Tuesday, April 2, 2013

December 2012

We began this month by heading downtown for date night. We ended up going to Tuchanos for dinner and then walked from the Gateway to Temple Square to look at the lights! We were also able to check out the candy windows that Macy's has brought back. That was a lot of fun. I miss seeing those from when I was a younger.

The First Presidency Christmas Devotional was on the 2nd and we headed over to our friends house to have dinner and watch the devotional. I love listening to the first presidency. They are amazing men. The same week as the devotional we had our ward Christmas party and Shaun's work party. Both events had great food and good entertainment. 

An event I have been waiting awhile for finally happened. I became completely self employed as of the 19th of December! Since Shaun got a job back in September and now has benefits we decided that I no longer need to be working at the hospital and that I need to focus on building my massage practice. This will definitely be a big change for me. I am not used to being home so often, but hopefully things with my practice will pick up and I will be able to stay busy with that.

This year Tom, Chelsea and Jake came in town for Christmas and stayed with us. It was a lot of fun to have them here with us. Our Christmas celebrations were spread over a week this year. The Sunday before Christmas we had a dinner party at our house with Shaun's parents, Tom and Chelsea and our friends Kenric and Sona. It was a lot of fun. On Christmas Eve, Shaun and I went to my Grandpa's house for the annual Christmas Eve party and then head over to Shaun's parents house to hang out. On Christmas Day we got up and opened presents with Tom and Chelsea and then got ready and headed up to Shaun's Grandpa's House for a little get together. After that we headed to Shaun parents to do Christmas with them. While there we were able to Skype with the Indiana Krugers, which was fun. They kids were definitely excited about Christmas. After spending time with them we headed back to our house were we had Christmas with my parents, my aunt Brenda and my Grandpa. It was a busy day, but it was definitely fun.

The following Saturday we had a Christmas party with my Mom's side of the family. It was fun getting to see family members I don't see very often.

To end our year we had our annual New Years Eve fondue party. It was fun. There were ten of us the spent the evening eating yummy food, watching TV and playing a huge game of Ligretto. It was a great way to ring in the new year!

The year 2012 definitely had its ups and downs, but I wouldn't take back any of the things we have gone through. I am grateful for all the lessons I have learned during 2012 and look forward to the many things I will learn during 2013.

Candy Windows are back!
So pretty!
Christmas Morning
I love this picture!
Cousin's playing
Shaun & I with his Grandpa Christmas Day
Ligretto! It was funny with some many people!
Happy New Years! (We are a little tired in this picture)