Wednesday, April 30, 2008

1/2 Marathon

No, I definitely did not run in this race. My sister and Cole have been training for months for the half marathon. They did a great job and finished in exactly 2 hours. There were over 30,000 runners this year. I think that is amazing!

We went to cheer them on, but we did not do a very good job at getting to the different places. It was mostly my fault so my dad said he was taking over next time.
Tori put lots of smiles on runner's faces.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Trip to NYC

Bryan and I just took a trip to New York (just the two of us) for our anniversary! We had such a great time walking the streets of NY and seeing all the sites! I did some research before we left and Amanda's sister (Andrea) lives there, so she helped us plan our days out and met us for dinner one night at a delicious Mexican restaurant.

I was a little nervous when we left because Tori threw up the night before we left then Bryan caught something. He was so sick the whole first day. It was such a long flight for him. I spent the first night in NY shopping by myself then brought food back to the hotel and ate at the desk of our room. What a great start! It ended up fine, though. The next morning we were up and running.

This was the view of our hotel and the Chrystler building. I loved our hotel (NY Helmsley) and the location!
This was walking into Times Square.
I just loved the Macy's building for some reason. Our buildings just don't look like this here! It was such a huge department store.
Empire State Building.

My buddy Matt Lauer...whom I love! I love watching the Today Show and we got to be on least I hear we were on it several times.
The view from the top of the Observation Deck of Rockefeller Plaza.
Eating at Sarabeth's for brunch...delicious! We ate outside since it was right across from Central Park!

Central Park!
A view of the Brooklyn Bridge from South Street Seaport.
NY Stock Exchange
We took the Staton Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty.
Ground Zero...such an amazing site.
Grand Central Station

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Family Visit

My Uncle Richard, Grandma, and Papaw came to visit for a few days. We had a great time while they were here and we were sad to see them go.
Tori loves that Paw Paw and Mae Mae have windows that are her size!
We celebrated my birthday on Saturday. My dad makes amazing chicken wings and Tori loved them, too!
Cole got a Wii, so we played a lot this weekend! We are ready to play again!
Audra and Cole got some bad scores from the judges on Dancing with the Stars!
Tori wanted to dance, too so Paw Paw agreed to dance with her.
All of us after church...minus Bryan...he had an open house.
Tori and Grandma. After one day, Tori was already saying Papaw and Grandma. We were so impressed!

Tori's new favorite food...chocolate cake...she is obsessed!
Hanging out with Papaw!
Monday night we celebrated Bryan's birthday! Everyone came to our house where we cooked Bryan some of his favorites! Tori wore her birthday shirt in honor of her Daddy.
Tori showing off on her rocking chair that Grandma and Papaw got for her for Christmas!
Amanda and the kids came over to play on Monday. I was just hanging out with Will.
Emma Cate and Tori of course had to ride Bump Bump!
They loved seeing and chasing the butterflies!
Where did everyone go!! We miss you already!!