Ok, so get ready for a ton of pictures. We had so much fun on this trip, and wanted to remember every memory! First of all, I wasn't brave enough to go on the subway the last time Mark and I went to NY, and I was so proud of myself that I went this time. I could pretty much be a local now!
Mark and I arrived a day earlier than everyone, so we got in some shopping. Happy birthday to me! (It really was my birthday.)
We tried to get tickets to the Jimmy Fallon show before, but they were all sold out within minutes. :(
Mark's parents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and all they wanted was a couples trip. So all of Mark's siblings and their spouses met up in NYC. We even stayed right in Time Square. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!
Me and Matt, we're pretty tight.
Go ahead and see if you can find Mark and I and Marc and Michelle on the big screen...
The family arrived and we spent the first night out at a park visiting until they kicked us out.
This is everyone except Mark's oldest brother, who came the next day.
You can find pretty much everything in New York, including a man dressed up as a baby, trying to get tips.
We woke up early to make it to the Today Show. Alan Jackson was the concert for the morning.
I really enjoyed my time with Mark. I don't get to just be a wife very often. It was so nice.
Mark's cousin happened to be in New York the same time we were, so we got to see their family that morning too. They are behind Carson Daily.
We made a sign that said "Happy 50th Anniversary Grant and Judy" and Mike held it up like his life depended on it, determined to get his sign on tv. A cousin sent us this screen shot from the show that morning. Good work Mike, you did it!!!
We got passes for the double decker buses. They were hop on hop off, so we used them like cabs.
The Flatiron building.
9/11 Memorial fountains. Amazing.
Statue of Liberty. We didn't go out to the island, we just saw it from afar.
We went to dinner and play with EVERYONE. It was so much fun!
And it just so happened that Marshall and Mike packed matching kakis and button down shirts. (I think they called each other before hand and planned it.)
Dinner was delicious! We pretty much ate 4 meals every day were there. The food was so good. We found the best New York style cheesecake I have ever had...SO YUMMY!!!
We were walking home from a play and saw Jason Alexander coming out of his Broadway play.
I love having all the cousins/kids together, but it was so special to have just an adult trip. We could really sit and talk, not run after kids or put out fires. It was a memory I will never forget!
A few of us went to Amazing Grace. It was beautiful! It is the story of the man who wrote the song Amazing Grace. A few tears were shed, I highly recommend it!
We took the night tour over to Brooklyn. It was a little hot, but still fun.
The skyline from across the bridge.
A glimpse of life back at the home front.
Mark and I went to church on Sunday morning, everyone had to catch flights, and then we went to Les Miserables. It is Mark's favorite play, and it was so awesome.
This trip was unforgettable. Thanks Grant and Judy for lasting 50 years, so we could all celebrate with you!