Monday, December 30, 2013

Favorites of 2013

2013 was my first real year of blogging. 
I had blogged (kind of) when I studied abroad, but this was the first year of Hunters of Happiness. 
I have had a ton of fun and learned a lot about the blogging world and myself!
2013 was AMAZING!! I can't wait to see what 2014 brings!
Happy New Year everyone

and here are my favorite posts from 2013!

Home for the Holidays 1 & 2
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Home for the Holidays - Part 2

Christmas growing up was always magical. 
This Christmas was no exception. 
My family's house is decorated exactly how I want mine to be decorated one day. 
Notice the single pink present? That was for me.
My hubby knows me so well :)
 Thanks mom for always making our home so beautiful during the Holidays! 
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Home for the Holidays - Part 1

Words really can't describe how excited I was to go home for Christmas this year. 
Grad school was kicking my trash and I hadn't seen my family in what felt like forever. 
We were so lucky to get to spent 10 whole days in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico (yes, you heard me right. I think it's beautiful...in it's own special way)

The long drive was prettier than usual since everything was covered in snow.

My brother has become a hot chocolate connoisseur (I think I spelled that right). 
He welcomed us with this salted caramel hot chocolate. Um, it was amazing.

It was so fun to be there for my little sister's gymnastics performance. She brightens a room.


On Friday, my not so little brother got his Eagle Scout. 
If you don't know, that is a REALLY big deal and I'm really proud of him!
He's still that little toddler in the pooh bear costume to me :)
My parents are just the cutest.
(do you see where I get my chin??)
Cake balls arranged in an American Flag. Cute and unbelievably delicious. 
So proud. So so proud :)

Saturday, we did some Christmas Shopping in the morning, went downtown to the most amazing pizza place for lunch, walked around the plaza, spent way too much time in J.Crew and got in the hot tub. 
Ya, it was a pretty perfect day.


 And somewhere in the first couple days home I stole my little sister's over the top sequin headband. 
Is it too much?

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