Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter Wonderland...

Well we're back from NYC, happy to be home but of course missing my family. We had a wonderful trip and I am already excited for the next one! As always there was not enough time to do everything I wanted but we did spend a lot of really good quality time with family and friends either tucked into cozy corners at restaurants or snuggled on the couch in front of Christmas movies. I'll share a few snapshots of our trip, hope you enjoy!


Of course my number one mission this trip was to see the tree at Rockefeller center! We spent one very long and very full day running all over Manhattan taking in the Christmas sights! We were really lucky as this was one of the warmer days and free from snow or rain! So we took full advantage! The family that took this photo is actually from the town where the tree was cut down! We watched the tree lighting on tv so it was really exciting to see it in person!

How cute is Mr. Jones in his Winter Gear!

Jazz hands felt necessary for some reason ;)

Macys all decked for the holidays!

I really wanted to see the NY Macys Santa but we were starving from walking all over town at this point and decided to grab lunch and then come back to snap a photo, little did I know that we would end up walking clear across town for lunch ha! Needless to say by the time we sat down at about 3:30 for lunch it started to snow so I will have to save Santa for another time ;(

I thought all of that walking and the chilly air called for a large glass of wine and a cute and cozy restaurant in SoHo.

As much as I loved reveling in all of the sights my favorite part of this trip was all of the family and friend time that we had! The weather was a great help in this and we spent most nights gathered over a meal tucked inside a restaurant or at home.

Sissy, her Brit and one of her NYC besties.

Daddy and Sissy's Brit, enjoying a drink at a Brooklyn Pub.

Mommy and Mr. Jones being cuties.

Mom&Dad, Sissys and their Brits, what a perfect dinner group!

The family getting ready for dinner

We were also able to head to NJ this time as well and visit with the Samples family and the Maneris! I took Mr. Jones to my old hometown to show him the sights!

We met up with the Samples to walk around town, however apparently in this particular borough all of the shops are closed on Sundays! I had no idea! So we strolled around town and were lucky to find a bookstore open, and of all things Mike the "Situation" from Jersey Shore was there selling his book and signing autographs! HAhahah we were dying laughing, of all places to be open and of all people to be there in this quaint little town? So random, of course you had to buy a book in order to get a signature and he was NOT taking pictures... such a drama queen? We did not buy his book but we had a good laugh.

Dinner with the Samples!

Terrible picture quality, sorry, the black and white kind of made it look better. And of course after dinner we stopped by Whitney's parents house, the Maneri's to catch up and to pick up this little munchkin to bring him home!

I love this little face!

Their little boy is so sweet and I love that I have been able to see their family twice this year! They also have another one coming in the Spring and I cannot wait to meet her!!

And what would a NYC post be without Bonnie's cute apt all decorated for Christmas!

St. Nicholas book and bowl full of ornaments!

Little bits of Holly hiding in the book case

Love it!

And a shot of the remains of the snow storm.. haha.. Ok well for a California girl this was a big deal!

Another amazing trip East! We've only been back for two days and I've managed to attend graduation for my teaching program, go to the Holiday Soiree at the Joneses Hair Salon, make a terrible version of Chicken and Dumplings, watch White Christmas, and completely avoid looking for a job! All of these topics to be covered later of course ;) Off to recover from last nights celebrations and bake cookies for my annual ladies holiday party tomorrow!

XOXO- Miss V


  1. Love the pictures! Glad y'all had a fun time!

  2. I am so jealous! I want to go to New York soooooo bad! Love looking at all of your cute pictures so keep them coming. Glad you had a wonderful time and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!! :)

  3. Looks like an amazing trip! Wow! NYC is just lovely at this time of the year :)

  4. What a wonderful trip! I would consider that a snow storm too :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!