Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, friends!  I hope you enjoy (and have been enjoying) the most wonderful time of the year.  

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I also want to say thanks for bearing with me the last few months with my sporadic, at best, blogging.  Getting settled in a new house and working crazy hours has really put a dent in blogging and keeping up with what you guys have been up to.  And I have to say, I've really missed it.  I expect things to slow down after the start of the New Year, and I can't wait to share with you some rooms around the house.

In the meantime, I will be signing off to spend time with friends and family, stroll through the neighborhood to enjoy the lights one last time, watch Love Actually and Elf, get in some last minute billable hours before the end of the year, and take some time to reflect how truly blessed I am.

Have a wonderful Christmas!      

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

5 things . . .

I know it's been too long, but I have to pop in to share 5 things about Justin in honor of his birthday today.  I can't have a blog and not even mention my husband's birthday!

(1)  He puts up with all of my shenanigans.  He listens to me talk about work, he approves leopard carpet for my closet and an ostrich in the entry way, he pretends to care when I show him pins on pinterest, he looks at the million craigslist links I send him, and even pays attention when I talk about design.  He used the word ikat the other day (and he even pronounced it correctly too).  Impressive.    

(2)  He can hang a chandelier like it's no one's business.  It must be all the practice I've given him over the years.  But regardless, he's good.  (And this year, he's proven his mad skills at hanging Christmas lights at our new house.)     

(3)  He works hard and is great at what he does (even if he is an IT nerd).  I'm proud of what a hard worker he is and how good of a job he does for his company.  And it's always an added bonus that he can fix my computer problems!      

(4)  He cracks me up. all.the.time.  There is not a day that goes by that he doesn't make me laugh.     

(5)  He's the kindest and most patient person I know.  Which is good, since frankly, I am generally neither.  Obviously, I love my husband.  But I also like him a lot too.  And respect and admire him. 

He deserves to be celebrated every day, but especially today.  Happy birthday, Justin!  I love you.