Look at Me, I’m the King of New York…

Newsies for life.

Newsies for life.

As a child, I enjoyed four movies…

  1. A League of Their Own,
  2. Drop Dead Fred,
  3. Teen Witch, and

My brother and sister can vouch for me. These are pretty much the only movies I watched and the ones I constantly demanded on our trips to Blockbuster. So, you can imagine the overwhelming excitement that came over me when I found out that my favorite dancing boys were making their way to the Broadway stage. From the moment it was announced, I’ve been obsessing over the idea of hopping on a plane for the weekend and seeing the best musical ever.

So, with Valentine’s Day looming and our baby on the way (and our freedom to jump on a plane for the weekend on the way out), it felt like the perfect time to “jet off” and see my favorite movie-turned-broadway- production with my favorite guy in such a fun city! So that’s what we’re going to do! Now, before you think we’re totally crazy and impulsive, it must be mentioned that Mark’s sister and her fam live on Long Island, so we do try and make it to NY once a year. And actually, this will be our second Valentine’s Day celebration in the big city.

We’ll arrive in NY at around 9 am on Valentine’s Day, play around in the city all day, eat a delicious dinner at either Scarletto or Osteria Al Doge and then see NEWSIES!!! Could Valentine’s Day be any sweeter? Then, on the 15th, we’ll head to Long Island to see Mark’s sister, her husband and their two sweet little gals! I think we’re going to go see the Harlem Globetrotters. And honestly, I just had to ask my friend at work whether they were part of the NBA or not. I really don’t know what the Globetrotters are, but I’m totally down to find out. Also, for those of you who don’t know, the Globetrotters are NOT a part of the NBA 🙂

Anyway, we’re barely any closer to planning our “babymoon” / one year anniversary trip, but I figure the best thing to do when you’re having a hard time deciding on a trip is to add another one into the mix. That’s a famous saying, right?

Now’s the time before this baby pops out and our whole world changes.



I am literally still the same level of sick that I’ve been since last Friday. I guess it could be worse since I’m only really affected at night and in the morning, but still. It’s annoying. Other than that, I’ve noticed that I tend to feel the sweet little nugget dancing in the afternoons now. It definitely spices up my work day. Other than that, a lot of the same. My “clean eating” has been plagued with cravings. Yesterday I cheated and ate an overly processed Kelloggs Rice Krispy Treat. Who can resist? I shouldn’t pretend I was tempted. I sought it out. Found my $0.75, went to the vending machine, and scarfed it down. To avoid that same pattern, today I stopped at Starbucks after lunch to get a decaf skim cappuccino with one pump of sugar-free vanilla. It killed the craving, but doesn’t really fit into my whole food plan. Oh well. We do what we can, right?

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