holiday in bellingham {personal}

i spent thanksgiving and the first part of chanukah in bellingham with my family. as chaotic as it is to have all of us together, i wouldn’t have missed this trip for the world. it took us 9 hours to drive there from corvallis because of the weather – reason #1,000,000,000 why i am not a snow person. but at least we had a day to play in it before it melted away like it had never been there at all!

i was the lame one who took pictures while my sisters and the pups raced about. they tried to get me to have a snowball fight and i ran away squealing like the grinch i truly am.

i have some beautiful sisters!

my parents

one of the nicest parts of the trip were the walks my little sister and i would take with our dogs.

i’ll end the post with a cute chalk drawing from a bookstore in fairhaven – it pretty much sums up what the holidays are about for me. even if you’ve got family drama (show me someone who has a perfect drama-free holiday – i don’t believe it exists!), move past it. spend time with the ones you love. don’t get too hung up on what things are “supposed” to be like – just remember what matters.

i hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful holiday and many blessings in the new year.

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