Sunday, January 4, 2015

the holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on our blessings.

Christmas is over....but things are only just starting to calm down. Even though the holidays have been over for several days now, I am only just beginning to get back into my every day routine. Why? I blame the hectic holiday season. Oh, and the flu. Unfortunately, I came down with the flu by dinner time on Christmas Day. I ended up going to bed early because I wasn't feeling well. Then I spent the next several days in bed with a fever. It wasn't exactly the experienced I had envisioned.....but I felt very lucky that I had been able to enjoy Christmas Day with my family before the symptoms really kicked in.

Now, I am doing much better. That means I have been able to get back to writing, blogging, and everything in between. Which is why I am just now able to post about my holiday experience. As I mentioned before, my Christmas didn't end all that well...but the rest of it was quite lovely. I spent my Christmas Eve baking, watching holiday movies, and being with my family. Later on in the evening, my fiance came over and we watched Christmas movies - and he gave me an early Christmas present. (An ornament for my Christmas tree. So perfect!)

The next day, I woke up early. Despite my age, I always seem to wake up crazy early come Christmas morning. Unfortunately, the rest of my family does not. That means I have a sizable wait in front of me. This year, I spent it getting ready and watching holiday movies in my room. Not a bad way to start off the day. Later on, I went downstairs and we turned on the trees and decorations in preparation for my sisters arrival. Then we opened our stockings, exchanged gifts, and watched more holiday movies! My dad made us all breakfast and then my fiance came over so we could exchange gifts and spend a little time together.

So, that was my Christmas in a nutshell! Even though I ended up being sick, I had a lovely holiday with the people I love most. Even writing about it now, I feel so blessed and lucky for all of the wonderful experiences I had. On that are some of my favourite holiday photos:

How did you spend the holidays?

xo Shannon


  1. Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:)
    So sorry to hear you were sick. A lot of people are coming down with the flu this season!

  2. Awww, sorry to hear you were sick, you know some of my mates had the same, the flu started on Xmas day ! Glad you are feeling better now, best wishes for the new year !

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  3. Glad that you feel better now and that you have a nice Christmas with your family!

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  4. Happy new year to you! I'm in love with your pics


  5. Sounds like so much fun! Unfortunate that you were sick over the holidays. That is never fun. Happy New Year!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

  6. Greaty post!
    cute photos!

    Pearls & Roses

  7. Oh very cute pics
    Happy New Year 2015

  8. Your blog is so stylish <3 Love it !
    Do you want to follow each other?

  9. Hello doll, I'm sorry you were down with flu during the holidays but glad you could enjoy Christmas day. I spent my holidays with my husband and daughter, always together playing and cuddling. Tomorrow it's back to work and I'm blue :-( Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

  10. Sounds like a lovely christmas despite the flu. Happy New YEar!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  11. I had the flu too, but on Boxing Day not Christmas Day :( happy new year tho and loving the pjs in your first pic xoxo Check out my new blog post! I'm in need of some followers, thank you! X

  12. Hello Shannon,

    Your skin is glowing and am sorry to know that you have a flu, keep safe always! I love the gingerbread house, reminds me of Hansel and Gretel, have a fab 2015 gorgeous and keep in touch. :)
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  13. What a beautiful Christmas tree! I spent Christmas Eve (which is the big thing for us here up in the North) with my mom and Christmas Day with my boy, his mother and brother over at our place. Since my sister is traveling in Asia, she was only with us via a phone call. Thank you for stopping by my blog Shannon!

    E from Helsinki, Finland

  14. Shannon so sorry to hear you were down with the flu. Bummer! Glad you are feeling better now. Beautiful pics.

  15. hello sweetie :)
    nice post!, great pics so inspiring . . .
    love design of your blog ... like everything!
    Tell me how about follow each other?
    Let me know please, I always follow back :)
    Have an inspiring day :**
    keep in touch