Thursday, December 26, 2013


How fast Christmas crept up and just blew past us. I really can't believe it. This year I tried to focus on getting into the spirit…and even though I listened to Christmas music every day, watched Christmas movies, decorated ~ and have two tree's up…it's still just not the same as when you were little. I don't feel like I did when I was growing up. I discussed this with my Sister, her boyfriend Leyman and Travis as well…maybe it might change when you have kids. Because their excitement might rub off on you, but as you get older it just doesn't feel the same. That doesn't mean that Christmas still isn't somewhat exciting. I just don't think it's the same.
Maybe I am just saying this because this year I have been so busy and things were a bit stressful. Between Maggie's surgeries, studying, work, and a billion other things I didn't really stand back and enjoy the lead up to Christmas. I try and be mindful but I think that sometimes it is hard amidst the hustle and bustle so I think that in 2014 I am really going to try and practise mindfulness…among other things. 
There are many things that I really want to focus on in 2014…I always said I wanted to do in 2013 that I just didn't do. I think I also need to be less hard on myself…and also need to focus on the good times and the people around me too. The good things. :) 
Anyways…I will write more on that in the next few days. I just wanted to share a few pics…a little insight into the past few weeks. 

Some of the best times is spent with friends and family. We had a great time with my BFF, Bee's, we did a belated birthday dinner for him the last weekend of November…but we listened to Christmas music, chatted and had a great time. The puplets love him. He's such an awesome man and we are grateful to have him in our lives. :) 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


What a year it has been. A whirlwind of sorts and I am sorry that I haven't been on here since September. I know, I always apologize. But the past few months have been really crazy for me! With rescuing another dog, having my family visit and stay for a while and getting ready for the holidays, plus work and school ~ it really has been nuts! 
2013 has come and gone…where has the time gone to? I am not really sure what I have accomplished…the only things I can really think of is going home for a few weeks…and that is always fun…moving into our new and gorgeous apartment…and rescuing Maggie. I am so grateful for the many small blessings in disguise and the friendships that I have formed this past year as well and how close I have gotten to certain people too. 
I will definitely try and blog more often on here…I think Pinterest got in the way at first and then life did. ;) 
So on that note, I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! 
Merry Christmas everyone!!! <3 font="">