that time of year…

christmasI know everyone says it, but this is the BEST time of the year!  The holiday season is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited.

This year is a little different for me.  I take great pride in being the master gift-giver of my family, making sure everyone has a wonderful gift that makes them happy.  I couldn’t afford to do that this year and it kills me!  The bright side is that it makes the focus of the season (for me, anyway) on enjoying time with my family that doesn’t get together often enough.

Seeing my two brothers will be the highlight of my Christmas.  Joel lives too far away in BC and Stefan is so involved in school that he barely has a spare minute.  I can’t wait to have many laughs with them.

I can’t wait to stuff my face with my mom’s delicious food and getting warm hugs from my dad.  I can’t wait to say Merry Christmas to our over 20-year old cat, Chanel.  I’m looking forward to movies, games, drinks, snuggles, and being warm and cozy.

It’s going to be a good Christmas…I can feel it.

Hope everyone has a great holiday… you’ll hear from me in the new year!




dream dress…is mine!

Guess who has the best boyfriend in the world?!  YUP.  I got the dress!!!

Based on the polls, half of you didn’t like the dress (and I even voted twice) but to be honest…I don’t really care!  I’m in love with it and I can’t wait to wear it next Saturday to a Christmas party.