Sunday, October 26, 2008

More sights from NY

It was fun to be a tourist in NYC again. I feel like I haven't been able to do that since college, going into The City with Liz and having her show us the sights... Or visiting Dione at Thanksgiving and watching the tree light up... All good times =)

Curtain of Hairspray.

Ice skaters at Rockefeller Center at night.

A street fair.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Columbus visits the Big Apple

The annual Columbus Day gathering brought us to New York this year. We had the most perfect weather! Which is good because we walked and walked and walked... But it was definitely a good time. As an added bonus, my sister Christina decided to join us this year! Very fun!

The whole gang.
Rob, Eric, Matt, Christina, Lauren, Me, Meg, and Matty.

Christina & I pose at the Statue of Liberty.

Matty demonstrates how Duke raises the roof.

Very tired group of tourists.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tribute to Grandpa

My grandpa, who passed away this weekend, was the epitome of grandpas. He was warm and loving, never short on hugs or kisses and his whole face would light up when any of his grandkids walked into the room. He was always so proud of us, boring the neighbors and random folk in the grocery store to tears (I'm sure) talking endlessly about our accomplishments and triumphs--no matter how large or small. He was funny, jolly, and good-natured, easy to talk to and wonderful to listen to as well. He was all that, and so much more--intelligent, gentle, athletic, handsome...I could go on and on.

I never doubted that he loved me with his whole heart, and I hope he knows how much I love him too.