{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 down...now 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...


{Medieval Times}

Back on December 29th our brother and sister in law invited us to go to Medieval times with them. We didn't tell Mason and let it be a surprise. He had been begging us to go back there for months so you can imagine his excitement when he saw us pulling up to Medieval Times! He was ecstatic!


{Scenes of the Season 2018 // Part 1}

I know that everyone is well past Christmas by now, but I took so many pictures over the Christmas season and want them posted here in this space! My phone averaged about 12,000 pictures and videos at any given time. I'd delete 2-3000 of them and then the next week, boom, back up to 12k. So, a round up of all the scenes of the season it is. Or in other words, a photo dump. I promise not to post 12,000 photos, though. Maybe just half. ha.



{Weekend Wrap-up // Soaking up that family time}

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great first weekend of January! We sure did. We didn't do too much, but we had an amazing time nonetheless. We soaked up our last few days of all being home together. Nate is back to work today and Mase and I are bummed. Mason goes back to school on Wednesday and I am dreading it! Anyhow, here is our Weekend Wrap-up...


{Christmas 2018 Bucketlist Update}

Creating a seasonal bucketlist is one of my favorite things to do and recap on this blog! We have so many fun seasonal traditions and I love it. We only missed ONE item on our 2018 Christmas bucketlist this year! ONE! But, I am bummed to say that the one thing we missed just happens to be one of my favorite things...Bethlehem Revisited. It only happens for 2 weekends in December and we were already booked for the first weekend. And then the next weekend it rained. I am sad that we didn't make it this year, but it will only make next year even sweeter! Here's a look at the things we did complete.

{Christmas 2018}

Our 2018 Christmas was one for the books! We had such an amazing time with family & friends and created so many memories. I absolutely love this time of year and get so depressed when it's over. Taking down the Christmas decor is the saddest! Anyhow, here's a look at our...


{Currently // January 2019}

Whoa! It feels so weird to write 2 0 1 9 instead of 2018. And if I'm being honest, I had to make a conscious effort to write or type the correct year. It will take me at least a month to get over writing 2018. It always does. Anyhow, Happy New Year! Let's jump right into the new year with a "Currently" link-up from Anne in Residence. I linked up most of last year, minus the few months I took off from blogging. It's a link-up that I enjoy and look forward to each month! Here's a look at my Currently...January edition:



choosing: GOALS! GOALS! GOALS! I'm not a New Year's resolutions kind of girl, but I do like to create goals for the new year. I have so much I want to do this year. I will share more on this later. 2019 is going to be a great year!! 

tidying: the house! The aftermath of Christmas is no joke! I'm sad that Christmas is over. Like, incredibly bummed. But, if it has to be over then I am ready to get my house back in order. I'm ready for the simplicity of the house without the Christmas clutter! It's going to look so bare and empty. 

resolving: to make 2019 an exceptionally great year for my sweet family! I want to travel more and make as many memories as we possibly can. 

exploring: All the places we can visit and travel to this year! There is so much of the world to see. We bought the Jeep to Jeep Around Texas and we need to do more of that. I hope to also visit Colorado, New Mexico and maybe even Tennesee. All of my favorite mountain states!! 

refreshing: I need to refresh my wardrobe! I got some gift cards for Christmas and I think I'm going to use them on clothes! 


What are you currently choosing, tidying, resolving, exploring and refreshing?