Meet my cousin, Duke! We have always been really close and this year he turned the big 4-0. So for his birthday, he requested a visit to meet "Cousin IT", as he calls him. (Get it, his initials are I.T. Cousin It...okay, you're quicker than me."
5 years ago, shortly after he left Texas for Manhattan, he was diagnosed with HIV. The best part of the trip was seeing how great he looks and how much better he is feeling. He is in great heath and great spirits, an answer to many, many prayers!
Now meet his cat, Clinton. (Not after Bill or Hillary, but after a borough in nyc - whew, good thing, right?) I am not really a cat person, but he has the coolest cat in the whole world. Clinton was definitely Isaac's favorite part of the trip and provided for endless hours of enertainment.
Here was the only signs of the Christmas season that we saw...
Here is the Central Park view out of his window, just breath taking!
We had a really great time! Although we went there to celebrate Duke's birthday, the hubs had some other things in mine to celebrate mine a little early. I got to see an amazing musical on broadway, Billy Elliot. While there are some themes (like most things on broadway) that I could do without, the dancing was OUT OF THIS WORLD! We also got to browse some really posh boutiques, eat some great food, and enjoy the city. Joe also blessed me with a new sweater, a makeover, and surprised me by arranging for a photographer to meet up with us on Saturday morning and take family pictures! Babe, thank you for an amazing trip. You always are the most creative and thoughtful gift giver, but the best gift is YOU!