Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Year of NYC Sports

We moved to New York City one year ago come the end of this week.  I thought it would be fun to try to see every major sport this city has to offer and we actually did!

This past March we got to see the Rangers as guests of Credit Suisse, sit on the front row directly behind the penalty box, and use their suite with a buffet and free drinks!

Once the weather warmed up in June we headed to Citi Field to watch the Mets, what a beautiful stadium.

In August we saw the Yankees and the crowd booed for ARod until he hit a home run and they cheered for him every time he was batting after that.

The Barclays golf tournament was at Liberty National Golf Club.  You can see the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty from this course.  We saw every hole and all the big names: Adam Scott, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickleson, McIlroy, the Aussies, etc.

Tiger Woods & Adam Scott
August was a busy month!  We also saw the US Open and watched Serena play for a while, I can't imagine how loud she will be yelling and grunting during childbirth!

Serena Williams

The first weekend in November we saw the Jets, we can't believe there isn't a direct train from the City there, or a roof!!!

The next week we saw the Knicks vs Bobcats, and Charlotte won :)

What a year!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


We've attended a Chris Tomlin/Louie Giglio event with two friends from Hillsong, a Jets vs Saints football game, and a Knicks vs Bobcats game!

I am alive on God's great dance floor!

West Point Band playing the anthem of each military branch

Jets vs Saints game-- sun was too bright to focus!

Great game!  Bobcats won!!!

Dining Set: Craigslist + Elbow Grease

I purchased our dining set (pedestal table, leaf, 4 chairs) for $150 off Craigslist prior to our NYC move.  I love the lines and weight of the set and think the chairs are substantial enough to use around the house as additional living room seating, in bedrooms, and as a desk chairs.

We started looking for fabric over a year ago and decided on Dwell’s Studio Bella Porte in the color ‘Brindle.’’  Here are a few examples of completed projects using this fabric I found online:

This past week Clay painted the black dining set white and I reupholstered the seats. Clay painted each piece with 2 coats of oil based primer, 3 coats of paint, and two coats of polycrylic.