Sunday, April 26, 2009

Amanda's Birthday

This weekend we celebrated Amanda's 29th birthday Saturday night and Sunday with our friend Jeff and Cindy. Saturday night we decided to go check out what Soho had to offer and ate at this great little restaurant called "Nolita House". The food there was amazing and we loved the great weather. After dinner we stayed at Jeff and Cindy's apartment in Hoboken overlooking the Hudson River and looking out on the NYC skyline. Sunday we got up and went to brunch at the famous "Tavern on the Green". The food wasn't what it is all about but the place is amazing. This weekend is the first official heat wave so after brunch we walked through Central Park to enjoy seeing everyone out and loving the weather. I'm so blessed to have Amanda in my life and it was so fun to celebrate her 29th with our friends in the big city!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Madison!

Today this beautiful little girl turns 2! It is hard to believe she is getting so big. Chris & I will never forget the first time we laid eyes on you, Madison Mizell. We were home for a visit and Mason was so excited for us to meet you. He immediately introduced you as "my beautiful Madison". So sweet! You captured our hearts - just like your brother and cousin. This past year was a real treat for me because I was able to see you a few extra times. We played at the mall and I got to tag along for Halloween. Your personality continues to develop and we love to hear all the stories about you! Chris got to love on you at Thanksgiving and I think he is smitten :) We hope you have a very Happy Birthday!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

In Your Easter Bonnet.....

Happy Resurrection Day! He is risen...He is risen indeed!

Today on this special day remembering what Christ did for us and still continues to do for us today we decided to celebrate with friends in the city. We had brunch at Tribeca Grill(Robert DeNiro is part owner) which was really good. After brunch we made our way down to the Easter parade on Fifth Avenue. Evidently the parade is a big deal - there were so many people out and it was fun to walk around and see every ones Bonnet. I decided to stick my head in and enjoy a little of the Easter Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The wind was pretty strong and the temp was in the 40's but the sun was out and it was a beautiful day to play in the city. We have so much to be thankful for but most of all we should be thankful for what Christ did for us in dying and raising from the dead so that if we place our faith in Him we might have eternal life. He is risen indeed!

The parade is a tribute to the traditional Easter Bonnet. There were many to are a few we caught on camera. Keep in mind this is NYC. In case you have forgotten the tune, here is the chorus as a reminder.

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.
Ill be all in clover and when they look you over,
Ill be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter parade.