I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Sarah and I had a fantastic time in Bowling Green, Western Kentucky, Somerset, Louisville, and Lexington with our family and friends. This year, I felt like Christmas lasted about a week and a half. It started with a family celebration last Sunday afternoon and the party really just ended the yesterday with a Christmas lunch with a close friend. This was my second married Christmas, and I think the holidays are one of the hardest transitions at the beginning of a marriage (other than you know moving in with a boy and starting a life together). While it’s typically really fun to spend time with more family and discover new traditions (i.e. hot browns on Christmas day is pretty amazing), deciding where to go and who to spend time with is a compromise. Jay and I did a better job this year of planning the week and even managed to start some new traditions of our own. Here are a few snapshots from the past few days.
Last night, I began taking down the Christmas decorations, which typically signifies that it’s time to get back to the day-to-day normalcy. As sad as I am to see the Christmas holiday go, I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine and plan to hold onto the hopeful feeling the season brings for as long as I can. In the meantime, I’ll be getting ready for our NYE party. Every year I try to simplify it as much as possible, but things still get a little hectic the day before.