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Anniversary Stories: Yankee Candles

It's almost our anniversary. I can't believe it's almost here. One year already spent with this amazing man I call my husband. So to celebrate I wanna start sharing with you some of my favorite untold stories about our relationship. Here's one of my all time favorites, that will be with me for life, and I mean that literally.

 "Yankee Candles"

Around this time last year I was flying here to VA for the second time to visit my soon to be, even though I didn't know it yet, husband. We had made plans for the week since we'd be spending Thanksgiving alone but for the first night he snuck me into his barracks. He was super sweet and made it all romantic like by sneaking in a few Yankee candles & putting flowers around the room and such. He placed the candles all around, on top of the desk, on the head board, and various other places. I don't know how many of you have ever been in a barracks room, but the desk is one of those kind that has shelves above where the computer goes, like this. Please excuse my half naked husband, seriously it's the only picture I could find to show you how tall the desk is!

I remember being pretty impressed with how far he had gone to make the night special even though we were stuck in his barracks. After I unpacked and got comfy, we lied down on the floor with some blankets and pillows all snugly, to watch some TV, and of course one thing led to another... & after three months of not seeing each other I guess it got a little carried away, and we must have hit the desk a little to hard, because next thing I know I have a face FULL of candle wax and blood trailing down my face, yet for some reason I couldn't stop laughing.

It took me a minute to realize what had just happened, because even though I was laughing for some strange reason, it was pretty painful. The candle had fallen from the very top of that desk, and I do mean the very top, and landed right on that bone above my eye. He ran and grabbed a towel and tried for what felt like forever to get the bleeding to stop, all the while I was laughing hysterically. We decided the candles were a bad idea, and put them all away.

I know I have told you all the story of how romantic it was when he proposed to me out of the blue, and how we spontaneously got married. What I hadn't told you is the reason why there is an obvious cut above my eye. Yup that's right, it was there both when he proposed, and when we got married. There are even a couple pictures where we're laughing because of it while the guy is reading our vows. We took some great pictures that weekend but in every one of them you can see my awesome scar.

Thursday Five

Well it's only 4:30AM and my sailor has already left for the day, sometimes I really dislike the fact that he is such a good sailor. He didn't have to be at work today until 6:30, but he went in early to finish up some of the programs he is in charge of to make things easier for the rest of the crew before he leaves on the ship again. Well the point is I'm up & blogging already earlier than normal, so it's time for Thursday Five. I know I have a few new followers lately, so if you aren't sure what I'm talking about & would like to join in, Thursday Five is a post I do every week. It's a great way to reflect upon your week and find the good in it even if it wasn't the best week. 

All you have to do is think about the last week and come up with five items that fit in with the words I have chosen, for this week they are:





So once you get your five things in your mind, all you need to do is post them, along with this button, then come back here to link up with the linky at the bottom so everyone can share!

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Here is my list for the week:

  1. I feel blessed to be able to be a stay at home wife and spend as much time as I can with my husband, especially since his work days seem to be getting longer as the dreaded "D" comes nearer.
  2. I was giggly last night when we watched "Horton Hears a Who" which was adorable.
  3. I am content with having this week drag by since it's our last together for a little while. 
  4. I felt adored when I got a super sweet good morning text from my love after he left yesterday morning.
  5. I am thankful for these last few days with my love and that the weekend is almost here. 


Recipe Swap

Okay I  know I asked you all about this several weeks ago, but I'm finally getting ready for it. I'm so excited to do this! What I wanna do is start a cook book, I wanna include all my favorite recipes, and then pass it on to all of you, once you receive the book, you'll include your favorite recipes get a copy of any others you want from the book, and pass it on to the next person!

You can decorate the pages you make as much as you want, you can do them scrap book style, or just print them off your computer, it's completely up to you. Just be sure that everyone can read the recipes!

So if you want to join in the fun please leave a comment here with your name and email address. Once I get all the names and emails entered I will send out an email to you letting you know all the details, and then I'll send the book on it's way to the first person! I'm so excited and can't wait to see how many will join in!

Fall is Here!

So Autumn is my absolute favorite season! The wether is perfect, there are wonderful smells of pumpkin and cinnamon floating around, I get to start pulling out my scarves and boots, & I LOOOOVE to bake! So I thought I'd start off the season by sharing this amazing recipe I found last night, and had to make right away of course! and oh man, did they turn out YUMMY! I hope you all will try it and let me know how they turn out! 

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins










  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.


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Trash to Treasure

This weekend I came across this extremely comfy looking chair someone had thrown out. I was pretty dirty as you can see in this picture, but it was nothing that couldn't be fixed.

I sometimes wonder how I can see all the good use left in the things others have thrown out & clearly cannot see. The chair was dirty & had a tear in the side, but it's real leather & just as I thought is also extremely comfortable! So I had my amazing strong hubby get the chair for me & then I started cleaning it. 

It took quite a bit of elbow grease & a couple sore fingers from poking myself with the needle as I was sewing up the tear in the side but I think it looks pretty nice.

Maybe I'm weird, but I love that we haven't bought anything really for our house. Most of the things we have we've found and put work into, or were passed down to us. We have this gorgeous dining room table that was given to us by my hubby's parents and is an antique. The chairs we found, someone threw them out.

I got this lamp at the thrift store for $3.00 and it's one of my favorite things in our house! I bought the lampshade at Pier One and it's perfect because our apartment had no lights, we have to use lamps in every room.

We also found this little end table next to our couch it has a lamp attached it's pretty old, but there's nothing wrong with it and the light still works. We love it it hangs perfectly over our little couch for reading.

We love what our little house has become, it's so comfortable & it's very homey to us. I'm sad that we will be moving when D comes around and I have to go back to Texas. We will be coming back to the same apartment complex though I think. We love our apartment & we wanna stay here.

Pin Up Photos #2

Jus thought I'd share a few more photos from my pin up shoot with 

If you're in the Hampton Roads area check her out she does amazing work and she's so much fun to hang out with!

I had so much fun during this shoot, I was nervous at first but I had my good friend Sarah with me who also took some photos so that made things easier. Christina is so easy to work with that all the nervous feelings went away anyway. I LOVE how the photos turned out and my husband loves them as well. I can't wait to print them for him and send them with him on the ship. I have tons more to come once they are all edited but I'm so excited I couldn't help but share again! I will definitely going back to take more photos there are so many more ideas that we just couldn't fit into the day. We spent nearly seven hours shooting between the two of us. It was exhausting but so worth it!


Mili Mondays: We Joined Together

 So sorry it's so late ladies! I had a busy day & the post was sent a little late to me today but here ya go, hope you enjoy this wonderful post form Sarah over at "Confessions of a Sailor's Wife".

"We joined together"

Sailor Man and I have been together for 8 years and married for 5. We have only been a part of the “Military life” for only 5 months. We had 7.5 years of civilian life together before this long stretch of military life.
When Sailor Man and I started dating he was dead set on being a music teacher. His true passion and calling in life is music. He is so talented; he taught himself guitar, bass and drums. And he sings. He has an amazing signing voice.  My heart melts when he cuddles with Lucy on the couch and sings her a song very softly. When we were getting engaged he wrote me a song, the last four lines being “I have a question now, what will the answer be? Sarah my love, will you marry me”? 

After graduating high school Sailor Man moved to Las Vegas to attend UNLV Music School. After living in Vegas a year we discovered how much we hated it down there, and after we got engaged we knew we needed to move back to Carson. Unfortunately for him, he lost his scholarship and we couldn’t afford for him to go to school and not work. School was placed on the back burner. 

About 4 years ago, Sailor Man started at University of Phoenix but couldn’t do a music program, so he switched his thoughts to a Finance Degree. He started working for a bank and everything was fine! We both had good stable jobs, benefits and were finally making progress with our money problems. When I found out I was pregnant we were over the moon excited, but with pregnancy comes a lot of bills. A lot of medical bills. After Lucy was born we were sitting in roughly $12,000 in medical, car, credit card debt. We were sunk. We had no choice but to move in with my family and file for bankruptcy. 

Around the same time is the first time we had the military conversation. Sailor Man claims he’d always been interested in the military life but didn’t think I’d be interested. He was right, I wasn’t. We had a newborn and were living with my parents, at that moment it was not right for us to do any kind of drastic life change. Over the next 4 years we had that same conversation over and over. For me it wasn’t the right time; he had a great job with benefits and I still wasn’t sold on the idea. 

In August 2009 Sailor Man was offered a job at an insurance company who promised us the rainbow. After quitting his job at the bank and taking on this insurance job we slowly learned how much they lied to us about the job. He was miserable. I was miserable and we realized our HUGE mistake. He went back to the bank at reduced pay and very unhappy. The military conversation came up once again and we talked to our first recruiter in November 2009.  I came totally prepared with a list of questions I wanted answered. The recruiter was very nice and answered all my questions, but the biggest question was: Could Sailor Man lose 45 pounds to meet the requirement? It was a challenge I extended to him. If he was serious about the military he’s lose the weight. If he couldn’t he’d stay at the bank and we’d just work it all out. My biggest complaint with the Navy is that they don’t accept University of Phoenix degrees. Instead of being able to enter as an officer (because he would have his BA) he had to start as an E1. BUT the Navy will pay for you to attend the University of Phoenix if you choose to go to school while you’re in. LAME LAME LAME.

The next day he started getting up at 5:30 and running up the mountain. He started a diet and exercise routine daily and lost 20 pounds by the New Year. I was shocked! He started going to MEPS in January 2010 and we started learning more and more about the life. I asked multiple people for opinions and help. I started reading military blogs and joined military groups on facebook. He continued to go to MEPS a few times a month but was never offered a job. I became increasingly frustrated. He scored really high on his ASVAB test and could have been offered a slew of awesome jobs; intelligence, nuke, language… but because we have a bankruptcy Sailor Man could not get into any of those jobs because of money issues. 

I started thinking it wasn’t going to happen. I felt like one thing after another was going against us, and then in early April he went to MEPS and was offered a job of Ship’s Servicemen (SH). He called me and we discussed it and he took it. I officially became a Navy wife on that day. We learned that his boot camp date would be in August, we had 5 months to prepare. HAHAHAHAHA. On April 16 Sailor Man called me from work to inform me that his recruiters called, he would be leaving May 4 for boot camp. 18 days from then. I was speechless. I didn’t know what to say. We started talking to Lucy about daddy having to go away for a long time, but he loved her very very much. 

On May 4, 2010 I kissed my husband good bye and he set out for boot camp. I didn’t cry much to my surprise but I missed him like crazy. I wrote him letters every night and Lucy drew him pictures. We sent him photos and I prayed for him every day. I am thankful Lucy and I were living with my parents, it made those 8 ½ weeks fly by. I flew to Chicago on June 30 to attend his graduation. I have never been so filled with pride and patriotism as I was on that day. To see those men and women in uniform, to see them willingly join the military in war time, to see my husband become the man I always knew he was.
After boot camp he left for his A-school training and I spent the month wondering where we’d be stationed. Norfolk? Washington? Japan? San Diego? I thought of all the possibilities. I was shocked and relieved to find out we were headed to San Diego. I am glad to be close enough to family but far enough away to be our own family. We headed to San Diego in early August and got all settled in when the doom settled over my head. 

We knew when we moved to the area that the ship Sailor Man was assigned to was out to sea. Which meant there was a 95% chance he’d be leaving, but there was that 5% chance he wouldn’t have to go. No such luck. 15 days after we moved to a strange city where we knew no one, Sailor Man flew out to meet his ship to help them finish out their deployment. This is new to us, we’ve never spent this much time apart and it’s been up and down. I’ve had days where I do nothing but cry quietly to myself. I have days when Lucy constantly cries for her daddy. He has days where he is so homesick. He has days when he feels like this is a HUGE mistake. 

We made this decision together. We joined the military together, as a family, and this was the choice we made. We knew it would be hard going in, and I love the saying “if it’s hard it means it’s worth it”. I couldn’t have said it better. I get butterflies in my stomach when I think about the homecoming. I am surprised by the strength I’ve had to show since he left. I’m touched by the outpouring of love from fellow military spouses and I’m genuinely impressed with the way we’ve been treated. Sure, there are things that the recruiters left out or flat out lied about, but I don’t feel like this was a huge mistake. I have a feeling every soldier or sailor goes through those emotions during deployment. It’s not easy and I’d rather he come home to us every night but I am so proud of what he is doing. I have turned into a true patriot of this country thanks to him. I love him more than anything in this world and I could not be filled with anymore pride and joy than I am at this moment.

~ The Sawyer Bunch


Dinner For Two

Last night I decided I wanted to do something special for my Daddy-cakes. He worked an extra long day from about 5am til 7pm. So I got all dolled up for him and cooked a romantic candlelit dinner, which turned out AMAZING. We really needed it, and it was a wonderful night. We shared a yummy slice of Boston Creme Pie for desert. I went to the package store and bought a nice bottle of wine which is made locally in Williamsburg. It was delicious. Here's the recipe for the Ricotta Gnocchi. Hope a few of you will try it out & let me know what you think!


  • Gnocchi:
  • 1 (8 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 dash crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 6 basil leaves, finely shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small chunks


  1. Stir together the ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan Cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl until evenly combined. Mix in 1 cup of flour. Add additional flour if needed to form a soft dough.
  2. Divide the dough into 3 or 4 pieces, and roll into 1/2-inch-thick ropes on a floured surface. Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces, and place on a lightly floured baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in diced tomatoes and red pepper flakes; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in shredded basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. While sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Boil the gnocchi until they float to the surface, 1 to 2 minutes, then drain.
  5. To assemble the dish, stir the cubed mozzarella cheese into the sauce and allow the heat of the sauce to soften, but not melt the cheese. Place gnocchi into a serving bowl, and spoon sauce overtop.

Thursday 5

I have lost track of my days for some reason this week, I didn't realize it as Thursday! I've had a pretty amazing week hope you all have too. So it's time for Thursday Five again, and I hope you have some great things to be thankful for this week. So grab the button, post your five, and come back here to link up!

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Here are the five words of the week:






Here are my Five for the week:

  • I love FALL! I love being able to bring out my jackets and boots, and most of all I love all the colors outside! It's by far my favorite season.
  • I have over a week left with my husband before he leaves again which make sme so excited, we have a lot planned before he leaves!

  • I finally did my pinup photos with Christina and they turned out awesome! I can't wait to see them all and give them to my hubby. 
  • I've caught up on al orders for once, and actually have a little time to blog, organize, and think.

  • Dinner last night was amazing. I'm going to write another post about that.


Sneak Peak

A few of you have asked to see a sneak peak of my photo shoot with Christina. She's amazing and we had such a great time. We spent nearly 7 hours! I wanted to do something special for my husband for his birthday, as well as for him to take on the ship when he deploys. I've wanted to try this for a long time anyway, so it was the perfect time! I am so excited to see the rest but here's what I've seen so far.

I'm a little sad that you can't see my hair in this one, but it's okay. I'll post a few more of the ones I can show you all when I get them, the rest are for his eyes only! hehe

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Mili Mondays: Newlyweds & Deployment

Hello lovely bloggers! So sorry Mili Mondays is so late today, but it's with good reason. I spent nearly SEVEN hours today at a photo shoot taking pin up style photos. It was SOOOO much fun, and I can't wait to see how they turn out. Since you've waited all day, here's today's Mili Mondays, the writer is one of my good friend's Brittany from "My Life as a Sailor's Princess"
   True Life: I am a newlywed with a deployed husband

As I sit here trying to figure out what to write, all I can think of is that silly show on MTV, True Life: (Insert life changing experience here). What was MY life changing experience? I married my husband 2 weeks before he deployed. We have our little fairy tale. He was my best friend for 2 years before he so cutely asked me if I would "go steady", we dated for 5 months before he popped the question and we became husband and wife at the end of July. He has been gone for a little over a month now and I miss him terribly every day. It has gotten a lot less rough though. Being newly weds while he is on deployment is... hard. I was left responsible for things I never had to be responsible for before. Between making sure bills are paid, cleaning the whole apartment by myself, trying to stay busy constantly, and sleeping alone, all the while missing him, wishing things were easier and YEARNING for his touch, it gets pretty tough at times. I could ramble on and on about how much I miss him but I am sure most of you already know how that feels.

Having said that, let me get down to the point of my blog. What is it like to be newly weds going through our very first deployment together? It's rough. I don't know how else to explain it. I have cried almost every day since he left. I know all deployments are rough whether newly weds or not but we aren't even out of our oh-so-in-love honeymoon stage yet. Not even close. I don't think what we are going through is any harder then any other deployment anyone else is going through, I just know how hard it is for me. How has is affected our relationship? Not much at all other then the seperation and him being awake while I am asleep due to the massive time change. We are still head over heels in love and we email eachother every single day. We constantly put the "I love you!" reminder in each of those emails. Communication is VERY important just in case some of you haven't gone through the seperation yet. Make friends, get hobbies and keep yourself busy and time is sure to fly! Speaking of time flying, if possible, visit your family. It really helps. I went to Indiana to visit my family for a few weeks and it helped me far more then I expected it to.

A few helpful hints and I promise I am done! 1: I know that time can be hard but you MUST stay focused on the positive future rather then linger in the negative present. 2: If you are a God fearing woman such as myself, KEEP ON PRAYING! Last one, I swear! 3: Surround yourself with positives. Positive people, a positive outlook and positive things are sure to keep your attitude positive!

A big huge thank you to Marie for having me be a part of Mili Mondays! I enjoyed it and I hope you all did too!


Thursday 5

Grab My Button

Hello ladies! I know I have been almost completely absent from the blogging world and I apologize. I'm still working on trying to get things together enough to the point where I can find time for blogging again. I've had trouble keeping up with my work now, and made a couple small mistakes so I've tried to work even harder so that doesn't happen again. Enough about that! It's time for Thursday Five! I've had an amazing week and have so much to be thankful for this lovely Thursday morning. So here are your five words for the day...






All you need to do now is come up with five things that have made you feel these words in the past week, then post about it, make sure include the button, then come back here and link up with the linky at the bototm of this post so everyone can share! Happy Thursday everyone!

ONE. My hubby is home.

TWO. I celebrated my 23rd birthday, and will celebrate my hubby's 26th birthday tomorrow!

THREE. My love is taking his E4 exam which has me excited!

FOUR. We have another long weekend which I am so excited about since I don't get him home for very long

FIVE.I am taking pin up photos in a couple days for his birthday present thanks to the beautiful Christina Rush, and I CAN'T wait!!



I did it! I got his name tattooed on me. I am so excited, he doesn't know yet. I mean I have told him that I would get it done and he was so excited about it, so I can't wait for him to see it. I wanted to surprise him though. He'll be home soon. I am so in love with it, I drew the design myself because I wanted something original. I know tons of people gets sparrows but at least I drew it myself. 

Mili Mondays: Transitions

This week's Mili Mondays features the lovely Mrs. S! So glad to have her as a guest on my blog, and I hope you enjoy her post! Don't forget to leave her some love here and on her blog!

I was asked by Mrs. Gambizzle forever ago to do a post. She suggested I do a post about transitioning from civilian life to military life and I thought, “Oh, easy!” What am I thinking now? “Um, what was I thinking?!” I have also had more than a month to do this post and now I’m sitting here, nearly hyperventilating because not only do I adore her blog and I want to do it, along with all her other guest bloggers justice, but I am so stinkin’ new to the military life that I just don’t feel qualified. I also don’t think that the civilian to military or civi to millie transition is ever complete. There is always a new roadblock to get around, there is always a new burden to carry, there is always a new situation to navigate, there are always new orders, more deployments, new neighbors, new plans, oh scratch those plans, lets try something else…. There is always SOMETHING.
Mr. Superman and I had been married for a little over a year when we started getting feelings and promptings that we needed to look into the Air Force. It wasn’t the first time or even the second but all the other times, it just never felt right. We had recently moved to Utah and both gotten great jobs. A few weeks later, we both got laid off. We prayed and went to talk to a recruiter. He took the ASVAB, blew them all away with his score, and signed papers about a week and a half later. Making the announcement, jumping through hoops, not having things work out the first time, waiting, and finally getting in gave us our first tastes of the unknown, the frustration, the waiting and everything else that comes along with this military world. Shortly after everything was official and we were awaiting his leave dates is when we lost our Angel Baby #2. I was seriously terrified he was going to have to leave before I was healed, recovered, and okay.
While Mr. Superman was at BMT we hit a few roadblocks. I had to have surgery which was no cakewalk without having my husband by my side. We also weren't one of those lucky couples who got a lot of phone calls and such. We had four phone calls over 9 weeks, two of which were less than two minutes. I would go weeks without letters and for someone brand new to the military life, living in a completely civilian world with no support system of fellow millies, it was really hard on me. Attending his BMT Graduation and spending time with him was absolutely incredible and one of my proudest moments. We had an incident that was semi Air Force related in October of last year that tested us as individuals and as a couple. It nearly broke us but we came out stronger and I daresay, better for it. We were assigned to our first duty station and arrived 2,000 miles away from everyone and everything we knew and loved in November 2009 and started our new life.
Its been hard. Its been lonely. Its been aggravating, frustrating, and at times, down right depressing but you know what? Its been incredible. I have been doing this for and because of my husband. We are now in a new transition period. The transition of pre-deployment. It was unexpected and the way its come about has been a bit unfair but it is all a part of this life. This unpredictable, roller coaster ride of a life that we chose. Sure its tough. It is also so worth it. I'm already looking forward to our next transition. Next year, when I get to welcome my lovebug home from Afghanistan and we get to fall in love with each other all over again will be a fabulous time. It will be a uncharted waters and I'm prepared to get annoyed and overwhelmed but its a transition that will be amazing.

Rachelle Organ-Steele


New York

This weekend I took a spontaneous road trip with my husband's cousin to New York. I have always wanted to go there and finally I was able to go. It's always been a dream of mine to go there, and I never thought I'd actually get to go. It felt amazing! I'm totally in love with it, and I could see myself living there someday. The city was amazing, so much culture, different ethnicites, languages, and it was beautiful! 

We made our way all around the city we took the subway, we walked for hours, and we even had this cute little Italian guy drive us around Central Park in a pedi-cab. Central park was so much fun. It's so big though! I never ealized how big it was. There are tons of things to do there alone.

There is this bridge in the middle of Central Park that looks normal from the top, but when you go underneath it's the most amazing thing, the walls are all tile and have the beautiful designs. I could have spent hours in the one spot.

Our main goal of the day, for some reason, was to eat at Gray's Papaya. If you've ever seen the movie "Fools Rush In" You'll know what I'm talking about. It's the hotdog place that he loves so much, and he has reason... the hot dogs were SOOOO good!

We took the subway and made our way alllll the way to the other side of the city to see the Statue of Liberty. We didn't wanna take the ferry across the island so we just admired it from afar. There were too many other things we wanted to do.

We saw the most amazing view of the city when we went to see the brooklyn bridge, this is where I completely fell in love...

After that we had enough site seeing and ventured downtown to do some shopping. The shops were so cheap and had the cutest clothes we shopped for what felt like forever! and took some great pics downtown as well.

I love vities with tons of architecture and details and they definitely have it, I found myslef taking tons of pictures of the buildings. They were just so pretty!

We stood on the pier for a long time just looking at the view, and watching the helicopters take off from the heliport. It was such a beautiful day!

We stayed pretty late, we wanted to get a taste of the nightlife which was so much fun, we ventured through Chinatown, and Little Italy. I loved little Italy. THe music and restaurants were so romantic I can't wait for our trip there for our anniversary.