Anniversary Date

One of the things about living in NYC is that we have access to all of these amazing places. With our kids it can be challenging to enjoy some things right now and dates can be hard to come by in this season.

For our anniversary (8 years!!) our friends Erica, Andrew and Aundrea offered to watch our kids for an extended afternoon so we took them up on that offer! They came over at 3 pm and we got home at 9:30!!

We got a groupon for bike rentals ($8 for two hours!) and rode bikes around Central Park. I hadn't ridden a bike in at least 10 years, and let me tell you - it takes a bit of an adjustment when you're riding on an ill-fitting bike and your first moments riding are on the streets of NYC with taxis whizzing by.

We had a blast touring Central Park, I got to see the castle that I've always wanted to see in person!


After bike riding we went to the Upper West Side and stopped in a cute bookstore, then ate at the Meatball Shop (always delicious!).


It was so nice getting a break from our normal routine, getting to laugh and be silly together. It was nice to talk uninterrupted and hold hands instead of pushing strollers.

But one of the sweetest things was coming home to this smiling baby:

(She loves her mama!). Annie took a bottle like a champ and our babysitters reported that the kids were great. Whether they were or not, we are so thankful for these precious friends who gave us a memorable day to start our ninth year of marriage!

Love you Will McGee! Thankful for another year of giving and receiving grace.