Every year my friend and I celebrate christmas in july, we make cookies, watch hallmark christmas movies, and listen to christmas music. last year we stupidly wore sweaters and just about melted in the heat, this year we were a little bit smarter and settled for festive socks. i really thrive the closer it get’s to christmas, sometimes i wish i lived in a world that was just september through december. leaves changing, pumpkin patches, halloween, chilly evenings, bonfires, sweaters, snow, christmas music, i could go on forever. everyone around me doesn’t want summer to end, but i wanted it over before it started. okay that’s a little dramatic, i love the sunshine and going to the river more than i love candy, but there’s something about the last half of the year that i can’t seem to shake. and i may or may not have been listening to michael buble’s christmas album on my way to work. so, just in case you were wondering, there is only 152 days until christmas! please try to contain your excitement.
merry christmas, everyone! i drove home for christmas late friday night and was greeted by the prettiest snowflakes falling everywhere i looked. we haven’t had a snow like this in years and it couldn’t have come at a better time. today we are all cozied up by the fire place enjoying each others company and remembering the true reason for the season.
tonight we attempted to make cookies and then failed miserably. i’m not sure what happened but once we put them in the oven it was all down hill from there. i would share the recipe but clearly it’s not a good one. actually, i bought cheap gluten free flour and i think that was the culprit, but it’s fine, it made for a great memory, we were just sitting on the kitchen floor laughing hysterically. i love moments like that. now i’m off to fall asleep to the sound of The Santa Clause playing in the background. merry christmas eve.
i know, i know, it’s only november but tell that to target. it’s like christmas threw up in there, and i’m not even 1% mad about it. they get an A+ for their ornaments this year, i pretty much had to buy them all because i couldn’t choose a favorite. i may or may not have already decorated parts of our apartment for christmas. no shame what so ever though, this is my favorite time of the year so i try and make it last as long as possible. hurry go throw some christmas in your cart before i buy it all.
“bout to tear it up down in new orleans just like a real-life thelma & louise, if the cops catch us they’re gonna call it kidnapping got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen”
happy november! i hope everyone had a great halloween! what were your costumes this year? my friend sammi and i were thelma & louise, i’m super proud of how our costumes turned out considering we threw them together last minute. as much as i love halloween, i’m happy it’s over because now i can dive head first into christmas! yep, i’m that person and i’m not sorry about it.
i celebrated my birthday with all of my favorite people. we ate breakfast for dinner, roasted marshmallows and had s’mores by a campfire, and took fun pictures with a makeshift photo booth. i’ve been a little quiet around here, but that’s going to change next month. i’m coming back in full swing and have some exciting things happening soon. can’t wait to share it with you.
this is the first year in my whole life that we didn’t send out a christmas card, we actually took this photo on christmas day. haha! but better late than never, right? last year we weren’t all together for the holiday’s, and it wasn’t under the greatest circumstances, but this year, we spent the day as a family and we couldn’t have been happier. there are going to be rough times throughout life, but there will always be chances for a new start, that’s why this card was so perfect. hello 2016. hello new year. hello new start. hello greater things.