I don’t know if I should just be keeping this a blog that is solely education based or not. I love reading everyone else’s blogs and I particularly love the personal posts because it brings us back and reminds us that we are human. Our job, in fact, doesn’t always rule our lives. That was my long winded ramble to get to the point that I think I am going to bring more personal aspects to the blog. Even though I have been working my BUTT off to get a interactive science notebook packet done, the first half of summer was mostly for fun. And lots and lots of rest! This summer my husband helped me achieve one of my life long dreams. He took me to New York City. Ever since I was about five, I have wanted to go. In movies and pictures it just looked like the most marvelous place. I would watch You’ve Got Mail and would just pine over its greatness. I also was determined to live there one day. I am happy to say that after this trip, that last little wish will never come true. I could NEVER live there. Sex and the City gave me 100% false expectations. BUT it was magical and still everything I dreamed it would be. (actually I lied a little… I would live there only if I got to live in the upper west side. Gorgeous.) Of course I had to see my top must-sees. Friends building, Carrie Bradshaw’s, and the Statue of Liberty. I had weird priorities. We also got to see a Broadway show!! If you EVER…. EVERRRR get the chance to see The Lion King on broadway (even traveling broadway) GO. It was amazing. Even my theater-disliking hubby loved it. He still talks about it to this day, but he will never admit to it. While on the subject of broadway, the whole theater district is magical. I felt like it was chock-full of history and movie stars. Well, that is because it was. The line up of plays while we were there was insane and LOTS of big names were there! It was insanely amazing. I literally could have spent hours just walking up and down 42nd street marveling at its beauty. I may or may not have gotten overly giddy watching the exit to Idina Menzel’s show. Her car was waiting for her and so were about 100 fans. We waited but it was getting too late and decided to leave. Bummer. One of my favorite things: We went to the Today Show… and we were on TV My dream when I was a teen was to go to TRL and see Carson Daly. Well now we both have grown up (haha!) and I still got to see him… just anchoring the news and not a fan-girl show. Much better. I watch the Today show EVERY DAY. I even DVR it when school is going on so I can watch it while getting ready the next morning. It was SO. COOL. to see how it all was done. (side note: Martha Stewart is a complete phony. Or was that day at least) After NYC we headed to Washington DC by train. I am beyond depressed that we didn’t have a month to spend there. That is literally the amount of time you need. It is insane. (another side note: taking the train was AMAZING. We 100% think it should be the only way to travel) It was so beautiful and historical. Now there is where I would live. Let me just say, if ya haven’t spent the Fourth of July in our wonderful nation’s capital, you truly haven’t celebrated. It brought tears to my eyes. It was INSANE. The whole trip overall was the most amazing experience. Not to mention the most exhausting. I can’t wait to go back to both places… Just at different times. I am so, so happy that my hubby took me to NYC. It was such a huge dream come true. I have a feeling that it wont be the only dream he makes come true. He is pretty great! Now that I have hit my quota on using the word “amazing” too many times, tell me, what have you all been doing this summer?