Blog Disclaimer :)

For those of you…

I am so thankful to each and everyone of you that have followed our journey so far through the little snippets of our blog. For those of you that follow me on Instagram you will def be in the ‘know’ much sooner as I post on there more regularly to keep an album of ‘whereweare’. So apologies for some of the repeats you may be seeing.

However, I also know it has ‘my’ name on the title.. and the link… but wanted those of you who are questioning what Cordie (my husband) is doing.. well he is a part of it as it is a blog about where we are and our activities (decided he didn’t want his name in the title)… gives his input… provides some of the pictures from time to time. AND he RARELY takes any photos at all… so if you are expecting him to send you some or post them somewhere for you to view…it is very unlikely that, that will ever happen.

So enjoy the pictures on the random pages or you can check out the gallery that is updated from time to time.

-Cordie & Katherine

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Grand Central Station & More

This is one of the places I had been waiting to go too…mostly because of all the movies I have seen with shots inside the main terminal… main is it gorgeous! So many intricate details all over the place.. the lights, the flooring and unique seating were spectacular! We had lunch at a little Pita place in the ‘dining concourse’ with over 20 different places to choose from! So yummy.

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From there we headed outside into the heat and happened upon the All-Star Baseball Parade-completely on accident. It was pretty cool. Even though I only know of Joe Mauer from the Twins. :) See if you can make out who any of these guys are… yes they are somewhat blurry as the trucks were moving and I was standing in another crowd.

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From there we went to check out the Rockefeller Center (instead of just walking by it) and to escape the heat! Some random shots of the building inside and plaza outside!

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Then being so close to Times Square we jetted over to the M&M store to find some coconut flavored m&ms that my sister had been raving about!

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The following day we decided to go back to the High Line Park (an old railway) to enjoy the breeze off of the Hudson River and grassy shaded areas! (also because Cordie HAD to have these tacos from a specific place again)

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I love all the flowers they have along the path… you can see the old railroad tracks… to read about the history look here. There are gorgeous shots of the city and NJ as well and nice angled benches you can lay on…as well as a little place for kiddos to play in the water!

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It is definitely one of our favorite spots!





Hillsong NYC

Stand Up

This morning Cordie (husband), and I went to my sister Elizabeth’s church Hillsong NYC. I am not used to arriving an hour before the start of a service to wait in line, in the hopes of getting a seat for the service, but this morning we did! In the ‘excessive heat warning’ that was going on here in New York City with temps of 90+ and with the humidity according to the weather forecast felt like 105 F! The wait and walking in with sweat running down my brow was definitely worth it! Stepping into an environment where more than just one person is expecting to meet with God and worship together was very refreshing. The church does not have their own building so this week’s service was at a club near Union Square and had gorgeous chandeliers, I was offered water, mints, a Popsicle and a cupcake in the three hours of attending and waiting-I was very impressed over all.

We had the privilege of being able to watch one of Pastor Charles Nieman’s sermons that was recorded at the recent Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia. You can go check out his story at the link above, in a few words he recently lost his wife to ovarian cancer (she was diagnosed then died 6 months later) and preached about what to do when ‘life doesn’t go your way’. His teaching was straight from the word and was enlightening to be reminded of a few simple things. The main thing he emphasized was when life hits you in a really bad way or something awful happens and there is nothing in you to ‘stand up’ or keep going to let God ‘STAND UP’ in you and do the work for you. To fully be dependent in your weakest moments rather than avoiding and trying to run from God and those that love and care for you as well. It was an awesome word. You can listen to it here. The message reminded me of one of my favorite songs that my husband has written called Your Corner. Have a listen and hopefully this same message will speak to you through his song. :)

After church Cordie and I had lunch at beautiful Mediterranean restaurant north of Union Square then wandered around ending up in the Air Conditioned Barnes and Nobles to escape the heat and enjoyed our very first Argo Tea. It was a wonderful Sunday and I am looking forward to the days ahead here in New York City.

Pictures to come later when my computer and phone decide to interact together again. :)




Fourth of July

Citi Bike Riding

For the 4th of July my younger sister Elizabeth, my husband Cordie and I decided to try out the NEW Citi Bikes that are in most parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn! I was hesitant about riding a bike through the busy streets of New York!


We had so much fun biking around on a trail from Battery Park  up to the High Line  which is an old train line that the city has turned into a park! We walked for about an hour, grabbed some lunch than jumped back on the bikes. (there are ‘docks’ all over the city for you to leave a bike and then you can pick up one later in the day, pay for a 24 hr pass and you receive ‘unlocking’ codes to have access to another bike in another location-absolutely worth every penny!)

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After leaving the High Lines we continued to bike north up to 59th Street which is the farthest Citi bikes have locations due to other old standing ‘competitors’ there seems to be such ‘wonderful’ respect for other peoples’ territories in the city. We then headed towards Central Park and ended our 10+ mile bike ride there to join the crowds and relax in the shade.

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If I lived in NYC I would definitely invest in a yearly membership to have access to a bike that I wouldn’t have to try and store somewhere! :)

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Above are some pictures of our trek to see the fireworks in which I loved. There were so many different ‘types’ I had never seen. :) In between the biking and fireworks we made a stop in honor of ‘Osborn’ history of watching a movie in the theater on holidays and saw World War Z and had dinner at the infamous Shake Shack!

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This 4th of July will not be forgotten!