I've been noticeably absent from my blog these past couple weeks, but I am also completely unapologetic. Upon finishing and submitting my final papers I hopped in my car and took off to my home-away-from-home and home to my future in-laws and some of my best friends in the world.
My days were spent having long overdue lunch dates with good friends, cuddling in bed with my love and abundant Christmas movies. My nights were spent rocking out in my lace gloves and side ponytail for a righteous birthday celebration, enjoying live music at our favorite pub and getting into some serious Christmas spirit at the in-laws' annual Christmas extravaganza. On Christmas Eve (after a full day of Christmas party hangover recovery) we made the 8-hour trip to Boonie-town, NY. Aka: My hometown.
|Future family...as depicted by Danni Byrd.|
Chuck, my baby sister and I had a sleepover in our living room as The Santa Clause lulled us to asleep and awoke Christmas morning to stockings and terrific presents from my Mama. After we indulged our consumerist sides, we introduced my Mom and step-dad to Apple to Apples and had an absolute hoot! The time spent at home was much-needed as I've been absent from my family and best friends' lives since moving to Ohio and then to Pittsburgh.
We arrived back in Ohio after another 8 hours to ensure that our first New Years celebration was spent together having a memorable time that our memory of will likely be foggy. This year has easily been the happiest of my life and I can't begin to imagine what 2012 has in store for me. Stay tuned for what's to come!
Until then...some gratuitous engagement shots by Byrd Photography :)