Awkward & Awesome


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  • Being told that I don’t need to buy a gift for X, but then receiving a gift from X in the mail. AWKWARD. Good thing that I had planned to buy a gift anyway.
  • How Christmas, in a way, always sneaks up on us, right?


  • 4 days until we leave for Germany. I am so ready for some time off and quality time with family and friends.
  • Our teeny, tiny Christmas tree. It’s not even really a tree, but it makes my heart so happy.
  • A meetup with my dear blog friend Lisa two weeks ago (see photo above). I know I am a little late in mentioning it, but it’s still worth sharing: we had a great time catching up over dinner and I am so happy she was able to squeeze me into her busy schedule while she was in town!
  • I’ve been knitting up a storm these last few weeks and I’ll have a few handmade gifts to give out this Christmas. I hope they’ll be as well received as I had fun making them.
  • Christmas cards! The first Christmas cards have arrived in the mail and I love to get mail from dear friends so much! I will take a picture of my display before I leave (hopefully!).
  • Early Christmas gifts! Since I won’t really be lugging all the gifts to Germany and back, J and I will already exchange small gifts before we leave and I’ve gotten a few gifts from friends already! So much fun!


Happy Thursday, peeps!

  1. Awwww, I heart Lisa, too. Being selfish and completely ego-centric for a moment, I think it would’ve been so much fun if the three of us could’ve dined together. At a minimum, I’m glad you got to see her. =) We are so behind that our holiday cards are going to arrive this week. I’m quite certain yours will arrive after you leave for Germany. Just consider it a special treat waiting for you upon your return!

  2. I hope my card gets to you before you leave. I will wish you a very Merry Christmas now, and also wish you a wonderful visit in Germany with your family and J this year!

  3. Can I have your mailing address? I think I do from last year but I want to make sure it’s the right one. I want to mail you our christmas card! :)

  4. How fun to meet up with blogger friends! I haven’t had the chance, yet, but I am hoping one day you, Maegan and I will have a blast together!
    Hugs xxx

  5. So cool that you got to meet Lisa! I’m sure she is just as awesome in person as she is on her blog. :)

    I can’t believe Christmas is SO SOON! December used to go by sooo slowly when I was a kid but now it just flies by!

    And yay Germany! I’m so excited for you. :)

  6. I LOVED meeting you! We need to have a skype knitting session when you get back from Germany. Thanks so much for meeting me – you are even more lovely in person! And your accent is just too cute!

    Awkward: Some of the questions friends ask me about my relationship (which is totally NONE of their business).

    Awesome: How excited I am to introduce Phil to my best friend tonight and to get all dressed up for his holiday party tomorrow!!

  7. It’s totally awesome that you got to see Lisa when she was here! She mentioned that you guys had a lot of fun together.

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