Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Cheer

Thanksgiving this year was a lot like last year, but we had Nick's sister Stephanie in place of Justin.  I cooked almost the same dishes-- herb roasted turkey breast, apple sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, rolls, pumpkin pie, and Stephanie made green bean casserole. I signed us up for the Dana Point Turkey Trot, so we woke up early and did our 5k run (might I add that it was warm, sunny, and along the harbor).


We came home and relaxed, clipped coupons from the sale paper for black Friday and started cooking. Dinner turned out great, and we had enough leftovers for a week. Then, we were those people who went to target at 7 to stand in line for 2 hours. Not for electronics or a new TV, but for an ottoman. Yep, we waited and waited, and participated in the crazy black Friday eve, with determined people who didn't have a goal or purpose for their shopping trip, who just filled their carts with everything they could grab. We got the ottoman after about an hour of trying to track down an employee that could get some for us from the back (why they wouldn't have some on the floor after advertising the price in the paper is beyond me). We didn't think anybody else would come to target for the ottoman, but there was a line (we were first) and people who weren't in line were grabbing the ottomans from the carts as they were bringing them out. It was quite a night, but we survived and I think I would do it again next year. :)

The weekend after thanksgiving, Nick and I drove up to San Jose for Stephanie's graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Nick's parents, sister and grandma were there too, so we were really spoiled with spending time with family. Stephanie- we are so proud of you and so glad we could be a part of your weekend!


This year's Christmas will be much different than last year. Last year, we didn't go home. We stayed in Virginia and took a little trip to New York together. We didn't make a huge Christmas dinner. We skyped with our families while opening gifts. It was just me and Nick. It was kind of lonely and a lot different than we were used to. We made the best of it, and enjoyed being together.

Tomorrow morning, I leave for Seattle for a week. Nick comes just a couple days after me. This Christmas will be split up between 3 families. Even though we won't be home for very long, we are so excited to just be spending the holidays with family and in the comfort of their welcoming homes. We can't wait!


1 comment:

  1. Yay...home for the holidays!
    I can't believe your ottoman story! Craziness!