Merry Christmas Eve-Eve

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! How did we get here already? I know none of us can wrap our heads around it, but here we are. As rough as this year has been, I'm still incredibly thankful for all the little things and the health and happiness of our families as we close out this crazy year and the holiday season. I will be unplugging from work and here on the blog until the new year, and want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

The year started off "normal" with Lil' Miss going to a few birthday parties, going out to dinner, grabbing brunch with friends, activating our annual passes at SeaWorld, and working at the actual office instead of from home. And then March came in screeching everything to a halt. However, there has still been SO MUCH good to come out of this year, and I wanted to reflect upon it before closing it out.

The good things to come out of this past year: 

  • Both of us still having our jobs AND the ability to work from home.
  • Welcoming a new pup into our home - I can't imagine our lives without Luna already!
  • Lots of projects done around the house that we never would have had the time for with our usual hectic schedules. 
  • The ability to slow down, and focus on what truly matters.
  • Online workouts from my local Bar Method studio and our zoom workouts from our Fitness Director at work. Oooh and yoga!
  • Eliminating negativity - ain't nobody got time for THAT! 

  • Athleisure and all things comfy on repeat daily - how are we ever going to be expected to put on a bra and makeup every day again?
  • All the homemade baked goodies
  • LOTS of extra time with Lil' Miss which let's be honest has not always been easy (not even CLOSE). However, it is a time that we will always treasure for years to come. 
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Lots of swimming which turned Lil' Miss into a fantastic swimmer this year
  • Netflix shows and my forever go-to for laughter The Impractical Jokers
  • The ability to road trip to amazing beaches in Florida. We enjoyed a weekend in St. Pete Beach and in Key Largo

  • Daily walks with Lil' Miss
  • Supporting our favorite local businesses
  • Glasses of bubbles

  • Celebrating my birthday with a few of my best girls
  • Target Drive-Up
  • A work event which we shot on a stage, and streamed virtually to people all around the world. The highlight of said event - we had Tony Robbins as our keynote speaker which was incredible. Since we didn't have an audience, and it was streaming around the world it felt like a private show for those of us working the event.

  • Decking the halls in our home which has brought a lot of happy cheer!
  • All the cheesy Netflix Christmas movies - just the feel good relaxation I need in the evenings.
  • Yummy smelling candles

Now, I want to hear from you - spread some more holiday cheer by talking about all the good things in your life this past year.


  1. I'm so glad you were able to find so much good in a year as crazy as this one! My biggest highlights are getting married (twice) and finding out we are expecting our precious baby girl in Spring!! Can't get better than that :) Cheers to a new year and a wonderful CHristmas!

  2. It's been a rough year and I love this list you made of all of the good! We have been happy having our daughter home finishing her semester remotely. I realized I spent way too much time before running errands and I love curbside pickup! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Cheers to the New Year!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  3. I love that you focused on all of the good things that came from 2020. There were definitely many highlights even if they were different. Cheers to 2021 and things hopefully getting back to normal-ish!!

  4. Love this post so much!! It's so nice to look back on the good things, in spite of all the hardship and challenges of this year. Enjoy your holiday and soak up all the time you can with Miss S and those decked halls. (I already know I'm going to be very sad when the trees come down, lol.)

  5. That first pic is so cute! it's nice there are so many good things to 2020 for you. I know we were lucky to keep our jobs and be able to work from home too :) The day the travel restrictions were lifted and we were able to drive down the coast to meet the family was so good!

    Hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas week :) I'm so excited for the big day!

    Away From The Blue

  6. I love how you are thinking of all the good things. Amen to still having a job and working from home. I know so many people who have been in and out of work. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. I am definitely focusing on the good of 2020 and how much extra time we got to have together as a family, slowing down and enjoying the little things so much more. I cannot believe we are at Christmas Eve already?! I keep looking at the date on my watch and scratching my head. Here is to hoping that some of the wonderful of 2020 will be long lasting. Like drive-up and curbside for sure! And not wearing real pants every day. Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I read all of Tony Robins books and it must be amazing listen him. I hope so that you enjoy.

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  9. You're so right! Despite all the chaos of the year, there really are quite a few positives. I was thankful for my business especially with so many out of work.

  10. I hope you had a great celebration!

  11. It's so good to find the positives in a year like this- I think we're all ready for a fresh start. You and your little girl are too stinkin' cute. Happy new year, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Merry Christmas to you, too and Happy New Year.

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