Saturday, December 27, 2008

Greatest Christmas

Well, NYC was amazing! I'm glad I did all the planning that I did, it helped me know our way around town. We saw the Nintendo store, Times Square, Central Park, Ground Zero and the Tribute Museum, Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock, and just the sights all around the city. I loved it so much, I'm ready to go back already! But the definite highlight of the trip is when my honey proposed at midnight on Christmas Eve by the big tree. It was amazing, and I had no idea. I can't believe I'm officially engaged, and now I get to plan a wedding. We're having our engagement party January 17...coming up pretty quick already!

We also are looking for a house. We started the house hunt before we went to NYC, I just didn't know it was because we were getting married, but of course that's what Walter had in mind all along. He sure did surprise me, but after the fact I found out practically my whole family knew what he was planning! The trip was great until last night when we got home without our luggage. We're actually still waiting for it to be delivered, so hopefully it should be here soon! Oh boy I'm so excited, and I can't wait to start celebrating! Here's to a fabulous 2009!

Monday, December 22, 2008

NYC Baby!

Well we're finally here! We didn't get to bed until about 1 last night and had to be up at 4, but it's been totally worth it! Once we landed in NY and got our bags we made our way to the hotel and dropped our stuff off, and we went out on the town. We had dinner at a yummy pizza joint right down the street from the hotel, then Walter and I set out on our own.
Let me tell you, the subways are soooo confusing, but I think I've figured out well enough for while we're here for the next few days. We ended up in Times Square somehow, but it was most definitely a happy accident for our first view of the big city. We booked on over to Rockefeller Center and I took Walter to the Nintendo store, something which was on the top of my list for while we were here. They had a game boy that had been damaged in the Gulf War...and it still worked! Amazing! We had a good time there, but there were a ton of people there so we made our way over to "Top of the Rock." What an experience! There is a small walk-through museum prior to the elevator ride up to the 67th floor. Eventually two more floors up and you are outside on the highest point on the building...and boy was it bitterly cold! Needless to say, we didn't spend much time out there, but we did get some amazing photos.
After we made it back down from the top we had kind of a hard time getting back out on to the street lol things are a little confusing here. Well once we made it back outside I had a meltdown because the camera wouldn't work. Ugh, are you kidding me??? Luckily, my honey being the wonderful person that he is, was able to fix it and the world was right again. We walked back to take photos of Times Square upon which time the battery in the camera decided to die, so we made our way back to the hotel. And we made it back on the subway in one try...scary to think we actually knew what we were doing. This experience is amazing, and the tree in Rockefeller Center was absolutely breathtaking. I love this town, but definitely wouldn't move here or stay for too too long.
We are headed to bed pretty soon, we're basically exhausted. Gotta wake up early to take advantage of the free breakfast downstairs. If I don't get on before Thursday, Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Well, the countdown is almost complete. But I must admit I'm more nervous about the trip right now than I am excited. I must offically be an adult now if fun things make me nervous tehehe! We also still have to find a big suitcase to borrow since we only have one. Ugh and do laundry. And then of course, pack! I'm still miffed about the fact that we HAVE to pay for our luggage...that's freaking ridiculous!
But just sitting here thinking about it I am pretty excited about getting there, and Monday night we have planned to go ice skating in Rockefeller Center. We were supposed to go to Central Park Zoo on Wednesday, but I was told it's not that great, so that freed up almost all of our day. We have tickets to Carnegie Hall Christmas Eve and The Rockettes on Christmas. Oh! We also have reservations for brunch Christmas morning at a restaurant my friend told me about called Essex...$16 per person including 3 alcoholic drinks! She did email me and tell me that if you choose the mimosas they're really unlimited! But like I told her I can't get too boozed up because we have the Rockettes at 4:00.
Well one thing I am most definitely nervous about is last night on the news the weatherman said the low Sunday is 27, and there is a chance of wintry precipitation Monday! I'm saying my prayers that there is no delay with the airlines...we've got to make the most of our time in NYC, and we can't waste a minute.
Well I'm off to address envelopes for the Christmas cards. I will also be taking pictures so I can share them here later. I gotta try to get to sleep at a normal time tomorrow because when Walter goes to school for his last final, I get to go get my nails done...yay! Every woman has gotta have a little pampering every now and then! Until next time folks... :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I can't wait...we leave for NYC in 7 days! It's going to be beautiful, and definitely one of the most unforgettable Christmases ever. So you may be wondering why we're going to NYC for Christmas, especially on our limited budget. My dad passed away about 7 weeks ago, and my step-mom and sister decided they wanted to be "away" for Christmas. Thus, the Christmas in NYC idea was born. Then it blossomed. We have some many amazing things planned for our time there, I just can't wait!

On another note, we've decided we're going to move also. Living so close to family can sometimes drive everyone crazy, and we've decided to move on to bigger and better things. Not quite the way we originally planned, but I'm most definitely getting more and more excited about. A whole new living place to decorate and paint and arrnage furniture...boy oh boy oh boy! Poor Walter, he'll probably begin to regret moving with all the honey-do's I'm bound to give him. :)

Well I'm almost done with our Christmas cards as well...we originally planned on 30, and I've finished number 21. Pictures will most definitely be coming soon, once I can sit down with the card and the camera. Oh, and just a few pics for my pal D.M. -- a fellow TWERD!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

I still can't believe it...snow? In Houston? What a miracle! I wasn't even expecting it, and it came on the most perfect night. Tonight was the Christmas party for work, so everyone was spending time together and sharing snowy delight. The gumbo was delicious, and the company wonderful! Us Houstonites definitely don't get to see snow very often, so this was a treat of great proportions (for me at least!)