Thursday, November 22, 2012


Well, hello! There are a ton of things I should have been blogging about in the last month, but the adventure I'm on right now definitely needs to be recorded. 

I'm spending Thanksgiving in New York City! 

I adore this city, the timing was perfect and one of my best friends lives just across the Hudson River in Hoboken. {Sidenote: Jason's gets to have his own adventure, having surprised his family back in Abilene, TX!} 
We've got a long list of sights to see, ones that I haven't managed to see in my last two visits. Brooklyn Bridge, more time in Central Park, exploring the Upper West Side, going all the way up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty and about a dozen other things. 
So thankful for the chance to do this! Prepare yourself for picture overload...

First things first, fly into LaGuardia.

I've never had the chance to fly into New York before and all I could think was, "How in the world does that island stay afloat with all those buildings on top of it?!" Seriously, insane.

Next, jump on a shuttle into the city.

 {Times Square. INSANITY.}

{Why, yes, that is a zombie Santa having a hot dog at Papaya's}

After reuniting with Robyn, we headed down to the waterfront to take a ferry over to the city. 

Lovely Lincoln Center

We headed over to Central Park West to check out the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. That's going to get a post all to itself, but let's just say after being corralled like cows through police enforced barricades with no exits for blocks, I felt confident in our decision to not try and make it to the parade itself. CRAZINESS.

The balloon excursion took about two hours, so dinner at 10 p.m. sounds totally normal, right?

We returned home to Robyn's brownstone with aching feet and the satisfaction of having tackled the beginning of our #turkeydayvacay list.

We're spending a quiet Thanksgiving Day watching the parade, Robyn made a delicious brunch for us and we'll probably take some time to wander around Hoboken today.

I'm thankful for so much today. For a wonderful husband who gets excited when I have the chance to see one of my favorite places, for a mom and sister who love me so well, for family that I was born into and for Jason's family who embraced me, for more friends than I can count across the states and now continents, for a loving God who is gracious and merciful, for you if you're reading this...Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!


  1. Oh my! What fun! "Use the time" as the note on your mirror used to say. And those boots--don't know if I could pull them off but I'm swooning!

  2. SO. Much. FUN.
    What a fantastic way to spend Thanksgiving.
    You're one fortunate girl, indeed.


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