Friday, May 31, 2019

New York

More photos from day one.

We spent the afternoon walking around

seeing what we could see

Who knew there were so many parks in the middle of NYC?

Tall buildings

Little surprises

Beautiful architecture

Familiar sights (as in I watch every morning)

Time to call it a night!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Catching Up

Well, it will take more than one post to catch up. 
The last six weeks have been busy to say the least. I think I have finally hit that wall and I am exhausted.

Way back in October, hubby and I planned a trip to NYC to see baby boy. 
My dad, my sister and myself made it back from Charleston (see previous post) on Friday night and our flight to NYC was the following Tuesday. 

This was our first trip to NYC so we tried to see as much as possible. I have no idea how many photos we took. Hubby took most of them then sent them to my phone. I finally attempted to download them to my computer yesterday. I'm extremely tech challenged and usually just email myself any photos I want to share here but thought it would be easier to download them. Pfft. They didn't seem to download in any kind of order so I'm going back to my own way of doing things and I'll just share a few photos over several posts. Not enough stitching was done on this trip to share so there won't be any shown here until I finish with the trip photos (in case you want to skip the next several posts) 

I've talked enough already, so for the most part, I'll let the photos speak for themselves.


We flew into NYC on May 7. Hubby took this photo out of the window as we were coming in.

First subway ride. I managed but my anxiety was on high alert. I can't say that I will miss the subway but I did kind of get used to the voice that said 'stand clear of the closing doors, please'.

Baby boy and dad. Jason took us to see Bryant Park - he said this is his favorite park in the city.

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum was very moving. 

 This was the only window that survived the collapse of both towers. 

Just the first part of day one - more in the next post!

Thursday, May 16, 2019


It's been a month and I'm still not ready to make this post. 
Mother fought a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. The doctors told her 30+ years ago she had maybe 5 years, but they didn't know mom. She fought it with everything she had.  The last few years it slowly took it's toll as she gradually lost the ability to do those things we all take for granted every day. The past year or so it seemed like every day there was a little something she could no longer do for herself - but she would try it until she exhausted herself before she would ask for help. 
On Monday, April 15, she lost her battle. She passed away, peacefully, in her sleep. 

Less than two weeks after mom passed, we learned that my oldest niece, Heather, was loosing her year long battle with cancer. My sister and I drove (I'll give her the credit she deserves - she did most of the driving) my dad to Charleston to see her. We arrived on Monday and spent a few hours with her. On Tuesday, April 30, she too lost her battle. She was only 32 years old and leaves behind a husband and two young children. 

Two moms gone too soon. Two moms who loved their families with everything they had. Two moms that are no longer in pain. Two moms who are missed every day.