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Life Lately: Holiday Recap & 2017 Blog Plans

Good morning and happy New Year! ¬†Are you making the most of 2017 so far? ūüėČ ¬†For the first couple of months¬†I’m planning to focus on mapping¬†out my career, as well as this blog,¬†even though I’ve generally lacked the focus and drive to make¬†new year’s resolutions¬†in the past. ¬†Quitting my job without a plan was a great first step, right?

Let’s¬†continue to put that off,¬†though. ¬†Follow the jump for a few photos from the holidays…

suttons bay rental house

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Home for the Holidays + WildLights

Highlights and Zoo Lights

Five seconds after walking in the door
Mom: Do you have a washer and dryer at your place?
Me: No. Why?
Mom: Okay, we’ll get that coat cleaned up while you’re home.

Christmas Eve
Poem from my grandmother to my cousin Meredith:
I shall never forget how much you meant to me when you were five,
You made me feel so young and alive.
Now you are mature and have many teenage friends,
Please see me more often before my life ends.

Dad: When I lived in Mexico, any rain would just evaporate before it got halfway to the ground. There are 380 days of sun each year in Mexico.

Cousin Fred: I remember the last time we went to Mass! It was when Super Mario Galaxy came out, which was in 2007.

Last dinner together, Sunday night
Fuzzy gloves and large chip clips were pawned off on the grandkids as stocking stuffers.


Finally, I stopped at the actual zoo for a break on my drive back to Columbus today (it’s located north of the city).¬† I saw exactly 1 of the 600 species there, but the lights were pretty.

Wildlights 1

Wildlights 2

Wildlights 3