Thursday, September 18, 2014


On our way to the big apple!

waiting for our taxi driver at the JFK airport

Elevator selfie in our Empire Hotel

Right outside The EMPIRE Hotel

Shake Shack was a must before our broadway play Phantom

Times Square

Sara Beth's for Breakfast was one of our faves

Central Park Zoo (I took this for the kids bc this same entrance is on one of their favorite movies, Madagascar)

Central Park...we rented bikes & rode around the entire park making some stops along the way

Inside the MET

For my Huddie

Rockerfeller Center

Mindy & I in front of the Plaza Hotel (where Kevin in Home Alone 2 stayed)

central park

Levain Bakery is a must stop if in NYC. There cookies are AMAZING and huge!

Stopped for banana pudding from Magnolia's Bakery one night

waiting for the Subway

you can see in the top left of the picture the red neon lights...our hotel name...HOTEL EMPIRE

We found this cute children's boutique and of course I had to get a pic

Top of the Rock was awesome! The views up there were unreal.

LEGO store stop for my boys

American Girl Place stop for my Navy naves

Republic Noodle House was by far my favorite meal in the city. Delicious food!!

Ground Zero was heartbreaking to visit. So sad that this terrible event had to happen to our country and change so many peoples lives.

The displays and audio tour inside the new museum were heartbreaking

Statue of Liberty

This was the only tree that survived on the grounds from 9/11

Must get a pic with a NYC Fireman

Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate

Trying to get on camera for GMA

Had to stop and play around in FAO Schwarz. WE had a blast and bought our kids way too much!

LDS NYC Temple

I spent almost a week in NYC with Jenn Jensen, Heidi Sandford and Mindy Colwell. We stayed at Hotel Empire and were non stop go-go-go. I think we fit in almost everything we wanted while we were there. We ate the most delicious food, shopped a lot, saw the Phantom of the Opera, people watched and even got a late night massage at a random hole in the wall. It was a fabulous girls trip that I will remember forever!!

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