For Christmas this year, we stayed home. It was such a beautiful day. The snow was thick and falling so softly. We opened gifts,(We were totally spoiled again this year!) and then headed up to Grandma and Grandpa K's.
There, we were totally lazy. We played our new board games, Pictionary Man, Phase 10 Twist and Yatzee Free for All. We pigged out on all of the neighborhood goodies and watched Christmas movies. Have you ever seen the show "The Christmas Shoes"? Well, we watched that one and let me tell ya, It was a boober! I don't reccomend it unless you have some tissue available. I think mom could have went through a whole box herself. :)
Grandma and Grandpa D. called us, and we went and spent a little time with them as well, then they headed up to JW and Jen's house to see the kids.
The day was perfect. Not a care in the world. I love to imagine that day so long ago, that a little baby was brought into this world. That little baby, changed everything!
In New York, we were able to see the Rockettes perform and it was magnificant! The visual effects were breath taking and we even got snowed on at one point. I dare say that it was as good as a Broadway Play! We also saw several sites such as the Empire State Building, the Rockafeller Tree, Statue of Liberty and FAO Schwartz toy store. We took a stroll through Central Park and walked Time Square. One of my favorite things we did was looked at all of the store windows and did a little shopping at Macy's. The windows were amazing and full of life. We also took the subway to Coney Island and had a famous NATHAN'S HOT DOG!!!!! It was worth the trip. Yummy!
From there, we headed up to Vermont. We love Vermont!!!!!! Mom saw an article about a Wassil Festival in Woodstock, so........away we went. They had a horse parade and sang carols on the town green while warming up to a yule log fire. It was very magical and quite relaxing. We hung out by the fire place and played games. We also tried our hand at ice skating. As you can see, Greg stole the show again! But hey, what ever works. From there, we headed to Boston to catch our flight home. Boston was a gorgeous city during the holidays. The homes were draped with fresh pine garlands and wreaths and the planter boxes were filled with all sorts of holiday greens and berries. It was a designers delight!Needless to say, we had a blast. It was a holiday that we will cherish forever. We are so grateful for family and the blessings that we have.