I have been crazy busy the last couple days with holiday and Christmas fun so I figured I would give you a quick recap of the Christmas I had. It was such a joy to spend so much time with those I love so dearly and I feel so blessed this Christmas. I tried to cling to every moment that passed because thinking back of everything that happened this past year, it truly is scary how fast someone can be taken from you.
Here’s a glimpse of my last few days…
The dog was pretty much the star of the show since neither family has kids in it…yet!
It was such an incredible Christmas! Hope you all had a great holiday season with your friends and family too!
If this isn’t enough pictures for you, tomorrow will be pictures from the ugly Christmas sweater party that we attended earlier this month (how did I forget to post these?!?!).
You know those days when the snow is falling outside your window and there is frost around the edges…you’re sipping hot cocoa out of a coffee cup that has elves dancing around it and the only light in the room is from the Christmas tree. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. Those make the very best days to curl up under the softest blanket you can find and pop in one of these Christmas movies. It’s bound to make your heart smile and to be thanking the bright stars above for all the blessings God has given you this year. There are a ton of great Christmas movies out there but these definitely fall into my Top Ten.
2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
3. It’s A Wonderful Life
4. A Charlie Brown Christmas
5. The Holiday
6. Arthur Christmas
7. Miracle on 34th St.
8. White Christmas
9. Jack Frost
10. The Polar Express
And because I couldn’t leave these out, here’s an extra six movies…just in case you finish the first ten before Christmas is here! I know I probably will!
1. Love Actually
2. Home Alone
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
4. The Family Man
5. A Christmas Story
6. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Happy Friday! I’m hoping to kick this sore throat by Monday…hopefully I’ll have success! Have a great weekend all!!
Not in any particular order…
-Started my first blog
-Planned a wedding
-Became obssessed with Pinterest
-First time on Andrew’s family’s annual camping trip
-Took two cooking classes (and learned to cook better but need way more practice)
-Took a grad school class
-Worked my first third shift which also made me pull my first all-nighter EVER (I’m pretty boring if this is on my list)
-Started my One Line A Day Journal
-Landscaped our entire yard, front and back complete with concrete
-Attended my first barn wedding (pretty sure those are the most fun weddings ever)
-Had our first big party this summer at our new home
-Traveled to New York City with a friend for a long weekend of play
-First annual girls weekend in Lake Geneva
-Grew my first tomato
-Discovered how wonderful farmers markets really are
-Enjoyed the glory of the Packers winning Superbowl 2011!!
Nothing crazy exciting happened this year (as you can tell), but that’s fine with me. 2012 is going to have some huge happenings anyways for me. As I reflect back on the past year, I realize how blessed I am. Myself, my family, and my friends are in good health and we are all here and able to celebrate a new year. Though 2011 was a great year, I know 2012 will be even better and I am really looking forward to the adventures in store for me.
Happy New Year!!
Considering Christmas is only a week away, I thought I would have my “Feel Good Friday” post include DIY gifts for Christmas! Happy Friday all!!
I’m sitting here surfing the web and envy is filling me. It’s terrible. It’s the Christmas season and I should be grateful for what I have right? But look at all these drool-over-worthy living rooms and all the gorgeous holiday decorations and try to find what all of these rooms have in common. Ready? Go…