Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New York, New York

As most everyone knows, Blane has been working for the airlines, but the schedule has recently changed to 3 nights a week, which is really hard for him with school. Sadly, we are going to have to quit at the end of the summer, but we are trying to fit in as many fun things as we can before we quit. So on Thursday, my friend Katie and I planned this crazy trip to New York and we hopped on a plane on Friday morning. Our husbands took the kids all weekend (aren't they great!) and we had such a great time.  And thanks to my awesome parents, we got to stay in the Sheraton Manhattan, which is right in Times Square. We rode the subway everywhere, which I have to say was slightly frightening and we totally saw a rat. Yes, a rat walking down the tracks. And there was some great shopping. Someday I am coming back with my mom and sisters when I have lots of money to spend.  Anyway, here are some of the highlights.

We got last minute tickets for Phantom of the Opera, which was fabulous, for only $40!!!!

Self-photo (got to love those) in Times Square

Statue of Liberty, and yes, it was windy and totally rained on us later that day. We sported these awesome blue ponchos.

Me and Katie. I had so much fun. Thanks for going with me Katie.

Oh, by the way, after being delayed 5 hours at JFK, we rode 1st class on the way home. It was totally like it is in movies . . . hot towel, dinner, drinks in actual glasses . . . it was awesome.


  1. I am so glad you fianlly updated! I am so jealous about New York. We need to go again when nobody has babies to haul around. Oh, you should go to and click on the blog part. Mom probably already told you, but there are some of the family pics on there.

  2. Someday..... So every morning since you left Talmage gets up and throws a bunch of his clothes and some toys into a suitcase and tells me that today is the day he gets to go to Florida. I try to tell him not until after Halloween, but he still insists on packing for his trip!

  3. How fun! I'm glad you got to squeeze in one more trip!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun! Sorry to hear about what happened! Sorry I missed you while you were here. Its been crazy having a new baby and Tjel graduating!

  5. I knew you would have fun there, so jealous :) We used to live near the white mountains, there is great weather there in the summer. Glad your back.