Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Past

82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
{82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade}

By the time Hello Kitty made her way down 6th Avenue yesterday morning, we were still in our pajamas eating breakfast by the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree in our warm, cozy house.  Watching on television brought back memories from four years ago when we were there in New York City braving the crowds and cold weather to watch the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We spent the night before at a friend's house in Brooklyn so we didn't make it to the parade as early as planned.  Despite our late start, we somehow timed it just right to ride the subway with hundreds of All Star Cheerleaders who were on their way to perform.  It took us awhile to find a good viewing spot once we arrived so we took our time walking up and down the side streets until we saw a break in the crowd.  Luckily, a lot of families with small children were bailing mid-parade which meant we kept moving up all the way to the second row!  It was definitely worth it to see the parade in person - we had a blast!  And yes, the balloons are WAY bigger in person.  If we looked bundled up it's because it was freezing!  But that's to be expected in NYC... next time I would bring a thermos of hot cocoa.  Okay, maybe two =)

All Star Cheerleaders on subway
 {All Star Cheerleaders}

Ronald McDonald balloon
{Ronald McDonald}

SpongeBob macy's parade

SpongeBob sidewview macy's parade
{our view of SpongeBob}

SpongeBob SquarePants balloon
{there's the SquarePants...}

Kermit macy's parade

Shrek macy's parade

Macy's Elf on the Shelf
{Mel + Macy's Elf}

Santa's sleigh macy's parade
{Santa + his reindeer sleigh}

empty streets after macy' parade
{Andy and Bryant}

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life Lately, according to Instagram

pumpkin door hanger

decorating pumpkins

picking pumpkins at Cedar Hill Farm

halloween candy

race for the cure 2012

ortigia lavender bath salts

maltipoo hiding

fall yellow tree

birthday dinner at the elegant farmer

family group picture

pumpkin door hanger | decorating pumpkins | picking pumpkins at Cedar Hill Farm
Halloween candy put to good use | 2012 Race for the Cure |
Ortigia lavender bath salts from Sicily | election night |
my (current) favorite tree in the neighborhood |
birthday dinner at The Elegant Farmer |
family birthday celebration

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