Friday, December 27, 2013

scenes from the holiday

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas spent with family, friends, whoever! The few days after Christmas really are the worst though, aren't they? Considering Christmas is such a joyous, special, and beautiful holiday, it's kind of hard to move on from it. I'm still just kind of blissfully pretending that Christmas is right around the corner and that we can relive it again in a few days.

This year has been an especially lovely and special holiday for me. Well, first off, I got engaged (still not used to it guys) so it was my first Christmas with my fiancé (still not used to that either). And this year was the first year that mine and Matt's families got together for Christmas which was so so special. It was amazing to see us all together and for me to not have to sacrifice time with either family for the holidays. There was tons of good food and fun going around all evening until we ended it on a high note with a chocolate fountain and ice cream cake. We don't mess around in either family, guys. After all the festivities I had time to reflect on the day and relax while Matt and I watched It's A Wonderful Life for my first time (except for the part where I fell asleep). So perfect!

And now... we wait a whole year until we do it all over again...


  1. I'm so glad your Christmas was so wonderful! It's the start of so many good things in your new family! :-D

  2. Wow, that's so sweet that you're able to share Christmas with both families at the same time :) That is rare! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time, love that cake too haha ;)

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  4. beautiful photos. Such an awesome time of the year!. and if you aren't used to saying fiance, wait till its time to call him husband. I swear it took me months and months to say it without giggling!!!

  5. love the photos... I agree, the first few days after Christmas are a big bummer. I try to save a few Christmas-y things to do the two days after so I can kinda stretch out Christmas a bit more :)

  6. Julie,

    What a sweet story! Celebrating Christmas with family is a delight. Much reason to rejoice!

    Congratulations on your engagement! You make a cute couple. Always remember the quote, "A Christ-centered relationship is a relationship that lasts."

    Please check out my blog which has articles, etc. on a variety of topics including: "Marriage", "Purity", "Self Esteem", "God's word", "The Importance of Family", "Is Jesus the Only Way?", "Self-Injury", "Homosexuality", and "About Pornography."

    Thank you!

    ♥ Emma Joy

  7. Gorgeous pictures girl! I can't wait to hear the wedding plans as they unfold, is it going to be a long engagement?