the summer is grand

July 14, 2010 |  Category:   life nyc

But not the weather. The weather has been ass, but we are really enjoying the big chunks of leisure time during the summer slowdown. Lots of time to blow bubbles and walk barefoot in the grass. Hard to believe, but it’s midsummer already. It already feels like we’ve done a lot, but the second half will be even better. Mark’s been able to park himself on the couch with a glass of wine a few nights a week and will begin tackling one of his favorite tasks – planning our trip. We are so excited to go to Seattle for 2 weeks next month. As usual, we are packing it in as we have a lot of friends and family to see, but some of the highlights are a 40th birthday celebration and an overnight sleepover at the family cabin at the lake (another lakehouse!), a day trip to Canon Beach, and of course meeting Lecia and Sally.

In the meantime, I’ve scheduled dates with friends I haven’t seen in awhile and here is a list of places and things we’d still like to do before school starts up again the second week of September (if only the weather would cooperate!):

PS 1
Governor’s Island
row boats in Central Park
Pier 62 and Pier 63 in Hudson River Park
Socrates Sculpture Park
Wave Hill
The Cloisters
A Rooftop Film
The New Museum
Dia Beacon

Um, ok. Maybe this list will take us into early Fall (Humidity! Heat! Rain! Curses!).

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  • scentual soundtracks July 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Fun, indeed! I’m just the same: pack it all in, do it all! Enjoy.

  • Lecia July 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I was just thinking Monday, as we were on a day trip, however will I fit in all the things I want to do before school starts? I suppose that’s better than feeling like, whatever are we going to do for the next 8 weeks.

    I can’t wait to have you here, and for our kids to get to play together. xo

  • ChantaleP July 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Lol! Love the last line. It certainly has been that this summer so far. Even in Mtl. Really happy to hear you guys are able to take some time off.. if only for a little while. Ah.. if only our trips didn’t coincide together, I would have loved to have met you this year! Hey, maybe others have suggested this to you but.. have you and Mark ever considered writing a cookbook? Your incredible photography coupled with Mark’s amazing recipes would be awesome! I’d buy it. Of course, horrible as I am in the kitchen, I just stare at the photos while my sister would cook the recipes! hehe. Anyways.. just wondering..

  • and flowers pick themselves July 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    so adorable! i love these photos.

    xo Alison

  • Chai Ling July 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Amazing friendship, I see. I first found Lecia’s blog, then yours, and now both of you and family members are seeing each other next month. It’s brilliant to see how this friendship linked up and grow!

  • Janet July 15, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I love Seattle. So much to do. The kids will love it! And your list of things to do in the city sound like fun. I grew up by the Cloisters so I know you’ll enjoy that and Wave Hill is beautiful!! Enjoy the rest of the summer!!!

  • Lulu July 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Lucky! You are meeting 2 of my favorite blogger!!

  • monica of hola!design July 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve been planning to go to Governors Island, great pictures, as always.

  • Lani July 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I love those striped pants! BTW I have some fun stuff planned for Oly…different flavor from Seattle but worth it. Think oysters.

  • bronwyn July 18, 2010 at 2:05 am

    I have a similar list that I think will take me into fall as well. 2 weeks in Seattle sounds wonderful. You guys have earned it!