Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas, Christmas Time is Here

Yesterday Travis and I celebrated Christmas together since he will be gone on Christmas. Travis knew how important the day was for me, so he went all out! He put little lights on the tiny Christmas tree, fake snow all around the apartment, and apple cinnamon candles burning. He did a great job! He made a great dinner for the two of us. And he even set the table, and bought placemats for the two of us! It was so cute!

Then we exchanged presents! Travis got me exactly what I wanted...a new camera! I got a pink Sony Powershot! I love it! Now I can take lots of photos of us and our adventures to post on my blog! He also got me some stocking stuffers and an electric blanket. He definetly knows me! As for poor Travis, I am very weird about Christmas gifts. I firmly believe in buying things people need as opposed to what people want. There are so many people in the world who need things, I would much rather help them. I digress, so I bought Travis the things he needed, underware and socks! Poor guy. I also got him two new shirts, and a dart board he has been eyeing for a while.

Not only does Travis have it rough because of my "give what they need" policy, but three days after Christmas is his birthday! And he is a huge stickler that you cannot combine the two. So while I was at Target tonight I scored the best deal of the year. He has been eyeing the Riedel stemless glassware for quite some time. Well, today was my lucky day, and they were on clearance! I snatched those puppies up super fast! I thought about buying a second set, but I thought 8 would be enough! I have a rather extensive glassware collection we will be adding these too.

Overall, Christmas was awesome! I was hoping for one other small present (it goes on my left hand)...but I know one day it will come. However, nothing can replace spending the day with Travis and having such a great time with him. Travis, I love you so much. You made Christmas perfect...just like you are.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Little Bit of Everything

Lately I seem to be an emotional rollercoaster. As I type this I am crying watching A Baby Story. The past week or so I have just been up and down. One minute I am as cranky as a wet cat, and the next I have tears in my eyes because of a commerical or a song playing. I don't know why I am so moody these days. I think part of it is because I know next week at this time Travis will be gone and in Texas. I am just dreading taking him to the airport and saying goodbye. With him being in Texas it is also the realization that I am not getting engaged for Christmas, which is what I was really hoping for. But, some day it will come..right?!

I have also been having conficting thoughts about moving to Texas. As much as I do want to move, and I am dying to get out of California for a while, the thought of being so far from my family, especially my sister. My sister is my best friend. I talk to her several times a day. It is going to be very strange not to be able to call and make a run to Target or grab some lunch. The thought of it just makes me sick to my stomach. But, I know that the move will be good for Travis and I, and it will allow us to get on our feet and start our life together. And that, I am very much looking forward to.

I am looking forward to the new year. The first few months there will be lots going on. I have a baby shower in January, my sisters bridal shower and bachlorette party in February, and then her wedding in March. My cousin is having her second baby in May, and my other cousin is getting married in June. Hopefully in the middle of all that Travis will start his management training, and we will have a better idea of when we will be moving! I am hoping in the middle of all that Travis and I can take a little trip to Texas to check out some apartments. Who knows, maybe something big for Travis and I will happen next year! Here is to wishing!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sunday Funday

I am so looking forward to this weekend. Travis is coming up Saturday night and staying until Sunday. Which for us, that alone is pretty exciting! But the icing on the cake is that Sunday we are going to buy a Christmas tree and decorate the house. I am so, so, so excited. I cannot contain my excitment.

And as though decorating the house and tree wasn't enough fun, I get to decorate TWO tree's. The artifical tree, and then Travis and I are buying a small live tree for the family room. I love the smell of a real Christmas tree. Just thinking about it I get excited! And getting to do it all with Travis is so exciting. I cannot wait for our first Christmas in our own house, but for now this will have to do.

I will post some pictures after the decorating has been done!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year. There is nothig quite like the feeling you get while decorating your house, listening to Christmas music, and spending time with your loved ones. There are few things in life that make me as happy as the holidays.

This year is slightly bittersweet for me, for several reasons. First, this is the first time in 3 years I won't have the fun of going out and picking out my own tree. Living at home just isn't the same. Also, this is going to be the first year without my Grandpa Bones around. Christmas is the perfect time to spend with family, and this year one of the most important people in my life will be missing. Grandpa is in my thoughts, and I know he will be with us all on Christmas, but it just isn't going to be the same.

And finally, this will be my third Christmas without Travis. He is going home to Texas. I was supposed to go with him, but with the economy the way it is, and the lack of money I am making at work, I just couldn't afford to go out there and take the time off of work. I am really hoping and praying this is our last Christmas apart. Hoepfully next Christmas will be our first one together, and married! (A girl can dream right!) I am also hoping and praying that our first Christmas will be spent in a tiny apartment in Texas. I am dreaming of actually experiencing cold weather at Christmas time. I am sure I will be regretting this next year at this time, but for now, that is what I am wishing for.

As for this year, I am just hoping Santa brings me a small diamond ring to go on my left hand!
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