It all started as just a weekend trip to New York City in 2008, but
soon after we were under its spell and made it a yearly tradition of regular visits. We loved it, especially during November
and December, because all the Christmas decorations and markets made it
all the more extraordinary. Since our birthdays fall shortly before and
after Christmas, we usually do a big combined gift for one another. Hubs
is an avid fan of the Capitals and had season tickets up until we
moved. One year, I surprised him with tickets to the Washington Capitals
vs. New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden. Hubs said it's one
of his favorite games he's ever been to, because of
how exciting it was. The Capitals were being the "Crapitals", and going
into the third period were down 4-1. The Caps scored 3 goals in the
third period to send it to overtime. Then, they won in overtime; the
goal happened right in front of us (I got kick-ass seats behind the
goal). He wanted to celebrate, but was afraid to get beat up
by the NY Ranger fans. He also got his picture taken with George McPhee, who is the general
manager of the Capitals. To this day, it's still one of his favorite
gifts I've ever gotten him. During another one of our trips to the Big
Apple, we started to talk seriously about marriage and even went into
the famous Tiffany store to play around with rings. And another separate stay, we saw a Broadway show starring Jennifer Garner and I remember standing in the rain waiting to get her autograph. We were soaked because someone (cough, cough)didn't think it would rain and didn't bring an umbrella, but it was totally worth it! Many great
memories in one of our favorite cities.
At Serendipity's. We witnessed three couples get engaged during our stay too. Must have been a sign!
Just a few days after we got married. It was our mini-moon before we took the real one 3 months later.