Howdy ho, neighbor.

It’s the week after Christmas, the week of New Years, and I am basically shuffling through life in a constant state of exhaustion and food coma. God bless the holiday season.

My merry little apartment. Check that holiday garland, son.

Christmas was fast and good. It’s always a party when the Williamson family and co. gathers together. For further clarification, please see below.

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Please note: I am wearing a Home Alone beanie.



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Becca and I tried our darnedest to be like those cute college kids and get a jumping picture. Unfortunately, we must be past our cute college kid stage of life, because this is the best we got.


Hey, does that watch look familiar? It should—I blogged about it a while ago. Although I’ve been admiring it from afar for a good long time, I definitely didn’t expect it under the Christmas tree. Well, my dear ol’ mother knew I wanted it and worked her Santa magic. I love it. And because blogging my “wish list” worked so well in 2015, I’m already scheming about what I’ll be blogging about in 2016…

But, let’s not forget, Christmas is not about the presents; it’s about that sweet baby Jesus. I’m always so grateful for a season that helps me to stop and remember the gift of Jesus. And one sure way of remembering is simply by listening to Christmas music. Songs that have been meaningful to me this year have been “O Come All Ye Faithful” (because what a triumphant song of hope) and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” (because of the line, “God is not dead nor doth He sleep”). Praise God for Jesus.

In other news, here are some things on my mind lately:

Things that make me roll my eyes: ISIS, “Affluenza Teen”

Things that make me happy: Seat warmers, my yellow couch, being in walking distance of a Trader Joes

Favorite songs of the moment: “Roses” by the Chainsmokers, “Fire & Rain” by Mat Kearney, “Everglow” by Coldplay

Things I’m looking forward to: Daylight Savings Time (74 days and counting), Valentine candy in grocery stores, The Bachelor coming back to TV next week (I’m not even embarrassed to admit this)

Book I’m reading: Just finished “Why not me?” by Mindy Kaling, and it was GOOD. I stand by my claim that M.K. is one of the best writers out there right now. She’s probably best known for her TV shows, but her writing is her true sweet spot. In fact, she once wrote a letter to her 15 year old self for Elle Magazine, and it was so moving I cried. Seriously! And her books…hilarious and surprisingly insightful. Keep the written word coming, Kaling.

Well, hope you thoroughly enjoy the last two days of 2015. I sure will. with work. (boo) But hopefully some fun too (woo!).



Currently listening to “Believe” by The Bravery

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