Hey, loves!! Emma and I want to wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS (Eve) today!! We’re in Missouri celebrating with our family and soaking in the holiday spirit! We hope you have the most incredible holiday.
If you don’t mind me getting sentimental for a bit—this has been such crazy year. CRAZY. And Emma and I both feel like we’ve learned so much, grown, and more than ever we are SO thankful for you! The Internet is a pretty weird place to share a good chunk of your life, make friends and connect in a real way, but it’s also incredible! When I think of all the people I never would have met had I not started this blog, I mean—I can’t!!
Please know that you’re on our list of people we’re thankful for today! Love you, guys.
Take it away, sister!
Yes, 2016 has been, in a word, full. I won’t lie, there has certainly been some stress and frustrations along with many good things. And, as every year, lots of learning. I am very much looking forward to 2017. Even though it’s just another day, there is something exciting about a clean slate and making new goals, etc. I am very ready for that this year. 🙂
And oh my gosh, I could not agree with Elsie more—you guys rule! We are constantly inspired and encouraged by you guys, and we hope that this site can be some of that in your life too. Also, one thing I am very proud of from 2016 is the money and food we raised together during our October food drive. We received letters from both food banks the money you guys raised went to, and they were full of thanks and praise and notes about how much the funds mean to those organizations. SO many meals will come from those efforts—so, way to go, guys!
So happy to be taking a few days off to spend time with family. Whatever you may be doing this holiday season, we wish you lots of peace and love! xo. Elsie + Emma
Credits // Author: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Photography: Amber Ulmer and Janae Hardy. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.