It has been really fun preparing for and anticipating this Christmas, since it will be our first Christmas together as old married people. :)
Last week, we got our Christmas boxes mailed out to all of our family so that they could all have them by Thursday. I'm very much used to mailing out one Christmas box. This year, we graduated to four. And carrying four big Christmas boxes into the UPS store on the morning of the first big icy snow of the year all by myself is a feat I am proud to say I conquered.
My work also had our company Christmas party, so we went to that. It didn't turn out to be all too exciting, so we cut out early and drove up to Temple Square in Salt Lake to see the Christmas Lights. It was gorgeous, but since we just sort of decided to go, we weren't really "weather prepared", which means that we were icy people-sicles within minutes. It was lots of fun. However, when we got home and loaded up the pictures that we'd taken, we realized that the flash in David's little digital camera had reached it's final days, so our pictures turned out a little dark. Time for a new one, I guess.
Work for me hasn't been nearly as busy for me this year as it has been during past holiday seasons. It's good & bad. Good: Less stress and craziness. Bad: Less money. It's still keeping me busy, though.
David's job has been giving him more hours over the Christmas break too. And we've been able to successfully share one car for the last couple of months and that has been a really big blessing for us. I think the UTA got involved maybe 4 or 5 times, but for the most part, we're able to coordinate our schedules pretty well. Mostly, David would end up taking the bus from work the the theatre on the evenings that he had performances and wouldn't get off early enough to pick me up from work.
We are really excited for Christmas Day. It means more cooking for David and a nice day off for the both of us again! David is pretty anxious to try making another turkey since the one he made at Thanksgiving turned out so well.
We hope that everyone has a fabulous Christmas and New Year and we can't wait to hear about all of your wonderful holiday adventures!