Another Christmas has come and gone, and just like that, the holiday season is almost over. Every Christmas is great, but this one was a little extra special. Living in Tempe and going to college is fun and all, but it was so nice to be home all month and not have to go to class! I didn't realize how much I actually missed home until now. The streets aren't busy 24/7. My room here is about 100 times bigger than my room in Tempe. I get home- cooked meals pretty much every day. It's basically the greatest thing ever. I can't believe I have to go back next weekend! I'm going to miss a lot of the comforts of home when I leave again, but the one thing I'm never going to miss is the 45 minute drive to work everyday. Smh I don't understand how people can do that every day. Traffic is so annoying and it's an hour and a half that I basically waste every single day!
Anyway, I really appreciated all of the time I've got to spend with my family these last few weeks, and it has been really nice to be only a 10 minute drive away from my boyfriend instead of the usual 30.
This year, we skipped out on the tradition of a Christmas Eve movie and went to brunch instead. I spend the evening with DJ's extended family which was very unusual for me. I basically spend all of the holidays with my immediate family. That's partly because everyone else lives in Utah and to be honest, I'm not a fan of Utah. It's always so cold and snowy and 1) I hate the cold because once I get cold I NEVER can seem to warm back up and 2) I don't really like snow either. I guess it's a good thing I live in sunny Arizona then because I'm pretty sure the high on Christmas Day was in the 70's.
That night, I went back home to my family and we had a coloring competition. My family is pretty much all grown up now, but never will we ever grow out of coloring; those little kid coloring books are the best. We broke out the markers and crayons and colored pencils, and the competition began. Later, we all opened up our Christmas jammies, and usually we would all go to bed, but my sister and I decided to make a pie for Christmas Day instead. So, we went out for some last minute groceries for the French Silk Pie (chocolate obviously because only crazy people eat fruit pies #gross).
I think we called it a night around 11 and we all went to sleep. On Christmas morning, you'll never guess what we did... opened presents! Ha, Mom made a yummy breakfast, we opened gifts, my sister and I tried all of our clothes on, we started dinner, played some games, ate, the typical Christmas Day. This is the one time of the year we can convince my dad to actually sit down and play a game with us. It was a good, chill day. It was nice to not have anything we had to do or anywhere we had to be.