We celebrated our 4oth birthdays by going to one of our favorite places to visit: New York City during Christmas time! We were really hoping for snow but the freezing cold weather did just fine once we got there, ha! We did something very different this year and decided to not exchange Christmas gifts…but go to New Year City to buy our family and friends their Christmas gifts! It was a very short trip: we left early on Friday morning and came back late Monday night. We had a very long list of things to do during this wonderful holiday time but all we could think of is our little man and how much he would enjoy it as well…so we reserved those “firsts” for when we would do it together. We packed in a very FULL itinerary for the little time we were there but here are some highlights. We went to Lincoln Center to see the ballet: The Nutcracker, ate at one of our favorites Gramercy Tavern and found a new favorite, Chris Santos’ Stanton Social, we walked 3 blocks before we gave up (burrrrr!) to see the Christmas Window Displays, walked to my favorite ‘little shop on the corner’, braved the crowd and had our photo taken in front of the Rockefeller tree…and we discovered a new thing to do, bar hop! Yup, no matter what time it was, we found very cool bars where we met very cool people. All in all, it was a wonderful birthday and time to reconnect with each other! We are looking forward to going again in May!