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I'm Back

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December was quite busy. It's been over 2 weeks since I've really been on here. I feel like a mother who has neglected her child. Maybe not really to that extreme, but it's a weird feeling. I didn't quit, I'm still here and I'm back. But I was preoccupied, the good kind of preoccupied. Besides the usual holiday shopping, social gatherings, cookie baking, seasonal colds, and family traditions, I've been busy with Ink the Print. We had a great December. I'm already thinking about this coming December and getting excited. We sent out a good amount of orders last month and most of them were destined to be underneath someones Christmas tree. There's something pretty special about knowing some stranger is unwrapping something you've created and (hopefully) loving it. It's extremely gratifying.

So now it's 2013. I didn't make any New Year's resolutions. I also didn't fall into the post holiday funk that I usually do. I think I can mostly thank Ink the Print for that. I have a lot of goals this year and I'm looking forward to a lot of things. Off the top of my head, in just the next couple weeks I'll be working on an exciting new project for our shop, John and I will finally give each other our Christmas presents, and I'll be helping older brother welcome the big 3-0 with shots of Jameson & rounds of beers.

I didn't take my camera out much during the holidays. I wasn't feeling it so I figured why force it. There were plenty of other cameras and camera phones so I know it was still well-documented. Here are a few instagrams though...

Safety FIrst

Santa brought Katie an awesome new bike for Christmas. I love this photo of John putting on her helmet.

The Happiest Girl on Christmas Day

The excitement she had over this bike was unreal. It's a Razor Bike so it whip and spins around like you wouldn't believe and even has a spark bar. She had us all laughing as she crashed into the kitchen walls, recycling buckets in the driveway, and if we weren't quick enough, us. 

Christmas Eve with My Love

NYE Party

We rung in the New Year as a Scotsman & an Australian Outback...person.

Wow, I feel so much better after writing this. You know when you were younger and absent from school for a few days and were somewhat nervous/dreading going back and then after you did you realized it really wasn't that bad? That's kind of what it feels like.

Gin & Tonics

And right now it is Saturday night and I'm at home. John and I have both been sick so we're taking it easy. We decided on some gin & tonics, figuring the vitamin C will help ;-)

Colleen xo



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