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New York Dinner with Estelle and Alexa!

Last week was positively one of the funnest (craziest, most tiring, stimulating) weeks I have had in a while. My husband and I decided to encourage my mom to take a trip to New York during her spring break; she is a teacher. She has been saying for years that she wants to go there. She loves everything Broadway and I just knew that if we didn’t buy our tickets and physically hop on a plane with her, she might never go.

So we did!

We met up with Estelle and her adorable hubby, James, for a little photo session, the Broadway musical Once (!!!!!), and dinner last Sunday. That day was one of the biggest highlights of my entire trip. It’s so hard being so far away from Estelle. We talk on a daily basis and know what’s happening in each others lives, but there’s really nothing like personal interaction. Oh, and Once was seriously freakin’ amazing. If you’re in New York, I (we) highly, highly encourage you to go see it.

Estelle has already gone to see it a second time. It’s THAT good.

Before dinner, with the fading daylight, Estelle and I had Dustyn (my husband) to take a few photos of us together. Not only did we want the pictures for us, but we thought it might be nice to share them with you… so, here you have ’em. And just in case you’re new around these parts, I labeled who we are so you can put our names to faces. πŸ™‚

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I snuck in a few photos of Estelle while I was getting my settings correct to pass the camera over to Dustyn. Isn’t she adorable?!

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On Tuesday, Estelle and I met up with one of our favorite bloggers, Alexa from Alexa Loves Books. She, too, lives in New York; she and Estelle have met up in the past, so it was a special treat for me to have a New York dinner with Alexa and Estelle!Β  Alexa is one of the sweetest, most adorable, fun-spirited people I’ve ever met. Oh, how I want more time with them together.

Of course I brought along my camera! Here are a few fun photos of us from that night! (Sidenote: If you have the chance, go to Five Napkin Burger in NYC. So delicious I went back the next day with mom and Dustyn!)

*The restaurant was dimmly lit so the photos are a little grainy, but I like them anyway.

I have one more thing I’m working on to share with you guys. Seriously cannot wait to put it on the blog. It makes me laugh so much.

Happy Thursday!

June 16, 2012 - 9:36 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I could have sworn that I commented on this post. ANYWAY. I love you girls and that was so much fun! I hope we all have a chance to get together again soon πŸ˜€

March 28, 2012 - 4:24 pm

VeganYANerds - You girls look like you had such a fun time together, hooray for blogger meet ups πŸ˜€

March 25, 2012 - 7:07 am

In My Mailbox (12), Magan - […] New York Dinner with Estelle and […]

March 23, 2012 - 9:38 am

Magan - Jasmine Rose, Daisy, Jamie, Ginger, and Anna: THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! πŸ™‚ What a boost of self-esteem you’ve given me. Haha. Hopefully one day we can have a big happy get-everyone-in-one-state-and-gush-over-books weekend. Or something.

March 22, 2012 - 10:46 pm

Jasmine Rose - You guys all look fantastic! That’s so cool to be able to not only visit New York but a very good friend while you’re at it! I hope to visit one day, hopefully for BEA πŸ˜€

March 22, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Daisy - You all look so lovely in your pictures!! πŸ˜€ I am so beyond jealous the three of you got to meet up! Glad you had such a good time together! πŸ™‚

March 22, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Jamie - OH I am so jealous!!! This looks like so much fun! I hope to meet you all sooon! We will def have to try and meet up in NY sometime. It’s not too much of a train ride for me. Estelle– are you going to be going to the huge book thing (the name is escaping me right now) on April 1??

March 22, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh how I wish I could have been there! All 3 of you ladies are gorgeous & have such infectious smiles πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing these photos with us.

March 22, 2012 - 11:26 am

Anna - Let’s discuss the gorgeousness of ALL OF YOU, shall we?

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