|The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, New York City|
I am blogging from my mom’s place in Jersey! A little town called Hackensack. I loved growing up here! 🙂 We are just a few miles away from New York City. As a kid, I’d take the bus into the city with a few friends and we’d just walk and walk. It was a total blast! Especially at the holidays. I haven’t gotten a chance to come home in about four years, so this was really great! 🙂
My sweet grandmother is going to be NINETY this year! I got a chance to have Christmas dinner with her. It was amazing! 🙂 No one gives hugs like a grandma! That’s for sure! 🙂 God has been really good to keep her with me this long! Love her so much! 🙂
|Tamara & her lovely grandmother|
My Christmas visit also included visits with some dear friends of our family. My mom’s best friend Susie comes from a large and lovely Italian family. If you are Italian…you know what I mean! 🙂 Good times and good FOOD! 🙂 When I was a teenager, I looked out for each of her boys and her sweet daughter. Even though we’re all a bit older…we are still pretty tight every time I get a chance to hang with them! I love this picture because it was the first time I’d gotten to experience snow in about five years! 🙂 So fun! 🙂
|Here I am with Peter, John, Drew and David! Isn’t John’s little guy just as cute as can be?? 🙂|
On my last night home, I got a chance to hang out with two of the best cousins ever! 😉 Now…lemme tell you…as the youngest of the cousins, I was pretty spoiled for the most part growing up. Both Tysone and César doted on me all the time! I absolutely adore them! So…imagine my luck at having the whole afternoon in the city with them! Good times for sure! 🙂
|Here we are at the 9/11 Memorial|
|Tysone & I at the 9/11 Memorial.
(Now, we are close, but don’t get it twisted people…it was DARN COLD TOO!
We were SURVIVING out there!!! 🙂
|The lower Manhattan buildings and the Memorial|
|César, Tysone & I at the Memorial|
|Here we are at the tree! Now…why this random person I asked to photograph us did NOT get the whole tree in here kind of irritates me, but…it is, what it IS! :/|
Thanks so much for supporting me on this little blogging journey!