So, as many of you might know, we spent a little over two weeks in New York for our Christmas vacation. We were so excited to be going ‘home’ for the holidays. I became a bit exuberant and decided that we needed to order cold-weather boots for the boys. Surely it would be cold and snowing while we were there…right? I was so wrong. The day that I wore this sweater dress, blanket scarf, and jacket, was one of the coolest days we experienced during that time. Good grief! It was almost seventy degrees on Christmas Day. Read about that here. I was so excited to finally be able to wear my scarf that I made sure I wore all my cold-weather clothing that day in case it didn’t get cold again.
I don’t think I realized that my feet wouldn’t have been very warm in these rain boots. I normally wear one of two boot socks. One pair (like these) come up to my knees with a ruffled top and a bow on one side. The other socks are low so they can’t be seen. I was wearing the ruffly socks, but my toes still froze. For our next trip, I’ll be sure to have ordered fleece socks for these boots. But seriously, please don’t be misled by these pictures haha. I did no sort of touristy activities on this trip, and I’m usually all about taking pictures and experiencing the city. This time around, we literally worked our fingers to the bones. (Not really). We spent a lot of time working in my sister and brother-in-law’s house.
My son did not really want to do anything besides snowboarding and since there was no snow, we didn’t get to do that. I grew up in the Big Apple, so there are very few ‘firsts’ that I experience there. While I lived there, we did all the major tourist attractions and a lot of things that you just did because you lived in the Empire State. I’m there many times each year, and because I sometimes bring friends with me, I end up seeing a lot of those sights again. The ‘firsts’ that we experience now include taking our son to do the things that we took for granted when we lived there. Our field trips for school would be to Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, or one of the many museums that line the streets of Manhattan.
The best part of our trip was just being with our family. I LOVE to ride into the city by train or car and see the lights of Times Square or pop into Serendipity 3 for their infamous frozen hot chocolate, but the MOST fun I have is just sitting in my parents’ t.v. room either drinking coffee and playing card games with my mom, her cousin, and my hubby, curled up on the sofa with my hubby, listening to my dad tell his hilarious work stories, or hanging with my sister and her kids.
What are some of your favorite traditions?
Thanks for reading!
Blanket scarf similar here (mine is from Old Navy from last year)