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The Year That Was: My 2017 Year-Ender

…and just like that, we’re well into the New Year! I planned on having this post up before 2017 ended, but making the most of our holiday break won over. I still can’t believe that I’m doing this again; it feels like I just wrote about the highlights of 2016 (which also happens to be my favorite). I have been doing this for the last couple of years, and it’s really the best way for me to remember things. You have no idea how often I’d referred to my own blog whenever Roan and I try to recall important dates.😅 Although

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Why, Hello There, 2018!

sunglasses, Sun Diego (similar) / pullover shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch (sold out, similar) / fleece-lined leggings, Anthropologie / cross-body bag, J.Crew / fuzzy socks, Columbia (similar) / boots, UGG / mirrorless camera, Sony WOW. Simply typing ‘2018’ felt so weird. I don’t know why, but I’m freaking out a bit on the inside, yet here we are. Just like last year, Roan and I chose to keep things low-key in ringing in the New Year. We’re still pretty much on “vacation mode” (albeit we didn’t travel for the holidays), so we’re not quite ready to get back into the normal groove

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It’s a Wrap, December!

How is it that 2017 is nearly over? Doesn’t it feel like we were just talking about the start of a new year yet here we are 365 days later, doing the exact same thing? I don’t know about you, but sometimes my tummy hurts from thinking how time goes by quickly these days… In an attempt to stay on top of things during this holiday season, I’m drafting this post well in advance, and you may not hear from me again until next year (well, at least not here on the blog). I’d be lying if I tell you

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Status: Gone to Denver, Colorado

When Roan asked me this million-dollar question, “Where do you want to go for your birthday this year?,” I got a little confused. Growing up, my brothers and I had become accustomed to not having elaborate birthday parties. Birthdays, in our family, meant going to mass first thing in the morning to honor and be grateful to the Lord for making it through another year, and celebrating by treating ourselves to a nice lunch or dinner (or both). I was twice as much homesick when my birthday came up on my first year here in the US because I was used

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