Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I can't believe that it's been since October that I came here to write. I was actually going to retire this site and leave it behind, but my amazing other half suggested that I should continue to do what I love to do; write.

I'll admit - I didn't really want to let the blog go. It's my place to come and write. Share with my friends about things that are going on in my life. It's a free write of anything I want; whatever's on my mind. So here I am, finally sitting back down to continue on with a place that is like home to me; a little something special.

I'll cut right to the chase and start where I left off. The holidays were a blast. The weekend after Thanksgiving I couldn't resist the urge to bring out the Christmas decorations. I anticipate Thanksgiving knowing that afterwards I have the "a-ok" to go ahead and start my decorating madness. And yes, it was madness...and yes, it makes me happy. There's nothing like sitting on your couch, sipping hot cocoa, with the glare of Christmas lights from the tree and the smell of fresh pine. It's unbelievably relaxing.

We spent the holidays with family, of course, dividing up time with each so effortlessly. With as many family's as we have to spend time with, I'm surprised that is was done with ease. We continued our family fun with taking an early flight out to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to spend a week at the cabin with Jon's Dad and his family. We had such a great time, I didn't want to leave. I'm a big fan of the snow - and there was tons of it. It snowed almost every day, all day. Every morning there was a fresh layer of powder; so light and fluffy that you could swim in it. We made snow angels, caught snow flakes on our tongues, had countless snow ball fights and rode around on the ATVs. It was the epitome of a winter wonderland...and I was in heaven.

After getting back from our much needed vacation, it was time to spring back into wedding mode. We're actually getting a lot done. Not at all surprising since I am a self-proclaimed organized freak. We finally got our engagement pictures taken and I can't wait to see them! Our photographer is fantastic so I know they turned out amazing.

My dress is finally here. I have an appointment on Saturday to try it on, and I.can't.wait. I just about peed myself when the bridal boutique called me to inform me that it was shipped to them. This means another wonderful day to spend with my Mom and Step-Mom. These times are special and spending it with the two of them means everything to me.

This year is my year. An exciting one. It holds nothing but happiness for me. It will be the year where I become a wife, a sister in-law and a daughter in-law. My new life as a married woman will begin and I could not be more happy.