A New Beginning

A New Beginning | The Urban Pig

Happy New Year! Is it really 2014? I think it is true that time flies as you get older, or maybe it is just slow when you are young. 2014 will mark five years since I have graduated high school, two years since Connor and I have been married, and one year since graduating college and moving to Colorado. That is crazy to me, especially because all of these things feel like they happened just yesterday.

There is always something exhilarating about the new year. Perhaps it is because when we feel like time is flying and we find ourselves reminiscing over memories from the past, we realize the new year is the gateway to the future. A new beginning, a fresh start, clean slate, and a refreshing opportunity to make the changes you are dreaming of. Even if those changes are things you have wanted for a while, or tried once before and maybe even failed. The new year has a way of erasing those negative thoughts from your head and giving you the courage to try again. To me, that is what makes the new year so special.

The new year also comes at a special time. When everything is frozen outside, the new year brings a spark of warmth and hope. Wishing you a happy new year, and hoping you will find your spark to make it a good one!

Countdown to Christmas

The Urban PigSome days it feels like winter is here, and some days it feels like Spring. The weather has been soo nice, and Connor and I are fighting back to keep the Christmas spirit alive. We have been doing little things, like wandering the malls to look at lights. Last weekend, we went to a mall nearby for the first time, because we heard of an ice rink they had. Although we weren’t prepared to go skating, we had fun watching the little kids go around the rink. The mall was fully decorated with lights, and even had a large outdoor fireplace to keep our noses warm. It was a great place.

We have also been continuing to decorate here and there, as well as watch lots of Christmas movies while drinking hot cocoa. And of course, plenty of shopping and work to be done around here to get our home set up for my parents to visit in a week. So excited for them to see our house!

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Last, enjoying the winter sunrises as we commute to work each morning. They are absolutely beautiful, and every morning, I find myself telling Connor to hurry and take a picture. It comes and goes quickly.

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I hope you have a fantastic week while the countdown to Christmas continues!

Cabin Fever

cabin fever

[via Bone Idle]

As it is officially feeling like Spring, I thought I would get the last of my nostalgia for cabins and snow out of my system. It’s about that time to shift gears into spring cleaning and warm weather, but I have always thought it would be cool to have a cozy little cabin in the woods or mountains, away from the crowds of people. So, to end the season, here is a last dose of the winter and cuddly inspiration.

cabin decor

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cabins

[via Pinterest]
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Since Last Sunday

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Week one of my last semester of college is complete! It has been exciting and full of changes, but I am so grateful for the weekend to be here! I’m tired and it feels nice to have a little free time to get things done around the house and work on some projects that I have been craving to do. I most definitely had homework the first day of school, as well as a continuous handful of homework throughout the entire week. I am trying to take it as it comes and get things done as soon as possible – no slacking here because I want to have free time on weekends rather than a build-up of work to do.

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Since Last Sunday

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I apologize for this being posted a little later today, but this weekend has been full of exciting events that have kept me busy! Connor’s little brother plays on a hockey team (in the white uniforms) and their tournament was this weekend in a city right next to Pullman (where we live). It was great to see family again and get a little competitive juice running through our veins! Best of all, they won 1st place in the tournament!

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