Monday, June 4, 2012

June Update

This poor blog is so neglected. Lets do a quick update. Its June. Time is flying by. The girls have 2 more weeks of school until summer vacation. Ben's been working in Seattle since April. Its great because he gets to come home on the weekends. I've been working about 30 hrs per week in Labor & Delivery here in Spokane. We are busy busy busy trying to keep up with life. We visited Ben in Seattle last weekend. He surprised the girls with new bicycles (used new bikes). They were very excited. We went to the space needle, hung out at Pike's Market in Seattle, went bike riding at the park near his hotel. It was a great weekend. Now its back to reality, trying to keep up with the housework, the lawn, all the kids activities. But I am truly grateful that Ben has a great job & that we are here a good area to raise our kids. Life is good.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New York Trip Day 2

Friday was a very busy day.

We took the train from Hicksville
to Penn Station
and headed into the city.

Lots of time spent walking around.

And taking pictures.

Busy traffic, busy people.
Narrow one way streets.
Time Square
It was rainy,
& beautiful.

We went to the Discovery Times Square Museum. They have the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit going right now. It was wonderful. We spent hours pouring over the artifacts. Some are thousands of years old. I kept thinking of what was happening in the scriptures (Old Testament, New Testament, and Book of Mormon) when looking at the dates.

Ben was done in about 30 minutes.

I took 3 hours.

What a patient husband I have.

We grabbed a quick bite to eat at Junior's.
Ben had some New York Cheesecake.
Then we went to see The Phantom of the Opera.

It was beautiful.
I cried.
The music was fantastic.

Then it was on to the Empire State Building.
This building is beautiful.

They have tight security.
Its like going through the airport.
They almost didn't let Ben in.
He had his pocket knife that he had to check in and leave with security.
They gave it back afterwards.

Spectacular views!
I can't believe they built this in 1 year!
I liked going at night.
There were no lines.

This is a view looking up from the observation deck. It was crazy windy. I thought my camera would blow right out of my hand. They originally thought they could dock a Blimp at the observation level. But updraft winds created by the building itself made that impossible.
Ben and Carolyn

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New York Trip Day 1

Ben's been working in New York for a few months. I get to visit him for the weekend. I flew out on Thursday morning from Spokane, WA into St Paul, MN. And then onto LaGuardia airport in New York City. I slept most of both flights after staying up packing most of the previous night. So it was a good use of my time. Ben is staying at the Residence Inn Marriott in Plainview NY. Its a nice extended stay place. They have free dinner in the restaurant Sunday - Thurs nights. It was a nice evening.