{Little Letters // January 2019}

J • A • N • U • A • R • Y

Time for the Little Letters link-up with Kristin at Taz and Belly!! I'm so happy that this link-up will continue throughout 2019! I missed posting this last Friday (because spontaneous road trip), but better late than never. Right? Writing these Little Letters lets me free up some random things floating around my head. To read my past Little Letters click H E R E. Here are my letters for this month...

{Ruidoso, NM // First trip of 2019}

I posted on Instagram earlier in the day that I was in a funk when it came to taking pictures and posting on Instagram now that Christmas is over. And also talked about how school started back and we were trying to get back into a routine all the while my gypsy/Jeepsy soul was craving some spontaneous adventure. I was sitting in the car pick up line at Masons school on Thursday afternoon when it hit me...go find some adventure! We had some Christmas money saved up from my dad that we could use to make some awesome memories. So I got home and typed up an email to Nate with my proposal. He replies “I’m let’s figure out where.” I replied with “let’s start with Sam (our dog boarding friend) first. She had an opening and we were ecstatic!! We both looked online for places within 4 hours of home since it would be a quick weekend trip. We talked about Jefferson, Broken Bow, the hill country, Hot Springs, etc. but the forecast was showing nothing but rain all weekend in every place that we researched. Not to mention that all of the state/national parks were shut down due to the government shutdown. Deep down we both wanted snow! We talked about going to Colorado or New Mexico over Christmas break but it just didn’t work out with the way Christmas fell, birthdays and my work schedule. So at about 6:00 pm that evening we decided to just go for it and travel to Ruidoso, NM. While it’s 8 hours from us it’s an easy drive. 

{Ruidoso, New Mexico // Trip recap by the numbers}

This weekend we road-tripped to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a spontaneous mountain (and snow) getaway! I will go into more detail in tomorrow's full recap, but for today I wanted to recap our trip by numbers. This is such a fun way to recap a trip and I really enjoy doing it! I didn't keep up with Sunday numbers very well because we were just driving home and I was too busy going through pictures and videos!!

{Scenes of the Season 2018 // Part 2}

Another photo dump of...

{New Years Eve 2018 // New Years Day 2019}

The older I get the more I am all for a low-key New Years Eve with my family. What better way to ring in the New Year than with the people I love the most? We pretty much stayed in pajamas all day on New Year's Eve and it was glorious! We were just hanging out at home when Mason grabs his phone around 8pm and calls his Nana to ask if we could come over because "it's tradition to be at your house on New Years". He's so my kid. Those traditions are important to us. So off to Nana's we went...