December 23, 2015 7:55 PM

Wednesday - 12/23/2015 - Part 2

New York City

Took the kids to New York to see the sights. We do this trip on the night of the 23rd each year to see the tree at 30 Rock, the windows at Saks 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and have a meal at Ellen's Stardust Diner.

This year, the weather kept our numbers low, as did Laurie's continued recovery from her cancer surgery. We went up with just me, Katie, Ethan, and their cousin Matt.

We went to Ellen's first as we got into the city late. We sat on the first floor, and with the sole exception of "Fillip," the singing was some of the best we have ever heard there. Really top notch.

The rain, fog, and warm temperatures also made for amazing photos. We finished our trip with a shot of me doing a handstand in front of a giant nutcracker. We got the shot just seconds before security came over to wave us away. He was laughing as he came over, so it was all good.