Canadian Blogger Christmas Swap

This year I thought it would be fun to partake in the Canadian Blogger Christmas Swap!  I’m sooo soo happy that I did!  My swapper was Brie from A Slice of Brie.  She is also a new mommy this year and I’ve fallen in love with her little guy and her blog!  It has been so much fun getting to know another blogger.

This past Tuesday, I received my Christmas Swap package.  I was so excited to open it.  I love getting mail because growing up, I had three pen-pals (you know who you are!).  Do kids even do pen-pals still?  Will E-man even know what a pen is?  Haha!  Anyway, I still get excited for the mail to this day.  Even if it’s just the bills.  Our pretty awesome milkdoor/mailbox combo thing helps with my excitement as well.  Check out how cute this thing is!!

Brie left a lovely note saying that she wanted to find me something beautiful, unique and also timeless.  She hit the nail on the head because I’m all of those things.  Haha!  She picked out the most beautiful ornament.

It has been placed at the top of our tree with the other very special ornaments.  I’m not sure why but I’ve always put the most special ones at the top.  Probably for its own protection.

I love it!  Thank you Brie.  I’m looking forward to doing this again next year!


32 years young

My sisters and me circa 1982!
Awww 32, nice to meet you.  I think we’ll get along as long as you don’t make me feel old.  I still haven’t figured out how 32 is possible!  I can’t be 32, my sisters are!  Sorry to my sisters, about that last comment, but you are older then me.  32. So crazy.
This past year I’ve learned so much about myself and I’m actually looking forward to this year.  This past year was probably the most powerful year of my life.  I traveled to Europe again, I became a Mom (wow) and I’ve entered my 10th year of working (I’m a 1/3 of the way done).  Pretty epic.  I’m proud of myself and the women that I’m becoming.  
When I got engaged and married I had found a new level of confidence that I never knew before.  As a new Mom, I’m starting to feel that way again.  It’s very empowering.  I recommend it!  Look, I’m getting wise in my older age already!!
32, I welcome you with open arms!