Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fleet Week

For Memorial Day this year Amanda & I decided to venture into the city for "Fleet Week", if you're not familiar with what "Fleet Week" is then you need to check it out sometime. "Fleet Week" is a week celebrating our service men & women here in NYC. During the week several active duty ships port in the NYC harbor and all sorts of activities go on. On Memorial Day we went and toured several ships (Intrepid, Iwo Jima & Army Cargo to be more specific), a submarine (the Growler - known for its part in cruise missle development), and the old Concord airplane. One of my favorite things was talking with some of the sailors about their tours of duty...makes you really proud to have met these great soldiers! After spending a few hours touring we decided since it was so nice outside to walk down and have lunch at "Hell's Kitchen" which was really good and we got to sit outside. It was a great day to remember all the brave soldiers who have died to make our country free...thank you!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


In case you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors at the Farrell you know!

Never a dull moment around here and always entertaining :)

I love you babe!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Southern Style VACATION

Really the word VACATION says it all! Chris & I spent the first week of May in Atlanta, Savannah & Hilton Head. Atlanta was the first stop. We spent a few days visiting friends, being regular tourists & Chris was able to attend the Drive conference at Northpoint Church. You can read all about what he learned there by visiting his blog here. It was so great to see the Matthews as well as all my old Cantoni friends. My time in Atlanta was such a huge part of who I am today and it was great to share that with Chris this time around. Thanks again to the Matthews for the wonderful hospitality - we love you guys! As for our days as tourists....we visited CNN Center, the NEW World of Coke and the Georgia Aquarium. While Chris was at the conference I was able to go out on the town with Nina, Kohl, William, Brent & Mercedes for dinner and drinks at Six Feet Under. We had a blast as usual! After a few wonderful days in Atlanta we made the short drive to Hilton Head to visit the other Farrell's and enjoy the sites at Savannah. Since we were last at Haig Point there has been an addition to the family - Dusty the Golden Retriever. Our first morning was spent at the beach playing fetch with Dusty and loving every minute of it! I mean who could resist his sweet face and fancy tail! We relaxed and had lunch at the Beach Clubhouse to take in the water view. It really was a beautiful day! The next morning we headed to Savannah where we took the trolley tour around town. We stopped and walked around the river shops and had a delicious lunch at Vic's. The seafood was amazing! While shopping we also stopped to have a taste of the wonderful pecan pralines....mmmmmm good. The next few days we rode bikes around the island, hunted for baby alligators, had dinner at Marshside Mama's and road Rick's boat to lunch one afternoon. Thank you Rod and Marsha for a great visit. All in all a very good vacation!