Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Big Apple Birthday

Last weekend, I met my parents in New York for my mom's birthday. My mom and I have always wanted to take a girls' trip to New York, and it was so fun! My dad didn't want to miss out on the fun so he came, too. We really missed Karson and wished he could have been there, but it was still such a fun little weekend getaway!

Here we are enjoying our morning routine of Starbucks and hailing a cab.
On our first night there, we took my mom to see the opera Carmen. My mom loves the opera, so I thought it would be the perfect birthday present for her. My dad and I enjoyed it also and we were very grateful for the English subtitles.
It was SO cold, but we found warm places like the MET to keep us warm.:)
While we were there, we also saw the New York City Ballet perform the Nutcracker. It was AMAZING!
Here is my mom enjoying Patsy's Pizza. My good friend Molly recommended this place to Karson and me when we went to New York last year, and it was just as good as I remembered it being!
Of course, we had to visit Rockefeller Center...
And what would Christmas in New York be without the Rockettes?

We watched Mamma Mia! on Broadway on our last night there. It was so entertaining! At the end, the whole audience was standing up clapping and dancing...super cheesy, but SUPER fun!

It was such a fun trip and I felt so blessed to see my mom on her birthday. It has been 10 years since I spent her birthday with her, so that was a very special and wonderful time! I hope your Holiday season is a blessed one! XOXO

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season as much as we are! We enjoyed Thanksgiving this year with Karson's family in Seminole, Texas. His family hosted a terrific Thanksgiving as always! As usual, we were not great about taking pictures of our holiday with family. He did set up his tripod one night and he took some family portraits. Here is the clan:
Karson's brother Korbin and his wife Amy and Karon's parents, Kerry and Marilyn
Amy and Me
Korbin and Amy
The boys and their wives.:)
Karson's grandparents Doris and Hughie

Happy Holidays!