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Christmas in the US : here, there, and everywhere

So, spending Christmas in the US was unexpected but I am so grateful for right where God has me. I am getting settled in New Jersey and trying to help out with my grandpa.  His health seems to be declining but I’m grateful that I’m here and grateful I can help out. Since I’ve been back I had the opportunity to spend a Saturday afternoon in New York City enjoying the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season which was really special to me.  It reminded me of my college days when I lived on 28th and 6th avenue and I was going to school at FIT.  New York City is such a magical place to be during Christmas.  It also didn’t hurt that the Saturday I went it was 70 degrees!  I met up with a few friends and we walked all around – checking out Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Times Square.  It was so fun! I got to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my best friend, Mandy and her family in Philadelphia – just 2hrs from me in Jersey – so that was really special and unexpected.  I am so grateful to have so many friends that love me so much and share their families with me! Every day I have been spending time with my Grandpa who is at the rehab center.  I’m not sure that he actually knew whether it was Christmas or not – but I was there with him.  Check out the photos below 🙂



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Now I’m headed off to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to spend a few days ‘post-Christmas’ with my family!