jordan forbids putting up the christmas tree until after his favorite holiday, so the tree will be going up next week.
i did convince him to put up a garland last week though - complete with lights and ornaments & christmas jams.
(and i made an executive decision to put up a wreath on the door, because i like to think i'm the boss around here.)
lighting of the riverwoods magic happened friday night.
also a carriage ride + free candy,
and an after-party for 6 at red robin afterwards.
(we told embarassing childhood stories. the greatest.)
saturday we tripled to italian village + ice skating + hot chocolate.
snowy and cozy outside, good food and good company inside.
it was reaffirmed to me that i have the best girlfriends out there.
sunday we taught a lesson on the sacred role of a mother.
you guys, i am not a particularly maternal individual, and sometimes thinking about dedicating my life to another human is intimidating.
(although i do have protective instinct down pat. i think it's an older sister thing.)
but while teaching the actual lesson, it was made clear to me that it'll be the most important thing i do, molding souls.
& i better get started on preparing to do that someday.
sunday night we got to see my family as they drove through salt lake, and it was a flawless kickoff to thanksgiving week. we leave tomorrow morning for b-town, and i might cry of excitement. i am honestly craving this holiday break - like i can smell it, my mouth is watering, but i can't eat quiiiite yet. i am so anxious to get this relaxation started.
i am craving uninterrupted reading, i am dying to get my fingers on my birthday-ukulele, and FOR THE LOVE, i can't wait to sleep in past 8 and have morning-cuddles reintroduced into my life.
i am craving cheesy hallmark movies and staying up too late playing card games and eating so much you have to roll around on the couch for a while.
it's going to be ideal.