I baked again..

One of my September goals was to bake something with pumpkin.  Cross that off the list {That, and only that}.  I have never really had a lot of pumpkin flavored things so I am trying something new.  I decided on some bread!  I used the pumpkin bread with pepitas recipe from skinnytaste.




I must say it came out pretty fantastic!  I of course had to add some dark chocolate chunks into it because everything tastes better with chocolate.  I’m still awaiting the arrival of the hubman from work so he can give the approval {and tell me to stop making up words}.

My mom is coming down tomorrow so we can go see some dancing at New York City Center.  Hopefully I can get her to eat some of this bread so I don’t scarf it down all by myself!

SO far I think I like this pumpkin thing!  Next up..  Apples.



Where to start…

I have been so busy lately since I have started teaching and setting choreography.  It’s only been two weeks but I am already feeling like I have been doing so much.   I am sad that I am missing out on performing jobs but I know that this will make me better.  I have also been dancing for myself a lot more lately and while my foot may not be liking it, I am!  I am loving taking class from Kristen Sudeikis.  If you are a dancer in NYC I completely recommend taking her as often as possible.  She mostly teaches at Peridance.  I have also been doing a lot of other really fun things.  Movies and walks/runs with J, Brunch with cousins!


Heather Graham? No, Kiera Knightley.  Whatever, she’s pretty.

The other day J and I went on the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway starting from the beginning and walking all the way at Battery Park! IMG_20120916_133110

Good old GW Bridge.

It was a good 15 miles and I almost cannot believe that we did it.  We almost stopped at 10 but decided we wanted to make it all the way to Battery Park.


And that we did.


I think we look good for having just walked 15 miles.  Other than that just been a dancing fool.  My mom sent me this pretty awesome cartoon that is actually perfect.

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I don’t know what you mean, that doesn’t sound like me at all.

I am getting pretty excited for the fact that Fall is here and that means Halloween! 


I cannot wait to decorate/dress up/celebrate my birthday!  And thankfully no one likes to take dance class on Halloween so I have the night off!  What should I be?! (I think I may be able to convince J to let me go trick-or-treating)

I have been having some pretty late nights and some really early mornings and I think I need some sleep but…… I am so excited for tomorrow.  Me and J are heading upstate (I can say that now that I live in the city) to visit the rents and go apple picking!  I will let you know how it goes.. Oh and soon I will be baking something pumpkin.  And probably something with apples. That’s all for now.


It’s been awhile

Did you miss me?

I have been busy.  My brain has been fried with choreography.  I have been teaching and setting competition numbers on some kiddos.  It’s been a little crazy.  It may just be a really long year.

Anyway, I haven’t been running so much lately, trying to give my body a break but I have been dancing a little more and working out in different ways,  More strength and low impact cardio.

Me and J have explored our city a little more.  We ventured back to the South Street Seaport.  A place we met up in when he was on the Explorer of the seas and I was living in Astoria.


It was a beautiful day we had lunch and some froyo along the water and then we walked to Battery park.  We got to relive the day J asked me to marry him.  And by that I mean we were harassed by men trying to sell us overpriced candy the whole time.





On the way back J got his picture taken with the wall street/charging bull.


Just Love Me.


We found the most perfect Christmas tree!  Can you tell I am excited about my birthday?!


Today J and I went for a quick 4 miler and we decided to try a bit of a different route.  I have been wanting to run these stairs ever since I first laid eyes on them.  And today I got my chance.



Look at him go!! (I gave him a head start)  It was midday and a little too hot for a run, but we made it through.

So, I officially start teaching on Monday and I am excited to start the year.  I promise I will try not to get too busy to update the blog!