Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New York Trip

I was so excited to take Ryan to New York for the first time! We went up and visited Enrique's family and had such a wonderful time. This was the first time Ryan had met his NY cousins, too. We went to Sabrina's Nutcracker performance on Saturday. She was great, so graceful and sweet! On Sunday, Mom, Ryan and I braved the cold weather and the crowds to see the tree. It was spectacular. I do think I was more excited than Ryan was to see it, though. He got really sick of me taking pictures!

Here are a few:

This is Ryan and the girls. They have the loveliest courtyard garden in their building. Ryan's favorite part of the trip was playing in the snow there.

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Here's the tree. It's so gorgeous in real life. I just couldn't capture how sparkly it was. BUT, I could zoom in on it really well using my brand new 70-300 lens that Enrique gave me! Yes, Christmas came early. He just happened to have an extra one and let me have it. Can I just tell you how excited I am???

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Here's another shot of the tree.
Check out the look on Ryan's face. He was not a happy camper at this point.

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But then, he cheered up a bit!

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He also got to see the beautiful window display at Saks. He loved that.

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All in all it was a magical trip. We can't wait to get back for another visit.
And it really got me in the mood for Christmas. So here are a couple of cards...

This is an older one, but one of my all time faves. Everything is Paper Salon. I painted the chipboard with Stickles.

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And here's one that I thought would be a great holiday Thank You. I used Inque Boutique stamps and Creative Imaginations paper.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Julia Sandvoss said...

Looks like a really fun trip! I know that I would have loved to have seen all that too. The girls are beautiful!!

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful photos and that first card is stunning!!!!

Anonymous said...

awesome photos and cards!

Danielle Flanders said...

Lovely photos! I love NYC at Christmas time! I agree with Daniela, that first card is one of my favorites of yours too! Just gorgeous!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh my it looks like you had a blast...love those cards too!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, I just love your work! ~rae

Mary Jo said...

I looooove NYC!
Looks like a great trip! :0)

Melanie said...

ooooooh - I'm sooo jealous! I've never been to NYC (well, being an infant does NOT count) and would love to go. Great photos. Looks like a fun trip!

Sherry Wright said...

That look on Ryan's face, oh my.. rofl. Gorgeous photos and creations, so glad you had fun! ;0)

Linda Beeson said...

Magical pictures of your trip! So cool it was at Christmas time.

Kim Mraz said...

sounds like you had such a nice time. Beautiful pictures and you posted that card that I LOVE...I am still in shock that it has never been snatched up for publication. :)