Happy new year! I hope you said goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 in style! I always find the week between Christmas and the new year the biggest blur. I don’t know what day it is, where I’m supposed to be, or what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s almost blissful not having a schedule.
Yesterday was my 9th anniversary to the Mr! Three countries, six houses, two kids, about a hundred or so fish, and one crazy dog later, I am so very grateful. We never make a big deal about our anniversary, partly because of the business of the holidays and partly because I’m not entirely sentimental. However, this is the last year in single digits, so I’m thinking next year we’ll have to go big. Travel is a must. I’ve been coming up with ideas for quite awhile, but haven’t decided on the exact place yet. Let me know where you’ve spent your favorite anniversary, I could use a few more ideas;)
We are going out tomorrow night for New Year’s Eve, followed by a much needed recuperating brunch (sunglasses required) at a fantastic seaside cafe with friends; both a bit of a tradition for us.
2 more sleeps! Can you believe it?!? This is my favorite time of year and the first Christmas I’m spending with my family in six years. We have lots of driving to do, dinners to eat, and Champagne to drink, and I’m looking forward to every single second of it!
I am so excited for the next two weeks. We just arrived in Telluride, CO, will be here for the next week, and then off to NYC for the holidays. I absolutely adore Telluride already, and the only activities we’ve done so far are dog sledding (amazing!!!) and snowmobiling.
Hello from New Orleans! I haven’t visited this beautiful city since 2004, and it’s everything I remembered it to be.
This weekend I’ll be running my fourth half marathon. Yay! When I first started training for this race, I was hoping for a PR, which would put me under two hours, but I’m not feeling quite as confident it’ll happen this time around. The past month has been insanely busy, my husband was away 10 days (making it tough to get out in the morning to run), I was away another four, and so some of my training was put to the side. I feel confident I’ll finish the race comfortably, but my under two hour dream may have to wait until 2017 (sad face). Anyway, it’s my first time taking part in the big island race, Run Barbados, so I’m really excited to finally be able to participate in this event!
Happy day-after Thanksgiving! I hope your day was filled with feasting, family, friends, and fun! Even though my Thanksgiving seems like a distant memory (it was over a month ago!), I settled in for my tradition of watching the Macy’s parade, the dog show, and some football. After a whirlwind trip to LA, followed by an indulgent birthday party to celebrate my big 4-0, it was nice to have a day to relax and enjoy the start of my favorite time of year.
I’m so excited for our Friendsgiving next week. We’ve been hosting this event in Barbados for five years, and while we were in Cayman hosted it there for two years. Sadly, we usually can’t make it home for Thanksgiving with family, so the Mr. and I created a little family abroad. We let Gwyneth stay home from school, make these cinnamon rolls, watch the parade and football, and then our friends join us for a fabulous feast. It’s fantastic!