Ginger or Brunette?

IMG_1113

Red hair is definitely a recessive gene and I think my brunette babe of a husband’s genes are going to take over my recessive red locks. I would love to have at least just one little ginger baby girl. Fingers crossed!! If I had to guess I would say baby B will have brown hair and look more like Tyson, but we will just have to wait and see. Here are some baby pics of Tyson and I.

IMG_1092 IMG_1103 IMG_1094 IMG_1107 FullSizeRender IMG_1111 IMG_1096 IMG_1108  IMG_1099 IMG_1110 IMG_1098 IMG_1109

One question I get asked quite often is whether or not I will let me hair go back to it’s natural red color if our baby has red hair. The answer to that is probably not. For now I will be staying blonde.

KyBry

Continue Reading

Oh Baby!

Bryan preg poster

We are super duper excited to announce that we are having a baby! Our baby is due January 27, 2017, which just so happens to be the same day 3 of my 4 siblings were born on as well. 

Being pregnant is nothing like I imagined. I always pictured growing a super cute belly that everyone gawks over, eating whatever you want, and thinking of a million name options. In reality it is rough stuff getting to that super cute belly and eating is more of a chore than anything. We are so very grateful that we were blessed with the opportunity to have a baby, but the severe nausea and puking that makes me want to curl up in bed all day is very draining.

My food aversions include…EVERYTHING. Just looking at our kitchen or the thought of going to the grocery store makes me want to puke and I avoid it at ALL costs. I also cry almost everyday as I take the subway home from work and have to decide what to eat for dinner. Food that I can’t even handle includes, broccoli, asparagus, any type of warm veggies, and ice cream (which is so sad). I go from liking one thing to hating it the next week.

Smells are HUGE triggers to immediate gut wrenching nausea and here in New York City there are endless amounts of horrible smells. There is nothing like a whiff of hot humid trash after a long day of sitting in the sun, followed by Chinese food three steps later. Barf!

One thing I have craved is melted nacho cheese. I have been known to make a few stops at Wetzel’s Pretzels or this sandwich shop behind our apartment that puts nacho cheese on tater tots. When we went to a Yankees game we got a whole bucket full of cheese fries. The man sitting behind me was shocked until I explained my situation and need for cheese.

Tyson has been working countless hours, and by countless hours I mean so many hours that 99% of you reading this can’t even imagine having to work that much. He is the hardest most dedicated worker I have ever met and I am so grateful he is my husband. I on the other hand work a little over 40-hour weeks, get home, and that’s the end of it. The nausea controls my life. The laundry, dishes, and chores pile up as I struggle to get through the long weeks.

My hormones are another story. I have shed lots of tears these last few months. Tyson gets home from work at 3am and tells me he loves me… and I cry. I once met Tyson for a quick dinner break one night and tears started streaming down my face when I saw him. Luckily these are all happy tears. I don’t feel sad, just overly excited or happy to see him.

At my 8 week appointment my super wonderful doctor prescribed me a couple of different medications to help me get through the nausea my first trimester. These have worked miracles and have eased the struggle to make it through each day… and night.

We are happy to share our big news and I will now be back in the blogging game, as I feel better now in my second trimester.

KyBry

Continue Reading

Small Spaces

After a month of being in New York I am finally posting about our tiny studio apartment. We have downsized by just a couple hundred square feet. No big deal, right? Let’s just say Tyson and I have never been closer. Our apartment in Salt Lake was 720 square feet and our apartment here in New York is 500 square feet. Not only is it smaller in size, but almost three times the price. $$$

In reality we found the cutest apartment that is in the heart of Manhattan, NY. The best part is that we started from new and decorated until our hearts were content.

First is our bathroom, reminding you to “Be Awesome today”.

IMG_0873

We had to get creative with the kitchen, because there is not a lot of room for storage.

IMG_0872

Luckily we have a bar, because a table just won’t fit.

IMG_0868

Our dresser doubles as a T.V. stand.

IMG_0870IMG_0866

We separated the studio with this bookshelf, creating it into almost what feels like two rooms. (almost)

IMG_0864IMG_0871

On the other side of the bookshelf is our “bedroom”.

IMG_0862 IMG_0863

Last but not least is the beautiful view from our only window. Welcome to downtown New York.

KyBry

Continue Reading

Birthday Bliss

This weekend was perfect in every way!! I had Tyson to myself ALL weekend, which is a rare occurrence. First he took me shopping. We went to, what seems like, every store in SOHO (Tyson is actually super fun to shop with). Then we got my favorite snack, popcorn, from the Brooklyn Popcorn truck. Jalapeno was our flavor of choice and it was de-lish! Our popcorn held us over as we took a walk across the Brooklyn bridge and got the most amazing pizza at Ignazio’s Pizza for a late lunch.

IMG_0848IMG_0830IMG_0813 IMG_0814 IMG_0816IMG_0827IMG_0833 IMG_0834IMG_0845 IMG_0846 For dinner Tyson took me to Black Tap. We waited in line for two whole hours for this amazing milkshake. This one is the cotton candy milkshake, which is a strawberry shake topped with cotton candy, sixlets, and suckers. $15 bucks for this bad boy, but worth every penny. The hamburgers were just as great, but that could have been because we were starving.

Tips for going to the Black Tap:

  • It is a small bar that only holds 14 people, so go with a party of two if possible.
  • If you are going just for their famous shakes, try and get in the standing room.
  • You will also get in quicker if it is just for a shake, no meal.
  • Tyson say’s “Go eary!!”, we learned our lesson.

KyBry

Continue Reading

FiDi (Financial District)

We are officially residents of the Financial District, a few blocks from Wall Street. Tyson and I were able to be tourists last week and explore the island. I used to think taxis were invincible. Turns out taxis crash too. We got into a small fender bender on our way to sign for our apartment, but nothing stops a New Yorker. The taxi driver checked it out, decided it wasn’t a big deal, and we continued to our destination. TyTy, we’re not in Utah anymore.

IMG_0695 IMG_0688IMG_0708IMG_0716 IMG_0709IMG_0732 IMG_0734
IMG_0745  IMG_0752IMG_0750IMG_0753  IMG_0754

On our last night to celebrate before Tyson started work we went to 10Below and got the coolest ice cream. The line was about an hour long, but totally worth the wait, because you get dessert and a show. The process of making it is almost as fun as the end product. Let’s just say it’s my new favorite ice cream place and everyone who visits us will definitely be trying it out.

KyBry

Continue Reading

Temple Square to Time Square

Moving to New York has been the craziest and most exciting move. We have been prepping, planning, and packing for what seems like months. We also sold EVERYTHING!! We sold my car, Tyson’s truck, our dressers, and everything that is too big for only one person to carry. Tyson’s Motorcycle, or as I like to call it his other love, is safe and sound in Vegas. We shipped the rest of our belongings to New York in a 7X7  POD and left Salt Lake with 5 suit cases. IMG_0662 Today we walked 6.5 miles (according to the Fitbit) and looked at 5 apartments. The air is very humid compared to Salt Lake and my hair has been struggling. It takes twice as long to dry now, bumskies! There is lots to learn and so much to take in. Even the huge piles of trash on the side of the street at night fascinates me. BUT I am proud to say we are using Google maps less and I had a “tourist” walk around Tyson and our Broker, right up to me to ask for directions. Did I know where she should go? Nope. Maybe next time. IMG_0668 IMG_0672

 Of course we had to get pizza not only our first day, but our second as well. We found an awesome pizza joint that is close, fast, and delicious.

KyBry

Continue Reading

Cabo Wabo

IMG_0497

We just got back from a quick trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where we did every kind of activity we could fit in our schedule. Dinner cruise out to El Arco Famoso (the famous arch), 4-wheeling along the Sea of Cortez, swimming, crab hunting, snorkeling, eating (endless pina coladas), and shopping. We got all of our fun in before we move to NYC and crack down on finding an apartment and starting work. IMG_0294 IMG_0470 IMG_0461 IMG_0320 IMG_0308    IMG_0335 IMG_0342   IMG_0333 IMG_0447IMG_0426IMG_0409  IMG_0428IMG_0441   IMG_0505 IMG_0532IMG_0524  IMG_0553

The food was to die for! We tried everything Tyson said would be yummy… and then some.

IMG_0450  IMG_0533IMG_0534  IMG_0539 IMG_0540  IMG_0549  IMG_0550  IMG_0548 IMG_0627IMG_0552 IMG_0628 IMG_0578 IMG_0547IMG_0602

Few things I learned:

  • The children will chase you around and beg for pesos until your heart caves in and you do it. BUT if you give one a peso they are start swarming like ants on a cookie crumb.
  • Kisses are “medicine” and when your boat driver, Tony, tells you to give each other some “medicine” for the picture you do it.
  • They have a famous cave they call the Mexican factory. Tony said “Two go in, three come out”. On the other side is Pirates cave “Three go in, two come out.” Not to be mixed up.

IMG_0613IMG_0626 IMG_0622   IMG_0631  IMG_0635 IMG_0632IMG_0634

Finished our last night in Mexico with some Cocos Frios (cold coconuts) and watched the surfers. Adios muchachos!!

KyBry

Continue Reading