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    This was taken one year ago. It's hard to believe that she was so little. At 2.5 months old, I felt like I had already known her for years. Yet, I still had no idea what I was doing. I was a new mother, and I felt completely on my own. I told myself to take it day by day, and so I did. Somehow, she and I made it through and although she's still so young, our bond today is so unbelievably strong. 
If it's not yet apparent, I'm in an extraordinarily sentimental mood. This morning I found a notebook that I had purchased when @omgkersh and I were seriously considering adoption. I was planning on detailing our journey for our future child. Looking at the date of the receipt, it read 02/25/15. Little did I know that exactly one year later, my daughter would be born on 02/25/16. 
I truly believe that we are constantly being shown signs, we just don't always pay attention. I view what happened today as a reminder to stay strong during times of uncertainty. Things usually work out for the better. I just need to have faith. To say that she has a piece of my heart would be an understatement.
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in december

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI was initially planning on having a wrap-up for all of 2015 and the month of December. Then I became too tired and honestly a little apprehensive at the thought of recapping up an entire year. What a year it had been! For those of you who came along for the ride, I really appreciate it. Also, you were there. You know what happened. So here I begin with the intentions of merely writing a monthly summary post, but the uncertainty of what it will end up as. 

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetDecember started off as an unseasonably warm month, and stayed that way for nearly three weeks. We took advantage of this heatwave in the form of multiple walks throughout the day.

Third Trimester Photography - 3At the beginning of the month, I was 26 weeks pregnant. By the end, I was one day shy of 31 weeks.

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 5Rustic Christmas Candle DIY - 6Of course, December also meant that Christmas was afoot. I kicked off the month with a rustic candle tutorial. Next, I had a DIY for burlap tree ornaments. I also listed my five best holiday movies. Here were a couple of handmade gift ideas. Finally, this year’s card.

Paper Boat Wood Teething Ring - 1Speaking of gifts and good cheer, a giveaway was featured on the blog for the cutest teething/stroller toy. I just love mine to bits, and can’t wait until our baby gets to play with it!

vsco-photo-3We also found a bit of free time to attend a local craft sale during December. Luckily, we were able to sneak in at least one movie! We saw Spectre.

il_fullxfull.843815624_pjpwI also dedicated a few posts to fashion. The first one was a look into our little one’s dresser. The second was my newest and most favourite clogs to date. Lastly, I had my dream Christmas outfit. That is, if I had loads of money and my old body back. 

Ok, now for 2015.

IMG_1531My most popular post was undoubtedly when The Little Barn was featured on A Beautiful Mess. You can relive the video tour here. That post was viewed over 43,000 times.

PalletDogBed5.jpgIn second place was this tutorial on making a dog bed out of pallet wood. Thank you to my husband for that! It remains my most popular pin on Pinterest.

AloeVera1Coming in third place is this explanation on propagating plant leaves. Although it has worked for other succulents, I still need to find a better method for Aloe Vera specifically. Any suggestions?

The United States - Road Trip 64The United States - Road Trip 75The United States - Road Trip 32The most commented on post, and probably my most treasured event of the year (aside from the whole baby thing), was our trip to the States. In fact, I wrote about it half a dozen times! I also shared many photos and a video from our vacation. If only we had the time and resources to take similar road trips a couple of times a year.

MovingDay21In 2015 I had also left my job after four years, gotten pregnant, moved my store, moved our home, and a multitude of other events that impacted me in a huge way. It was a year unlike any other, as I’m sure 2016 will be.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetAll the best in the new year, and thank you from the bottom (to the top) of my heart for your support. You are all amazing!

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Emory

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  1. Yay! Getting closer to the new bundle the f joy

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  2. Touching tribute to 2015 Emma.

    Perhaps you inadvertently forgot to mention your momma moved away from you? And also I think I recognize my serape blanket in a photo you posted?

    And you look great as an expectant mum and I have a bedroom ready for after she is born for you and babe to come and stay for a long time. No husband tho. He will be working and you and I and babe will be napping and playing and eating and enjoying long beautiful mountain air. Sans snakes.

    Love you

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    • Oh yeah. My mum did move, didn’t she?

      Thanks for the offer, but after HE or SHE is born the only coast that WE’LL be moving to (husband and all) is the East coast. I don’t want my child to have the British Columbia work ethic, or lack thereof. ;-)))

      And yes, it is your blanket. You left it behind!

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  3. Thank you! You are amazing.
    Best to you and yours in the New Year

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  4. 2015 was a good fun year! Hoping 2016 is equally as fascinating! Cheryl x

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