this weekend we headed down to new york city with friends. i can't believe it's been four years since i've been, and it's only three hours away. it's called h a v i n g k i d s. that's what kept me away.
there isn't anything quite like manhattan at christmas time. we started off our day with the christmas show, which made me sentimental for the times i saw it as a child. i can't help but tear up when they sing glory to the newborn king!
i watched a behind the scenes peek on the rockettes before we went. their legs have to be a certain length and they have to charge their shoes like batteries. and when they wear those tall hats, they can't see straight ahead, only peripheral vision. i know what you're thinking, i missed my calling!
i went to anthropologie for the first time ever.
it actually was everything i'd hope it to be. i'm not so impressed with clothes, at any store, but the other stuff! the antlers! the plates! the aprons! the owl cookie jar! the blankets! all of it. i could definitely spend a lot of money there if i had it. this time i walked out empty handed but i will save my pennies for our next go around.
we window shopped and oohed and aahed over all the beautiful decorations.
the last time i went to the world trade center there was no new buildings yet . it was amazing to see the construction, the building progress, and the plans. we got to see the memorial and though i had such a heavy heart as i touched the names of those who lost their lives that day, i left with so much hope.
my beautiful girlfriends.
times square at night will always be magical. and what's even more magical is a falafel chicken gyro at 6pm. hands down most amazing food i've eaten in weeks. months? years? someone feed me.
nuts for nuts. seriously. couldn't stop buying them. the cashews!
so thankful for great friends and this little escape.