Monday, January 9, 2012

Here we go

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy First Day of School. 

So before Christmas I got to go to Cali and Disneyland for the first time with my family.  It was a fun and exhausting trip.  We drove all day Friday then woke up early on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and stayed at the park until about 11:30ish every night.  Then we woke up early on Tuesday and drove all day.  I got home in Logan at around 12:30am only to wake up early to go to work.  So not a resting trip, but it was still a blast. 
I love rides and roller coasters! I couldn't get enough of the tower of terror.   My ride buddy since my hard-working husband had to stay behind and work was Jesse. He is a pretty cool kid... I guess. 
An added bonus to the trip was Aaron, Kristen, Ella, and Ty were able to come out and spend two days with us at the park.  I sure do miss them!
She is pretty much adorable.
Christmas was great. I got spoiled! Which, let's be honest, is always great.  My sweet Eric did great this Christmas! We had an early "Christmas".  Eric and I opened our gifts to each other on Christmas eve morning.  It was fun.  I was so happy we did it together like that! 

This is what our tiny apartment looked like after opening gifts.
What a joy to clean up after Eric left me to go to work.

Eric and I spent the night at my house after participating in the (literally) heart stopping fry fest.  A tradition that needs to rethought.  Our bodies are just not made to take in that much grease and oil,  even though the food was delicious at the time.  Eric suffered for about two days after his first exposure to the fry fest.  What a champ.  After we opened up some great gifts (like our lovely new black bookshelf) with my family we headed over to Russell's for a nice Christmas day.  They got Eric and I some fancy pants tooth brushes with we love!  We are easy to please.  They also got me some luggage.  My very own, bright blue luggage.  My first luggage!  So great!  So traveling here I come (well, hopefully anyways).  We pretty much spent the rest of the day with there with the whole Russell side.  It was a nice, chill day.  I enjoyed it! 

New Year's Eve was a little lame. Only in the fact that Eric and I didn't even kiss when midnight came around because we didn't even pay attention to the time.  It was a fun night though minus the lack of celebration.  We went out to dinner with the always fun Jenny and Jeff then came home and played games all night.  I really am such a fan of playing games.  I possibly get competitive, but it's fine.

Now that our school break (not a work break mind you) is over we are back in action.  So stoked for school... but really this won't be too bad of a semester.  These next few months will go by fast.  I can't believe that after this semester we will be sending Eric's applications out to dental schools all over.  Please already start crossing your fingers for us. Thanks. I know it will all be great.  Since Eric will be spending all him time these next few months at the library and at work and I now only have to work late one night a week I decided that I needed a hobby. So guess what I chose to do? 

Go ahead, guess.... 


I am going to train for a marathon.  So here is the plan: run the half-marathon in SLC in April then go all out and run the full marathon in Bear Lake in June.  AHHHHHH!  It'll be great...right? I've always wanted to so why not now?  I just need to kick it gear and start running.  Woo!

Oh and just a bragging moment for Eric:
Remember this?

His thinking cardigan actually worked!  English was his worst feared class and he ended up getting an outstanding essay award (and no, everyone in the class didn't get one).

It is still proudly hung on our fridge.

Well that is about all the excitement lately. Have a good, snowless January.