A Quick Note...

The Holidays! Yesssssssss! (Clearly, I'm pumped & Merl's distracted...)

Just wanted to pop in real quick before all the festivities of the day to wish everyone a very happy holiday! Whatever it is you celebrate, it's a time to be thankful (ok, Thanksgiving is technically the holiday to be thankful, but any time you get family & friends together to celebrate is a time to be thankful. Work with me here, people. If you disagree, maybe we can have a duel later.)

I'm lucky to be spending time with all my sets of parents, close friends, siblings, nieces, nephews, step-siblings, and even Merlin and his two doggie cousins this season. AND I'm not suffering from the black plague! (Let's just say I seriously thought I was gonna die this time last year.) I'm thankful for my health and for being able to be with everyone I care about. Combine that with the fact that it was snowing last night (!!!!! I LOVE SNOW !!!!!!) and you have a near-perfect, if not completely perfect holiday!

Living across the country from my immediate family has, admittedly, been really rough. I'm trying to make it work with consistent visits back east, phone calls, and emails...but, really, nothing beats hearing Nat King Cole come on the living room stereo early Christmas morning (thanks for upholding that tradition, Pop) and knowing that it's the start of a long, laughter-filled, leisurely day with the people I love.

It's also the second Christmas with my husband and, I think it's safe to say, I think we like each other. I might even venture to say we love each other! (Imagine that!)

And lastly, but most certainly not least, are you, my readers! Thank you for sticking with me. I hope you get some sort of satisfaction or enjoyment out of this blog o' mine. If I can get a laugh out of you, that's even better. I just want you all to know how much I appreciate your support! Sending you all tons of virtual holiday cookies (or another baked good of your choice!) Seriously, though. I'm sooooo thankful for you!

Ok, off to have a crazy enthusiastic day full of...enthusiasm about...things! (My brain's not quite working yet. I need a latte stat.) Hope you all have a wonderful day! xo!


  1. Your EYES! Dang, girl... you're really model quality. I hope you know that. So is Merlin [he DOES know that haha].

    1. Sarah, you're waaaay too kind.
      Thank you so much!
      I always say, it's just about lighting. ;)

      And, yes, Merlin is totally model-quality.
      Such a handsome little man.