After walking around in Central Park we took a late brunch at Le Pain Quotidien before continuing on to the village where we stopped by at the Swedish candy store Sockerbit before we headed to our big goal of the day, the friends house.

Stina, who probably is the biggest FRIENDS fan I know, was super excited and could not contain her excitement and almost fell over...

Greenwich village is such a beautiful area with its old town houses close to each other. I would definitely not say no to live there in the future.

Finally there we took the traditional pictures and to my despair, Stina insisted that we would play the TV shows theme song while standing in front of the house! At first I felt so embarrassed, but after a while we both where embraced by it dancing around screaming "I'll be there for you..." Haha, such a funny idea and I am so happy we did it.

When in the area, we decided to make a quick stop at the "sex and the city house" just to take a photo and to be able to say we have seen it. I reflected over how annoying it must be living in that house when there are always people outside your door. They had even put up a chain to keep people from entering the steps or knocking on the door.

We stopped at another super cute café, that I unfortunately do not remember the name of, to heat up and eat some more food.

After lunch/ coffee break we made our way to Union Square to take the subway back to GCT. And of course we had to stop and read at some of the post it's covering the walls with beautiful messages and protests.

At GCT we took a quick look at the food market. It was amazing with spices, meat and vegetables. I can't believe that I until now missed that GCT has a market and will definitely visit there again soon.

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On Sunday we had such a cozy Morning walking around in Central Park. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves but it was such a beautiful day and great day.

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I know it has been quiet here for awhile, a lot have been going on like always and it is first now I have time to sit down and write. I hope everyone's holidays is good. In this moment I in an airplane back from the Virgin Islands which is where I spent my Christmas with my Family on a beautiful catamaran. More about the trip will come up later, but first I'll finish the summarize of the weekend when Stina came visiting me.

We woke up and headed to the City. Well there we took an uber to meet up with my wonderful and absolutely amazing Michigan family for hugs and kisses before they had to head to the airport. It was very precious to have the opportunity to see them!

When we had said goodbye, Stina and I strolled around, exploring the Union Square Christmas market.

We bought Churros and sat down and sat down and ate those in the cold.

We took a uber to Church of Incarnation where we celebrated Swedish Lucia. It was absolutely incredible and very special and emotional to sit among other Swedes and there families listening to beautiful Christmas music.

Afterwards we meet up Sandra and her host family who had also been to the Lucia and Sandra, Stina and I strolled down Fifth Ave to Rockefeller Center while watching the Christmas decorated windows and the light show at Saks.

Stina's host family had, very kindly, got us a hotel room at an amazing location in midtown Manhattan so we headed there and had a very cozy girls night with Chinese food and snacks.

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The kids and I had a super cozy evening mounting and decorating the gingerbread house. It was super cozy and fun and I directly feel how the perfectionist inside of me comes out even if I know it's al about having fun with the kids. However, we had an awesome fun and cozy time helping each other out with decorations and ideas. Very fun and it turned out very good!

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I woke up early on Friday to go pick up my wonderful friend Stina from the airport. We have known each other since we were younger but first started to really hang out last year of high school. She is an amazing person and it was so nice to have her here for the weekend. It felt very great with a friend from home seeing my world, meeting the family, and give me perspective on things.

Normally I work on Fridays and I had said I would this Friday too even if Stina came but on Wednesday my host mom surprised me saying that I could take the day off to spend it with Stina. ❤️

Even though she was jet lagged and tired I "forced" her to the gym for a full body workout. I am so happy I decided to join the gym and love spending time there.

Afterwards we went to the grocery store where we found Swedish gingerbread cookies and sushi that we ate in the cold car.

Afterwards we went home for a super cozy evening with my host family, who I am so thankful for.

Later in the evening Ines came and picked us up and we went to a billiard place in White Plains where we meet up with Jonna and Luca. We played some billiard which we all are extremely bad at but it was fun.

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On Thursday my amazing family gave me the afternoon and evening of to be able to go into the city to meet my Michigan family who was in town for a visit. It was so amazing to see them and get to catch up since I saw them this summer. I really feel thankful and happy for having my MI sisters and Mama Marsha.

We are dinner at a cozy restaurant and then we went up in Rockefeller center building to watch the view over the city. Mama Marsha has the pictures from the evening so I'll post them when I get them.

Murielle donated her old coat to charity.

Amazing view over Empire State Building.

Hahah the only picture I succeeded to take before my phone died...

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I had such an amazing weekend last week. I spent time with friends, family and in the city with Ines.

We went to Max Brenner for Brunch. The restaurant is famous for its chocolate and we ate amazing scrambled eggs for late breakfast and for dessert we therefore, of course, had chocolate fondue.

Every time I pass the sticky notes covering the Union Square subway station I have to stop to admire the initiative. After the election people started covering the walls with messages to trump and to the country about freedom, religion, acceptance, ethics, gender equality, and LGBT with thousands of other subjects. In way the notes are protest and in another way therapy.

The city is so beautiful and pretty with Christmas trees and lights everywhere. I really like this season and now I am just waiting for the snow to fall and stay.

Ines and I went skating in Bryant's park which definitely were worth the wait. Our skates were way to big and there were an insane amount of people on the ice but it was so wonderful to just be back on the ice so it was totally worth it.

I made Swedish pancakes for the kids.

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I was outside biking with Dasch in the beautiful fall weather and it was just great seeing the happiness in his eyes.

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