Where has the time gone? Thanksgiving has come and gone & now Christmas is quickly approaching. Between holiday parties, a couple family birthdays, and all other events to celebrate, 2015 is going to knocking on our door shortly.
A week in the life is needed during the month December. Things move too fast. So here goes…
Last Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Tony & I went to Chicago for the weekend. It was the first time we went on a vacation just the two of us. I was looking forward to every second of it. We have traveled together in the past, but it’s never been alone. We’ve taken a lot of trips with family – which is always fun, as well – but as husband and wife we need to spend this time together and enjoy every new experience.
I had been battling, (and I’m still trying to fight it off), some sort of virus/sickness the week before we left. I had stayed home from work on Wednesday and had to miss Thanksgiving because I was still running a temperature. I was really concerned that our trip wasn’t going to be as fun as we planned, but it was amazing. We explored the city, ate some good food, and were in bed early. In my opinion, it was the perfect trip. We window shopped on Michigan Avenue during black Friday – what a crazy experience! – sipped on cocktails in hotel lobbies, & had great conversation.
I will always remember this trip. We didn’t do anything crazy, but it was our first trip together. As cheesy as it sounds, I fell in love all over again.
On Sunday morning, I had to head to the airport, while Tony had to heard to work, (he had a trade show in Chicago Sunday – Thursday, hence why we went for the weekend), and it was hard to say goodbye for both of us. It has also been the longest week ever waiting for him to come home. Ace and I are both excited to see him!
On Sunday I was able to get some cleaning done & spend some quality time with Ace. We watched some chick flicks, obviously, and went to bed early to get ready for the week.
Throughout this week, I have done the usual; work, home, play with Ace, sleep, repeat. On Monday night, I pulled out our Christmas decor and did some decorating. I never want to go over the top with my Christmas decor, but I want it to feel festive when people come into our home. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year – yes, like the lyrics to the song 🙂
Ace wasn’t much help putting up decorations. He sniffed and investigated EVERYTHING. I was constantly walking around saying “leave it!”
One of the hardest things about pulling out my Christmas decorations was the fact that my grandma had either made or given me most of it. The sled that Ace is munching on in this picture, is a sled with a letter D on it, (for our last name). My grandma and grandpa made this for Tony and I to celebrate our first Christmas being married. Along with this sled, we have their fake Christmas tree, because they had wanted something smaller, and she made me a beautiful gold, decorative plate, to display with greenery and glittery pine cones she had glued on to the front. I had another good cry. This Christmas will be lovely, but something will definitely be missing without her. Again, it hurts my heart, so I can’t think about her.
Tuesday night came with a visit from my parents. I made my dad and I pulled chicken sandwiches and tator tots. We talked about the happenings in our lives and watched the Gopher basketball game. My mom joined us and helped me put together some greenery for our front step. I take for granted the fact that my parents live so close. They are able to pop over and keep me company quite often, especially when Tony is out of town for work. I am extremely lucky that I have the relationship I have my parents. They are the two best support systems I could have ever been given.
Wednesday night my best girlfriend, Katie, came over for some cider drinks and girl talk. We have been close since 9th grade, and again, I’m lucky that her and her husband moved in right down the street. We don’t take advantage of the fact that we live this close as often as we should; but the times we do, it’s the best. We are able to sit and talk for hours. She gets me, inside and out.
Tonight, Thursday night, (and the night Tony comes home!), Ace and I ran some laps outside, did some cleaning, ate our last meal of junk food, (popcorn), and we are currently relaxing watching Home Alone 2.
Tomorrow, I took a half day off of work, Tony will be home all day, and we are starting a new tradition of going Christmas shopping for the entire afternoon. I can’t wait to spend some time with him, buying gifts for the people we love <3
Cheers! Here’s to tomorrow being Friday!