02 January 2013

happy new year!

02 January 2013
print by jenn

happy new year, dear readers! i hope the holidays were wonderful and that you're looking forward to the start of a new year! 

james and i had so much fun celebrating our first Christmas as mr. and mrs., starting with our own gift exchange in chicago, seeing the lights at the lincoln park zoo with cocoa in hand, and wrapping presents for our families together. 

we went up to wisconsin for a quick day trip to see his mom's side of the family, then flew down to austin to see mine. in austin, my sister and i made bracelets for operation: friendship for newtown and the adults went to see les miserables. i still can't get over how amazing the film was. go see it! we flew back to chicago and drove up to door county, wi to celebrate with everyone else. it was a whirlwind trip, but i'm happy to report, we got to see all of our immediate family and then some, which is a feat!

as i referenced in my post on NYE, i am looking forward with optimism to the start of a new year, heartened and inspired by the goodness i have seen in others. while i haven't finalized my resolutions, i am resolved to make 2013 as positive and purposeful as i can.

have you made any resolutions for the new year?



 

modeling one of my gifts, a beaded beanie from anthropologie

16 comments:

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I just have to say, you are beautiful my dear. So glad you hear you had a wonderful holiday! I know how crazy things can get when you have multiple families to visit...we make three stops on Christmas day alone!

I hope you have a wonderful 2013 Ashley, and I can't wait to follow along to see what fun things this year has in store for you!

xoxo,
Joelle

Lynzy said...

You look so adorable in that beanie.
I also wanted to say thank you SO much for spreading the word about Friendship For Newtown! I am hoping that we are able to reach our goal of 600 bracelets & letters for those cute little kiddos.

You are the best <3

Lynzy

Laura said...

Beautiful photos :) xo

Meggan Morehead said...

Happy new year! Cute beanie!

Taylor said...

sounds like a great holiday and start to the new year! i always do the same resolutions every year, but oddly enough positivity and happiness is somehow one of the hardest and one I keep going back to! hopefully I'll be more "glass half full" this year :) happy 2013!

http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

Alison Dulaney said...

Happy New Year! I am bracing this year too with optimism, it is going to be a good one:)

Sophie said...

Sounds like you had the best holiday break! I need to see les mis! Everyone has been saying how amazing it was!
Happy 2013 :) sounds like its going to be great! Xxx

Betsy Transatlantically said...

oh I love that placecard! I missed the lights at the zoo in DC before flying to England - hopefully they'll still be up when i get back this weekend :)

Rhiannon said...

You're probably one of the cutest chicks I know. Ever.

alongobucco said...

That picture of your cat is too sweet! I saw Les Mis over the Christmas holiday, too and I totally agree–it was fantastic!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

happy, happy new year!!! i'm glad you had a great holiday.

Annie said...

So happy to hear you had such wonderful holidays and got to be with so much family. Happy new year ANC!

The Now said...

So many cute pics!!! You look gorgeous!! Happy New Years, love!!! Xoxo

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

What a beautiful holiday–happy 2013, darling!

Alexa said...

Happy New Year Ashley! You look gorgeous as always!

classiq said...

Happy New Year, dear Ashley! I don't make new year resolutions, but here is to enjoying the little things more, smile more often and seize every opportunity that comes our way! xo
Ada

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