan!" with her accent and it bothered me because she liked the attention a lot! hehe But Anne Hathaway is a doll! And Valentino really is tan! holy moly. We had fun. Josh was bored out of his mind, but waited patiently. He isn't pictured too much above but he was so cute and fun to be with while he was here. Jake and Josh had their brotherly moments, but that's life. Josh loved loved China Town! He bought tons of stuff. Jake & I on the other hand weren't such fans but for different reasons. Some dumb China woman kicked me out of her store very rudely because I couldn't decided fast enough what I wanted.
Overall, we were very blessed to have our families come to visit! We've been in the city almost 8 months. Time flies when you are having fun!...well not all of this time has flown but we're growing and learning a lot. This week I had a couple of days off because the Gibsons went to Puerto Rico. I can't wait to see Sadie in the morning and see how their trip was. I finally went and got my pedicure that they gave me for my b-day. It was fun! I'd never had one before. How lame am I?
This upcoming weekend my cousin Kristen is moving to Pennsylvania to nanny so we are planning a weekend get away to go visit her and my aunt and uncle. IT should be fun to rent a car and take a roadtrip. I love Nathan! He's a sweetheart. We've enjoyed our weekend together.