12 Days of Blogging!

12 Days of Blogging


It’s been a while since the last post and apologize for that. So much has been going on our non-virtual life that it has been hard to keep up with the blog. This past month has been amazing and extremely busy. If you follow us on Instagram, you know we did some travelling, hiking, and roadtripping and I still have to edit all of the pics and write posts on it.¬† In addition to all the flying, partying, eating, walking, driving, getting sick, recuperating, and lately, holiday decorating and trip planning for next year, we are also trying to get the house ready for some visitors…

BUT fret not my dear readers! I have come up with a solution to this problem.


Lifting my index finger to the corner of my mouth, widening my eyes while a light bulb lights up above my head…


I will just lock myself in the basement for the next week with popcorn, a bottle of Jack, water and plenty of candy and crank out a series of blog posts!

No, not really! That is a horrible idea! Reminds me of my college days and we know how that turned out! Well, I know…you… don’t want to know.

Here is a better idea: I am going to post everyday for the next 12 days in celebration of the season. These will be short posts and sometimes not travel related, but I think you will enjoy it. If not, leave me a comment below. I am very open to constructive feedback on how to improve the blog. We have been steadily increasing our readership and I want to make the content enjoyable to you!

Ok, back to the master plan- one post, everyday for the next 12 days!






…Fingernail munching…


…Cussing… mildly!


…Backspace, backspace, backspace…


…Ok, ok…Deep breaths…


…Let’s do it!


So I will start Day 1 with 12 Reasons (see what I did there?) why I love the holidays:

  1. Family and friends. How else to spend the holidays?
  2. Food. I like to eat and there is plenty of delicious fare.
  3. Travel. We used to travel for Christmas. Now we prefer to spend it at home and give each other a trip somewhere. I will write about some Christmas trips in the next 12 days.
  4. Atmosphere. People are nicer, happier.
  5. Holiday songs. I listen to it until I want to gag and until Mr. GoodLife is ready to choke me. My favorite is “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!” Gayla Peevey’s voice is a little annoying, but I love the lyrics. It’s about dreaming big, being assertive of what you want and thinking outside the box.
  6. Decorations. Twinkling lights, pine smells, garlands…who doesn’t like that?
  7. Anticipation. I love the days before Christmas… Sitting by the fire, enjoying a cup of hot cider…Staying up on Christmas’s Eve…
  8. Holiday Cards. Isn’t it wonderful to receive a card in the mail?
  9. Snow. I have been blessed with a few white Christmas and that is something so special.
  10. Traditions. Isn’t it amazing how what you grow up with sticks with you forever? I like the passing of traditions through generations and the act of creating new ones.
  11. Reflection and introspection. Best time of the year to stop and think about what happened during the past year- accomplishments, challenges, growth, feelings, milestones. We live pretty busy lives and it’s easy to forget to take a step back and remember good times, learn from bad ones and be grateful.
  12. Planning for the future. A new year is a gift, isn’t it. Brand spanking new. Full of opportunities, full of promise. Ready for the taking. Best gift ever!

What do you love about the holidays or this time of the year???

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