This whole 4-day weekend has been pretty amazing. Our original plan was to skip town and go somewhere like Yosemite, but our lack of funds kept us close to home. It doesn't matter, because we still ended up having an awesome time.
On Thursday night, we went to go see August Rush. I knew I was in serious trouble when I began crying during the trailers. (Damn hormones!) Of course, the movie was a tearjerker as well, but I think it was mostly because the young boy starring in the movie reminded me so much of my brother when he was younger. Afterwards, we took a walk around our neighborhood and ended up at my mother-in-law's house, who lives just up the street from us.
We spent most of Friday with Mandy, Paul, and Mandy's friend Clint. We went to Castle Park and played miniature golf (always a good time). Afterwards we went back to Mandy and Paul's, ate some awesome pecan pie, and played Loaded Questions. (I kicked everyone's ass.) The 5 of us then walked (ran, actually) down to the Mission Inn to watch the lighting ceremony, but we missed that and instead got stuck in a crowd of people and were forced to listen to the worst version of "Silent Night" that I've ever heard. So we walked back to Mandy and Paul's and decorated some cookies. One of Clint's was my favorite:
Saturday was the quintessential lazy day. I did not take a shower all day (yeah, it was pretty nasty) and opted instead to stay in my robe all day watching Gilmore Girls and reading.
Today we finished the final season of Gilmore Girls - of course, I cried like I seem to do all the time lately. It looked like it was going to be another lazy day, until Mandy called. We ran a couple of errands, including grocery shopping. Once home, Roy and I decorated our place with our Christmas stuff: lights, small Christmas tree, and holiday creatures (featured below).
I also finally figured out what to do with the remaining 8x10s of our engagement pictures that we used for our wedding reception (yep, that's our fridge!):
Tonight it began to really feel like Christmas - our living room is lit up with lights and non-cheesy Christmas music has been playing. I have a feeling this is going to be a great Christmas, despite the fact that I won't be seeing my family. I already ordered 4 Christmas gifts. I hate crowds, so online shopping is the way to go for me.
I am really damn sad that this weekend is over. It's back to reality now. It totally slipped my mind that I only have 2 weeks of school left. I could have made major progress on my remaining assignments over the weekend, but it looks like I'm going to be busting my ass at the last minute instead. Oh well, it was worth it - I already know it.