This is me the night before Thanksgiving last year. This is me IN THE DARK, trying to cook with my sister, Christi. It's tradition - we always stay up late, play Christmas music/movies and bake all kinds of goodies for the next day. All was going just fine until the power went out at her house... making the baking part a bit tricky which resulted in lots of laughs and ridiculousness :)
Christmas morning last year, at John's parents house. We're watching White Christmas (and I'm drinking Pumpkin Spice Dunkin Donuts coffee... which by the way, is a lil bit of heaven in a cup) but please notice the cutie-patootie bunny slippers on my feet. My adorable husband got me these for Christmas, and picked them out all by himself! I just lovelovelove them. As in, I seriously considered going to buy multiple, identical pairs because I know they won't last forever and I don't ever want to give them up.
Here's almost all of the pictures we took on our Bahamas Cruise (which was a gift I received from my boss!) in January... which means we barely took any. :) We were honestly just too "busy" relaxing. And these 3 shots are a perfect representation of that: me sitting on the end of a pier in Key West, FL after walking around some of the shops downtown... John and I lounging on the cruiseline's private island with almost no one in sight... and finally us in Nassau, where we walked around the Atlantis Hotel and meandered around their resort's gorgeous outdoor beach/rainforest/aquarium. No tour guide, no big group of tourists, just us... and it was perfect.
Since we didn't travel to either of families for Easter this year, I decided to host a little dinner at our house. We invited our friends, Cody and Christy over with their precious boys and also John's grandpa who lives in Colorado near us. Even though we missed our families, it was a great day of opening our home for a holiday dinner. (I made my first real ham!) After lunch, we had a Easter egg hunt for the boys, which was crazy cute :)
This summer, after being in Dallas for a week-long work training, I flew back home on my birthday. John met me at the airport with roses... took me out to an awesome Italian dinner (complete with my favorite dessert - Tiramasu!)... booked us a Denver hotel and then the next day - it was every girl's dream. He took me shopping ALL day long, letting me peruse in any and every store I wanted. He waited patiently with a smile, even when I spent an an hour and a half in just one store (Anthropologie... a favorite store of mine that isn't very guy-friendly). My man. He's incredible.