Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas in New York

So we kept our yearly tradition of going to New York City and taking the kids to see Santa at Macy's. This past Saturday was super busy, and it didn't help choosing a Saturday to go to the city where our schedule was packed.
 Our early Saturday consisted in cleaning the church we attend, and some of the young women (including Sierra) did service in another ward by being a part of the Breakfast with Santa activity. We had to wait until she was done, hence getting a late start on our way to New York. 

It gets dark at 5pm so we managed to do most of the things we wanted to do. 
Except go ice skating in Bryant Park! The lines were super long so we decided to just continue to walk the streets of New York, eat chicken shish kabobs, pretzels, roasted peanuts, and go to the Rockefeller Center.
 It was getting late, and everyone was getting tired (except Chelsea & Lexie). Poor Noah was freezing and fell asleep in Dad's arms. We seriously need to invest in a stroller that reclines so he can sleep comfortably. 
 On our way back to the parking garage I snapped this photo of a beautiful display of the Nativity outside of a brownstone in Manhattan. 
Even though we didn't get to do some of the things we wanted to do... seeing this display of the nativity made me feel less guilty, and it reminded me of all the reasons why we have CHRISTmas.
It makes me so appreciative, and grateful to have so much LOVE for our Savior Jesus Christ. 

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