Welp, the holiday season has come and gone. I had such a great time spending time with family and friends, and it seems like ages ago I was back in New York.
I had a great trip home, as always. I had a week home with my parents, some time with my family for Christmas, and then B and I took a few days off and visited Newport, Rhode Island. All in all, a successful holiday break. If only I were ready for 2016!
Some highlights from my trip back to New York:
Decorating the tree with my family. When I was younger, we used to go out and cut it down ourselves – it was a great tradition.
Going out to dinner in Saratoga. We went to one of my favorite places and had some delicious fries. It was a little chilly and we spent some time walking along the main street of the downtown area.
Tons of baking for Christmas. Of course.
Taking walks with my family. One day it was 30 degrees, the next it was 60! SUCH seasonably warm weather! We had some 50+ degree days before and after Christmas. It was incredible!
Running while home. B wore shorts and short sleeves on Christmas – I told you it was warm!
Going to the movies. A usual Christmas tradition is seeing a movie on Christmas – this year, a group went and saw Carol, while another group saw The Big Short. I saw The Big Short – it was really good! Christian Bale was so good.
Seeing two of my best friends, Jane and Alisa. Jane and I got to hang out several times, taking walks (in above said warm weather), eating cookies, watching holiday movies, grabbing lunch, etc. It was great!
Some (but not nearly enough) quality family time.
And tons of reading. I finished All the Light They Cannot See, Station Eleven and California. All of them were so good! Next up I’m reading 1Q84. What else should I add to my list?
And that was about it. A perfect relaxing holiday!
Some questions for you:
- Did you see any movies?
- What books are you reading now?
2 thoughts on “I love the holidays”
i love the twins pic of you and your mom 🙂
Hehe thanks! It was unintentional – like mother like daughter!