Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!

Wishing everyone a happy and fun New Year's Eve. Nate and I are headed to a party tonight, bring on the laughs, games, "mock"tails, and midnight kissing! Hopefully after a fun night tonight and a morning of sleeping in, we'll be ready to work on our resolutions. Here's to a great 2009!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Elver Pajamas

Every year on Christmas Eve we have always received some pajamas from an elf named Elver, tonight was no exception. When I was in first or second grade we wrote letters to Santa's elves. It turns out that these elves were the sixth graders in our elementary school and they each responded to our letters. My letter was signed from an elf named Elver, and so the tradition was born. Each Christmas Eve from that time on we have been given Christmas pajamas. These are the pajama pants that Nate and I got tonight:

Sunday, December 21, 2008


We still haven't gotten around to decorating our annual gingerbread house. This evening after I got canceled from work Nate and I decided to make and decorate some cookies. Now bear in mind that the only cookie cutter we have is in the shape of a butterfly and we also had no sprinkles, so these are very amateur cookies. We had fun, and I think that's the point.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's About Time

We finally put up our Christmas decorations! My mom had brought us a wreath a few days ago and it was making me feel guilty about not having other decorations up. So after going to dinner with Benji and Amanda Friday night we finally got around to putting up our tree and some lights. Now I am wishing we had done it much sooner. I love the glow from the lights on the tree and Nate says it makes our apartment much more "homey," and I have to agree. Now that our decorations are up and there is some snow on the ground I feel like Christmas is here at last.
Our tree, sorry that it's a little blurry.

The wreath that my mom gave us.

The stockings are hung on a bookshelf because we have no fireplace.

These are some fun snowflake lights that change colors. I like that they have the little suction cups that stick right to the window.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Lights

So as part of our date night this week, Nate took me out to see some of the lights around the valley. Now this is something I love to do, and I was so impressed that he remembered! What a good man! We drove around for an hour and a half or so and looked at lights in some residential areas. I saw tons of really cool houses, but my favorite is this house near us. Last year they had a rhino all lit up and this year they have a Loch Ness Monster. Very cool.