Pre-Christmas Catch Up

It’s been a while, but I think it’s time for a bit of a catch up before 2017 peaces out.

The last month or two have been so busy, but busy with lots of fun and work.

First up on the fun events list was celebrating Callie’s birthday up at Sun Peaks. She booked a gorgeous condo up there and we stayed for 2 nights. It was such a great and relaxing weekend. I love spending time up at the ski hill…and maybe one day I’ll actually get back into snowboarding again.

Sun Peaks

We had so much yummy food, lots of cranberry Moscow mules and wine, and plenty of chit-chat!

Here’s the link for the drinks we made, I used this more-so just as a guide and kind of eyeballed the measurements. One suggestion is letting it sit in the fridge for a little while and use real limes, made it taste so good!

Sun Peaks Sun Peaks

Sunday morning we headed down the hill and did the annual Homes for the Holidays event. Not gonna lie…I think this year was not so great and Ash and I may have bailed after only a few places.

Sun Peaks

Next up was my work Christmas party. I loooove a Christmas party and this year we did a multi-company party that was so much fun. The food was delish and the music was great. We spent the night dancing and it was the perfect way to start December!

Christmas Party December Christmas Party

Since the beginning of December I’ve been pretty flat out with work. I did get to go on a quick overnight trip to Kelowna for the Jim Jeffries comedy show. That was a lot of fun and we stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb right by the lake.

December Kelowna

I can’t believe how close Christmas is already…I know I say it every year but holy crap, 2017 has flown by. I have some exciting plans coming up for 2018 and I am really looking forward to the new year.

 

Post Christmas Catch Up!

Ah…Today Is The Day…this poor little forgotten corner of the internet!

But wait, I swear I didn’t forget; life has been so crazy this month. It’s the new year, new me time, so lets get that new me as a definite blogger. Someone who perhaps keeps up with this crazy thing!

To start the month off I officially have bought a condo! Who is this adult, doing these adult things I don’t even recognize. I’m so happy to be out on my own again. I honestly hate moving, I seriously could live here till I die and would be happy to never pack things up again. That being said, Lucy the Dog and I are all moved in and settled.


The house buying process was a bit stressful to be honest, but thankfully my parents were a huge help…when bankers start talking I can feel my eyes start glazing over. Luckily (or maybe not?), all of my stuff was still in storage from when I moved last year before I went travelling, so it was a really easy move. It was also pretty exciting to unpack the boxes and see all the things I had forgotten about!

At the moment I’m living here alone (other than Lucy of course), but might be getting a roommate when February starts.

sledding

Trading the beach for the snow these days!

Christmas this year was really nice, pretty quiet to be honest. Spent quite a bit of time with the family and because I had moved so close to Christmas (I got possession on December 19th), it went by in a flash. I love Christmas time at home because so many of my friends who live out of town come home, and we get to catch up, get drinks and spend time together.

Lucy Tree

This years Christmas and New Years had a bit of a sad note, last year on Christmas I left for Bali! While we were having a serious cold snap and a big snowfall here, I was getting Facebook memories and tons of snapchats from my friends in Australia showing the hot weather and Christmas’s on the beach. I’m only a little bit jealous…

Christmas parties

Luckily for New Year’s Eve I was set up in the new place and decided to have a party. I love having people over, it’s one of my favourite things ever! We decided on a fondue party, as per New Year’s Eve tradition. I love fondue and I think it’s such a fun way to have people over for dinner. The fondue went over great, I think we might’ve had a few too many people or maybe a few too few chairs for it to be a big meal, but it was enough to pass the time in a fun way (and maybe soak up some of the champagne that was going down).

New Years

Callie and I ready for 2017!

We drank lots of champagne, played lots of games and gave plenty of kisses when the clock struck 12 (that might’ve just been me actually…). Thankfully I had basically zero things to do on January 1st so I spent the majority of the day being a lazy bum.

All in all in was a fantastic holiday/moving season, so great to see old friends, make new friends and get into my own place again.

Now it’s January 5th and I’m feeling super motivated about the future, excited about the year to come, and thinking it’s time to get back on the trip planning train!!

Top Instagram posts of 2016…beaches, family and friends!