The Final 2018 Holiday Thing: 34

So, it is Christmas and I am about to get all sentimental. My final favorite thing is all of you. I truly would be lost without my friends. It is so important to acknowledge, value, and appreciate the family you choose. As a raging extrovert, I need to process almost everything that happens to me with multiple people. Thank you to the friends who listen, gossip, advise, love, challenge, embrace, and push me to be better.

Almost every year, one of my goals is to put more work into my friendships. I look forward to doing so again in 2019.

You are all the best.

Abbey (& Bei Bei)

Panda #9

It’s no Mambo #5; it’s even better. It’s a panda. Pandas bring me, and billions of others, a lot of happiness. They’re cute and needy and they eat like this.

I hadn’t slept with a stuffed animal since I was a child, but in 2015, I found this little guy at IKEA and he’s been in my bed ever since. He is actually Bei Bei, who lives at the National Zoo, but also my actual son. It’s confusing, but makes sense to me. Just enjoy it. Whitney in Alexandria joins the Panda Mom club. 

TIP: You can watch pandas any time on various pandacams. National Zoo, San Diego, and Gengda,