Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas!! (I'm back!!)

I went homehome for about a week over my Christmas break, but I'm now back in the world of technology....

I had a very nice trip homehome. I spent a few days making bridesmaids' skirts and helping Mom with things around the house. (And now I know that at least 2 of the 3 dresses fit my bridesmaids; the third bridesmaid hasn't had a fitting yet, but I'm guessing that the measurements were incorrect and I'll be redoing part of the skirt.) While at homehome, I got to see the snow storm that blanketed the Midwest and closed the interstate highways and the Denver airport. Though homehome is over 300 miles from Denver, we still got enough snow and ice to make travel a bit difficult. (Mom, Dad, and I were hoping to go to town one day to see my niece's Christmas program, to look for a mother-of-the-bride dress for Mom, and to test-drive ugly cars since Mom and Dad's van is getting old and tired, but the day of the program was also the day the weather was the worst, so we ended up stuck at home.) Though travel was a bit rough for a few days, the snow and ice were absolutely beautiful. The ice probably damaged a few trees, but the glimmer of the ice on the trees was gorgeous. The snow covered everything in a beautiful blanket of white. Though Mom laughed at me (and even threatened to get out the camera), I went outside and made some snow angels. (I tried to make a snowman, but the snow wasn't right.) While the ground was still covered with snow, the highways were clear and I managed to make it back to my home just before Christmas.

I spent Christmas with Jimmy and his family. It was a good day and a lot of fun, but it was very different than the general Christmas at homehome....

Now that Christmas is over, I get to pack up all of my things and move. I'm moving out of my apartment into the house next door. Jimmy and I will be living there after the wedding, and it seemed a lot simpler for me to move now than for me to move in the middle of the semester. Thus, I get to spend most of this week packing, moving, and unpacking stuff. We went shopping for a few things today (or yesterday--Tuesday), and ended up with several of the important things that we'll need for the house.

1 comment:

lb said...

Merry Christmas! We were excited to have a white Christmas at homehome since we didn't get the snow storm here. Kids and I came back today. We stayed to play games and do puzzles with Grandma. Had fun!