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Friday, February 24, 2012

New York City

This years dance line trip was to NYC! When the coach announced this trip back in Sept. I doubted the possibility of both the girls and myself going. Due to the fact that it was more expensive than the last 2 yrs trips to California, and that it would be x3!
So I thought about sending just Mckena since it was her senior year, but felt like that was unfair to Shayla because that would mean Mckena would get to go all 3 yrs. So then I thought I would just send the 2 of them. But my dear sweet optimisitic guy I married, convinced me that I had to take advantage of this time and go with the girls. Not to mention the fact that the day they would leave would be the 6 year mark of Chelsea's accident, and I would be home alone. (That didn't sound fun.)
So we all worked a lot of extra hours and we were blessed with some extra work to be able to make it happen! And I am so thankful it did happen. It was so much fun, and one of the best trips we have ever been on, (minus the great guy I mentioned not being there with us)
Although there was sacrifices made, and it was finacially binding at times, it was truly a priceless time with my girls! WE LOVE NY!
Warning... lots of pictures below :)

9/11 memorial
The only surviving tree from 9/11 that was on the plaza
This sphere survived
Looking at Lady Liberty
The city that never sleeps

Church in NYC with Principal Davis
M&M store
Rockefeller center and ice rink
Top of the Rock
On the Ferry to Ellis Island
Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate... YUMMY!
While girls were at dance classes, we enjoyed a session at the Manhattan Temple


Sarah said...

So glad you were all able to go! Nothing like experiencing NYC for the first time!! That has always been one of our favorite trips we've taken too! Funny to see you all bundled up......we went and couldn't breathe it was so hot! Now, you've gotta save up and go with that great guy of yours.....call us, we'll go too! :) Love ya!

Stonez said...

That looks so fun...so glad you got to go with them. I'm dying to go to NYC

Kristi said...

I looked at these earlier, but I guess I didn't comment... anyway LUCKY you guys! So glad you were able to make that work. What fun memories, truly once in a lifetime experiences for you and your daughters. You are all 3 so photogenic, makes for great photos! Our NYC vacation, several years ago, was one of our favorites. There is just nothing quite like it.