Sunday, December 19, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas..

It's been over a month since my last post! I apologize for that. Things around here have been pretty busy! Between our Thanksgiving trip to visit Ryan's family in Colorado (was a blast!!) and me pulling in overtime at work pretty much every night the past few weeks, things have been hectic.

Our trip to Colorado was wonderful. Not only did we get to spend time with some of my husband's family, we also got to spend some much needed time together. Sure, we see each other every day, but with my work schedule and his school schedule (and work schedule on the weekends), we only ever get to squeeze in a few hours of hanging out each evening. So, we were together 24/7 in Colorado, and it was nice. It was honestly the most quality time we've spent together since our wedding -- probably, even before that! We rented a car, so we were able to go out and do stuff on our own. One of my favorite things we did was re-visit Estes Park. That place has a particularly special place in our hearts because its where Ryan proposed to me last Thanksgiving :) This time, we got up there earlier and were able to explore a little more, have breakfast and do a little shopping. I even bought myself a little souvenier -- an Estes Park hoodie! Ryan also joined in on the souvenier buying and got himself a baseball tee with Colorado Rockies written on it.

Since returning from our trip, things have again turned crazy in our lives. Things at work, for me, have been pretty busy. Plus, with Christmas literally around the corner, things are even crazier. I just got most of my shopping done yesterday. I will never again wait until the week before Christmas to do my shopping! The mall was INSANE and I was not a happy camper. However, I got what I had planned to get, and got the heck out of there! I have just a few more little things to buy up in Erie and I will finally be done with my shopping. Good thing, considering the holiday is five days away!

I'm looking forward to my mini holiday break from work. This will be the first time EVER in my professional life where I don't have to work on Christmas -- and I get paid for it! Seriously. It's a wonderful feeling :) I can't tell you how nice it feels to know that I won't be working crazy overnight hours, while trying to squeeze in travel time to Erie just to be able to spend a few hours with my family for the holidays! So, hurry up 3-day work week!!

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