On that note, I just want to share a couple things that I was really grateful for this holiday season, and from the entire year as a whole:
1. My mom
This has been a really tough year for her, and for all of us. In addition to some other hardships, she lost her youngest brother, my uncle Joe, to an aneurysm on Easter Sunday at the age of 50. Despite everything, she held her head high this Christmas, only wanted to find and discuss the positivity in everything, and was the driving force behind making this Christmas one that I would have sooner forgotten.
2. My brothers
They're awesome, and I am so proud of both of them. Thats it
3. My boyfriend's family
This was our third Christmas season together and I always look forward to seeing them. How many people can say that? I couldn't be luckier to have such great in-laws
Last but not least... my boyfriend.
We were apart on Christmas itself, as we always are, but he put the forethought into hiding a little present in my luggage so I had something to open on Christmas day. We have had a rare opportunity this past week to spend a lot of quality time together (he is a chef, so our schedules don't match often), and it just mad me fall in love again.
I don't want to ramble, so I will end it at that. But, I will just re-iterate that I am one, lucky, lucky girl.
Cheers to 2015
|Those amazing summer nights spent on the back balcony with my man, a good bottle of wine, and anything and everything cooked on the BBQ|
|View from a ridge of the Fairmont hotel, le Manoir Richelieu, in Charlevoix|
|On a hike in l'Anse de Sable, Charlevoix|