Category Archives: NYC/Brooklyn

What’s the big deal about Brittney Johnson!?!

I’m so glad you asked! She’s the first Black female lead in the role of Glinda on Broadway’s Wicked! I am very hopeful that by the time Anna is a grown woman we won’t have to make a big deal … Continue reading

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The Hyatts take NYC!

We love having JoshAshleyMasonMadison come to our house! (You have to say that really fast as if it’s one person!) Josh and I planned a strategic week so that they could see as much as possible but also not be … Continue reading

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December 2021 – Catch-all

December was a very full month for the Ham-Fam, from Disney World to Matt’s promotion to having a household of 10 for a week. That doesn’t even include Christmas! This post is going to be a catchall of fun things … Continue reading

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Macy’s Santa ~ 34th Street

For some reason, in my mind the “real” Santa is on 34th Street. Maybe it’s because of the original Miracle on 34th Street movie, which fed my love of NYC and its parade, but for whatever reason, being able to … Continue reading

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Christmas with Bonus Kids ~ 2021

I am smiling all the way to my toes right now because I just went back through all the pictures from the time we had three bonus kids staying with us. Hayden’s best friend Madi, and Carson’s and Bailey’s girlfriends … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Thanksgiving ~ 2021

It’s really hard to top watching the Macy’s Parade live and in person, then being able to just get on the train and go back home. I know I say this all the time but: I can’t believe I live … Continue reading

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A Macy’s Thanksgiving ~ 2021

One of my favorite memories is a cumulation of of all the Thanksgiving mornings preparing food for the afternoon feast while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hearing the marching bands, seeing the balloons, and dreaming of being there someday… … Continue reading

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November 2021 – Recap

November was a great month for the Hamricks. It was fall, my birthday month, gorgeous weather, time spent as a family, with friends, the Macy’s parade, Thanksgiving, and preparing for our Disney trip. I managed to write about the NYC … Continue reading

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October 2021 – Recap

I am becoming the queen of the recap… I haven’t been blogging as often as possible and yet I still want to capture these memories as I go! Recapping, it is. And I’m allowing grace for myself… Anna has no … Continue reading

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Finding Home.

They say it takes six months to feel at home at your new duty station… I have always found that to be true and it was the case here at Fort Hamilton. By six months we had our favorite pizza … Continue reading

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