I Swear I Am Still Alive

I'm really upset with myself for not taking the time to update my blog lately, but I promise you, I have not had one minute to myself ever since I came back from France. I still haven't uploaded my pictures, I have not started our Christmas shopping, and I still have SO much to get done at work before the holidays. 

I came back to a ton of work to catch up on, followed by our month-end close week, and I've been so tired at night that I have not had the energy to get on the computer at home. My weekends haven't been light either, which is another reason why I have not started my Christmas shopping - I know I'm going to regret this when I am fighting for a parking spot at the mall this weekend.

I won't go into a lot of details, but to give you an idea, here are a few things that have happened since my return from France: 

My younger brother Kevin turned 19, my niece turned 4, my soon to be brother-in-law David turned 27, my cousin Jordan turned 18 one of my good friends Amy got engaged while I was in Paris, and asked me to be in her wedding; oh and...guess what...I have found my wedding dress!!!! 

Happy Birthday Lil Brother!!! 

Happy 4th Birthday my love!! 
(yes, this outfit is from Zara, and I was pretty much wearing the same one - no I am not brainwashing her...yet!)

Happy Birthday Gregors!

Happy 18th Dadou (Jordan, and his mother - my cousin who is battling cancer right now) 

Congratulations Amy and Kyle on your engagement!!! I am SO excited to be a part of your big day :)

I know this doesn't sound like a lot, but let me just say that I have attended all of these birthdays, and have managed to stay sane during yet again another crazy month-end close at work. Is it possible that I ALREADY need another vacation!? 

At least, I took the time to put up our Christmas tree, and decorated our apartment for the holidays. I cannot wait for next week - we get the Friday and Monday after Christmas off - so happy about that! I'm ready for family time (which I missed while being in Paris during Thanksgiving), some good foods, fun presents, and spending time with my other half, because I really feel like I have neglected him these past few weeks. 

Our tree - with Hannukah colors for my mom :)

Oh and check out Michael's parents AMAZING tree!!! 

I love the stocking she had made for us. 

And as for the wedding dress...well, you will just have to wait! All I can say is that it was love at first sight, and I cannot wait to be able to show you pictures!!!

Ahh can you tell that most of these are mobile pictures?! I seriously need to take the time to upload my pictures! 

I hope you are all doing well, and getting ready for the holidays! We are so close!!!! 



  1. Leslie is so cute with all of those stockings! She is the sweetest - you are lucky to have such an awesome future mother-in-law! :) xo (Excited you found your wedding dress!)

  2. Sounds like you have been busy! Glad you have some time off of work in the next few weeks!

    So I'm assuming we have to wait for the wedding post to see the dress!?!?

  3. I've been a bad blogger too. This is just such a busy time of year! It looks like you've been up to a lot of fun things though. I adore your stockings!


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