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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.
modeling one of my gifts, a beaded beanie from anthropologie