April 07, 2015

the first post of 2015

The only excuse I can give for not blogging in almost four months is that I simply haven't wanted to. Life goes by too fast to spend it all on the internet musing. It wasn't until a couple weeks ago when Jason asked me, "When was the last time you blogged?" and I realized I hadn't even visited my own blog in four months. But let's be honest, I've never been really dedicated. We are all well and happy. Life is good. In January we took more walks then the month should have permitted. Winter kind of forgot to make an appearance this year, of course we didn't mind. I'm sure this summer we will be missing it when our city forbids us to water our lawns due to an inevitable drought. We celebrated Valentine's in February and I finally saw my first professional ballet production of Swan Lake. And in March we celebrated three years of marriage. Life is crazy and life is wonderful. Jason has been hard at work in school and his career this semester and I've been busy working, taking care of Wesley and getting on track to graduate. 2015 is the year people! Wesley is a toddler now. He looks and acts like a little boy and is giving us a run for our money. It's been a fun year so far. More to come...maybe;)

December 23, 2014

12.23.2014 | christmas around here

Christmas is in two days. I can't believe it. This month has gone by so quickly. With school, work and managing a home I've simply been too busy. I so look forward to the day when we have the time to fully indulge in the holiday season. 

Our apartment is very small but I thought I would share some pictures of our decorations. There isn't much room for a lot of decor but I had to add some pieces that would help make the season feel bright. The moment Thanksgiving was over I put up the decorations and we decorated our little tree. Since Wesley is walking and pulling on everything, the bottom half of our Christmas tree has very few ornaments. Most of our ornaments are glass so we had to make do with other forms of decoration. Instead of taping the Christmas cards we received this season from family and friends on the wall, I decided to place them in our tree. It gives the tree a more intimate feel and the cards are something I am happy to let Wesley take off and play with. 

Thank heavens for Tiny Prints this year because it was mid December and I had completely forgotten about sending out Christmas cards to friends and family. I quickly went to Tiny Prints, chose a card, chose a picture of the family and ordered them. They were here within two days and I got them mailed out just in time for everyone to get them by Christmas. I love the way they turned out. And I loved that sending out Christmas cards finally gave us an excuse to get some family pictures taken. Nothing fancy, we just broke out our camera and made due with what we had but it finally happened!
Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2014

12.22.2014 | christmas inventory

Making: New year resolutions
Cooking: Tamales
Drinking: Sleepy Time Tea
Reading: Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises"
Wanting: Still a get away with Jason
Looking: For new recipes
Playing: Trivia Crack
Wasting: Water. Treating myself to more baths.
Wishing: For a white Christmas
Enjoying: My favorite time of year
Waiting: For the new year
Liking: Our Christmas cards
Loving: Our impromptu family pictures
Hoping: To finish school soon!
Marveling: That the year is already over
Needing: New books to read
Smelling: Holiday candles
Wearing: Boots
Noticing: The need for more exercise
Feeling: Grateful
Pinning: Nothing, just viewing