Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry, Merry Christmas

If this doesn't get you in the holiday spirit I don't know what will...

Yep, that's Collin on his way to an "ugly Christmas sweater" party last week. I took it while I was sick in bed after leaving work early. 24hr GI bug is no fun!!

The other day while we were eating dinner I told Collin I remember thinking when I was in high school that I would never ever have a job where I had to work holidays. Ha. Haha. Oh, hahahahaha! Funny stuff right there. My Christmas day plans? Woooooorkinggggg! Oh well. Thanksgiving at the hospital wasn't too bad (unlike the next two days after that...all hell broke loose!) so I hope Christmas is the same, hopefully better. I also work the two days after Christmas but then it's vacay time! Off to Steamboat Springs! Can't wait!!

On Christmas Eve, Collin and I had our own little Christmas celebration together. We opened our gifts from each other (the biggest part of my gift comes next week!) and drank mimosas all day! Fun but definitely didn't feel like Christmas at all.

My family had their big Christmas get-together on Sunday. This year the theme for the exchange was "homemade" gifts. I decided to make and send a pillow and my Aunt Regina got it! I heard there were loads of awesome hand-mades and mine ended up being my cousins handmade pottery...score!

Earlier today, we also went to the local fish market and bought lobster tails for dinner. YUM! We also got everything for Christmas dinner...Collin's plan for tomorrow when his dad and Ruth arrive!

They were great! But way bigger than I thought. I'll have to have lobster for lunch tomorrow...the other nurses are going to be preeeeetty jealous!

Suki had duck for Christmas...and a tiny nibble of lobster too. Little spoiled kitty. She looks quite pleased though...

And just for fun, here's a text from my biggest fan:

Haha! I got a huuuuuge kick out of that!! Hahaha! I love my family!!

Missing everyone so much!! I'm just trying to get through these next three days then it's off to the mountains. I need a break so bad!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nothing New Ya'll

Work has suuuuuuuuuccccckkkkkedddd so bad lately. [is that enough emphasis?!] Crazy patients and a lot of them + my hour commute are wearing on me! I have over a week off after Christmas and I cannot wait... I am counting down the days! Collin's dad is coming out to spend some time with us and then we're heading to Steamboat Springs for some relaxation, to celebrate the new year, and of course skiing and snowmobiling! I haven't even had a chance to ride my new sled yet...sad, sad, sad. Steamboat is getting some great snow now so it will be super!

I will have something new and exciting to report in about two weeks! The suspense may literally cause my mom to have a panic attack because I haven't mentioned anything at all. Hehehe muahhahahahaha!!  Unlike my mother, I am grrrrreat at keeping secrets.

NO, I'm not engaged people. Give us another 5 years and it will happen.

Not too exciting, but I have been working very hard on lots of homemade gifts and shopping for others but I can't post all of that because I'd ruin the surprises! I wasn't too happy with my family gift exchange gift but with no time to re-do, I just had to send it.

My little brother also graduated from college!!! And is applying for grad school too!! Smarty pants! So proud of him! Congratulations G! We've gotten a lot closer since growing up and since I moved to Colorado. I try to give him a call at least once a week on my drive home from work and we talk for my entire commute so it goes by so much faster. Hoping to plan a trip so he can visit me out here!

I wish we could be home for Christmas! I shall be working that day and the next two, but hoping to Skype with my fam on Christmas Eve so we can open gifts "together"!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Prep

Collin and I got our second Colorado Christmas tree the other day and we decorated the house (and the tree) with our limited supply of decorations. I really have no motivation to buy real decorations and really go all out decorating until we actually own a house. So, until that day here is what I've done.

Can you spot the "good luck" nest in the tree?! A family tradition!

We also have a pretty wreath on the door but nothing to blog about! hehe! Happy Christmas decorating everyone!