Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Jersey, NYC, and Boston with the larks!!

Hello everyone!!

I ended up taking an unplanned break from blogging because I didn't end up bringing my computer with me on my audition spree...  and I have to admit, it was tough at first (I spend so much time on my computer!!) but actually, it wasn't so bad once a couple days passed.  haha  Anyway, the past two weeks have been a blur of practicing, rehearsing, auditioning, spending time with the larks and the amazing friends we have in Boston!

The beginning of our trip started with some time spent in New Jersey (Timmay's stomping grounds)! We arrived in the middle of the Polar Vortex, so we ended up spending most of our time indoors cooking up a storm (as we always do.  like look at that roasted chicken!  haha) and cramming hardcore for our upcoming audition!  

Also, we met one of the most generous people ever: Cathie.  She is such an incredibly sweet lady who heard us play a couple of years ago and when she found out that we were back, she insisted on taking us out for a meal and giving us a tour of her charming home.  oh, and giving us cake!  haha  It was such a warm-fuzzies kind of an afternoon, and we are just so blessed. and so grateful for her  =)

Then, we stomped around NYC for a couple of hours before heading up to Boston!

Can I just say, I absolutely LOVE Boston. I have loved the city from the first visit when I was about 16, and every visit, I fall deeper and deeper in love with the place. It was Abers' first time in Boston, and she fell in love with the city as well!  I knew she would!  haha

We were only there for about 1.5 days, but we got in a coaching with Bayla Keyes (who is just amazing and we are absolutely in love with her) and also our audition!
and we also got in a photo with Beethoven  ;)  haha

THEN!!  party time!  haha  so many of our friends came out to Charile's Kitchen in Harvard Square, and we had such a fun time!  
These awesome photos were taken by one of my friends, Bryan Tyler, who is a wonderful violist! Tim and I met and played with him at Foulger a couple years back, and it's been so great keeping in touch with him!  Check him out here!

With Bryan himself! =)

^^ oh, that burger?  Double jalapenos burger.  so good.  but your lips will burn.  you have been warned!  haha

Bryan's candid shot of me  haha

Boston...  Love the city, love the people...  basically head over heels in love with the place, and I'm going to live there some day  =)

So yeah, that's what's been happening in my life for the past 2 weeks!  I hope you have all had a wonderful month so far, and thanks for stopping by!

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