Today, Jeremy and I celebrated eleven years of marriage.  And it was awesome.  Our beautiful friends Esther and Gayle blessed us by watching our kids for the day while we hopped on the train and rode into the city.  Once in Penn station, we jumped on the subway and after a few stops hopped off to be greeted by these cute guys.

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We had planned to spend part of our time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, because we’re fun artsy people.  That being said, when I saw this piece, I was moved.  It was deep and emotional and I was instantly taken back by it.  And if you didn’t know better, you may think that it had a place, hanging at the Met, probably in some modern art wing.  But in reality, it was just a random pillar down in the subway tunnel.  Which brings me to the point that you can find beauty and art just about anywhere.

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Moving on, we enjoyed an absolutely beautiful walk over to the Met.  We passed this school on our way.  And it made me appreciate the cool names of schools that we have out here, as opposed to simple numbers.

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Since we were both hungry, we stopped at our favorite lunch place.

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And then walked a few more blocks and ended up here.

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We got our museum passes, which I thought were extra cute because they bore our anniversary date.

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And then we set off to enjoy the art museum.  One of my favorite exhibits of the day had beautiful dresses like this one.  I found out after I took the picture that apparently you weren’t supposed to take pictures, but I’m glad I did.  The gowns were absolutely spectacular.

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And then we wandered.  We explored all kinds of art and eventually ended up seeing some of my favorite artists, including Kandinsky

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And Pollock.  Though this was his wife’s painting.

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And this was his.  I have to say, I preferred the wife’s.

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It’s a beautiful thing, art.  I’m amazed at the differences and the skills and I was so thankful to be able to spend the day admiring such incredible pieces by such talented individuals.

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We also got to see one of Jer’s favorite paintings.  It’s about Creation and is absolutely stunning.

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I do have to say that walking was a smidge challenging today.  This was the result of my rolled ankle from yesterday’s Thunderball tournament.

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I’m pretty sure it’s not what my ankle should be looking like, and I’m hoping that it will heal up soon.  It kind of looks like my right ankle swallowed a golf ball.  Again though, since I can walk on it, I’m assuming it’s okay, right?

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Speaking of walking, that is what we did after we enjoyed a few solid hours at the Met.

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We’ve never really taken time to fully enjoy the beauty of Central Park, so that’s what we did today.  It was the perfect day and we found all sorts of hidden gems, including this cool castle.

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It’s hard to imagine that this beautiful park is completely surrounded by city life.

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It was the perfect afternoon to hang out at the park, and we were not the only ones who thought so.

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After strolling through the park, we walked down to 42nd Street and decided to see a movie.  It unfortunately happened to be one of the saddest movies I’ve seen.  It was a heart breaker and a tear jerker and had we known, we probably would have picked something else.  Either way, it was a memory.  Afterwards, we grabbed food at my new favorite city restaurant, Kobeyaki.  Jer enjoyed the chicken teriyaki while I opted for a nice big California Roll.

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And then I ended the day with a nice delicious cone from Mr. Softee.  Who happens to have the New York City ice cream monopoly, considering the fact that we saw one on just about every corner.

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All in all, it was a beautiful day.  I cannot say enough how much I absolutely love this man.  Marriage is not always easy, but there are so many beautiful and wonderful things that we’ve shared and for that I am truly thankful.  Jeremy Herr, I love you so much.  You are my best friend and you are an amazing husband.  You are the best dad in the world too.  You make me a much better person and I know that we are both better together because we have each other.  Thank you for the past eleven years and I look forward to many, many more to come.

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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