Is is strange that I am a little excited that the holidays are over? It must be a sign of me becoming a true adult. Christmas is fun but it is also very tiring and fattening. I am kind of happy to just be going back to normal life. Christmas this year was pretty good. It was a surprisingly busy day and I felt like I was going non-stop which I think comes from trying to not only fit in things with my own family but also trying to make sure I spend time with Sam's family too. Since it was so warm and sunny for December, Sam and I decided to go on a bike ride on the legacy trail on Christmas Eve. We made it to our stopping point and it was very romantic because Sam brought a blanket and hot chocolate for the end of the trail. That night we ate dinner with my Mom and Dad and then spent the rest of the night playing games with Sam's family. On Christmas I spent the morning with my parents and then I went to church with my Mom. I have decided that I really kind of like having Christmas on Sunday, I am not sure why but I do. Maybe it is because it helpes me remember the true spirit of Christmas even better. That night we went to my family's traditional Bethlemhem dinner and then spent the rest of the night playing games with Torrie and Matt.
Christmas was pretty great and after a week of relaxation I then got to celebrate my birthday and New Years the next weekend. I am now 25 and I am not sure how I feel about it. I know 25 is not old but it kind of feels old, but I don't feel old at all. I am sure I will get used to it. My birthday was pretty good. I went to breakfast at Sill's Cafe with Sam and then had a big birthday dinner at Buca di Beppo with my whole family. I think my family might be getting a little big for eating out all together. It was fun and delicious but a little crazy. At the end of the night we decided to spend a quiet evening with just me, Sam, Torrie and Matt and played games until midnight. I was kind of happy to just have a quiet and relaxing night.
I am excited for the new year. The number 12 is actually my lucky number and so I think this will be a lucky year. I also think it will be a year of change, but changes that I am excited for. However, 2011 was a pretty good year too. I have thought of all the things that happened last year that I feel are pretty good accomplishements or just cool things that have happened, here they are:
Finished my last semester of classes at USU
Drove across the country with Matt and Bethany
Saw Boston and Chicago
Worked my last summer at Bountiful City (kind of lame, but still an accomplishment)
Being told that I gave life changing advice
Moved home from Logan for good
Witnessed my first sealing at the temple which was for my two best friends
Met and fell in love with Sam
So there you go. I would say those are the biggest things that happened in 2011. I think that 2012 has many big and exciting things in store for me. I will also have a lot of hard work to do (like student teaching) but I have a lot to look forward to. So here is to 2012, may you be magical.