Wednesday, December 22, 2010

3 days!!!
I am soooooo excited (as I'm sure all of us are...)
I work until 7 on Christmas Eve, then I'm planning on cleaning my house because
my mom and Aunt arrive Christmas around noon! yayyyy!
Its the first Christmas morning with only me and Evan but I'm kind of excited!
its like we're big kids! haha..ha.
if you havent seen our tree..
this is it! just a tiny little thing. But it has presents around it now! (thanks T :))

I absolutely LOVE Christmas EVERYTHING. I love shopping for other people, listening to the music, baking, cooking, and this year I've handmade all of the cards that are going along with the presents. its been so fun!
some of my favorite Christmas songs are:

All I Want for Christmas is You- Vince Vants and the Valiants
(not to be confused with the song that Mariah Carey sings...which is another favorite)
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas- Gayla Peevey
all of Amy Grant's Christmas album
Christmas Canon Rock-Trans Siberian Orchestra
any and all Mannheim Steamroller

We are only allowed to listen to Christmas music at work during the month of December, which (understandably) makes everyone end up hating Christmas music because its the same songs over and OVER...but I actually don't get sick of it! I just love it!!
I think the only songs I don't especially like are Rudolph and Frosty...also that Christmas shoes song. I mean I'm a sentimental person, but I do get sick of that song!

Evan and I are only getting stocking stuff for each other this year, because there's nothing that either of us really need or even want, and I'd rather just spend money on other people.

and, in my own experience, nothing has made me feel that "Christmas spirit" more than donating stuff,
either to Toys for Tots or for people on that Christmas tree at Walmart. I highly recommend it! it definitely gives the warm fuzzies
and brings that Spirit to the season.

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

What a lovely cruise!

isn't he so handsome? :)

cayman island's "7 mile beach"

fancy dress up night

So, as you can see,we are back!
and it was AMAZING.
so so so relaxing.
I truly did not have a care in the world!
I don't know if every cruise is like that for everyone,
but I think being in a completely different WORLD made it
really hard for me to try to remember what cold dreary Rexburg or smelly, sometimes stressful, Taco Bell was.
I had never been east of Texas, much less out of the COUNTRY.
It was so surreal being in such beautiful places!
It was such a nice getaway. soooo worth it!
(and speaking of never being East...growing up in Utah, and only living in Rexburg after leaving Utah, may I say that I haven't really been around other "races"? specifically, black people. I know it probably sounds soooo naive, but it was so crazy to see soooo many! and I mean that in a good way, it was just different from what I grew up around, or didn't grow up around... seriously, my entire schooling, there was MAYBE 15 black people from k-12. they were all HILARIOUS though. and sooo good at karaoke! anyway, I'm sure Eastern native Meagan is laughing right now...sorry I'm just a little girl from Utah! ahh!)

more pictures here,
Cruise experiences by Evan here.