We met up with my fam after we got home from Australia and saw the lights. We shopped for a minute got dinner and then saw the lights.
Averi had an old phone case that she was pretending was a real phone and she took hundreds of fake photos and I posed for every one. We accidentally went on the the night of the Mo-Tab concert and it was crazy (in a bad way).
We want a fire place so bad, but we don't have one, so we turned on this fake one all the time so we could read by the fire, it has crackling noises and everything.
Nate and I had our own little Christmas together on Christmas Eve before we left to go down to Highland. He got me an awesome rain jacket and I cried (just a little) because I have been needing a good rain jacket my whole life. He is the best gift giver. Also, please appreciate the awesome print he got me (quote from Bob's Burger's. If you don't watch that show, just do it).
Nate's loot. Hat, shoes, ammo.
That night we celebrated Christmas Eve with Nate's family. They do a "Bethlehem Dinner" and then all these chillins did the Nativity and it was crazy. This isn't even all the kids, there are like 10 still missing. But they are pretty cute little people.
On Christmas morning we woke up and opened presents with my parents and then hung out with Nate's family until it was Lasagna time with the LaCogs. Nothing better the Christmas lasagna.
After we got home from Christmas times, Nate got freaking sick and would not get better. It was seriously like a week and half of him just dying. He tried everything. We even went and got these ear candles which I could not handle. I was in charge of making sure the flame was under control, etc. I took this picture (Nate tried to look really miserable, but it's actually not that far off of how he looked all week) and then smelled burning and realized a piece had fallen off onto our rug and was burning real good. Oops. Somehow, I didn't get sick. If you know me at all, you know that is a literal miracle. I think my immune system is coming around. That's the second sickness I've fought off this year, I'm very proud.
I've been dancing a lot this month as we start getting ready for performances and such. It's been like 3 times a week and before every practice I complain about how I don't want to go and how I should just quit and then I come home so happy and raving about how fun it was. Poor Nate. We meet in the top of the Ellen Eccles Theater at night and I have to climb these freaky dark stairs and I always picture ghosts and stuff, because it's old.
This chalkboard had "Merry Christmas ya filthy animals" on it until yesterday and I guess Nate got sick of it, because this is what it says now. Sadly, that will probably be on there for a long time too. I don't know why I don't change it. I'm so lazy about the stupidest things. I took down all the Christmas decorations in one day all by myself, but was too lazy to just erase that and write something new. But it does feel like Spring outside today! So, here's to Spring Stuff.