Saturday, December 31, 2011

The best is yet to come...

2011 in Bullet Points

  • Rang in the new year with the love of my life
  • Lost a best friend of 15 years, but gained a valuable lesson. 

  • Met the Pioneer Woman
  •  Made some amazing memories with 2 of my very best friends!
  •  I've learned that true friends are valuable, and I am so thankful for the ones I have! So many people will come into your life just to teach you lessons and leave just as quickly as they came in, so I can gladly say...thanks for those lessons, and thanks for leaving!

  • I spent a good portion of my spring on the back of a bass boat, and I loved every minute of it.

  •  I jokingly sent my two best friends about going to NYC for the Holidays and 4 days later 2 of us booked a trip, and had an amazing time in The Big Apple.

  • I celebrated my 25th Birthday in a big way! To start it off a "Surprise" party, and ended with a weekend away and a gorgeous ring on my left hand!

  • I started a new part time job at Sephora, and I never thought I would enjoy a "job" so much!

  • Wedding planning and buying a house has consumed my life for the last couple of months, but it all seems to be coming together!
  • Nathan and I spent the Holidays with our families. We started some new traditions that I will definitely look forward to every year!
 I honestly can't wait to see what 2012 has to offer! I can't wait to marry the love of my life, and buy our first home together! I can't wait to see my friend Amber get married in March. I look forward to the memories I will make with my 2 best friends, and spending time with my amazing family.
Here's to a happy, healthy, productive 2012! I wish you all the very best!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree...

Hey y'all! We survived NYC...and I promise sometime in this lifetime I will upload some pictures and share some details about our trip! We really had a great time, but man did we wear ourselves out! Ha! 
So for the past 2 weeks I've had this sad little 5 ft. tree (which is a crock! It might be 5 ft if it was sitting on a 2ft. box...whatev'!) sitting undecorated in our living room. I am a Christmas tree LOVER...I mean for goodness sakes I decorate them as a part time job, but this year I couldn't get into it..I couldn't make myself drag out the 7ft tree and the 14 tubs of ornaments/mesh/ribbon/topper and construct my usual masterpiece. This is last years tree, it was super fab, if I do say so myself...I had lots of help from one of my best friends Cody...
I was in love with this tree, I didn't want to take it down!!
My adorable little elf!
This past weekend I made myself decorate the sad little tree, I didn't go to storage and get any of my usual ornaments, I just made it work with things I had around the house, but I really love the way it turned out. I can't wait until next year. Hopefully Nate and I will be in a new house and I can have 7 trees :) But for this year this is the Hix/Hall family Christmas tree...

It officially feels like Christmas now, and I can't wait to celebrate with friends and family! Do y'all have your Christmas trees up? Do you decorate traditionally or over the top with the mesh and huge toppers? Obviously I'm not a fan of seeing

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

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