Monday, February 23, 2009

NYC!!!

The "Top of the Rock"
First belly picture--20 weeks
The Guggenheim
Times Square, right outside our hotel
My new ring from Tiffany's!! :)

I'm here! I'm here! We returned home last night from a fabulous trip to New York City (my Christmas present from Ben) and I just had to blog about it so I don't lose what little amount of readers I have left after this blogging drought. :) 

Ben and I left at the crack of dawn Thursday morning---literally, the plane left at 6:15 am and we had checked into our hotel and were on our way to breakfast by 9am. Not bad! We stayed at the Marriott Renaissance in the heart of Times Square, and could not have been in a better location. The hotel was perfect and had great views of Times Square--I'd definitely stay there again and recommend it to anybody planning a trip to NYC. We packed as much as we could into the 3 days/nights we had there, and besides the bitter COLD weather, wouldn't change a thing. Some highlights include eating at Nobu (my FAVORITE!!) and Ouest, seeing Phantom of the Opera and Wicked (loved, loved, loved it!), going to the top of Rockefeller Center for a killer view of the city, doing an amazing Foods of NY tour in Greenwich Village (highly recommend this), touring the Guggenheim (not into art and most of it was very strange, but my architect hubby loved the building), shopping til we just about dropped, and getting the best 30th birthday present from Tiffany's! Baby boy must have enjoyed New York because he didn't stop kicking/bumping/wiggling the whole time. He's the only one of our children who came with us, and was very well-behaved if I do say so myself. :) 

My wonderful in-laws kept the children for us and it was so nice to enjoy ourselves and know that Grayson and Emma Claire were having just as much fun at home with Gee Gee and Pop Pop. Thanks again, Nancy and Carroll! 

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16 comments:

Angie said...

What a great Christmas present!! I love going to NYC! It looks like you had a wonderful time, I love your new ring!!

Mandy said...

Glad you guys had fun! Y'all look great! :)

Courtney said...

Fun Fun! Happy Birthday!!
You look great for 20 weeks. I believe I was much bigger than that at 20 weeks.

JoAnna said...

How fun!! It looks like you had a great time and you look fantastic. :)

Andrea said...

Love the pictures!! And what a gorgeous ring! Oh, and love the belly pic!

Tommy, Erica, and Addie Kate said...

Love your dress/shirt (the blue one) - didn't have anything that cute when I was pregnant. Then again, it was the middle of the summer, so I wore as few clothes as possible without being charged with indecent exposure. And, LOVE the ring from Tiffany's - great job Ben! I'm glad you had fun. I was thinking about you! (with jealousy!)

Angela said...

How fun! Adults only vacations are wonderful for the marriage!!! :) Beautiful ring and super cute baby bump!!! You look fab!

Elizabeth said...

Margaret, looks like ya'll had tons of fun! Happy Birthday too! I can't remember if I ever posted or not, but congrats on Baby No 3 too! - Elizabeth Fordham Render

EntertainingMom said...

How fun! I hope you had fun in my old hood! You look wonderful! 20 weeks already? Where has the time gone?!

girlsmom said...

You look great! Glad you had a nice trip.

The Smith Family said...

Oh my goodness--what an AWESOME weekend!!!! Yay--so glad you got to go and have a fabulous time!!!! Something you'll always remember for your 30th! ;)

Laurenwoods17 said...

Cute cute cute!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You are just a gorgeous pregnant woman! I love that maternity shirt you are wearing too...so sassy!

Hope things are good with you! Have a great weekend! :)
Carrie

Jennifer said...

What great pictures! Love your new bling :) What a great bday present!

Emily said...

Precious shirt! Love that.
So glad you had a good time! And I LOVE Nobu! I ate at the one in London once. It was incredible.
Happy 30th.

LSU Melanie said...

you look so cute with your tiny baby belly!