Celebrate Good Times, Life

Twinkling Lights & Memories

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The lights are twinkling on the tree and I’m up passed my bedtime. I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy with the semester coming to an end tomorrow and the holidays quickly approaching. I’m enjoying wearing my favorite birthday dress and the new do I tried this morning (that I kind of love).  It makes me feel like a German Christmas character. I’m drinking my Sleepytime tea and will be ready to cozy under the blankets and dream real soon.

When I was a little girl, Christmas was the best part of the year. I’ll never forget the Christmas my little sister and I walked around the corner to find a huge play kitchen – complete with plastic ice cubes and empty boxes to play with. I turned around the corner and my jaw just dropped, dropped. That was one of the best Christmases I remember.

But when I was three years old, something even more magical happened. It was the first Christmas with my Mom and step Dad newly married. I have special memories about that Christmas and the little things my step Dad did to make it perfect. I remember sitting on the couch for hours searching for Santa’s sleigh in the dark sky. Then on Christmas morning, cozy in my red Lion King pajamas, I was guided outside, only to find Santa’s boot prints leading away from our door onto the grass. The night before we sprinkled the snow covered lawn with my mom’s favorite cereal, sure that the reindeer would love it too! On top of all of that I received so many special gifts from my new family.. that is a Christmas I’ll never forget.

Oh Christmas, it’s such a special time. A special time to fill with unforgettable memories with our friends and loved ones. The countdown begins – sixteen days!
Happy Monday, Friends!

Celebrate Good Times, Day at a Time

Twenty Three, Ya’ll!


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(Wow was my birthday day a whirlwind. As I was about to post for today, I realized this little post was stuck in the drafts and had never been published. So, I thought I’d share it anyway.)

I am 23. Twenty-Three! Wow, it’s kind of hard to believe. The past year has flown by and here is a list of the highlights and lowlights.

– I’ve met some pretty incredible people that will be lifelong friends.

– My sweet Pop passed away, but I was able to spend an amazing week with him I’ll never forget.

– We moved to a beautiful little loft in downtown Denver. It’s always been a dream of mine to live downtown in a bigger city. We’re city dwellers now!

– I saw Wicked on Broadway with my amazing Aunt. It was by far my favorite Broadway show.

– I officially started planning and saving for a design study abroad program to Denmark and Sweden. Through the process of saving, I’ve truly learned that Less is More.

– The husband and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary.

– I was honored to be apart of my lovely friend, Kylie’s wedding and help plan her bridal shower!

– We gained a Nephew Pup, Rookie.

– Matt started at a new firm that comes with its challenges, but we’re ready for them!

– We took an incredible road trip up the East Coast.

– We took a weekend trip with Matt’s parents to Seattle.

– I was asked to be my fabulous friend, Nikki’s bridesmaid for her wedding in August.

– I attended a local blogging party – Eat, Drink, Create as well as Anne’s Blogging 101 class.

– I fell in love with Darling Magazine and it has inspired so many things in my life.

– The Love Yourself Link Up was an amazing link up to be apart of. It gave me the opportunity to open up to my readers and face my daily challenges.

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For an even more detailed review of the year through pictures, check out my Instagram @aubreyrachael. These are just a few of the memories that come to mind for the past year. It was an incredible year and I am so thankful I was able to fill it with so many special moments. I am beyond blessed and thank God everyday for each minute I am allowed to celebrate this thing called life.

Happy Thursday, Friends (now Monday)!