Throwback Thursdays: Yearly Tradition

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.

One of my all time favorite pictures of us!


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