Oh hey! Things have been busy around home lately, but it feels good to be back in this space. Blogging our family life brings me so much joy and documenting makes me appreciate life in a different way. I often find myself scrolling through old posts (even from not that long ago) and feeling so much gratitude for the life I have. It’s not perfect. We’ve had our fair share of deep, internal, private struggles lately, but I’m grateful for the beautiful life that we’ve created and will continue to create.
And now for a bit about the King Sisters NYC trip back in October:
The idea for this trip was a bit of a spontaneous one when Emily was out visiting earlier that month. A small idea turned into reality with a supportive husband and really cheap airline tickets.
We boarded the red-eye flight the night of Oliver’s first birthday. I’d like to say it was my gift to him–teaching him young the excitement of adventure. Kristin flew out with me and I loved having hours of talking time with her.
The flight was okay. We were so happy to see the city, though!
Emily was a world-class hostess–with NYC buckets lists, welcome gifts and personalized necklaces.
Some highlights include: shopping Chelsea Market, Flying Tiger, and Paper Source, having brunch at Sarabeth’s, lots of walks through Central Park, aerial yoga (although I got super nauseous doing it), visiting the Met, manicures, and eating at Panna II- the most crazy cool restauraunt I’ll ever eat at. The entire ceiling was covered in Christmas lights.
^a blurry photo but Oliver was MESMERIZED with all the cars. He was pretty happy to be there.
^I let myself have a few treats including yummy doughnuts from The Doughnut Factory.
Our flight coming home was delayed a few hours and then we were re-routed through Atlanta, meaning we didn’t get home until 5 am on Halloween morning. So worth it and I think we’ve finally gotten back into a groove.