I know I always start my posts by saying that I’ve been so busy lately, and am finally finding the time to sit down and write, but I I am not exaggerating this time. So much has happened since my last post that Thanksgiving feels like it was six months ago. Since I’m finally finding the time to write, I decided to to post a little life update. This whole year has been filled with “updates”, changes, and new beginnings. Every time someone has asked what’s new in my life, I never even know where to start because all year something has been new. It’s a very exciting, busy time in our life and I am just trying to soak it all in. So in good ol’ Wren fashion, here I am typing about the past few weeks, so that I can soak them in and capture them forever.
Since Thanksgiving (which wasn’t even a month ago) Jessica has moved out of our house back home, my mom moved out of state, Derek finished up his semester at school, I worked not one, not two, but twelve holiday parties, and two weddings. I also celebrated Christmas with my coworkers, planned our friend Christmas party, and have been catching up on my videos and blog posts (hence this post) I’ve also left town for the weekend- TWICE.
See..I told you…busy is an understatement of my life. Would you think I was insane if I told you I wouldn’t have it any other way?Between all of the craziness, I’ve been focusing on slowing down and really enjoying the non crazy moments. Cuddling on my couch with Derek and Harvey by our fireplace, pulling taffy with my grandma and Ali, singing at the top of my lungs at a concert with Alyssa, watching cheesy Christmas movies, admiring the lights around town, staying at work way too late with my work family; cleaning up from all of the parties, hot tubbing in the snow with our friends in Park City, and even just driving in my car listening to my favorite Christmas songs.Like I mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t have the chance to do any of these things last year in China, so I’ve taken full advantage of every small and big thing this holiday season. I’ve looked at this whole year with new eyes, and it’s made it so magical, but especially this December. Speaking of China..We came home a year ago yesterday, and my nostalgia hit hard. In case you are wondering, I did really good and got through my whole work day without tears 😉 Everyone around me says “already a year??” but It’s felt like so much longer to me. I don’t think I’ll ever stop missing our chapter of life over there, but I am thankful for the lessons it continues to teach me and how different I’ve looked at life since.
I’m going to post my Christmas decorations and Christmas week celebrations in a different post, but for now please enjoy these photos of my very busy, very eventful, very exhausting, and very very happy last few weeks.
Luna’s last sleepover with Harvey before her and mom moved away-My bedroom
Cute Christmas decorations on Main Street with my love- Park City
Fleetwood Mac concert with Alyssa-Las Vegas
(my old soul can die happy now, love you forever Stevie.)
A beautiful sunset in the middle of my crazy/ anxiety filled work week-My work
Christmas party with the greatest work family- My living roomOne last breakfast date with the best roomie ever, Jess-Xetava CafePulling Taffy with Ali and Grandma- Grandma’s KitchenChristmas coordinated managers- My workSelfies with our China fam (yes we all live in UT, but met in China 😉 )- Park CityAnd as usual here’s a little reminder/life tip: Don’t take the small things, the important people, or the comfortable places for granted. Enjoy them while you have them, and appreciate them while you’re able to. And if you ever get the chance like I once did, look at the world through new eyes, like a child looks at Christmas, and life will become so magical.Wishing you all a a very loving, very magical, and a very very happy holiday!
Onto the next adventure, Wren