Saturday, May 19, 2012

NYC–A Mother’s Day I’ll never forget! Part 2


Saturday, one week ago today everyone was up bright and early despite a late night, ready

to hit the streets of the city. Clint and Jenny, who got in at midnight, caught up with Beth and

Kim for a little bedtime snack. What is it about New York that makes it so charming? We loved

it all! The sites, the sounds, the energy….I’d love to go back and see more! Beth and Nate

took off for a jog through Central Park. We saw Kat, in the hotel lobby dressed for the same and

told her she could run with them. However they missed each other. The rest of us left the hotel

in search of breakfast. It didn’t take long to find the TSQ. The owner greeted us at the door and

quickly directed us to a spacious room upstairs where all 1o of us could sit. The atmosphere was

was bright and sparkly like the numerous chandeliers and Coach and I loved the thick white coffee

mugs that reminded us of the restaurant ware of our childhood. Breakfast was good and got even

better when Beth and Nate, Kim and Bryan joined us. Apparently, Kim and Bryan had ran into

Kat (who was running on the street) and invited her to join us. Kat, a stunning, vivacious beauty

with amplified volume and exaggerated mannerisms, had told them she would love to but had to

go get her phone. She had hid it in a bush! Smile


After breakfast, we walked to Central Park was gorgeous and were impressed with the long

ago insight to reserve and embellish this parcel of land. I can only imagine the therapeutic

benefits of this place to the people who live in this busy, hectic and crowded city! Genius.


Next stop, the Broadway Flea Market. The streets were blocked off and vendors filled several

blocks with their wares. We saw a little bit of everything…


eventually arriving at Times Square!


Coach, having never been there, was taking it all in. I love the pictures below and can hear

Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz saying, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”.


Thrilled by Laynce and Leslie’s last minute decision to join us, made the weekend all

the sweeter! After all, our longtime best friends have traveled through a lot of life with us!

It was only appropriate that they were there to experience this special event with us but

equally important that we were there for them. As God would have it, their son Jayson would

be starting at shortstop that afternoon, for the Yankees!!! Pretty amazing, huh?


Jason, like the rest of his family, is incredibly thoughtful and left us all tickets for the game!

WE WERE SO EXCITED TO WATCH JAYSON. Having watched him grow from infancy to the

Big League has been another one of life’s blessings. The fact that he was standing in the infield

at Yankee stadium was almost too good to be true! Just as we were settling into our seats,

we heard his name being announced and saw his face on the jumbo–tron! Then Leslie said,

look, he’s throwing with Arod! We just shook our heads and smiled! So grateful to be there.


And right when we thought it couldn’t get any better Jayson Nix went up to bat and lo and

behold, hit a two run homerun right before our very eye’s, plus a million more!!! Can you

imagine the happiness his parents feel each and every time they watch both Laynce and

Jayson play? Wow!


At some point Leslie asked me, “when we were young little newlyweds living in Freeport

Texas, could we have possibly have imagined”? I smiled in reply and said, “He has outdone

my every hope and dream”. Later that night Jayson took us all out to dinner at De Frisco's Steak

House. It was wonderful to spend the evening together. Everyone got to visit and catch up.

Jayson, has grown up to be an amazing young man. We will always love him.


Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21


Isabel said...

What awesome pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing and congrats to your family:O)

molly said...

amazing amazing! what a weekend of Gods perfect timing!!! I am loving all of the behind the scenes info - I was wondering all last weekend what yall were doing? So both of their sons play baseball in the big leagues? I missed that somewhere - how amazing - have I said that already - hehe! Love you friend!Alright I am ready for some more amazing info - part 3!!!!