Friday, May 29, 2015

NYC, day 2 (morning)

Day 2 started like day 1 ended...exhausted. Lots and lots of walking. Unfortunately through most of our trip, it was cloudy and rainy. Fortunately for us, we didn't let it bother us!

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We were up and on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty bright and early. First stop on the ferry was Ellis Island. I could have spent a whole day here exploring. Unfortunately, it was not on the schedule.

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Leaving Ellis Island for the Statue, this was our best view of NYC from the ferry. :( Foggy. Figures.

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This was the best view between the fog and rain that I was able to get.

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Because rain was forecast and we were there early, they did let us preform early.

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There's something so majestic about preforming at the Statue of Liberty.

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An awesome group of kids!

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Did you know that there's 215 steps from the base to the pedestal platform? It "should" take you 5 minutes or you can wait 10 minutes for the elevator. I shoulda waited for the elevator! We did not go the additional 100 steps to the crown! :D

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There is no picture from the platform, because after climbing all those stairs, it was raining and the fog moved in. We couldn't even see the bottom of the statue. That right there, is Murphy! :/

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This was the best picture of the skyline that I was able to get as we came into the ferry terminal. The fog kept coming and going the whole ride, so I just had to have patience.

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Off on our next adventure...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NYC, day 1

I went with the band to NYC in March. It was a long bus ride, but it was fun. We arrived NYC at noon after a day and a half (with an overnight) on the bus. While on the bus, we watched "Night at the Museum", and guess what? Our first stop was the American Museum of Natural History! So of course, we had to go in search of all the "fun" things we saw in the movie!

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Of course it wasn't exactly the same...and there were tons of people!

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The architecture was so impressive.

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Who doesn't remember the stampede?!

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And Dum Dum who liked gum gum!

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There was so much to see and we only had about 2 1/2 hours...no where near the time needed to explore. But we did get a taste.

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This was blocked off for some type of seminar, so this was as far as we were able to go...impressive.

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It's so hard to photograph size and dimension sometimes, but this gives a good perspective.

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And lastly, we definitely couldn't forget Roosevelt! Day 2 was even busier!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Celebrate Family, pt. 2

Brooke and Ryan were married last winter... and this spring, they celebrated with their family and friends.

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This cute little barn was a throwback in time.

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And even had an old fashion elevator car!

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So much to look at and so little time!

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We cut the cake...

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...and then we dance!

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Moms and sons...

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Grandpa's and granddaughters...

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Husband and wife...

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Friends and family...

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Mommy and son...and coming this Christmas...twins! Congrats Brooke and Ryan!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Celebrate Family

This cute family eloped last winter. Just them and their baby boy. This was a day to celebrate and party with all their family. It was a little chilly, a little wet, but there was a lot of love!

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Tucked in the countryside of Tennessee are tons of farms. This farm has several different venues to rent and this barn and all the old antiques was the perfect setting for this country couple.

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From the built in jail cell...

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To the beautiful stone fireplace...

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There was something for everyone...even Big Bird!

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This country couple had an adorable country reception.

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Cute country decorations...

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A cute use of an old window...

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Memories to last.