Monday, August 30, 2010

So much for the night life... Everyone was asleep by 8.
Angela and I went out for the night, we stopped by the apple store, central park, and down 5th ave and some other areas still crowded with people and ended the night with a snack from one of the many food vendors on the streets.  Good time... even if it was just the two of us!

What a busy day...

Oh my tired legs! Today seemed like it was the longest day of my life! After we checked in unpacked, and rested, we rounded up our cameras and headed out the door, our hotel just happens to be located right next to Grand Central station so naturally~ that was our first stop. Cousin Ree had a full agenda in hand. Time square, rockerfeller plaza, NBC station and a small amount of shopping. After a full day of walking and shopping we came back to the room to relax with plans of enjoying the night life.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I do not know....

ANYTHING about New York.. Although I have lived in Virginia for a little over 12 years, I have not once thought about taking a trip to The Big Apple. We landed at Laguardia around 10:00 am, there are 4 other girls who are flying in from two other locations... Little did Angela and I know, the airport is a bit further apart than we thought! Thank goodness cousin Ree was in constant contact with Angela, we found she was in a completely different area of the airport. An hour later she was standing next to us waiting for the last three cousins to arrive. After a "minor" delay, cousins 4,5,& 6 arrive. We boarded a shuttle and herded to midtown only AFTER a guy expressed how unhappy he was that he could not let his suitcase sit in the seat next to him and that he had to put it under the bus... (really???)needless to say, angry guy asked to speak to Mr Supervisor who didn't give a crap about any guys complaint and told him he could either comply or get off of the bus~ 30 minutes later we are checking into our hotel room in downtown Manhattan. Now to unpack and see what's going on in the Big Apple.

Start spreading the news....

It's 5am, do you know where your mom is? This mom is in the way to New York for the celebration of cousin Ree Ree's b-day. Wide awake with my bowl full of cherries (that I'm eating in route to the airport)ticket conformation, and a suitcase filled with more shoes and outfits necessary for a 4 day trip. I excitedly ride in silence to meet cousin Angela (my pretend cousin who i grew up with in E-town and currently lives down the road from me)for weekend of hanging out in the big city... Should be fun!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


So, I finally acquired a playset for Landon (cost: $0.00, the neighbor was more than happy to pass it on because her kids have outgrown it) pressure washed it (cost $0.00, a friend bought hers over for me to use) water proof stain THE RIGHT COLOR! (cost: $2.50~ got it from the "oops" shelf at Lowes) ...

.....haven't been back out in the last 2 hours to work on it because a few carpenter bees showed up from SOMEWHERE... I've been working on this thing for 2 days!!! Where did these big a@@ things come from????
(sorry, no pic of the bees~ I was too busy running...)