Month 6

The semester is FINALLY over!!!! Anatomy and Physiology took all of my attention this semester and left me with no time to write! I think I mentioned before how much of a study-a-holic I am. I literally feel that, since school ended, I got my life back. I can hang out with friends without feeling guilty. I can BLOG again! I can COLOR again! And best of all I can read for FUN again! Ahhh winter break can’t be long enough.

Luke was SUCH a big help over the semester. I neglected our poor little apartment during the past four months, and Luke basically took over cleaning the kitchen every night. Let’s see if we can keep this little tradition alive ;). He stayed up late with me to help me study, he lugged my backpack around for me, and he encouraged me when I was obsessing over grades (another one of my problem areas). I’m so lucky to have found such a great man.

Can we just acknowledge how CRAZY it is that it’s already been 6 months since our wedding?? Where has the time gone?! Looking back we realized that the first few months of our marriage were all about our getting used to our new lives outside of our family homes. Now we are entering the stage where we are really starting to enjoy married life and each other. Not that we weren’t before, just in a different way. Now we are used to the responsibilities that come with living independently. Life seems normal and now we have been able just to have fun with it!

The Christmas spirit is in full swing in the little Timoldi household. As I type there are sugar cookies becoming nice and toasty in the oven. In a burst of happiness and excitement, Luke can be found randomly dancing around the apartment, and exclaiming how excited he is for the holidays and his days off from work. Christmas will be very different for all of us this year. Luke and I plan on splitting the day between both of our families, which promises to be an excitedly, exhausting day. It’s strange. This is the point in our lives when we get to start traditions that our family will do every year. I get the feeling that most traditions are accidental. Maybe our traditions will include burning cookies (yes, as I was typing that charred), or always having a tree that is SLIGHTLY crooked (we’ve tried to straighten it many times… there’s no hope…). Years from now we will be able to look back and realize what traditions we created for ourselves.

So much change is happening in both Luke’s family and mine this Christmas. No one really had any plans for Christmas Eve so Luke and I decided to have both of our families over our apartment for a glorious feast of Chinese food (the most ironically Christmasy food in the world). Who knows, maybe this will be a new tradition? 😉

Here are a few photos of our apartment in all of it’s Christmas glory! I recently acquired my dad’s old Nikon so the pictures on this blog are going to be a LOT better quality from now on (as soon as I figure out how to properly use it)!

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A couple wreaths I made inspired by A Daily Something!  
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Meet Hannigan, the newest member of our family!
 


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These pictures are the signs from our wedding that Luke and my mom made!

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This is my all-time favorite ornament. Baby Luke!
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Luke created an ornament to be our “First Christmas” ornament!
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Even the cactuses are ready for Christmas!
 

Merry Christmas everyone! From our family to yours. ❤

 

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