December Pt 2

Here’s a weird post about the rest of December featuring barely any pictures of people.

Christmas afternoon (no pictures of Christmas morning stuff, apparently) we visited the Morton Arboretum to see all the trolls there. Look at all these giant trolls!

The next day we visited the Conservatory and had a delicious tlayuda at Cruz Blanca because the waits at Au Cheval are preposterous. That night, after dinner at Las Fuentes (no pictures?) we saw the Woman in Black, my favorite scary play, finally come to the United States.

Then I caught a plane west for a quick little LA trip (funny that I’m writing this after having just gotten back from a completely different LA trip). Consider this stack of photos an impressionist (or expressionist?) representation of being in Burbank, being at Grandma’s, tacos with Nicole, Pepes with Grandma, a little visit to the Arts District, Gus’s Chicken with Collin, Porridge and Puffs with the Paughs, Jitlada with Cher and Lauri and Bobby Flay, walking around San Marino/Pasadena, picking up Greg and all going to Zankou Chicken, Grandma making pita chips, and me getting dropped off for the Flyaway Bus. You know, the usual!

And after all that I was back in New York in time for New Year’s with a ball drop view!

December Pt 1

Nothing says “beginning of February” quite like posting about the month of December!

Things kicked off with the annual stake Christmas concert.

I was working off Rockefeller Center and had many opportunities to push my way through the holiday crowds.

Dipped into nearby St Patrick’s to observe some of the Dia de la Virgin goings on

We had a nice ward Christmas party and I was also invited to attend the LDSPA (probably not the right abbreviation?) dinner

And then, the big event of December: Mom and Dad came to town just before Christmas. Day One we ate at Ikinari Steak and Olmsted

Day Two: Lunch at Carbone and a viewing of the Bands Visit that night

Day 3: Korean Fried Chicken for dinner, a visit to the Mogan Library, and dessert at Empellon. That is not an avocado!

Day 4: Lunch at Cosme, dinner not pictured, Mom bought a goat, and we saw the Magic Flute

Day Five: After a great Christmas program at the Union Square chapel, we lunch at Spotted Pig, grab some DKAs, I show off my new knife from Cory, and we fly to Chicago!

Ok, I really think I can get the rest of December posted before March happens but we’ll see!