Posts Tagged ‘pics of Christmas’

The line from “Hamilton: An American Musical” keeps running through my mind right now as I sit here reflecting on the insanity of the year that was 2016. This year has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. And yes, there have been many downs but we are still here. We ARE lucky to be alive right now and to enter 2017, fierce and strong and ready to meet challenges like the badass people we have proven to be. Yep, I am talking about YOU! Go get it my friends!! =)

Sorry, I haven’t written in awhile, one of the resolutions I hope to keep is to get back to my writing. It really does soothe my soul and make me happy.

I have spent the last few days of 2016 with my girls and Memphis. I was lucky enough to get the week off of work and we spent Christmas in Bedford celebrating with good friends and meeting new people in a beautiful setting. We have also had some quality time chilling at home binge watching “Gilmore Girls”.

This time of year is still a bit tough, I find myself with a bit too much time to think and reflect. Not necessarily a bad thing unless I start being a little too hard on myself. I have to remind myself to take a deep breath. I am exactly where I am supposed to be. This year we said goodbye to Dopey dog but it also brought us Memphis. The girls and I have become closer, we are our own little family unit. I have a job that I enjoy, it is chaotic and crazy, it forces me out of my comfort zone. I don’t see my extended family and out of town friends as often as I would like but they are doing a-okay and that makes me smile. Here in the big city I am surrounded by my NYC family and these friends are the glue that hold all the pieces together. My heart is full. For that I am so very humbled and grateful.

I do feel a little uncertain as to what 2017 holds, but I do know this, together, we will be okay. Kindness is key. And love really is the answer. Be well my friends. Happy, Happy, Happy 2017!! -Sandra xo

(I leave you with a few pics from the last few days of this year- Enjoy!)


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Ahhh, the day after Christmas when I look forward to doing a whole lot of nothing. The big things on the agenda are reading, playing board games, eating yummy leftovers and contemplating going to see a movie. We might not get to the movie because that would mean getting out of our pajamas! 😉 Absolute perfection.

We had a beautiful day yesterday filled with friends and family. There was many a shared story, lots of laughter, an abundance of good food and just a general feeling of warmth and happiness. Feeling so incredibly grateful for the cherished time together.

My big gift this year was a real camera. I love taking pictures and for those that know me, I can be a bit of a pain in the butt always whipping out my iPhone trying to get the perfect shot. So this year Ron gave me a real camera- the Sony Alpha Nex-7. I am in love with it. I still have no idea how to use it properly and can’t wait to get to know all of the incredible functions and start exploring and to become an amateur photographer. So, yesterday I just did a lot of point and click and enjoyed every minute of it.  I hope you enjoy the pics, and I guess you will just have to bear with me as I take out my camera even more in 2014!

Wishing you a day filled with much relaxation!






















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