J-Pants learned something new this Christmas. You know its the real Santa that visited you if there is a quarter in the toe of your stocking. Apparently, impostor Santa's were visiting him all of these years (we suspect they probably stole more than they left).
I worked overnight Tuesday and ended up sleeping all day Wednesday.
I woke up up around 4:00 to this:
That's right. J-Pants had cooked an entire Christmas dinner, Turkey included.
It was amazingly delicious.
Since we didn't get to go home for Christmas, J-Pants and I got to start our own
Christmas traditions. We were kind of silly about it and would scrutinize every decision. "Do we want cookies or cinnamon rolls Christmas eve? Whatever we choose will be the tradition from now on." (When of course the right answer was both.)
We decided to adopt his tradition of opening presents Christmas eve (which I used to make fun of him for when we were dating).
The xbox wheel he doesn't get to use for 2 more weeks (see previous post)
He just had to pretend instead.
My awesome new coat.
I can't wait to use this! (Thank you Naomi for the inspiration)
And, one of the coolest presents ever, Ma and Pa Sefcovic sent me an Amazon Kindle.
His xbox360 broke last night and the big Christmas presents I got him were xbox related (don't worry, he already knew. I can never surprise him). I can't help but think that this is God's way of punishing him for leaving the toilet seat up...
J-Pants and I got to go snowboarding with our friends the Straka brothers (or Count Strakula as we like to call them).
First of all, Steamboat is an awesome town and I can't wait to go back. I was raised on Utah snow and am a bit of an elitist when it comes to thinking Utah snow is the best. But Steamboat stepped up and showed me that good snow exists outside of Utah.
Last winter I got to take the boys I worked with snowboarding all winter (and I got paid to do it). I forgot how much I love snowboarding. I was sore and tired after, but its not a good day of snowboarding if you don't feel that way after.
On the way home, we hit a pretty bad blizzard. But Matt Straka is a master driver and even though our 2 hour drive turned into 4, he got us home safe.
-- Eating my mom's amazing, beyond-this-world banana cream pie. Most people think I'm exaggerating when I say this, but my mom literally makes over 20 pies every Thanksgiving. And each one is better than the next.
-- Getting to spend time with these people:
...and knowing how lucky I am that I love my in-laws.
-- Playing poker and telling dirty jokes with these people until 2 am:
-- Getting to spend unlimited time with my best friend.
-- But perhaps my favorite Thanksgiving moment was when's Jordan's aunt tried convincing him that Obama is the antichrist.