Be True to Thine Own Self

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Happy New Year!! Have a wonderful, safe, festive night, and here’s to the promise of a FAN-tastic 2012. Cheers, y’all!

My 2012 Wish for Us All

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If New Year’s resolutions are on the brain…

…perhaps you’ll find these words helpful too.

“When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.”~ Alice Domar

Take Time to Smell the Coffee

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Happy mid-week, friends. Have a great one!

This guy loves Which Which

My parents fly home tomorrow. 😦 I hate that part of living over here. (I’m very grateful I’ll see them again in February though!) Overall, our family has coexisted pretty well in rather close quarters during the past week. Sure, we’ve stepped on each other’s toes a few times, literally and figuratively, but this is to be expected, non? Families + holidays + oodles of togetherness+ stir-crazy inside time + reflective, emotion-laden season=a delicate balance.

But mostly we made some wonderful memories and shared some genuine belly laughs. It was a great Pacific NW Christmas, the best part being that we were all together.

I love this photo of my dad. He looks just thrilled, doesn’t he? He told the Which Which manager he flew all the way from the East Coast for their sandwiches. Ever the jokester, that guy:)

Thanks for coming to us this holiday, M & D!!

The writing’s on the wall

Though this chalk art found in Macrina Bakery is not quite as awesome as the boards done by my talented cousin Pat, I do love the message (and the welcoming Queen Anne enclave in which we  found it!). Wishing you all a smooth transition back to reality in this final week of 2011!

*As seen today on  my other blog, Zip Trip –a daily photo site done with friends 🙂

Boxing Day Monday Mix

Happy Boxing Day, y’all! Our Seattle Christmas was really nice–hope your holidays were too! Some unexpected events…
We hung with very wee, clothed dogs:

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Played Rock Band in KL’s rents’ garage:

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And saw a reallllly blue house:

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And you:)?

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