Cheers to Another Year Well Spent!

Happy (super) belated New Year everyone! Can you believe that 2015 is long gone and we are off to a start of another year? I cannot tell you enough, it’s crazy how time flies! I started this blog at the end of last year, and looking back on everything that has happened in 2015, it sure was eventful!

With everything going on, like having a baby, I didn’t get to write separate posts for our year end festivities. But we did celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years with loads of fun. Even though Emma was just shy of being a month old, we dressed up for Halloween and passed out candy to our neighborhood kids. It was kind of a reality check that we are actual grown-ups, passing out candy instead of partying somewhere. LOL. To honor the new Star Wars movie, we decided to dress up as Fin, Rey and Ewok. I mean, how CUTE is this little babe?

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For Thanksgiving, my parents came down to spend time with Emma. My mom came a week early to help out a bit with the baby and to spend some quality time with me. It was so nice having her around and maybe it’s me becoming a mom myself, but I truly, wholeheartedly appreciate everything my mom did/does for me and my sister. Becoming a mom opened my eyes to see how selfless my mom was/is when it comes to her children. If I could be half the mother she is, I know I’ve done my job right. Okay, enough sappy stuff.  Thanksgiving was intimate, chaotic but fun. Steve and I cooked the entire Thanksgiving dinner – our first time and it turned out better than we thought. 🙂 And it was nice spending time with my parents – they are just crazy over Emma!

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As you may have read from my last year’s Christmas post, Steve and I started a family tradition to buy a real Christmas tree and new ornament(s) for each year. This year was a bit more special because we had Emma with us when we went to pick out a Christmas tree, we felt more like a family. Picking out the Christmas tree was easy, the ornaments on the other hand was tough! Not because we had a lot of choices, but because we didn’t have ANY. We searched for some kind of Christmas market/festivals in the area to purchase new ornaments for this year, but we were very disappointed when the only one we found didn’t live up to our expectations. Initially, I wanted to find something unique and one of a kind for Emma’s first ornament which was also going to be her first Christmas present from us. After our failed attempt at finding something, we ended up getting her a handprint ornament for her first one. It actually turned out great, because we had a lot of fun getting Emma to actually imprint her hand! Although our parents weren’t able to spent Christmas with us this year, my sister and her boyfriend came to celebrate with us. It was baby’s first Christmas well spent!

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Em’s first Christmas card photo! 🙂

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@Mistletoe Meadows picking out our 2015 Christmas tree

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Cutiepie ❤ on Christmas morning!

Needlessly to say, 2015 was an eventful year for our family. We definitely got the best Christmas present ever, little miss Emma ❤ We ended this fruitful year in San Francisco for my best friend’s wedding and our first family vacation. Emma did great on her first flight experience! She slept most of her 5 hr flight to and from SF. I think I was more nervous about flying with an infant. 😛 Overall, we had a great travel experience with the baby! With 2015 long gone, we cannot wait for what 2016 has in store for us! I’m sure it’ll be even more chaotic, but surely, we’ll have that much more fun!

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How gorgeous is my best friend? Love you to the moon and back!

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Em’s first wedding!

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Cheers to 2016 everyone!

-m

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