Christmas Time

Well, Christmas has come and gone and as per usual, I am so sad that it is over!!! But this year was Kyle and my first Christmas together as husband and wife and it was just so sweet. We were completely surrounded by so many loved ones and we cannot get over how blessed we truly are! On Christmas Eve we took our pups for a stroll at my dad's house in the country, played with our niece Sadie, and then went home for napping, cleaning, and getting ready for the next day's festivities! That evening, we went to Kyle's parent's house in the country to spend the evening with Kyle's parents and siblings. We played games and just hung out and it was so so nice. That day I kept it comfy in a pair of leggings, a huuuuuge grey shirt type thing, and my plaid scarf! Ohhh and certainly no makeup. It was cozy and so fun!

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Christmas Day was definitely not so leisurely. It was an adventure, that's for sure! We wanted to be able to see all of our family members on Christmas Day, so our Christmas started at 6am. I took the dogs out for a walk, because they would be alone for most of the day, and we left for Kyle's parent's house at 7:30am so his little brother could open his presents right away! We were completely spoiled by all of our family members on Kyle's side and it was just so much fun! I even got my own little stocking :). It was so sweet.

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Then we packed up and headed back to the city to my mom's house, where we would open presents with my mom, my siblings, and my Grandma! Me and my siblings always LOVE opening our stockings first thing in the morning, and Kyle and I got to share one this year which was so fun! We've had the same stockings for our whole lives that our mom sewed for us when we were babies, so it's really fun to keep that little tradition even though we're all fully grown adults ;). Then we opened presents and visited for a bit... Until we had to head out to our next location!

Next we went to my dad's house in the country to visit his side of the family, and our step sisters. Again, we opened presents, visited, had a little snack, and watched silly YouTube videos that my brother provided for us... cause he's silly. My dad's side was leaving for a family dinner in the early afternoon, so when they were ready to go, we headed back to Kyle's family's house for a little afternoon board gaming, and more visiting!

Then back to my mom's house in the city we go for a Christmas feast! Some of my extended family was there and we ate and played Cards Against Humanity and it was just too funny. We had so so so much fun, but needless to say we were pretty darn exhausted!

When we got home we fed the doggies some Christmas treats, and they were so snuggly and nice. We went to bed pretty early because I had to work the next day. I slept like a little tiny baby, I swear.

My Christmas outfit was this beautiful ivory quarter length sleeved lace dress with tights and knee high black boots, and I was actually so comfy all day throughout all of our travels!

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The day after Christmas we had my extended family dinner for my mom's side, which is always a blast! There's always the yummiest food and my cousins and Kyle started a tradition last year, where they decided they're going to play mini sticks in the basement every year before dinner. Mini sticks is basically miniature hockey, where you have tiny hockey sticks and have to play on your knees... It gets pretty intense and my sister and I love to watch. It's pretty hilarious!

For this dinner I wore a green basic swing dress that I got from my sister for Christmas with my grey booties and of course, my plaid scarf. I am starting to realize I need to invest in some necklaces... My plaid scarf is getting too much attention ;).

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It's been an amazing Christmas season, and we feel so blessed to have such amazing friends and families. It has been so amazing to spend this season as husband and wife and we're just so happy! I love this time of year, and am a little bit sad that it's over, but I am looking forward to getting back into our routine!

I hope you all had the most amazing holiday season, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Take good care, lovelies!

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Life lately 19.12.15

Well... It's been a while. Two months ago life got really crazy, and it sucked. But... on December 15th I wrote my final exam for this semester and I cannot explain how much relief I feel. I made the decision that I will not be going back to university full time... probably ever. Full time university can be such a wonderful experience, but only if your heart is in it. My heart was aching to be elsewhere the whole entire semester, and I felt like I was missing so much of my life. I couldn't find time to write, to take pictures... I didn't do yoga for almost two months straight. So that kinda tells you how crazy my mind was feeling.

It was really hard to make the decision to stop going to school full time and just fly by the seat of my pants... it just feels like there is such a negative view on taking time off school to pursue more "unreliable" things like perhaps yoga and writing. But I know for a fact those things make my heart the happiest and so, a happy heart I shall have.

Anyways, now I have been socializing up the wazoo because I haven't had human interaction in three months and omg what I have a husband?! SNUGGLE ME HUSBAND!! I missed him. I missed being whole and present and happy and (almost) stress freeeee!

So now I have to figure out what I'm doing with my life. But all in good time, I say. For now, I will be working my measly hours at both part time jobs, doing 2 hours of yoga per day, and spending the rest of my time being a good doggy momma and housewife because I missed it so much. I CAN CLEAN MY HOUSE NOW!! WHAT IS A HOME COOKED MEAL?! gosh.

Well anywho, I hope you all have been having the loveliest of holiday seasons, here are some of the very few pictures of life lately that I have been able to snap!

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Most of those are of my fur babies... but heyyyyy my face made it into a few!  Follow my on Instagram to see my daily shinanigans! Also, I kinda like snapchat a bit: sarahemahon!

Anyways, take the plunge and do something that makes your heart happy today, and take very good care, lovelies!

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