A new year always brings with it a chance at do-over’s, fresh starts and new beginnings. For us, this year was in more ways than it ever has been, a chance to look back and see how vastly different a turn our lives have taken, how different things really are than what we originally envisioned and all of it in the most wonderful and blessed of ways. We have come so far in so many ways, experienced so much in just a few short months. The end of 2015 held some tough lessons for us, such clarity and then such tremendous fulfillment. As we begin 2016, we are so contented, filled with such optimism and surrounded by such genuine love. It’s what seems to permeate our household these days. And I am so grateful.
This chilly winter morning, after a very busy and wonderful weekend, these are the thoughts that fill my head. Despite how busy and full our lives have been as of late, this morning I am taking the time to sit down, reminisce and reconnect. Inevitably, I find that part of that process includes being here, sharing with you.
The past three months have been a whirlwind of celebrations for us.
And at the center: LOVE.
With our friends here:
With Family in California:
Ringing in the New Year:
A celebration of what was, a celebration of life, a celebration of Tyler . . .
(to read more about that day, click here.)
Back, at home, it was friends, friends and more friends time. Culminating in a very special night . . .
I guess it could be seen as simply a coincidence (seeing as to so many it is month devoted to love) but February, so far has really been a month of defining and strengthening of relationships for all of us, a true “seeing” of those in our lives and their importance to us. It’s been about not holding back from telling them how we feel, showing them how much they mean to us. And it’s been about acknowledging our own gifts and offerings, that special something only we bring to this world. It’s been about LOVE but not just romantic love, celebrating it in all its forms.
And next up for us:
Livy and I will be leaving for California the end of this week in order to attend a celebration of love between these two:
Congrats to my beautiful cousin and her wonderful guy.
Wow! I wonder what March will hold for us!!!
As we turn the corner on this month and think ahead to all the things we have planned, I am assured that this year will be an abundant one and look forward to all the further outpourings of love, the deepening of new relationships and the celebrating of those of old.
As always . . .
Love and Light to all!
*this gorgeous photo was captured by the same talented photographer (Erika Killen of EK One Stop Studio) who we were blessed to have shoot us. haha