Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fun in New York . . . AGAIN!

Parking = $12.00

2 round trip train tickets to NY Penn Station = $35.50

4 subway rides = $8.00

2 slices of pizza & 2 drinks = $20.00

Watching one of your best friends play in the major leagues for the Yankees, at Yankee Stadium = Priceless

We had another exciting trip to New York yesterday! Brian had a day off so we caught up with our good friends, Dan and Shannon Giese again. Dan plays for the Yankees so he gave us tickets to last nights' game against Baltimore. Unfortunately, the Orioles shut the Yanks down (13-4) and we didn't get to see Dan pitch since he did the night before, but we still had a blast! It was cool to be in the same stadium that Babe Ruth and all those guys played in. I'm also glad we got to see the Yankees play in their last year at Yankee Stadium!

Brian with Gavin, Dan and Shannon's little boy:

Brian, Dan, and Rick - 2001 Augusta Greenjackets teammates:

Brian and I on the field after the game:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Maryland and a break!

A few weeks ago the Patriots played a 3 game series in Waldorf, MD. Brian's parents drove up and met us there. We ate some wonderful crab! Check out the pics . . .

We had a rare 4 days off in mid July! Brian and I made the most of it. We went to a theme park/water park called Dorney Park with our friends Dan and Shannon Giese and their 2 kids. We spent the entire day riding roller coasters and water slides. As you can imagine, we slept well that night! The next day we went to New York City and saw a musical, Spamalot. We really wanted to see Jersey Boys, Mama Mia, or In the Heights but none of those were available at the discounted ticket booth. Spamalot was really funny though, and since it was Brian's first broadway musical experience, I'm glad it was good!

Before Spamalot we killed some time at the Container Store. It was pretty cool! I had heard about it on Oprah, so I was excited that we happened to run into it. Here's Brian looking unconvincingly fascinated.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


My friend, Kellie Reith, and I went to New York City last Wednesday and had a blast together! We ate lunch, toured Lucky Magazine offices (because Kellie has friend that works there), and did some shopping. However, the highlight, by a mile, was when we saw the musical, Wicked! All tickets were sold out, but we stood in the cancellation line and ended up getting great seats - middle section, only 8 rows back! We both loved it. The girl who played Elphaba, the wicked witch, was especially good. Here's a recording of one of her songs:


A few pics from our trip:

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


You know sometimes it just hits me how fortunate and blessed I am to have married this man:

The other day I ran across this picture that was taken a couple of years ago and thought, "Man, my husband is hot! I married way over my head." Of course I'm always blown away by his gentleness, humility and integrity as well, and those qualities are what made me really fall in love with him.

Just thought I'd share these little facts with all of you . . .