Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All About Savannah

Well, there is something to be said for being the baby of the family. Yes, you get all the attention, especially when you're the only kid left at home. If you want to know what's going on with Hunter (Elder Stewart), you need to check out his mission blog- link to the right! He gives us great stories and pictures every week to post there. If you want to know what's going on with Bree, you need to check out her blog- link to the right! She's working hard at school and having fun, too :) I am super proud of all three of my children!! Since Sav is here, most of our activities have been revolving around her. She finished playing soccer with her club team by playing in a tournament in Baton Rouge. They played some super tough teams so they didn't come out on top, but it was great practice before high school tryouts which are happening this week. More details to come on that.

We have been busy with church activities and just had a Multi-stake Halloween Youth Dance. Savannah dressed up like a kid on Toddlers & Tiaras. She is complete with her ni-ni and pageant crack. (You have to have seen this show to know what I'm talking about- it's so horrible you just can't look away!) She is pictured here with her friend Sarah (the gangsta). They are holding glow-in-the-dark rats (I know, very random).

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Heart New York

I really, really, really do LOVE New York!! My step father, Wayne, invited us to go on an awesome trip to NYC last weekend and we had an AWESOME time! (Thanks Wayne!!) Here are a few of the highlights:

We got there around noon on Friday, grabbed some lunch and took the subway to Chelsea Market. This picture is inside the market that used to be used for meat packing. Very interesting looking and some neat stores and restaurants. Rich is creeping in the background! We actually started doing this thing where we would see people taking pics of each other and Wayne would say "Do you want me to take it of all of you?" Of course, they say yes and then we would go creep in the background and make goofy faces. I know we're stupid, but we really cracked ourselves up :) Anyway, we went to this park called High Line that is built up above the city in an old railway station. Pretty cool.

Then. . . . the theatre going began!! Friday night we saw Brooke Shields in The Adams Family (she was a good actress, singing wasn't all that-the show in general was kinda dumb), Saturday night we saw Spiderman: Turn off the Dark (the set and special effects were AMAZING-acting and music just so-so), Sunday afternoon we saw Harry Potter in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (who knew he could act, sing AND dance?!- he was GREAT and this show was my overall favorite of the bunch!) and Sunday night we saw Rock of Ages (kind of like going to an 80's concert- lots of fun!) The picture above shows us with Wayne, my mom, his son Mark, his wife Abby and some friends of Wayne's that live there, The Peders.

Well we ran into this building while walking around Lincoln Center! It was actually opened and we went into the lobby. It was kinda cool because we got an email from Hunter while we were there so we sat in the lobby and read it out loud. We could go up to the third floor where there is a chapel and classrooms, etc. just like ours in Louisiana and I guess the temple is on the top three floors. Pretty cool.

Rich and I walked around Chinatown, Soho, Noho, and Greenwich Village and on our last day, Monday, the four of us took these pedicabs on a tour around Central Park. It was an excellent way to end our trip! We really saw soooo much and had a wonderful time.

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