Sunday, September 14, 2008

Celine Dion

For our 2 year anniversary, Emily and I got tickets to go see Celine Dion. This has been a dream of Emily for years. She was so bummed when Celine stopped singing in Vegas, since she thought that we had lost our chance. Em loves Celine, and I think this definitely was one thing on her bucket list. We could not get tickets to her concert in Madison Square Garden, so we saw her in Long Island, at the Nassau Coliseum, where the NY Islanders play hockey. Thanks Doug & Amber Doxey for letting us use your car!

The show was amazing!! She really did a phenomenal job! Her voice is so clear and perfect, it was hard to realize that we were seeing her in person. We really had a good time. I dont think I have ever seen so many women gathered in one place at one time as I did at the concert. But we both had a wonderful time.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tribute to 9/11

It is hard to believe that it has been 7 years since Sept 11. It was interesting to be here to commemorate that tragic event. Beginning on Sunday night before 9/11, there were 2 large beams of light shooting upwards, to show where the twin towers stood. It was cool to see them from the apartment every night and to think about those events. Gratefully there has not been another attack.

Since I get off the subway 1 block from ground zero, I get to walk by every day. On 9/11 there were people everywhere trying to get to the ceremony service. After work, I walked to the site and reflected briefly about that sad day. If I would have been in New York at the time when they struck and I have the same routine as I do now, I would have been right there when the planes hit. It is scary to think about. We took this pictures from our window. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see it in person.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Emily and I decided to spend the weekend in Philadelphia to see the founding of our country. We absolutely had a ball. We went with our good friends Kevin & Heather Hirst. This was Emily's first time to Philly - so we had a blast. We saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin's Grave, University of Pennsylvania, Quaker House, Washington Square, Betsy Ross' House, and much more. Of course we had to get a Philly Cheesesteak - it was so good! Lastly, we got to hear interesting stories from actors as they presented "Once Upon A Nation" - at each of the 12 benches. Here are some pics - enjoy!