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Anyone still out there willing to read my blog?  I've done it again and disappeared.  I took a little hiatus and enjoyed the holidays with our family and friends.

I was blessed beyond compare and received more gifts than I deserve.  We spent Christmas Eve at my mom's house - yep, we packed up the dogs and had a sleep over so we woke up Christmas day at her house.  It was great!  I haven't woke up there for Christmas morning since college - crazy!  It made me feel kind of sad that it had been so long, but we had a great time opening gifts and then cooking breakfast together.

Then, we headed to West Virginia to have Christmas with Will's family.  We opened gifts, and had a nice family dinner - Will and I were responsible for the fried turkey...and it was fabulous!

For New Years, we went up to Snowshoe, WV, and celebrated with Will's brother Brent and his girlfriend, Julie.  As you can imagine, there was a ton of snow and it was a BLAST!!  We drove home on New Years day so we could get back to the pups and work.

Its only day 12 of 2013, but it has been busy.  I have not been working for the past year and on Friday (the 4th), I accepted a new job and started on Monday (the 7th)!  It's been a whirlwind!  I have mixed feelings about it...I loved staying at home with the pups, sleeping in whenever I wanted, and having my gym routine.  Now, I have to wake up to be at the office at 8am - eek!  But, its also great because its part-time, so I still will get some sleep in days and get to keep working out...plus, I'll get to use my brain a bit more.  I'm not going to lie, I'm definitely not using my brain as much as I used to when I worked full time and it doesn't work as good as it used to.

Stella gave us a bit of a scare on Monday - she started throwing up and was acting very strange...kind of zoned out and very lethargic.  Long story short, we took her to the vet for testing.  Turns our her liver enzymes were extremely elevated AND the doc was worried about her heart.  So a cardiologist looked at her heart scans but said everything looked OK - one chamber seems a bit big but nothing to be concerned about at this point in time.  As for the liver, we need to take her back next week for further testing :(  She's been acting fine, so hopefully it was just a freak thing.

It hard to believe that its 2013, another year has come and gone.  I'm a bit anxious because I'm going to be 30 in June!  Yikes!! I used to think 30 was sooo old...and now I'm there.  Holy cow!  I know its just a number, but its kind of an intimidating number for me.  I'm working to embrace it and make it my best year yet!

So, here's a quick review of our holiday season.  Happy New Year to you all!
Mom & I cooking Christmas breakfast

Will and I prepping the turkey

Me, Will, Brent & Julie watching the WVU game

My in-laws: Brent, Sandie, me, Will & Mark
The beautiful snow on our drive to Snowshoe Mountain

Me & Will on New Years Eve

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  1. Hi there welcome back!! I have missed your updates! I'm glad things are going well for you. I hope that pooch is doing well.

    Look at 30 as a blessing!!! I love birhtdays because it tells us we are defying the odds :)

    Wishing you and Will both a WONDERFUL 2013!!!

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