Just back from a family vacation to New York to visit my sister. We had tons of fun playing with our cousins, visiting local attractions, and eating. Oh and we ate. Dunkin Donuts (usually twice a day), Rockland Bakery (you can pick your own bagels, fresh and hot as they come out of the oven), Friendly's (reses peanut butter sundae's), pizza, and pretzels. It rained only one day and the rest of the time the weather was amazing. We went to Bear Mountain Park, Bergen County Zoo, Central Park, Museum Village. We spent most of our time in upstate New York but spent one day in Manhattan. My favorite event was shopping at the Christmas Tree Store. I had heard about this place but they don't have any on the west coast. I spotted one near my sister's house and got everyone to go with me. It was amazing. I seriously had to restrain myself. Just in case you have never heard of this it has nothing to do with Christmas. It is sort of like a cross between a Big Lots and the home decor section of TJ Max/Marshall's. I bought as much as I could squeeze into my suit case. Despite the three hours we spent on the tarmac in Texas, a little rain, and a fair amount of arguing with the GPS, we had a very nice time. I really hope to get back to quilting and my other projects. But with soccer, piano, and Kindergarten starting this month I am not sure how much progress I will make.