Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Miracle

Jk there was no miracle.
But lets be honest... December 26th is by far the most depressing day of the year.
I already miss Christmas and want to fast forward 365 days from now so we can have it again.
It was a Christmas of lasts for us.
The last Christmas for us living in Utah until who knows how long.
Last Christmas as college students.
Last Christmas with my 'lil bro before he leaves for two years.
It was a good one.
On Christmas Eve, after the annual Christiansen party (which is complete with funeral potatoes, green Jell-o, and a live nativity) we headed home and spent the evening eating, laughing, playing, and watching that dumb movie "A Christmas Story" that nobody really likes but we have to because it's tradition.
After my niece and nephew went to bed we acted as Santa and put together all of their presents and placed them under the tree.
This was a fascinating experience, seeing as how it is the first time I've played Santa.
We spent almost 2 hours putting together this doll house for Alli, my niece.
Don't even worry it includes an elevator, patio furniture, and a toilet (her fav part).

I couldn't sleep at all on Christmas eve because I was so excited.
I wonder if I'll ever grow out of that.
Prob not.
Ty got me this....

I am so excited to take pictures with something other than my phone!

I was sad to leave home this morning to drive to San Diego for a week of training. Right now I'm blogging from my phone in a van somewhere outside Beaver, Utah.
Thought so.
Hope Santa came to your house this year too!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Naughty or Nice

So don't get me wrong...I LOVE the Christmas season and everything about it.
I just really haven't had the time or felt the urgency to decorate our little apartment all Christmasy especially because we aren't going to BE here for Christmas.
Is that Scrooge of me?
The only decoration we have is a 12 inch tall "Christmas Tree" that I got it from my freshman roommate's mom.
I think I will try to get into the Christmas spirit by writing a list of Naughty and Nice things I did this year.

Naughty things I did this year:
Left dirty dishes in the sink for over a weeks and they mold grew. oops.
Punched Ty in the groin.
Asked a lady when her baby was due...turns out she wasn't pregnant.
Faked sick.
Made Ty watch "The Devil Wears Prada." Twice.
Spent too much money at Lululemon and hoped Ty wouldn't find out but he did and I'm sure Santa did too.
Lost a bet and never payed up.
Fought with an old man in the grocery store over one of those sticks you use to separate your groceries at checkout.
Squeezed from the top of the toothpaste tube when Ty repeatedly asks me to squeeze from the bottom.

Nice things I did this year:
Made homemade pancakes for my family.
Gave some old clothes to the D.I.
Raked leaves for my Grandma.
Pretended to have fun when Ty wanted to watch 3 football games in a row one Saturday.
Ate a gross meal just to be nice.
Stopped to let some ducks cross a busy road and honked so other people would stop too.
Slept with the window open when it was 10 degrees outside because Ty likes it cool when he sleeps. I am the best wife ever.
Visited someone in the hospital.

I'd say I have a pretty good chance of getting what I want for Christmas.