Friday, August 16, 2013

Concrete Jungle

 We finally made it home to Utah! 
After 13 flights (no baggage lost and only 1 flight was delayed!), 8 countries, and 2 months we made it into Provo late Saturday night (has it really been almost a week?! Time is FLYING) and ever since then it has been a whirlwind of getting unpacked, seeing family and lots of movies, hanging out with friends, going back to work, and getting ready for school to start. 
You know, real life kind of stuff. 
Which I'm not unhappy about. 
I happen to enjoy my real life quite a bit! :)

However, I've been going through the pictures from our European Adventure (that name seems to sum it up pretty well haha) and my goodness, we were certainly lucky to be able to do that. I'm so grateful that the timing worked out and that I was taught to save money from a young age (for real, I think that's the first thing I remember learning haha) so that JP and I could have this experience together! 
And because I completely agree with Audrey Hepburn when she said "Paris is always a good idea."


However, I have one more post of our trip! The very last stop was in New York City
There is nothing quite like New York. And you know what it is? It's the buildings, the people, the park, the food, the hustle and bustle, the taxis (so many taxis!), and it all blends together to make this wonderful place that feels and lives and breathes like nowhere else you've ever been. 
It's vibrant and beautiful and makes you stay out late so you can walk through Times Square after midnight and feel like you're a part of the city. 
It makes you want to buy banana pudding from Magnolia's Bakery and eat it next to Bethesda Fountain (Friends, anyone?)
It makes you want to eat pizza everyday and see broadway shows and get your makeup done at Saks 5th Avenue, because all of those things are absolute necessities right? 
As is visiting Doughnut Plant for NY's best donuts and Clinton St. Bakery for NY's best pancakes (right in a row, mind you).

Basically, this last little stop of our summer trip was absolutely perfect. 


  1. hi grace! i've been following your blog for a little bit, and i have to say--you're absolutely adorable & your euro adventure looked so fun! i loved the gorgeous photos. i'm glad you enjoyed nyc, it's my favorite place in the world :)

  2. You guys are so cute and your summer looked like a blast!

  3. Aaahhh you're making me miss the city even more! So happy you and Mr. JP are back safe and sound! And do I spy really awesome leopard booties?!