I know, I've been MIA lately, again. It's not that I've been particularly busy, either. So I have no excuse.
Christmas was really good this year. It was just the four of us- my parents, my brother, and me. It was so weird, though, thinking this is my last Christmas before I get married. I can't wait to be married (5 months from today!), but things will still be different. Bittersweet stuff.
So among other things, I got a Kindle!
I cannot wait to start reading books on it! The screen's appearance really is amazing and it is quite easy to use. Plus, I was able to download Pride and Prejudice and other classics for free!!
My dad surprised my mom and me with tickets to see the Houston Ballet's production of the Nutcracker. I had been BEGGING to see this ever since we moved my mom down to Houston in December of 2005. Then this past week, I was so sad I wouldn't get to see it since I for sure will not be living in Houston next year. But, my dad is pretty much the best dad ever and got us tickets! It was so amazing!! I danced a little bit when I was younger, than I was on a dance team in high school, so being able to identify some of the moves was interesting. Especially when some guy did 6 turns in a pirouette!! Definitely something I had never seen! But anyway, here are some pictures from that...
|The cool gingerbread house they had in the lobby|
|Yay Christmas decorations!|
|My mom & me|
|From one of the balconies looking out on the lobby|
So Christmas was a success!! I was 'in charge' of the the dinner for Christmas Day. I (really we) cooked Cornish Game Hens-- I had never really dealt with whole poultry before. That was an experience! But it along with the side dishes came out amazingly, so that was great.
In other news, I leave on Friday to go visit Matt & his family for New Year's! Then we come back here for Premarital Counseling Session #2. Then we're off for New Orleans!!
Hope everyone has a great week! :)