Monday, January 4, 2016

hand in hand together.

A new year has just begun. With it there is so much hope and optimism. This is the time of year where people pledge to make change, live life to the fullest, and appreciate moments big and small. Despite the fact that many of us tend to fall into old habits by the time January comes to a close....I love the beauty and promise of a fresh start. 

With 2015 behind us it is fun to look back and realize just how much has changed. How much we have grown. How much stronger we have become. Recently I have been pausing to reflect on my own year. I went from engaged to married. I moved out of my parents house. I created a life for myself with the man I love. If nothing else, 2015 was a certainly a year of transition. Perhaps that is why I am so excited about the new year. 

I spent much of my time planning, packing, unpacking, and trying to establish a regular routine. Life felt busy and hectic a lot of the time. Now? I finally feel like things have calmed down. I am settling into my new normal. And I have big plans for the months ahead. 2016 is still sparkling with possibilities. My only hope is those possibilities come to fruition. 

There is another reason that I am looking back today. It isn't just about the start of a new year. What is it? Today marks my six month wedding anniversary. That seems very strange to write. It feels like we only just tied the knot. But somehow life has been zooming by and we have reached that first milestone. It makes me smile to think of our first six months together. Living together, becoming a family, and taking care of one another. It is better than I ever imagined it would be. There are moments where I truly hope that old saying is true. You know, how the first year of marriage is the hardest. Because if the first six months are any is good. 

I know this post is not related to beauty or fashion in any way. However, I wanted to mark this special occasion. To express the love, joy, and gratitude in my heart. This post marks six months as man and wife. Here is to many more months (and years) living hand in hand.

xo Shannon


  1. Beautiful photo!
    Happy New Year:)

  2. Happy New Year and anniversary! All the best <3

  3. I am so happy for you guys. Happy anniversary and Happy New Year, Shannon. May all your dreams come true this year. Cheers to 2016!!!

  4. What a wonderful post dear :)
    I wish you all the best and a happy New Year.
    xx Katha

  5. Happy New Year! Happy anniversary!

  6. Such a beautiful pictures, my dear *_*