Sunday, March 30, 2008

I Love New York

As a graduation gift to ourselves Robert and I decided to take a trip to NYC for his spring break! My parents watched our children so we were kid free for an entire week. We had an amazing time. We found an apartment, thanks to Craigslist, on the Upper West Side; we were able to make meals, so we didn’t have to eat out all the time. We went to the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, we took a cruise around Manhattan. We walked through Central Park, went to the MET and the Museum of Modern Art. We saw 3 Broadway Plays, (Wicked, Young Frankenstein, and Spamalot), we went to tapings of Conan O’brien and The Colbert Report. I could write an (exciting) essay about the food we ate, it was divine! We went to Chinatown, and did knock-off shopping on Canal Street. We went to Brooklyn to eat pizza and walked back across the Brooklyn Bridge. We loved walking on the streets, riding the subway and crazy cab rides. It was so much fun, we are so grateful to my parents for watching the kids and making this possible. It was nice to come home and see the boys, I was starting to miss them, although they weren't missing us! They were spoiled to death by my parents, they didn't seem to mind the change :) In front of the MET


At Wicked











Top of the Empire State Building

16 comments:

Julie Nye said...

I'm so jealous! That looks like so much fun! Too bad I couldn't convince Chris that we needed to go with you. I can't believe your boys were fine for a whole week. I want to hear all about your new purses.

Becca said...

That trip looks amazing and the two of you look like you're loving life. Who did all of the planning, you? I'm impressed.

Tukuafu's said...

Jess- is it possible for you to not look FABULOUS? You both look great and looked like you had a great trip. Good for you guys for taking a little sabbatical from the boys. I am jealous you went to NYC.. :)

Julia said...

I'm glad you had such a fantastic time. I don't want to brag, but our trip to Spokane is turning out to be PRETTY amazing as well. We even went to a pet shop today to look at caged puppies. Really great.

Kailey said...

I think it's so great that you guys got away without the kiddlets for a whole week!! My dad took me to NY a couple of years ago. We did alot of the same stuff you did. You must have had a total blast!! Glad you're back!

Suzanne said...

You and Bob both look rejuvinated. That's what a vacation away from kids can do. Sounds like you had a awesome time. Glad your back.

Shauna said...

Love the apartment idea, we've done condos before but you never know what you're going to get before you get there. 3 plays!! So much fun!

claire said...

Looks like you had so much fun and made some great memories! You look beautiful in those pictures, Jessica.

jules said...

No way! I'm so glad you got to go. I'm trying not to be so jealous. I love big cities and I know I would love to be kid-free with my hubby! Good for you guys! Your pictures are great - you did a TON of stuff!

Dents said...

How fun..just think about how much closer you are going to be to New York when you move back east. Do you have any more details on your move? We have decided that we are staying in Washington...who would have thought?

Heather said...

So where are the pictures of you guys hitting Canal Street? Or did they yell at you when you tried to take their picture? I can't wait to see more pictures when we get together next week! You look like a part time model or a tree in these pictures.

Kris said...

What an exciting trip? One I would love to do! You two always look like your happy and having so much fun...I love it! I think making memories is the best!

ReBeCcA said...

Fun!!! good for you guys...after all that schooling you guys deserve a fun getaway.

cat said...

LOVE the pictures. what a perfect week. now i want to see pictures of you purses you bought!
it was so fun to see you guys last week, we all need to get together SOON!!!

The Knight Family said...

Hi Jessica! Looks like an awesome trip. Sounds like a dream having a wonderful weekend and not having to worry about children. Although I do miss working with your boys. My fam is heading to NY this summer; send any tips my way!

Lisa said...

I love New York too! One of the favorite trips.

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