Monday, December 26, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas

 We had a Very Merry Christmas! Kelly got me the ultimate gift!
 I got her something, not so exciting, but a lot of fun!
 Kris and Michelle's family was first with a visit from Black Panther!

 Larsen's were next with a flapping penguin named Calvin!

 Spencer and Angie's house was excited about tablets and a new Barbie house, with a special visitor!

Hortons were the final stop with a nice dinner and fun games! Between all the awesome family visits, the beautiful day at church, and the boat load of snow I could not ask for a better day!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hey Everybody, It's Family Night!

 For family night, December 12th, Kris and Michelle came up and had dinner with me. We had family night and then out to see Christmas Lights!
 They had not seen the beautiful tree in Draper that the Larsens and I went to see last week, so we decided to go and it was just as beautiful!

 One thing I love about the holidays is the time with family! I am so blessed to be a sister and an aunt, it could not be better!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

New Adventures, New Traditions

 The Larsens and I had planned to go to Temple Square, but weather and traffic lead to an all new adventure and new traditions!
 We went to Draper Park and saw the beautifully lighted tree. It was not all lit up at first, but it got brighter and brighter as we were there.

 It was pretty wet tonight, but it was beautiful!

By the time we left the tree was all lit up! We enjoyed dinner at Guadalahonkys, another place I have never been! What a great night of adventure with the Larsens!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Special Day!

 November 5, 2016 was a special day! Sadie was baptized and we were all able to come and celebrated this special day with her!
 These two cuties just had to have a picture taken! I LOVE Calvin's outfit!
 Aunt Stephanie gave a talk on the Holy Ghost and her Aunt Crystal spoke on baptism.
 It was an awesome celebration with Spencer and Angie's family!
 After the baptism a few of us went over to the cemetery in honor of Mom. She passed away a year ago on November 5th. It is hard to believe how time flies and it was nice to take some time to honor her.
 I am blessed with a wonderful family and I am so thankful to know that families can be together forever!

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Grand Finale!

 On our last full day, July 30th, we returned to the Guggenheim and had a chance to tour it. Mackenzie and Briana decided to do their own art while there.
 The art in the museum is very abstract and cool to see, but I was most fascinated with the building architecture. 

 After the Guggenheim we enjoyed some time in Central Park and then decided to go to China Town for foot massages. They were awesome!!!!
 The signs in China Town were funny and I started to collect pictures. This first one made me wonder if they had talked to Brigham Young about this. 
 Other signs were just really funny!

 In the evening we went to dinner at an amazing steakhouse and then Briana made it seem like we were going to a movie. As we walked down the street we saw the sign for Hamilton, the most popular musical on Broadway currently. I said you should stand under the sign so I can take your picture and you can tell people you "saw" Hamilton. Then Kim said why don't we go see it and pulled out tickets.
 I can't begin to tell you how shocked I was. These tickets are next to impossible to get and it was WAY to nice of Andersons to get a ticket for me to go. I owe them BIG TIME!

It is an incredible play and the perfect way to end our amazing adventure! I love you all and I can't wait to do it again!

The Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Some Crazy Food

 On July 29th we went to a bagel place in Brooklyn that had very colorful bagels and cotton candy flavor no less!

 After Brooklyn, Kim, Brad, and I went out to the Statute of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the clear views.

 The symbols of the Statute of Liberty were intriguing to me. The broken shackles at her feet was one I had never noticed or known about.

 I loved the chance to just enjoy time with my sister.
 Ellis Island is amazing and the history there was very incredible. Thousands of people were required to stop there in 1800's and early 1900's. The room below is known as the Registry Room that so many past through.

 There were several references to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the impact missionary work had on immigration. This sign spoke to 20,000 converted Danes that came in 1850.
 This was a window that looked out of Ellis Island into the city. I had to wonder if people on the island ever looked out this way, with a sense of longing, as they waited to be let into New York.
 In the evening we went to a movie and a crazy shake place called Black Tap.
Yet another amazing day filled with adventure!