Thursday, January 28, 2010

Janurary 2010 {in review}

I am extremely thankful for the life that I live. Every day I realize this and can't help but feel overwhelmed.  No matter how bad my day is, I can step back and take in the fact that I have a strong & amazing family, friends that mean the world to me, a loving and supportive boyfriend, a good job, and my own business that I am incredibly passionate about.

Life is wonderful.

It's hard to believe that it has been over 10 years since my Grandad said those words in his last few days...

Not a day goes by that I don't recognize and repeat them in my head.

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It's no secret that I don't like the winter. It's cold, dreary, rainy or snowy... my skin gets dry and I can't keep warm.  I'm just not built for this stuff!  Every fall I get discouraged as the winter approaches... preparing myself for the worst, I guess.

Well, I have to say, this winter has been awesome so far. It's had it's down times (of course) but overall I couldn't have ask for more.

I wanted to share a few photos of the January month that I enjoy. No photos from my mini-vacation in Philly... haven't even had the chance to upload them to the MacBook yet!

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New Years Eve my friends and I gathered at one of the Ellis' farms for a bonfire... it's becoming tradition.  They have a large sand-filled ring where they would train their horses.  This was the setup before we got the fire going... and before the rain started.
*DISCLAIMER - we are SAFE about our fires. Don't try this at home and without the proper safety equipment standing by!*

Well... as you can see... it was very wet out.  If you're from the area you know about the rain we got on New Year's Eve.  It wasn't pretty.  We tried, but could only keep the fire going for so long.  Still enjoy this photo though :)
It wasn't a complete waste... old dried out Christmas Trees go up in flames beautifully and provide instant gratification :) This is my friend Jackie... I think she looks forward to the fires the most.
Another event from January was my Christmas gift from Reggie. He took me to see Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center followed by dinner at Fogo De Chao. It's not often we find the time for a night out on the town and we had an awesome time!  I highly recommend both the show and restaurant.

Here we are at the Kenendy Center during intermission.  It was windy... and cold... but we had the whole deck to ourselves and the city was lit by the beautiful, golden setting sun.  So happy here.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful new year so far! 

As awesome as this winter has been... still can't wait for spring :)

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