I love my photographer and once again she got some great pictures of us. Here they are!
We left on Thursday morning early for our quick trip to NYC. My #1 goal was food this trip (you could clearly tell if you followed me on Instagram). I scouted out my top 10 places and off we went. Thursday for lunch we headed to Carmine's which was family style Italian food. It was delicious but it was way too much food for just 2 people. We walked around the city, stopped in quite a few bars because it was so windy and cold and then braved it outside and did some Ice Skating in Bryant Park.
We headed back to the hotel and had dinner at a restaurant called Beauty & Essex. It was very trendy and all tapas foods. The food was amazing! I could eat there everyday of my life! :) The coolest part is the front of the restaurant is a pawn shop and you go through the door into this really cool restaurant.
The next day David had to work so I slept in, worked out, and did some Bible study. I ventured out for lunch and had to try Shake Shack. The cheese fries were heaven. I did some shopping at Macy's which was pure madness and then headed back to meet Dave to get ready for dinner.
Haha late night pic of us in the hotel elevator.
All was right in the world until we arrived to the airport and found out our flight was delayed till 9 pm. We actually didn't board till 11 and then once the pilot was doing his cross checks he noticed a scratch. After 30 minutes of them trying to fix it, they decided to cancel our flight. I was so mad! They rescheduled us for Sunday night at 7:30 arriving at 12:45 Monday morning (assuming it wasn't delayed or canceled again). I knew that wasn't going to work, so luckily a flight to Tampa was delayed that same night so we ran and hopped on while they were boarding. They couldn't get our luggage to us, but I didn't care. I just wanted to be back to Florida. We landed in Tampa at 2:30 am and slept in the airport hotel until 9 the next morning. We then rented a car and drove home. It was quite the adventure, but we made it back luckily. It was a nice little getaway for us and of course NYC at Christmas time is just Magical!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Tony & Brandi flew in to Orlando Thursday evening in preparation for the big Disney adventure on Friday. The rest of us drove down to Orlando Friday morning and all met up at the park at 4 o clock and off we went. We did some rides, we ate dinner, we watched the parade, had some lollipops... By about 9 when the parade was over most of the kids were done. So everyone left except for the McLaughlin's...the crazy Disney lovers. :) We had some hot chocolate and cookies, went on another ride and then watched the fireworks and then finally called it a night. We had a great time with all our cousins!
Saturday morning, we got up and ran around our hotel. We stayed at the All Star Sports Resort so there was some fun stuff for the kids to play on. Then we headed to some outlets and Ikea to buy some furniture items.
That afternoon we got home and took all the kids to a live nativity at a church down the road. It was so cute! Of course the hit of the whole thing was the petting zoo area.