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Oh hey, NYC!

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This past weekend I drove myself to Brooklyn,  NY to visit Rob’s cousin Katie and sister Molly.

I know it was a TV show… but, seriously, how did Carrie Bradshaw wear heals in NYC? I had my Tom’s on and my feet ended up very unhappy with me.  I’m pretty sure we walked about 8 miles on Saturday alone.

NYC

NYC

Anywho, one of our first stops was at a FANTASTIC little, itty bitty, tiny, bagel shop.  Ahhh, it was so yummy! I had a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel.  All the yummyness was baked on the inside and had cheese & bacon melted on the top.  So good. From the Bagel Shop, we ventured to the Union Square Holiday Market.  We wandered around looking at the different vendors goodies and even found a few Christmas gifts.  After the market, we shopped, ate lunch, shopped some more, got facials, and found our way to Rockefeller Plaza!  What an amazingly beautiful tree.  I was jumping up and down in excitement to see the tree. Really, I was actually jumping, you can ask Molly and Katie. Getting this close was quite the adventure, there were so many people! After gazing at the tree it was time for more shopping, eating, and drinking, so we did just that.

Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Plaza

It was a very fun and fast trip. Next time Rob will have to join me! Thanks for a great weekend, ladies!

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A Vaily Good Time!

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After spending 34 hours in the car and a whole week on vacation with Robbie I can officially say I’m not sick of him! Good thing since I decided to marry him!! I was sad on Monday morning when I realized I didn’t get to spend the whole day with him and had to return to work.

Rob and Me skiing

Robbie and I skied a few days at Vail.  Only about 28% of the Mountain was open due to lack of the fluffy white stuff, which seems like it’s not that much but we didn’t even ski all of the 28%; it’s that big!  One of the afternoons Mac was able to meet up with us and take a few runs, It was easy to spot which way she went in her green jacket and red snow pants!

Mac and Me at the top of the Gondola

MacKenzie works at a really fancy/expensive seafood restaurant called Montauk where we visited her at the bar and had really yummy lobster macaroni and martinis.  The wait staff was really confused when they saw me sitting there and then saw Mac bopping around.  Some of them caught on that we were twins….I heard a “there is a girl that looks JUST like Mac at the bar!” a few times.

Me and Mac and Montauk

Karrisa and Rob at Montauk

The  hockey team Mac and Karrisa play for had a friends and family night since everyone’s family was in town for the holidays so Rob was able to play with everyone and I sat in the stands with Meiko.  I believe Rob was the only one WITHOUT full pads, he had some under his Redwings shirt but I bet he would’ve like to have had butt pads, too! Here’s Rob trying to score a goal on Mac…

Rob in Red, Mac in Yellow--blocking the goal

Meiko's watching the game

Four of our meals we ate at Moe’s in Lionshead at Vail.  They have amazing pulled pork sandwiches, banana pudding, and macaroni! For only $9 you get the sandwich, your choice of 2 sides, and a drink—for anyone that’s been to Vail, that’s a STEAL! Everything is overpriced in Vail, so overpriced the gas stations don’t even put the prices up on their displays.  I guess that’s the price you pay for living in paradise.

us at Moe's!

Going on vacation with Meiko was a real treat! It was so nice to come back from skiing and be tackled by her kisses and love.  She was such a good traveler, sleeping 16.75 of the 17 hours there, and 17 of the 17 hours back! I think Meiko had a great vacation too; she was spoiled with love and got a few special presents from her GrandPawents; A snuggie and some very durable squeaky toys!

meiko in her snuggie

Robbie got some really great shoes, and I got the best present ever….spending time with Rob, Mac Karrisa, and Meiko.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’ll get made fun of because it’s really not that funny… I had a VAILY good time –get it? Vaily instead of very… I know, I know.

sorry for the poor quality photos, I neeeeeeeeed more than just my iphone camera.

Idea–>Magic Button!

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I have an idea!

and big tonsils

What if I told you, I had a magic button that would make your life easier? You’d want to know what that button was, correct?

I’m here to tell you today, you can subscribe to my blog with one click of a button.  Instead of having to check my blog every 10 minutes to see if I’ve updated, you will be sent a magical email letting you know I’ve updated.

All you have to do is head over to the right side of this page to the third green box and type in your email address… Easy Peasy. So, go ahead, sign up…it’s free!

Smell this.

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What is my favorite smell? Lavender? No. Cinnamon Buns? Yummy but, no.  Meikos breath? Absolutly not.  The smell I love is…..snow!

( I know I've used this photo before--but it's so cute)

Today I smelled and saw my first snowfall of the year.  It’s a refreshing scent and look to the area.  I love it, it’s beautiful and clean!  People in the area are already complaining about the weather…don’t they realize they live in the Midwest, where it snows? Their “bah-humbug” spirits about the weather wont get me down though, I’m embracing the winter this year, especially since I don’t have to get in a cold car this winter!  The Tucson has an automatic car starter, lucky me!

Having the snow fall tonight was so great, it’s finally starting to feel like winter and the holiday season.  Robbie, Meiko, and I start our trek out west in 2 weeks to spend Christmas with MacKenzie and Karrisa.

high flying.

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Remember this photo?

 

99ML

99ML

Well, I could be the luckiest girl in the world.  How would you like to hop on a private plane to ski for the weekend?  That’s exactly what I get to do. :)

Friday morning I head to Vail to ski Saturday and will fly back Sunday. How exciting, I get to see family friends, my sister(!!!), and the wonderful mountain. 

 

Skiing with Rob.

Skiing with Rob.

I am sad Robbie can’t join in on the fun, if it’s any consolation, I’ll take a run for him!

Niner-Niner

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Friday, Halloween night, I was not out on the streets of Madison dressed in a costume, I did not pass out candy, I did however go to bed at 9:30 in anticipation of my 7am departure to East Lansing in the private jet.

The plane picked me up right outside the door, walked right on, and off we went. I was the co-pilot, headset and all. Let me tell you, it was such a fantastic experience. It’s a totally different feeling than when in a commercial flight. In efforts of not sounding lame, I felt like all of the worlds problems and issues were below me and I didn’t have a worry at all. I learned some new jargon and ate up the experience in it’s entirety.

Posted are some photos of my new spoiled lifestyle as previously mentioned in this post!

Walking right up!

Walking right up!

Niner-Niner

Niner-Niner

It was a 12 hour trip from pick up to drop off. Michigan State won with 25 seconds to go. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday than with friends from across the country, a win for MSU, and a private jet to get me there!