Monday, May 14, 2012

A New York City Celebration

   This past weekend I flew from Pittsburgh to NYC to surprise my Grammy for her 80th Birthday Celebration.  My Aunt had also flown in from Colorado on Friday as a surprise.  I love surprises!!!

It was a complete success.

We had a great time browsing and shopping at a street fair near Times Square, and loved getting to spend time with sister JLP.

We ran into the Naked Cowboy, who loved the birthday girl.

After some shopping we enjoyed a delicious lunch in Bryant Park, love this picture of Dad and I.

We gave Grammy the scrap book all of our family members had put together for her.  I love looking at old pictures of everyone.

Yesterday was both Mother's Day and my Mom's Birthday so it was so nice getting to celebrate both holidays with her.

Happy Birthday SDP!

Family picture in Bryant Park

After lunch JLP and I went to see How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Nick Jonas and Beau Bridges.

The performance was fabulous, and Nick Jonas not only has a great voice but was a great actor as well.

After our plays we met at The View at the top of the Marriott Marquis for some cocktails.  The View is a revolving rooftop restaurant that rotates 360 degrees each hour and you get such a great view of the entire city.
  If you have never been I recommend it!

Our dinner at Becco was delicious.  I wish I had taken pictures of the food because everything was so tasty.  I had the homemade pasta special and enjoyed mushroom ravioli, penne and vodka sauce with shrimp, and a garlic olive oil linguine with broccolini. YUM!

The whole day was wonderful, and I hope Grammy had a great 80th birthday.  I love getting together with my family, and I wish we could all get together more. 

Happy Birthday Grammy! 



  1. So sweet, L!! The picture of Grammy with the Naked Cowboy is CLASSIC.

  2. Aw, that's such a nice surprise for your Grammy!

    I'm already obsessed with the Dior mascara, it's amazing!!

    My husband went to Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh was his first "American" experience and he loves it! : )