All of the Lights…

I know I’ve been M.I.A., but this month has been a roller-coaster in these first 2 weeks. I have a picture filled post for you so enjoy!

This month started with a bang for me – Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe’s concert – AWESOME!!!!!!! I LOVE going to concerts and the artists sounds as amazing live as on the album! I’d heard a few of Janelle Monáe’s songs but I’m definitely a fan of her now, she’s a true performer. Bruno Mars….. not much to be said here, just LOVES him! The temps have gone up and I’m loving the few sunny days we had! Here are a few pics 🙂 (my camera isn’t the best but at least I got some pics 🙂 )

I also just returned from an unplanned trip to New York. It wasn’t under the best circumstances as a family member on my husband’s side fell ill and we went there to see him. This was the first time I went to NY since I was like 2 years old and it was a “bittersweet” trip. We stayed in Great Neck as it was close to the hospital and it was a reallllly nice area.  While there we went to a restaurant/bakery called Bruce’s every morning for breakfast and it was LOVELY! It was a lot of food and the first morning I couldn’t finish my breakfast… But that was also in part due to the vanilla crumb cake that I mauled before my plate came out, and you’ll see why I had a hard time parting with this restaurant.

While there, it was my father-in-law’s birthday and we went to Matsuya restaurant ( The food was  nice and I’d definitely recommend it :D.  We also took a day trip to Manhattan, the weather wasn’t the best for a sight-seeing trip but we made the most of it. We went to the preview site for the Ground Zero memorial (model shown below), saw the Paramount Theater, passed the Brooklyn bridge (was too cloudy to see it properly and get a clear shot), hung around Times Square, and had dim sum for lunch in China Town. 



As I said, it was a bittersweet trip. I met some of Dave’s family I’d never met before and he was able to see cousins he hadn’t seen in a while. Life is full of unexpected events but it’s how we respond that make us better or worse as a person. Also, family is the most important thing in our lives. We’re often brought together during the low points (funerals and sickness) but it’s to keep the bond strong for future generations to come. 

You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.  ~ Desmond Tutu

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