Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!! Over the holidays I took a step back from the blog world and a lot of the social media world as well. I hadn't originally planned to do that, but it happened naturally and I'm totally okay with that. I spent time with Jared, our families, our extended families and a few friends as well. Despite the chaos at this time of year, we found plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season.


  
I probably felt a little extra sentimental this year, thinking about our last Christmas as just us, and how different things will be next year during the holidays. Jared and I talk about how we know we can't possibly understand what we're in for- but we can't wait! I am so ready to journey into parenthood with my best friend. He's going to make the best dad, seriously. Oh my gosh- we're having a BABY this year!

Our New Year's Eve was low-key as usual. We continued the tradition of dinner at Benihana's with my parents and then spent the evening playing games with Caleb and Kayla. With the whirlwind of holidays and football it was honestly the perfect way to ring in a new year together.
I'm looking forward to this new year and this new start, as always. Real Simple magazine's January edition has already got me decluttering and purging like a boss. No closet or corner is safe! Bring it on 2016, I am READY for you and ready to get back into the swing of things :)

24 comments

  1. We had so much fun ringing in the New Year with you two!!!! Can't believe in less than 6 months we'll be meeting little peanut! :) YAY

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  2. And the Bengals started the year off with a win so... from the looks of it 2016 is going to be fine, so fine.

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  3. It sounds like y'all really enjoyed your last Christmas with it just the two of y'all! We don't have kids, but I bet that it's going to be even better next year with your baby opening up his/her own gifts!

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  4. I am so excited for you this year. 2015 was the most pivotal year of my life, and I'm sure this year will be the same for you. It is hard, but you will love it! And let's maybe get our kids together for a play date one day? ;)

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  5. Happy New Year to you both! Can't wait to see what 2016 has in store!

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  6. Yay for 2016!! It's gonna be a GREAT one!! Can't wait to see how it all plays out...

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  7. Oh my goodness, me too! I spent the long weekend cleaning and purging... I have a guy coming this month to do a huge haul to get rid of STUFF! I even did the basement over the long weekend... no easy task but SO good to have it done!

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  8. I'm glad you had such a great Christmas & New Year! I am obsessed with those pretzels that have caramels & M&Ms on them. I ate so many of them over break.

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  9. Happy 2016! What an exciting and full year this is going to be!!

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  10. I made a ridiculous amount of those pretzel rolo things but didn't think about adding m&ms, I did the walnut, totally m&ms next time!!

    Glad you had a great holiday - enjoy the start of 2016!

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  11. I'm with you on the declutter but I'm finding it so hard. It's strange. I have to keep reminding myself that it's just STUFF! Good luck!

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  12. what a fabulous NYE :) love your christmas sweaters as well. hope 2016 is fabulous :)

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  13. Sounds like some nice time around the holidays for you. That's great. The next one is gonna be so great for you two & your lil one. :)

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  14. Happy New Year! It is always so nice to take a little extra time away from things to enjoy the holidays and time spent making memories. It is SO exciting that you will be parent THIS year! Yay!

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  15. Happy New Year! It's going to be such a fun and crazy one for you two! I can't wait to follow along on the adventure!

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  16. BABY!!!!!!!!!! <3
    (I know, this comment is really profound, but it's all my mind can handle right now.)

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  17. Christmas is even better with kids...I promise! Your world will be rocked :) but for the better! So excited for you!

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  18. 2016 is going to be so amazing for you guys! Can't wait to follow along!

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  19. I am so excited for what this year has in store for you sweet friend. You and Jared are going to make amazing parents and we will all be here cheering you on along the way. Hope you had a great start to your week.

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  20. Love your Christmas sweaters! You guys make such a cute couple :)

    Blessings,
    Edye

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  21. Happy New Year! So special to think of the holidays as your last one without a little one. Hope 2016 is even better than you can imagine!

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  22. Happy 2016 Erin! this is going to be a pretty amazing year for you.

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  23. Yay babies!!! you will love Christmas w kids its like a whole new experience!!! low key new years are the best, I was lucky to make it to 11 lol

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