We are back in New York after a Christmas vacation that was nothing short of wonderful. We were in Utah for over two weeks and I loved it! It was so nice to have so much time. We didn’t feel rushed at all, which made for a much more relaxing and fun trip. We had time to spend with family without worrying about dividing limited time equally. We spent nights at the cabin, stayed up late, slept in even later, ate way too much food, had family dinners, went to movies and basketball games and girls nights, Klane went shooting with the boys, I got makeovers and frozen yogurt with the girls. We did puzzles and drank hot cocoa and met friends and family for lunch and ate out and stayed in and wrestled with the kids. We opened presents and saw the lights and gave gifts and went to church. It was just so wonderful to be with our family. I loved it!
Even with how long it was, I still was sad to leave at the end of our trip. I don’t think I could ever get quite enough – unless we moved back to Utah. I am sure that will happen someday, but that day is not yet. I was bummed out on the way to the airport Sunday night, but when we arrived in the city on a bright, crisp January morning and rode into the city on the train, then walked to our apartment, I felt really happy. I’m finally at the point where missing family in Utah doesn’t make me dislike New York or our life here. I am still 100% in love with New York City. That’s a good thing. I’m happy to love where I am. I do miss family, but I am grateful for the times we get to visit (we have another visit planned in March! So soon!).