Posted by Rachel at 6:51 AM
1. On Tuesday I met up with my mom to get my kids back. It was a very nice weekend break but I was missing my girls! We met at the Ikea in Potomac Mills, which is exactly halfway between us. We were so happy that Katie and baby Joey came too, and we got the cutest cousins picture!
2. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons Mattie usually takes a nap so Jilly and I get some time together. Since I'm constantly aware of the clock ticking away toward kindergarten (wahh!) I've been trying to really savor my time with her, which usually means playing Chutes and Ladders, practicing reading, and making banana bread whenever she asks.
3. After all the salt and snow our black van was looking awful so I drove through a car wash and the girls thought it was the best thing ever. Jilly asked if we could go to the car wash every day now (not likely since it cost $9!)
4. Bryan's great-grandma passed away a year and a half ago but when I was looking through BYU Magazine this week I noticed that they had included her death in the most recent issue, and she was the oldest alum on the list.
5. Before our trip Bryan told a co-worker that I wanted to go to the Empire State Building because of Sleepless in Seattle. Somehow word spread around and everyone started joking with him that we were going to NY to recreate movies. When he got back to work on Tuesday, this picture was on his desk.
Posted by Rachel at 7:47 PM
Day Two- This morning we walked north on 5th Avenue. We stopped to see St. Patrick's Cathedral (so beautiful!), the Trump Tower, and I chose next year's Valentine's present at Tiffany's. We eventually made it to Central Park, which was a huge relief because it wasn't as windy as it had been walking between the buildings. I loved walking through the park, even in its wintery state and couldn't get "That's How You Know" out of my head. We saw the Manhattan Temple then got lunch at a deli and went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was incredible. I loved the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware; I hadn't realized how enormous and powerful it was. After the museum we were exhausted from all the walking and took the subway down to Eataly for the most delicious dinner. By this time it was really quite cold and windy so we headed back to the hotel (it was like 7:30!) to watch a movie and crash in bed.
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