Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in photos

Happy New Years Eve!!!  What better way to display the comings & goings of my year than through my instagram feed.  This is just a small selection (perhaps I take too many photos...) but I feel it accurately portrays all the fun & colorful things we did this year, plus or minus a few things. 2011 has gone by in a flash & in true Meghan & Creed fashion, we ended it with a bang by moving cross country! I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for us - I have a feeling its going to be legendary!! 

We are keeping our New Years Eve celebrations very low key tonight, eating some yummy food & hanging out at the house (probably in our pjs).  I'll be back tomorrow with a new list of fun things I want to accomplish in 2012. Hope everyone has a safe & fun New Years Eve! hugs & cheek pecks, meghan

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Monday, December 26, 2011

white christmas

How lucky were we to get a white Christmas this year? It still hasn't totally sunk in yet that we actually live here. We will get to look at those beautiful mountains everyday & have so many new places to explore!  I am so excited for 2012 & know that it's going to be such an amazing transforming year! 

Here are some photos of us playing in the snow a bit on Christmas day....

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our merry christmas re-cap

This year was the very first year (in the 28 years of my life) that I haven't spent Christmas eve/Christmas morning waking up at my parents house. I was a little worried that with this being the case & with the recent move, I was going to be a bit melancholy.  I decided early on to face it with positivity & look at it as way to make new traditions for Creed & myself. & I have to be completely honest, I enjoyed every second of our little Christmas in Colorado. I got to FaceTime with most of my family in Georgia & the rest of the time was spent relaxing & cuddling with the two puggies & my husband (most of the time in our pajamas). A successful & very happy Christmas, if I do say so myself.

We carried over a few traditions that we usually do with my family, like starting a puzzle on Christmas Eve (we finished it on Christmas day). We also get special Christmas pj's every year & we took full advantage of wearing them.

On Christmas morning, we got up at our leisure & made Christmas breakfast - orange danish rolls & veggie sausage in a blanket.  Then we opened up all our prizes, my mom did way too much for us (as always) & made sure all her packages arrived in time. (how awesome is this RetroWhale print I got from Creed?!?! I'm so in love)

Then I made us a late Christmas lunch/dinner - twiced baked potatoes, roasted asparagus, roasted brussel sprouts, green bean casserole & honey glazed carrots. Yum!! We took naps, watched lots of Christmas movies & then played in the snow!! 

Overall, I just felt extremely lucky & grateful to have the family I do have (no matter how far away) & to be exactly where I am in my life at this moment. I know that 2012 is going to be amazing & I can't wait to explore this new chapter in our lives! I hope everyone had a warm & merry Christmas! hugs & cheek pecks, meghan ♥

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

goodbye house...

We have been packing up a storm all week. Our little house is filled with boxes & echoes now...

We have been so busy trying to get everything done that it hardly seems real that we will be moving across the country in a few days. I am very excited about finally heading out west & starting this new chapter in our lives but it has been hard saying goodbye to all of our good friends. 

These words pretty much sum up how I'm feeling....

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."  - Anatole France

although my Home will always be wherever I'm with him (& them) this little house will hold a special place in my heart forever. We moved in just a few weeks before we got married & I can remember the overwhelming sensation of gratitude & love that this place was "ours." These walls hold so much love, laughter & happiness from the last 3+ years, I know our time here will never be forgotten. 

We brought our 2 pug babies home here & watched them grow. We hand built them the sweetest little fence so they could run.

& who can forget the day during one winter that a pipe froze & burst in our wall causing most of the downstairs to flood, we lost some carpet & had to cut some huge holes in the wall to repair the pipe. I cried a lot that day...but the water dried, the holes got patched, the floor got tiled, we can laugh about it now & most importantly we survived, like we always will.

I painted these walls and then painted them again....

I created my little business here & poured my heart into watching it grow into something that I am so proud of. 

We fostered our marriage here; we grew as individuals & as a couple. We learn more about each other every day (even after 10 years) & I'm so thankful to have him as my partner in life. 

We made big plans for our future here & found the bravery to start to follow through with them. 

We made so many amazing memories here...

I wish I could shrink you down & put you in my pocket, sweet little house of mine but instead I will carry you in my heart forever, for you are but a small chapter in this amazing story we are writing of our lives. 

So...goodbye to my striped entryway walls, goodbye to our sweet little picket fence & yard, goodbye to my big bathroom window with a view, goodbye to my little Georgia house on the hill. ♥

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