To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christmas in Texas, New Years in NYC!

This post is mainly for my family, but for anyone who wants to read along, feel free.

I spent Christmas with my family in Texas. It was COLD. In the 20s most of the time. And, all of you who know me, know how much I HATE cold weather. But, I got to spend time with my parents and the Jones family (Kimberly and Matthew's family). I really missed the Millers (Jennica and Ryan's family) who moved to Utah in November.

Please ignore the fact that I look mostly asleep or like I am on a heavy sedative in this photo.

After Texas, I moved on to New York, to hang out in Times Square with some friends, and to hang out with the other Brinkerhoff nieces and nephew (Adam and Julie's family).

We had to wait in corrals for over 8 hours. Wow, it was cold. I couldn't feel my feet for at least the last 5 hours. But, it was worth it. My brother Adam called and mocked me as I was on my way into the city. "I just want you to know that it's supposed to rain and then snow and then rain and snow, but at least you can say you were in Times Square the night a couple dozen people froze to death!"

Times Square. Diz, Marie, Amy, Lisa and our new Hong Konganese friends (Yes... I know that's not what they are called, I know they are actually Chinese).

We wore these hats all day. I think this photo was taken around noon. People mocked us most of the day, but we thought we were the life of the party... and I am pretty sure we were.

Rootbeer float night!
Princess Sadie.
We went to get our nails done. This was Izzy's first time at the nail salon. Most of the time she looked miserable, when I wanted to photograph her misery, she smiled her prettiest smile.

Izzy wanted to represent every holiday she could, and so she did.
I had a wonderful time. I sure do love my family!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ali! I love your post! Mostly because it's partly about me!