Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas sunshine!! :) I couldn't be happier with all that has happened this year and am so thankful for the people that have come into my life, including my followers who are now my friends!

We didn't have a white Christmas here in WA but that's ok, tomorrow morning I'm jetting off to Michigan to join my boyfriend and his family and to search for some snow. I can't wait! I love seeing how other families celebrate Christmas and I love picking up on new traditions.

We celebrated last night at my house, then my boyfriend flew out this morning and now, we are all relaxing after church. That is what the holidays are all about, spending quality time with the ones you love most. :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Forever young

It's so important to have a solid group of friends who support and love you in all  that you do. And I am glad to say I have just that! My girls and I have been through so much since high school that I can't wait to see where the future will lead us.

Each year we get together to celebrate Christmas and use the holiday as another excuse to hang out and have a good time. I don't know what it is about onsies but they are always fun, no matter what age you are. :) 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Christmas Surprise!

Christmas is probably my favorite time of the year, and probably the only time where it can be this bitter cold outside! I mean there are lights everywhere, everyone is in a jolly mood and Christmas music to be heard, what's not to love? Unless you are the grinch... Then I'm sorry.

This has got to be my best surprise yet. My boyfriend loves to wander down memory lane and tell me all about his friends back home in Wisconsin, so there was no doubt in my mind that this gift would make him beyond happy. I decided, along with his two best buds to fly them to WA for the weekend. And let me tell you, there was so much laughter and excitement I thought my face was permanently frozen with a smile. The sweetest and funniest boys I've met and the joy on Cole's face when he saw them was priceless. It was one of the best weekends.

We've been planning this for quite some time and it was so hard to hold this secret! He even caught me texting one of his friends one day, but it's good thing he didn't look into it too much. Getting to the airport without him knowing was the challenge... So I made him promise to be blind folded til I said otherwise. He was not a happy camper....

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Ray of Sunshine

It is so tempting to just stay in bed and watch Netflix all day, especially when the weather feels like its below freezing! I just started "Sons of Anarchy" and all I have to say is that I am glad I waited to watch it! It's so addicting that I don't think I could have waited a week for the next episode. I guess you can say that's the impatient side of me. 

My boyfriend, who is from the Midwest even claims its cold, so I promise I am not just being a pansy. It is the coldest WA has been in 15 years! Where is the snow?! That is all I'm waiting for.

Lately I've been living in oversize sweaters and cardigans, scarves, thick socks and boots. That pretty much sums up my wardrobe, unless it's a holiday party I refuse to wear anything but. :)

What are you winter essentials? 

Thanks for stopping by dolls! :) Bundle up and stay warm for everyone experiencing cold weather. For everyone enjoying sunshine, just please know I am so jealous!


photos by: Amanda St. Louis