Christmas in NYC
Guess how late we just slept in until? Noon.
Eric and I are in NYC celebrating our anniversary and e’s birthday… and we got a great deal on a room at my FAVORITE hotel… the Westin! And the Heavenly bed, and hence the reason that we just couldn’t’ quite emerge from bed this morning. We are leaving tonight, and crossing our fingers that the airline travel with cooperate. The weather here in NYC has been amazing… high 40’s to mid 50’s! can you believe that. I think those are the temps in AZ as well this week! We have had a wonderful time. The trip, of course, kicked off as we flew into Philly for QVC. What a cool experience that was. I was totally nervous as we were driving from the hotel to the studio… but right when I saw Donna, and got to hang out with her a little, I was totally at ease. You would not believe how amazing the whole QVC set up is! Donna and I share a rep, and she and her team are totally amazing.. they did an awesome job getting things organized and looking great. And I was SO lucky to present with David Veneble! Holy Cow he is tall… but he is just awesome. He goes over everything before hand, and then just says it all off the cuff on air. He is so talented! I had a great first experience at QVC! After the taping, we jumped on a train from Philly to NYC and have had 2 ½ days of cruzing around to all my favorite stores, getting the last of my Christmas presents taken care of and enjoying all the NYC Christmas décor and celebration! So FUN!
We went to see the big tree very first… and it’s so amazing…huge. So many people around. From so many different countries and languages being spoken. The LINE to get down onto the ice rink must have been 300 people long. I have attached a little photo of the tree, and the SAKS building right behind rockerfellar. It was so cool… all those snowflakes were on, and about every 30 minutes or so, there was this choreographed presentation that went with the classic Manheim Steamroller version of ‘Carol of the Bells’ and the snowflakes were going on and off.. and it looked like they were dancing. Pretty breathtaking. All the windows are amazing… it’s one of my favorite things- window shopping in NYC! We ate at our favorite Thai restaurant, and walked around Times Square a little too. I have a long-lost cousin who lives here, and we met up and spent the morning together yesterday! It was so fun. Great trip! So we have the rest of today then we head back to Philly to fly out tomorrow. I miss the kids! And had a horrible nightmare of not making it back for Christmas… so hopefully all travels go smoothly!
12-years-ago when we decided to get married 3 days before Christmas it seemed like a great idea! Christmas Décor, yummy holiday menus and snowy photos! But now with kids, and a crazy life… I can’t believe it every year when we have to squeeze anniversary in each year… but I figure, no matter when your anniversary is, you have to celebrate it. I think it’s the MOST important holiday. I think it’s critical to acknowledge where you started, what you have been through and where you want to go. I am thankful for eric- so much. He is my biggest cheerleader, and supporter… he’s my best friend. We have been through our fair share of ups and downs…but what is more important is that we go through them! I am sure more challenges and opportunities await us… it’s just a good thing he loves NYC as much as I do!
happy anniversary babe… and happy birthday!