December in Spain

December in Spain

Spending some of December in Spain was a treat.
We are a little bit in love with Madrid after living there
for a short time while Chase began business school, and
visiting often throughout his Global part-time MBA at IE.
I was the happiest about his business school choice because
it gave us an excuse to return to Madrid often, especially for
his graduation this month! I flew up to Spain from visiting
my parents in South Africa and baby and I met Chase for
his graduation! It was fun to spend a few days there together
before coming home for the holidays. Madrid was as beautiful
as ever, and even better with our baby girl. Here are some photos!

One of my favorite streets ^^
Churros con chocolat on the daily while here.
“Dulce Navidad” Spanish Christmas markets ^^
Baby’s first metro ride! ^^
Rainy Puerta del Sol ^^
Loved all of the Christmas touches in the city ^^

Spanish tortilla de patates is our favorite ^^
We loved the gourmet versions at Pez Tortilla!
^^ Best night crammed into a tiny tapas bar with the stroller

Sweetest tiny traveler ^^
Balcony view from our hotel, Casual Madrid del Teatro ^^
And a balcony selfie thanks to the reflecting building across from us! ^^
Feeling like Christmas on the Gran Via!
…and Christmas on the streets! ^^
^^ I’m a little in love with their hand-painted street signs

Royal Palace Carousel with baby girl ^^
Spain has the best kids clothes.
We stocked up, including these sweet shoes!

Our hotel was in a former theatre which was so pretty! We always make a food stop at Mercado de San Miguel ^^
Best little tapas and treats in this place!
That little face! And, those wreaths!

Matching the door! ^^
Spanish Christmas Market in Plaza Mayor ^^
Love this little family I get to call mine!
Being in Spain together felt like a dream.
and…when Chase picked us up after almost 3 weeks apart:
^^ So fun to reunite in Spain with our favorite guy!

Te amo, Spain!