This weeks Friday Favs are going to be a little bit different for me. I must admit that the last day and half has been pretty shitty because I knew that school was ending for break which normally is one of my most favorite days of the year. However, this year with being so far from home and all alone and big holidays rushing their way to us - I am absolutely dreading it.
I just can't really wrap my head around not being with my husband and family for Christmas. It seems so foreign to me. I am trying to be strong and I know that next year will be different but I just didn't think it was going to be this hard. This complete separation from the holiday season has definitely made me reflect and think about how much I do take the family time for granted. So I challenge each of my readers while you are wrapping gifts, shopping, looking at Christmas lights, or just prepping for the big day remember to be thankful for spending time with loved ones and cherish the memories that are going to be made. Also take lots of pictures! I am really glad that I do, especially this year, when that is all that I have...well that and the 3 chipmunks Christmas CD that the restaurant plays on repeat.
Here are my favorite pictures from past Christmas celebrations.
This was my moms Christmas Present one year - she is so lucky!
At Christmas lane with Karissa, Eric and my husband
Lindsay @ my parents house after opening gifts
My hubs and Grandma on her last Christmas with us
WFB tried out for a reindeer position, but he was given the elf spot instead.
Mom, the master of ceremonies
My husband and I at Disney's Hollywood Studios
The big guy on Christmas Morning
I am ashamed at what i would do for some of these cookies or fudge right now... seriously.
This was taken at one of my cookie exchanges.
With my mom @ Cookie Exchange
Black Friday Shopping with my sisters to kick off the Christmas season!
I miss home... but this too, shall pass.