This morning we all slept in. I stayed up late with my wife talking to our relatives and friends that joined us for my company event. We came back to our room to check on the boys then met everyone downstairs at the bar and talked for hours. It really was a great evening. I got a lot of compliments from the people who mean the most to me. My wife was so proud of us. She kept telling me how proud she was of me. That just makes me grin a huge smile. I can’t help it. She makes my heart skip a beat.

We all headed up stairs and crashed. I got up this morning and got everyone breakfast. The food at our hotel was really good. They even made sure to make all of my vegan dishes so I didn’t have to pick anything off. Attention to detail is important. After we all got dressed we went over the plan. I wanted to take my wife, boys, and Brandi to Central Park with my dog. I thought it would be a great opportunity for my wife to get some photos. She’s really into this new photography thing on her phone. The photos come out amazing and she loves sharing those on her Facebook page. We did that first so we could enjoy time with Sam jr. He was having his own kind of fun wandering around New York city with his 2 pet nannies. I swear that dog is spoiled beyond anything. He is a really good dog though so I don’t mind the added expense.

We took him back and he was going to take a nap then go to two other dog parks. We decided to go out to the Statue of Liberty. My wife was so excited to show my boys. Her grandparents came through Ellis Island. She told us all she knew about it and took a bunch of photos. The weather wasn’t that bad today. It was in the lower 60s which meant we didn’t have to bundle up. It was surprisingly nice. After that we did the tour and had a great time. I was a little worried about the boat ride part but it worked out okay.

We grabbed lunch then I went off to my book signing. It went from 1pm until 3pm. I wasn’t very happy about that time but my wife said she was taking the boys with Heather over to a bouncy place. She gave me the address and said they would stay there until I came to get them. That worked out great.

My 2nd New York City book signing was actually a lot better than the first. More people stopped by and I met some fans. I thought that was hilarious. They said they were fans then began to tell me what they really thought. I couldn’t have agreed more with their ideas and really found what they said interesting. Thanks to everyone that came out for both of my book signings. I have only a few more of these things until my contract is up so please come out and see me if you want. We know at least a month in advance of what City they schedule me to be in. We find out the name of the location within 2 to 3 weeks of it happening. I make sure to have them send out our email as soon as we can so everyone that wants a chance to meet me can do so. It’s been a lot of fun. I still don’t like sitting there for 2 hours but at least it’s not longer than that. I was a little later than I thought picking up my wife and boys. The traffic got thick so I had to try to be patient as the driver got us to the right place. We picked everyone up and decided it was time to hit one last tourist spot. Times Square! We probably spent about 3 hours there. There is so many things to do and see. All I know is by the time we left there my boys were zonked out completely. We probably stayed too long. It helped a lot no one had shopping bags this time Lol Just a few mementos nothing too big.

It took us a few hours to get home but we made it. It’s really late I wanted to get the rest of these 3 blogs written so I can hit publish on them first thing in the morning. I ran a spell check I think if not I will go back and fix them in a day or so. I usually re-read my blog posts a day or two after I write them. I like to have a little space so I can figure out what I wanted to say but didn’t do it correctly.

The Cooper family had a great weekend in NYC and I hope we can stay home for a few weekends. I’m really tired from traveling and would love a nice quiet weekend at home. Besides we have our Ireland trip in a few months. That will be enough travel for a long, long time.

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and I will update more this week. I have some really cool things to announce soon. One involving Sony Pictures! Now that is a great story!

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!

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