Digital Detours: December 2016

December always seems to fly by; one day it’s Thanksgiving and the next day you are shopping for Christmas gifts. We’ve had a hell of a year, and I was excited for it to wind down on a high note.

The Christmas tree outside my office building. It gives the tree at RockefellerĀ Center a run for its money.

This picture of my father and my niece is too sweet for words. My niece, Harper, was so excited to see the “choo-choo” trains! To see the interaction between a grandfather and his grandchild is a beautiful thing.

Christmas Eve at my parent’s house. It was a special night since we decided to tell most of our family about our big news! The reactions were priceless! We are surrounded by so much love and support, we are very blessed.

This year, Bentley was exceptionally interested in our tree. By the time Christmas rolled around, the bottom two layers of the tree were bare. Most times, he was setting up Lambo to take the fall.

Christmas Day 2016 – we had lunch at my in-laws. It was a nice day and a nice way to wrap up the holiday season.

The day after Christmas I decided to disconnect completely and I hunkered down with a new book that I had been dying to read. “The Girls” by Emma Cline was one of those books you just couldn’t put down and I finished it within the day.

Despite the frigidĀ temps, these dogs never miss a chance to watch over the neighborhood.

New Years Eve 2016 – The first New Years where I couldn’t indulge in champagne. I brought sparkling apple cider to the party and pretending to be sipping on champs. This has been a hell of a year, and I am very thankful to have such a strong, intelligent and caring person by my side.