Happy Holidays from the Wallabies!

Hey hive! I’ve been on a brief blogging hiatus over the holidays since Mr. W and I are spending the week with my family up in Seattle. My heart is so happy—it was incredible to share all of my family’s Christmas traditions with Mr. W for the first time. I basked in the comfort of my childhood home, and I showed off all of our goofy homemade Christmas decorations that little brother J and I made when we were kids. (The original DIY!)

The last few days have been filled with dad jokes, stomachaches from too many cookies (who, me?), raunchy rounds of Apples to Apples, and lots of holiday cheer. My favorite memory is of cross-country skiing up at Mount Baker with Mr. W and my dad. The trees were cloaked in blankets of snow; the trails were just icy enough to glide along—everything was perfect.


So much for being outback-loving marsupials. 😉 / Personal photo

This is the first time my whole family has been assembled since the wedding, so we’ve been rehashing memories of the wedding and looking through all of the photos. Since Mr. W is missing Christmas in Houston, we’re having a big post-Christmas fiesta back home next weekend. I’m trying really hard not to get sick of leftover turkey just yet. 😉

For Mr. W and me, this is what it’s all about. The wedding was amazing and we had a blast planning it, but now on the flip side of wedding planning, we are totally enjoying relaxing with our families and focusing on new Wallaby traditions.

We have so much to be grateful for this year. And I wanted to say thanks to you, dear hive, for all of your support, wisdom, and hilarious GIFs. Happy holidays!


Mrs. Wallaby


Mrs. Wallaby

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  1. bat Bee
    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 4:15 pm

    Awww, happy holidays, Mrs. W! It looks like you and your new HUSBAND had an absolutely perfect first married Christmas!!

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    Cathryn, Guest @ 4:52 pm

    How beautiful! Looks like perfect Christmas weather!

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    kbiceling 298 posts, Helper bee @ 4:54 pm

    Welcome home to rainy Seattle! I hope your trip is awesome! Since you’ve been out of the city for a little bit if you’d like some restaurant recommendations I’m happy to send some your way! 🙂

    Happy holidays!!

  4. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:05 pm

    Happy Holidays! Enjoy your family time, it goes by too fast!

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    Anesya 53 posts, Worker bee @ 8:28 pm

    Welcome back to Seattle Mrs. W and welcome to Seattle Mr. W! Hope you were able to get out and show the Mister our wonderful city! Looks like you had a fun time in the mountains.

  6. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:43 am

    @Miss Bat: Thanks! Yes, such a great first married Christmas! haha
    @Cathryn: YES, after sunny, hot Houston it was so nice to retreat to Washington State for a wintery Christmas 🙂
    @kbiceling: Thanks girl!! My parents live in Bellingham but we spend tons of time in Seattle and I am always down for trying out new places! I would love some restaurant recs!
    @Mrs. Pony: True that!
    @Anesya: Aw thanks!! Missed Seattle SO much. I think I’ve convinced him to move to Seattle…UW might have 2 new grad students next fall 😉

  7. msfox Bee
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:38 am

    Christmas vacation with the family is always one of my favorite times of the year – sounds like you made the most of it!

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