A Winter Wonderland + Christmas Recap

December 26, 2013

Ah, Maine. Sometimes I forget how different you are from the rest of the world. Up here we find ourselves encased in a layer of ice. As beautiful as it looks, many people were without power for several days. We lost power Monday evening around 5pm, but it returned sometime that night while we were all sleeping. At some point, the words “get me out of this God-forsaken wasteland” were uttered out of frustration (by, you know, me)… but I know that when I move to San Francisco, I’ll miss the familiarity of this icy, winter wonderland.

Dramatic contrast. Light and dark.

Ice-encrusted branches and berries.

The stuffed stockings above were hand-knit many years ago by my grandma. We love you, Gram!

Our tradition: my Mom’s fish stew. She’s been making it every Christmas Eve for 27 years.

FaceTime-ing with my love over in San Francisco. See you soon! :)

Things are about to change for me, but I’m ready for it. 2013 was a great year, and I know 2014 will be even better (and more challenging)! It was wonderful to catch up with my family and friends and make the most of our time together here. San Francisco, here I come!

I truly hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday. Bring it on, 2014!