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We had an amazing, busy Christmas. Now that we live in Farmington it's made things interesting. We tried to decrease the amount of driving back and forth but it didn't seem to make a difference. Maybe I just feel that way because I drive so much to and from work. I must say, even though I-215 takes a little bit longer, the people who drive that way are a lot nicer than those who drive on I-15. Yeah, I'm making that assumption.
Back to Christmas.
We had a family dinner the Sunday before Christmas so that everyone on my side could get together. Eric went in early to work so that he could make it but ended up catching that bug that was going around. Zach and Emily were nice to drop me off at his work so that I could drive him home before heading to Sandy. I wish he could have been there.
Nephews got headlamps from Grandpa and Grandma. I loved that Eli turned his into Bane.
Christmas Eve I went into work where we had our tradition of breakfast and games. I cooked French Toast but didn't eat any because I was still recovering from the bug myself. Luckily Eric and I got sick before Christmas and not after.
Kolten and Alan playing Just Dance. It's amazing how hard you can laugh while watching boys play this game
We spent Christmas Eve night with Jeff and Kelly in Farmington. Kelly made the most delicious fondue. I could have eaten the chocolate all by myself. It was so fun being with family and watching their traditions. The little boys loved having Eric around to pick on and play with.
Christmas Day we woke up early to be at my parent's by 8 so we wouldn't miss any present opening. It was a nice mix up and we decided to eat breakfast first and get it out of the way.
Eric and his special box of Cocoa Pebbles. Little did he know that a movie was inside
Toby after he woke up - still trying to adjust
Hunting for presents
Onion goggles! Best thing ever, my parents know me well
That afternoon we went over to the Bowcut's to spend some time and eat dinner. Benita got me the most comfortable pajama pants. They're like dance pants, amazing. They have a band around the top that folds down, but I decided to trick Eric and tell him they were maternity pants. He wasn't amused.
It was a rough transition back to real life after Christmas. Eric called in sick to work the day after which I was slightly jealous of. Not that I wanted to be sick like him, but it would have been nice to have a day off afterwards to unwind.
That weekend we went to Texas de Brazil at City Creek. Kolten had found Groupons online so that's the only reason we went. The food was pretty good, at least that's what I heard. Big announcement, I'm not a big meat person. So this type of restaurant isn't my style. I'm not a vegetarian, I'm just real good at eating meat sparingly. Their chicken and proscuitto weren't bad.
We had a very uneventful New Years Eve. I worked, Eric hung out at the apartment. We did go out to Chili's for dinner where I ate a whole lot of chips and salsa. We then watched Batman and called it a night at 10:30. I was dead asleep when midnight came around and the fireworks started going off. I was ticked. My first thought was, who in the world would shoot off fireworks this late at night? Then Eric reminded me what day it was. Oops.
I'm happy to report that the leg on my hole has now, for the most part, healed. It turned into a weird scar instead of a cool scar but I'm much happier with it this way instead of having to clean it out all the time. Plus, I finally shaved my legs! I shaved my lower legs a little bit so that I didn't have stubble for church, but now I'm back to shaving the whole leg-woo hoo!
And now, some things that I'm looking forward to:
1. Eric starting school. He's taken the test but has to re-take a portion of the math test to see if he can get a better score. If he gets a better score then he will essentially test out of it and won't have to take any math classes. I'm crossing my fingers and trying to find all my inner patience.
2. Heat. I'm done with this cold weather.
3. Our Pass of all Passes. Thanks to my sister-in-law, we were able to buy these bad boys for $20! I'm excited for the water parks but I'm more excited for the Real games and Bees games.
4. Our new dressers, they come next Thursday!
5. Dinner tonight, just because I'm hungry right now.
Cute Grandma making cookies with the boys