We were on the move during our two week Christmas break. After VA, we went to see Josh's family in MD and PA. Then we went up to NYC to visit friends. We were able to catch up with a lot of family on our way up the east coast, which was wonderful. Usually, Josh can't take off a lot of work over the holidays but this break came at a perfect time.
We were going to head back to NC from NYC but we stopped off in VA again and spent a few more days. None of us were ready to get back to our 440 square foot home. It was so great to spread out and relax.
Patti gave the kids some wonderful presents.
Of course, there was a lot of eating
Myles and Buck, the biggest lab I have ever seen.
Emma and AJ
A rare photo of Josh and I
Gramma, Grandpa and the grandkids
Grandpa and Emma reading books
Getting ready to open presents
Gramma and Grandpa gave the kids a swing set for Xmas. They were so excited.
Nicholas and Connor got an Xbox so there was a lot of playing.
We left PA and headed to NYC to visit friends. Josh's best friend from high school, Chris, lives in the city. We bombarded their tiny apartment for a night.
Checking out the city at night
We got to meet little Vera. Emma was in love.
Chris showed us around the city. First stop, Central Park Zoo
We stopped by a cool kaleidoscope art piece
Chris and Julia's street in Brooklyn
It was pretty cold in the city
Trump Tower....I think our kids have listened in on our political discussions
At the zoo
Our little bag lady
Nick and Carolyn gave Emma this "spin" dress. She LOVED it.
We took the Staten Island Ferry.
It went past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. I think the kids got a good taste of the city. When asked about their favorite part, it was unanimously the subway.