Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

This is our first Christmas together as Mr. and Mrs. and it is totally not what I expected last year. I thought we'd have trouble deciding what to do, which family to spend it with, but we just did lunch with one side and dinner with the other on Saturday. We had dinner with some friends today (which makes me think that other people didn't make this holiday so family-centric either) and as we were driving around, I noticed quite a few places still open.

Actually, unlike last year, I felt like we didn't really do much celebration this time around. In combination with the warm weather, it hardly felt like Christmas. I barely did any shopping or card-writing. Maybe because we are still in shock/trauma from the wedding, or maybe because we've been so very occupied with our housing situation, I didn't even get Dear a gift. Oh well, when I don't get the inspiration to get the "perfect" gift, I'm really not into it. Also, because Christmas fell on a Monday this year, it was just weird to have Christmas Eve service on a Sunday after regular Sunday service.

Hopefully next year when things are more settled I'd like to at least get a little tree and decorate it together. Anyway, enough of my babbling. Merry Christmas everyone!!


Michelle said...

I know exactly what you're saying! I normally am very good at writing Christmas cards and giving gifts. This year, I didn't get my now husband a gift and I found myself scrambling to write Christmas cards to just the people that have sent us cards. Don't even get me started on the thank you cards that I have not written! Nobody tells you about the activities you still have to do after a wedding. Like what to do with all your old stuff that you have replaced with items from your registry. Or what to do with all that packaging material that it comes with. When does your life finally go back to normal? We definitely are not going back to break-neck speeds like prior to the wedding, but I feel like we just come home dump stuff off and get whatever we need to run out the door again. Forget about putting stuff away! Sorry for the babbling, just wanted you to know that you weren't the only one feeling that way. Happy holidays! Congrats on the wedding by the way, we got married about a week after you in San Francisco and I have been following your blog so that I could feel like I wasn't the only person dealing with the insanity they call planning a wedding. You always gave me a heads up on what I would be working on next!

just r said...

Hi! Thanks for your kind words and congrats to you on your wedding too! I enjoyed reading your "babble" and I can relate so much that I even got an idea for an upcoming post! Thanks so much!