Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Sunday in the Park

Early Sunday morning we rode the metro to church. We felt like locals. Not really.

Church was in the same building as the temple. It's crazy you could drive by this temple and not even know it is a temple! After church we went to Central Park for a picnic.

Then off to the MET where we saw some cool things.

The two pregos.

Emily doing the usual, photo bombing.

Emily thinking about Paul and her new baby.

A very fun Sunday. Next up, the Kelly Show, 9/11 Memorial and Newsies!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Birthday in New York City

This was definitely a birthday to remember! Woke up to a hotel room decorated in balloons and streamers. Thanks Cady! And Cady also brought me a gluten free chocolate cake, mmmm, so good! Later that morning we headed over to the Statue of Liberty and on our way there we saw the new World Trade Center being built. 

Waiting to board our boat to see the Lady.

Good bye NYC, but not for long.

Emily holding the Statue of Liberty! Sweet sauce!

 Walking around Ellis Island

We found our Great Great Grandpa's name on the wall

For dinner that night I wanted Sushi. Mmmm, my favorite!

 I sure do love my sisters!

After sushi we saw the most amazing play on this planet earth. LION KING! It was seriously sooo good! I literally cried tears in the first scene because it was so magical.

 And when I came back to the hotel there were flowers waiting for me from my sweet husband!! I could not have asked for a better birthday!

Up next, church, Central Park and the MET!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New York Sister Trip

My sisters and I have been trying to plan a trip together for quite awhile and we finally actually did it! We had plenty of reasons to celebrate, Morgan and I graduated, Emily and Lauren are pregnant and Cady is awesome. It was such a fun trip! I seriously have the best sisters in the world.  Our first stop once in the big city was Shake Shack. So good! 

Then we walked around Time Square where we went to the Disney store.

 Morgan says this bear smells good.

 And we had a dance party in Forever 21 with some sun glasses on. Definitely got some weird looks.

Next up, my birthday, Statue of Liberty and Lion King!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


These are our good friends the Hicks. We got married at the same day, same time and in the same place as them! But different rooms of course. Nathan and Kimball had some classes together so they chatted a little before we all got married. The next semester Kelsey and I had a class together and knew each other looked familiar and we made the connection that we had met in the temple! We had a few classes together ever since and have become best friends! She is from AZ like me and her husband is from DC (where we now live) and Nathan is from Chicago (where they now live.) What a small world!! We love them. So of course after the semester was over we went to Disneyland with them. Best decision ever.
Tea Cups

 Haunted Mansion

Indiana Jones 

I swear we almost got it out!!

It was such a fun trip and we miss our friends!! Next up, sister trip to NYC!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Phoenix part 2

Phoenix has the coolest little train park. We loved going with Tristan. He absolutely loved it!

Here he is saying "help! I am a crazy boy in jail!"

On the train ready to go for a ride!

Eating some ice cream then to the Train Museum

 And they have a mini train for little guys.

Oh and a carousel of course!

My dad scored some awesome D-back tickets while we were home too. Thanks dad! We had a fun time with Emily and Paul.

And for my birthday/Memorial day weekend we had a fondu/swim party. Totally go together hand in hand :)

How cute are my parents?! Too cute!

Next up, Disneyland with the Hicks!