January 4, 2016

Goodbye...Hello

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|| magical nights of Christmas tree lights with hot cocoa or wine.

|| extra holly jolly cheer and smiles. Even though people are hustling and bustling, December always brings out the happy in everyone. I will miss all the extra happiness and joy from the world.

|| most wonderful time of the year.

|| Advent. 

|| Christmas music at church, on the radio and online.

|| delicious month of tempting holiday treats and meals. My taste buds will miss you, my thighs won't.

|| secret present buying, wrapping and hiding.

|| lists on lists on lists.

|| checking off goals and completing challenges set last year. Goodbye, 2015!

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|| winter cold and bitter winds.

|| depressing grey days. I'm not a fan of the cold but sunny cold days are better than grey days.

|| Le Husband's birthday month.

|| Epiphany and wise men.

|| year of adventure and big steps.

|| fresh start and new beginnings. I love this time of year because every slate is clean.

|| post amazing vacation blues.

|| work, blah!

|| new resolutions and goals. 2016!

24 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Welcome back girl - you were missed!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Not A Mom said...

Yay for being back from break, as well! Alabama had a lot of ugly days in December so I'm hoping our January has less of those grey days...we will see! Excited to follow along this year with your journey! happy monday!
Linds @ Not A Mom

Traci Taylor Hart said...

Happy New Year!!!
Traci
waltzmetoheaven.com

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I'm so sad the holidays are over! But glad to have you back! Hope you enjoyed your holiday vacation! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Myra said...

Yay, you're back!! Total bummer on holidays ending, but hopefully 2016 brings ALL the good things!! xo

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

It is sad that Christmas is over, but yay to new beginnings and a clean slate! Boo to being back at work, though!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

haha that pic of the dog is so accurate. so sad that the holidays are over yet sort of glad at the same time because now it's back to our normal routine. i'm so tired from the holidays that i actually slept in (that never happens) and we were rushing around this morning trying to make it out of the house on time.

happy new year! may 2016 be full of adventures and amazing things for you guys.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Ugh! I feel you're pain about having to go back after a wonderful Christmas season! Hope you're first day back at work isn't too much of a struggle!

LMW said...

Enjoy your last few days of vacation and then buy cute sweaters lol.

Leslie said...

January can be a tough month, but I love how at least it is a fresh start! Happy New Year!

Ashley said...

Happy new year!!! I think this year will shape up to be great and it won't be long before we are getting ready for Christmas!! Haha

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Happy New Year! While I am sad to see 2015 go, I am excited to see what 2016 will have to offer! I hope you have a great week back with lots of sunny days!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Welcome back gurlie! The post-vacation blues are no joke! But I can't wait to hear more about your cruise <3

Green Fashionista

Kristina (Ms.Modify) said...

Hope you had a great holiday, Happy New Year!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

Yes, I love a fresh new start in a new year. I do find that I get more done around the house and blog wise since it's winter and I'm not outside more. Today its 18 degrees and I'm staying in alllll day since I'm off work! Happy New Year!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Welcome back and hope they're are many sunny cold days in your future :) xo

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

it's amazing what 2016, and a new year has to bring - both good and bad. it's so hard to get into the swing of things but it's so nice to have a fresh start and so many opportunities for something new!

xoxo cheshire kat

Emily said...

I'm not a fan of grey cold days either...Hope you're having a blast on vacation and return feeling refreshed to start 2016.

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Oh man, we had so much rain in December that I'm hoping for some sun in January! I hope you enjoyed your trip!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Why do the holidays always go so fast?!? Can't believe they're over already! But cheers to a fresh start and a new year! :)

Jen said...

Now I want Christmas cookies haha.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

totally agree, sunny cold days are better than dreary grey ones.
every slate is clean - so true! yay for clean slates. happy new year girl!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

As much as I'll miss all the good eats... I'm glad that part is over, too. It's way too hard to resist!

Brianne said...

Happy New Year! Just reading about the cold weather gave me a chill. I'm ready for Texas to make up its mind on the weather...preferably stick with the warm days lol.