Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas

WEll it's official, Christmas is over. It was definitely a fun, and interesting Christmas this year!

Last week, Kyle was very busy with Christmas concerts and school, and I was very busy with.. well.. nothing, so I decided to come down to Buckeye a little earlier than we had planned. I came down Thursday morning and spent the rest of the day shopping with my mom and dad for last minute food and christmas shopping. Friday, we went tot he mall (which was CRAZY, we seriously had to park in like thee very last parking spaces in the very very back) and finished shopping for Derek. While we were at one store, my dad got a phone call that his speaker on Sunday wouldn't be able to be there because of a family crisis.. so he quickly asked me if I wanted to speak...even quicker i replied "Kyle would LOVE to!" so I called Kyle and let him know :) That's what a good wife is for right?! Kyle came up later that day after a Christmas Luncheon for work and we hung out the rest of the night.

Saturday, Kyle had the fantastic oppurtunity to go Christmas shopping for.. ME! I told him that he shouldn't have procrastinated, but he quickly informed me that either I could have gotten something from Alco or Safeway, or he could wait.. and I decided that was prefectly fine for him to wait 3 days before Christmas :) While he was out and about, Mom, Dad, and I did some MORE shopping and my dad took me to In and Out- oh how i love that place.

Kyle's talk went VERY well on Sunday, I had a lot of people let me know that i had a very good husband (I completely agree). Because my dad had to work Christmas, My Aunt Steph, Uncle David, Amber, Jenni, Grandma, and Grandpa, and Ben came later that day and we had Christmas Dinner (Ham, Potatoes, mom's famous rolls, green jello salad. etc.) that night, which was AMAZING, and Chris, Kati, and the Boys arrived to mom and dad's around 10:30 that night.

Monday, we had our morning Christmas routine. We all woke up.. waited.. waited some more.. and went and woke up mom and dad. Mom had to put the "Pancakes for a Crowd" (really yummy breakfast casorole) in the oven, and then she had to go get ready before we could open presents. Kyle did a VERY good job- he got me a really cute heart bracelet, 2 movies, and Enchanted for my Nintendo DS (I've been playing it non-stop since Monday) . Kyle got a football, socks, a George Forman Grill, and a book that he really wanted. Between those and presents from Family, it was a very good and useful Christmas. We spent the rest of the day playing and enjoying families company.

Tuesday, Christmas! Santa brought my little cousin Ben his presents, and Kyle, Derek, and I got our stockings. Stockings are always one of my favorite parts. I love the little goodies and toys. Since we did all our Christmas stuff the morning before, most of our extended family had gone- so about 2:30 we decided we should go see a movie.. even though we were meeting the Carrolls at 6:30 to see National Treasure. We hopped in the car and went to Harkins and saw I Am Legend. I have heard mixed things about the movie, but overall I really liked it. National Treasure was pretty good too!

Today- We're planning on meeting up with Chris and Kati and Steven and Meghan and playing soccer.. and Steve and Meghan are supposed to come later to get their presents and stuff.

It has definitely been a long Christmas... since we did everything we usually do in one day- in three! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2007

And I thought college was rough

When I was in college I always looked forward to Christmas break with great anticipation. Well that was before i became a full time music teacher. I think I am looking forward to this upcoming break more than ever. I have been so busy and I still have an elementary concert, Senior Orange sales deliveries and auditions for the Holbrook Musical this week. The jr/sr High School Christmas concert was a success last week. Again, I think the biggest compliments are how long the concerts have been because both have been exactly an hour and 15 minutes long. I also redesigned the music web site which has been a lot of work but that was my own fault. But I really like it. Check it out ( I am looking forward to going to Buckeye for Christmas from what I hear we are going to celebrate like the Jews over a multiple day period. :) Adam Sandler would be proud. Kyle and Alli not a jew! haha Don't tell Alli but I have to go pick out her present Saturday :) Plenty of time right. I think that Helzberg commercial fits me just right "because your not that guy"
I haven't really been in the Christmas mood the last few years I guess Alli and I need to have kids so I can get in the spirit again through them. My students at school definitely are in the mood they decorated my office this morning.

Well the ceiling at least. Well that's enough from me but if you are really bored check out the video that I made back in college.

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