Go Navy! Beat Army!

We made a trip to Philadelphia for the Army vs. Navy game. We made big plans to reunite with several of our friends from Hawaii
Reunion Car Bombs with Chris and Mike, our air force buddies. Love these guys! Small staircase to nowhere in the women's bathroom. Who knew you could have this much fun in the bathroom! We started an Eagles pint glass collection.
"Can I help you with your luggage?"
Army Navy Game!
Navel Cadets walking into the stadium. They all stand in half of the horseshoe and the Army Cadets stand on the other side.
Tailgate in 30 degree weather! Your beer never gets warm!
The Hawaii crew:
Chris, me, Ben, Laura, Lauren, Mike
The original Lady Gaga fan club!
The Navy parachuting to the field.
Navy standing to the left. Army standing to the right.
It was such an amazing atmosphere!
Good seats, great view! Where's that goat?
Hand and feet warmers were essential and saved the day!
SO not Duke's! I think this was the first time I saw Chris with closed toed shoes on.
Sleeping bag coats!
Navy pulled out a victory and we were whipped. This picture of Chris says it all. It was amazing to see a bunch of our Hawaii friends. I think the next reunion should be back in Hawaii! Who's with me?


Thanksgiving in Delaware

I went home with Lauren to Delaware for Thanksgiving. She was nice enough to share her family with me for the holiday. We had a great big Thanksgiving with her sister-in-laws family. Lots of turkey and lots of New York wine!
On Thanksgiving Eve we spent the evening with 7 of Lauren's closest friends in DE. We started the evening out by taking a tour of Candice's new house. We celebrated with a few bottles of champagne!
Then we all headed out to celebrate the pilgrims and the indians coming together! We had a blast! I really like those people in Delaware...too bad it gets cold there in the winter.


NYC Classics

Soooo....Alyson likes to give New York's best black and white cookies as gifts pretty often and Lauren and I are often recipients. We took a little trip uptown to visit the bakery. Lauren bought herself an original "very large" black and white cookie. Blow the picture up to take a look. We walked from the bakery to Central Park. Lauren knows us Scholz girls like a walking picture taken from behind. That's another one for Lynn.
Some beautiful afternoon pictures.
Happy Couple
This picture is nice!
That's me playing in the leaves.
After walking through Central Park we headed over to Barney's to do a little shopping which is always a good time with Alyson.
Sisters outside of the Plaza.
Lauren getting ready for the New Year!
Empire State Building
Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building.
We stopped at The Campbell-Apartment for cocktails. We were worried we wouldn't get in because we had tennis shoes on, but three pretty girls just gave a little wink and it wasn't a problem.
Yay for Prohibition Punch!
Cocktails from another era!
After getting cleaned up. We met up with Alyson's friend Kim for dinner just down the street from 4J. It was a bistro and we all loved our meals. If you're a fan of "The City"...it's the restaurant where Whitney broke up with Jay.
After dinner we hurried to the comedy club and when I say hurry I mean take a cab and then run about 5 blocks. Sherrod Small was our headliner, he's on VH1 Best Week Ever.
We had a great time!
Thanks Alyson

Like a Kid Again!

Despite having a few too many adult beverages the night before...we eventually made it to Bryant Park to do a little ice skating. It was a blast! Perfect cure for a hangover. Everyone forgot they had a headache while making laps around the ice.
A little couples skate!
I must admit we weren't supposed to have a camera on the ice, but we were sneaky.
Skating sisters! Mom--this one's for you.
This was my favorite thing we did all weekend! Just as the sun was starting to go down, we headed home to get cleaned up for dinner and a show.
We headed to dinner at Columbus Circle. They have these stars up for Christmas. They change color and light up to Christmas music. We were able to sit and watch them during dinner. It also snows inside during the Christmas season. Seeing as it was mid-November the snow hadn't started yet. Oh well!
After dinner, we went to the Broadway show Shrek the Musical. Lauren is a huge fan of Donkey.
It was very entertaining and very cold in the theatre. We didn't even take our coats or scarves off! We felt Lord Farquaad was the best in the show.
That's the end of us being kids for the day!

The Big E goes to the Big Apple

Lauren and I headed into New York City for a long weekend. It was Lauren's first extended stay in the city. We drove to Dover NJ and took the train to Penn Station. My sister, Alyson, met us at the train station. After leaving our bags and her case of wine at 4J, we went out for yummy Italian food.
After dinner we went for an after dinner drink in the neighborhood (West Village).
An assortment of beverages were had by all! We headed home to Alyson's apartment to get some sleep. We had big plans for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island the next day.
Alyson went to work Thursday morning while Lauren and I headed downtown on our own.
That's us on the ferry ride over. Statue of Liberty was our first stop.
Lauren's impressive camera work. Even though it was very overcast and rainy...it's one of my favorite pictures.
Tourist Lauren
Please note the ear phones and player hanging around her neck and to top it all off a cup of hot chocolate. Could you ask for more?
Tourist Ellyn and Tourist Lauren
Another picture from Lauren's self-portrait handy-work. I will admit it took about 20 tries to get this right. A man even came up to us and offered to take our picture for us, but we were determined to get it ourselves.
We hopped back on the ferry and made our way over to Ellis Island.
We enjoyed another self-guided tour.
Afterward I found one of my ancestors on a memory wall outside. Those von Rosenberg Family Reunions finally paid off.
We headed back into the city for POP burgers. It just so happened that Reebok was setting up for an anniversary party where we were eating. They had Reebok pumps hanging from the ceiling and a larger than life poster.
After Alyson got off work, we had friends over to 4J for drinks before going out for tapas and sangria.
After dinner drinks.
Lauren, me, sister, Lauren, Lauren's friend and Taya
The evening concluded at Automatic Slims. It's a bar down on the corner from Alyson's apartment. We danced to some awesome music and had a great time! That's Alyson behind the bar!