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Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays…

So December has come and gone, and oh what a month it was. It was mostly filled with Christmas shopping and holiday-ing. Like that word? 🙂

I went home from the 24 to the 28 sans Elvis. I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t have Christmas Eve services at the church. I think this is only the second time in my life that I haven’t been at services (the first being when I was in Ecuador) and it’s probably my favorite service of the year. Heather was at the house when I arrived home and we had fun playing board games and eating. Featured at this year’s Christmas Eve dinner was Indian food, complete with naan, Tandoori chicken, curry potatoes and fried worms. (Okay, so they weren’t really worms, they were fried dough soaked in rose water and sugar…not sure what they’re called, but Matthew insisted we have them.

Christmas day was fun, got a lot of great gifts including a GPS, a MD park pass and a bunch of lenses for my camera. I haven’t had much of a chance to use them, but I look forward to it! We also went to visit with both of my grandmothers which was great!

Friday I went shopping and got some amazing deals! I went to JC Penney’s and got three pairs of jeans. My bill came to $48 dollars. I added a sweater and my total came to $46. Yep, they paid ME to take the sweater away. If you look at the receipt, I saved $121 and spent $46. Pretty sweet, if you ask me!

Saturday I refused to change out of my pajamas until 7pm when Heather, Philip and I went to see Doubt. It was a pretty good movie – gets you thinking.

Sunday was church, then packing, then a typical Walters’ family Christmas party – half the family arrives late, you sit with people you see on a regular basis anyway, eat, play a couple of card games, get your gifts and leave. Total time: 2 hours. Then a drive back to DC which sucked. Not because of weather like the drive home, but because we would be driving 70 miles an hour, then we would come to a complete stop. For absolutely no reason. Then we would get back up to 70 again. Then stop. I really don’t understand why.

Last week was pretty uneventful until the 31st. We spent some time at the boys’ house, then went to pick up Veronica and headed to Latin Palace. We danced and had some really good conversations with the guys and came back home at 5am. Yes, 5 am. Yesterday we went to the boys’ house again and made soup for them (which turned out delicious) and hung out until returning home to watch PSU stick up the Rose Bowl. No more smelling like roses, but more like the manure they use to fertilize the roses. Oh well, c’est la vie.

Now we have to get back into a work schedule. For two full weeks. Then we have 2 days off for MLK Jr day and the inauguration. I’ll post pics from New Year’s Eve/day on Monday, hopefully!