This Christmas was the first Christmas with my love in our new home, and it was my very first white Christmas! Growing up in Hawaii and Southern California, I never got to have a real white Christmas (unless you count white sand beaches...) So this year was extra special for me. 

Last year was my first Christmas in Canada with Jay's family, and this year was my first Christmas living in Canada. Between these two photos, so much has happened. In a span of 12 months, there have been so many changes and so much growth — and I'm proud of that.

Christmas is my favourite time of the year, but this Christmas was extra special. It was the first that Jay and I spent together in our house, it was the first Christmas I spent in Canada since moving here, and I really felt God's presence throughout the entire season. I saw His miracles and felt so much love and support from Jay, family, and friends. 

This Christmas, I really felt grateful and reflective on all the incredible things that have been happening for me in my life. I fall in love with my life more every year, but I really felt the love this year. 

Being in the Christmas spirit, and spending the holidays in great company got me really excited for everything the new year has to offer. 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!