Happy Holidays!


Not really sure what’s happening with the hand…

With the 2015 year coming to an end, I had to pay tribute to the Holiday Season. If I had to rank my favorite times of the year, Christmas would be a top contender (my love of Fall being number one). When I was younger, I loved the thought of being on the nice list and a visit from Santa.  The entire month of December would be filled with promises of good tidings, Christmas carols and lots of baking time with Gammy.


As I’ve gotten older, it seems that some things haven’t really changed. I still feel giddy with anticipation for Christmas morning. I have Christmas music playing nonstop. And Gammy’s house is filled with the smell of fresh, baked goods.


However, it’s the time with my family that I truly cherish during the holiday season; singing off-key to carols and making my mom laugh, hearing stories from my Gammy as we bake, and gift shopping last minute with my dad. And of course, being sneaky with Kevin as we try to find the perfect gifts. These are the moments that I look forward to all year long.

I’d write a list of what I’m thankful for this holiday season, but I’d rather show you instead.


Hello December


I’m a little late in welcoming the Holiday Season … I’m going to go ahead and blame it on finals week. So now that my first semester of graduate school has come to an end, I can take some time to welcome one of my favorite holidays.


While we were home post-Thanksgiving, we ushered in Christmas with a trip to Santa’s Tree Village. There’s just something about the smell of evergreen that brings back such fond memories of Christmas.


I loved walking through the trees while sipping hot chocolate and reminiscing on our childhood memories. Walking through a maze of trees made it seem like we were in a Christmas bubble.


Needless to say, spending time with Kevin talking about our Christmas traditions while looking at trees was the perfect way to start December.