The minute we finalized plans for a NYC visit, I knew the World Trade Center Museum was going to be our oh so touristy stop and I could care less. 

The last time I was in the city, was after 9/11 when recovery efforts were still underway.  

It turns out, upon my return, I was the sunglasses stay on shaky voice visitor.  So emotional but I am so glad we went. 

It could not have been a more beautiful day to visit and pay our respects. 

I loved this wall so much.  Artists were asked to paint the color of the New York sky the morning of 9/11 as they remember it.  All paintings were then compiled together and displayed.

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” - President George W. Bush


Central Park that is...

P and I took a little stroll from our hotel one day to Central Park to see what all the fuss was about.  I get it now, I get's not ugly. 

I could have done without the 500 depressed horses lined up for carriage rides.  They literally appeared to be on suicide watch...bless their bones. 


Once we left New Jersey and headed over to NYC, I gained literally 10 pounds in 4 days. Such an eating fest ok.

I'll throw a few pictures up for you visual learners and give you the run down of our stops below. 

not gross by any means but not quite life altering like everyone makes it out to be 

adorable and delicious, I would live there if Dallas had one

delicious, loved the history behind it, prefer Del Friscos (sue me)

communal seating kills me but the cheesecake was the best I have ever had 

adorable and delicious, thank you for the recommendation Tamara! 

not sad about it, my meal literally came in a bowl made of cheese...yes....

As you can see, there were several macaroon stops along the way.  Laduree was like being in a little shabby fattening dream.


P and I recently took a trip to New Jersey for the baptism of our niece, Maggie Grace.  We also popped over to New York for a few days to visit family and friends (more on that later). 

Check out this little nugget on her special day:


Parnell and I were oh so excited to meet another member of the baby crew a few weeks ago, Miss Sevy. This little lady was such an alert delight and I can't wait to see her again.


This week a few of us laids braved the winter storm warnings to celebrate the birth of our sweet friend Tara.  We met at Terilli's (twist my arm fat) for the get together.  The weatherman ended up getting it right this time and we departed just in time for all of Dallas to be snowed in.

This dog was thrilled.


Parnell and I were able to meet one of the newest little love bugs in our friend group last night, Miss Harper. 

She is just too precious for words...sigh...she is delicious.

Clearly, Parnell and I were too much fun for her because this was her state upon our departure:


(Jenn made sure she was breathing and she was in fact.)

I am looking forward to my next snuggle session with this puffin!


Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending Taylor and Laura's beautiful (snowy) Dallas nuptials.  They may have us beat for the most random unexpected cold wedding weather...

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Brooks!