This is the last Christmas that Brock and I were apart! It's crazy when you start saying "the last" of things. To be honest this is exciting yet bitter sweet! I'm excited that I will never have to be apart from him ever again on the holidays, but it is sad that some things will change. Change is sometimes a hard subject for me. I think I learned that from my family. I live with a traditionalist family. We have Christmas the same every year. We are atleast at home with just the 4 of us and wake up, open presents, eat a steak lunch, and stay in our pajamas all day. The perfect Christmas. Now that "last" Christmas has passed. I don't think it will hit me till next year when we play the "whose house we will be at when" game. This is an exciting step for us because we will then be "one", a two in one package! Luckily our families live 2 hours away from each other so it isn't that bad. I look forward to starting our own family traditions someday :)
I spent the most of the last week in Wichita with my soon to be in laws! It was filled with family, great food, movies, sleeping in, basketball games, and more! We went to the Warren to the LARGEST DIGITAL IMAX in the country (Brock said to emphasize the "digital" part). It was awesome!!!!! We saw Tron (which I think you should all see) in 3D and I was glued to this huge screen the whole time. I also got to have my own Christmas party with the fam! I got the Lytton favorites cookbook, SO EXCITED, a KU shirt to add to my collection of new KU attire, KU running shorts from Brock, a wedding ornament, an apron, and more! It was a great first Lytton Christmas! As I was leaving on Friday Shawn (Brock's dad) turned to me and said "next year you will be a Lytton!"This is true! So many things are gonna happen this year!
I came back Christmas Eve to spend it with the Lovejoy clan! This has also become tradition. It is a night filled with great food, Wii bowling, gift card exchanging, and farkle. This year many people could not make it on Christmas Eve so we didn't do the gift card exchange but we did enjoy a great game of farkle! I almost came back and one with a score about 3,000 or more but I lost it with one roll... Nanny won the game! Like I said earlier we spent Christmas day as the 4 of us and it started by my dad turning on James Taylor Christmas at 8:30am. Guess this meant it was time to get up (my parents get very excited about Christmas surprises). I watched Christmas story until Lee woke up then we proceeded down the stairs. We open our stockings first and then eat sausage balls (my favorite). I got a suit case that was sitting next to my stocking and I was really excited! It even tells you if it is over 50 pounds or not... technology these days. Then my dad plays Santa and he passes out everyone's presents and we open them. My big gift was an Ihome and jewelry cleaner for my new beautiful ring and some clothes and such! It was a great LAST Christmas with the 4 of us :)
Now we are packing up and getting ready to go to Hilton Head for a nice little get away. I can't wait to just sit in the house and not do anything... seriously, I want to eat good food, shop, watch movies and tv, and SLEEP! I hope you all had a great Christmas! Thanks for reading my blog. I keep finding new people that read it! Have a great day! Thank God for your blessings :)