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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Emerged in the Christmas Spirit

I am finally home! I have been so busy with final papers and projects and studying that I have not had time to post. This picture was from a day we spent at the Library last weekend. Figured i'd share because it shows how enthused I am about studying and working on papers.

This is my precious living room right now. I love all of the Christmas decorations in every room. Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. I love the decorations that exist everywhere. I love the whole spirit of the season where family members all get together and bond over the holiday, snowy weather, and delicious food. Wrapping gifts in coordinating wrapping paper until I have a huge pile under my tree makes me happy every time I walk in the room. I also love getting the chance to buy things for people who buy me things all year long. I know I could do this any time but, as a broke college student, I like to be able to justify buying random gifts.
Now that I am finally home I can start crafting! Alec and I are doing the "12 dates of Christmas" idea that I found on A Beautiful Mess' blog. We both (actually my mom made one of them) took 6 pieces of paper and wrote down a cute little date idea for each day. The rules were it doesn't have to be expensive and we don't have to leave the house, just something that we can do together. We then sealed them into envelopes and randomly labeled them one through twelve. I spread out the envelopes in my tree in my bedroom for us to open one of each morning. Today is actually the 12th day so, we are counting Christmas Eve as day "eleven" and Christmas Day as "twelve." I am so glad he agreed to do this with me. I cannot wait to open the first one tomorrow morning!

Alec went to bed around 10:30 and now here it is 1:30am and I've basically been blogging and crafting all night. I made a bunch of these homemade holiday cards to mail to people and signed them all "Love: Alec and Amanda." They were so fun to make and I can't wait to mail them tomorrow. I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday at least half as much as I am.

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