Happy Christmas & a Farewell to 2017

Fun fact: me and Ryan love that British people say, “Happy Christmas,” instead of “Merry Christmas.” We even say it to each other and random people in public in really bad fake accents. Ah, it’s the little things in life that bring me joy and laughter. Anyway, to the point of this post – to wish all of you a happy Christmas! My hope is you’re now imagining me saying that in my horrible British accent.

Happy Christmas
 
It’s kind of crazy to believe that the big weekend we all have been anticipating and planning for finally is here. Honestly, for me it’s kind of like any other weekend. Ryan unfortunately has a normal work schedule, so I’ll just be around baking up a storm and squeezing in the last of those Christmas movies I haven’t yet watched (I’m looking at you, Meet Me in St. Louis). We’re supposed to have a bit of snow where I am in Wisconsin, so I’m excited to have a white Christmas for only the second time since we’ve lived in our house!

This also is my last post for 2017. (But, I’ll still be over on Instagram!) Farewell, you crap year! As always, we made some wonderful memories, but I won’t miss this year one. single. bit. It’s time to move forward and start fresh. We already have so much planned for the first half of 2018 that I’m ready to welcome the new year with open arms and a big bear hug. Until then, I’ll be spending the next week lounging in one of the 400 pairs of plaid joggers I’ve recently purchased (I have an addiction, I swear), eating all the sweet treats, maybe squeezing in a run or two to balance said treats, and of course spending time with my hubby and the cutest dog around.

As I wish all of you a happy Christmas, I want to send a big thank you to everybody that continues to show up to my small space of the Internet. Your support, comments, emails, page views, clicks, EVERYTHING mean so much to me. Some major changes will be happening here soon enough that I’m way (!) excited to share with you.

But, for now I’m sending you Christmas love and cheers to 2018! Catch you next year!

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20 Comments

  1. Awww I watched Meet Me in St. Louis too last week, such a feel good nostalgic film. Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year <3

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 1.28.19 Reply
  2. Awww I watched Meet Me in St. Louis too last week, such a feel good nostalgic film. Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year <3

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 1.2.18 Reply
  3. mahryska wrote:

    hope you had an amazing christmas and sending love for a wonderful new year!!

    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎

    http://www.mahryska.com

    Posted 12.30.17 Reply
  4. Biana Perez wrote:

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday and hope you have an amazing 2018!! I’m with you on “happy” vs. merry!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  5. Pamela wrote:

    Happy Christmas girl! Haha I recently started saying Happy Christmas instead of Merry Christmas too. I swear I just need to move to London 🙂 Can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for you!

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
    • I tell Ryan all the time we need to move to London, even though we’ve never been there or even been abroad. Ha! Hope 2018 is off to a good start for you!

      Posted 1.3.18 Reply
  6. Merry Christmas! Cute post!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

    Posted 12.26.17 Reply
  7. Happy Christmas to you guys!!! I hope you have a relaxing weekend! I can’t wait to hear your big news!

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply
  8. Happy Christmas! I always loved how they said that in Harry Potter! I’m so jealous of your white Christmas, but I’m just excited that it’ll be cold this year for Christmas considering that the past few years it’s been shorts weather! Enjoy your time with family!

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply
    • Considering how cold it has been throughout the last week, I’d give anything for shorts weather right now! Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday!

      Posted 1.3.18 Reply
  9. Mackensey Stang wrote:

    Merry Christmas Love, enjoy that snow! There is just nothing more magical than a white Midwest Christmas.

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply
  10. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Happy Christmas to you, Ryan and of course Finn too! It won’t really feel like Christmas until you’re all here. I’m ready to say goodbye to 2017 as well, hopefully 2018 will be a better year!

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply

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