As you can tell, I have been totally neglecting my blog recently. I am so sorry for that! I was preparing for finals and then I was away in Colorado and then celebrating the Holidays with my family, seeing friends, and going to a wedding so I was super busy (even my nail polish chipped and I failed to keep them well painted!!). I hope December was as fun for you all as it was for me! In order to try and make it up to you, let me share with you my December:
It started off with studying for finals. This was no fun and my apartment was covered in books, papers, notes, flashcards, outlines, and pretty much anything you can think of:
After a week of wandering around Colorado I came home (with Andrew of course) back to the East Coast and we had a few days at our family homes to celebrate Christmas. I had decorated my apartment for Christmas but I never spend Christmas here so I don't think I get to enjoy it as much as I could! Especially since this year I left right after finals and didn't really get to see my tree other than a few days. I had decorated it with Andrew when he was here over Thanksgiving and I really like the way it turned out. I never can decide whether I like all white lights on the Christmas tree or multicolored lights on the tree. For this year I went with all white lights, multicolored garland, and a beaucoup amount of Christmas ornaments. I swear, the tree had soooo many ornaments on it. Christmas balls, Peanuts ornaments, snowflakes, glittery stars, etc. I really liked the way it ended up looking and adding the presents under the tree made Christmas feel like it was that much closer to coming!
I LOVE figuring out presents to buy people and I get really excited when all the packages start arriving at my apartment. I sort of feel like it becomes Santa's workshop, you know? I'm trying so hard to use up a specific roll of wrapping paper that I have been using for the last few years. I do most of my shopping online and I especially loved seeing this box, sent from Newegg, on my doorstep:
Then Andrew and I headed to a wedding a few days after Christmas so we had to come back to my apartment. A buddy of mine from the law firm I work at was getting married and invited both of us. The wedding was fun and it is always a good time when you get to dress up! The wedding had a photobooth where guests could try on all different hats, glasses, signs, etc to get some crazy photos. One of them was this one:
After the wedding we headed back up to our parents' homes (thank god they are so close together and only about an hour from me) for New Years where we had hors d'oevres at Andrew's parents' house and then spent the midnight celebration with my family, Steph's fiance, and her friend Kelly.
Then I had to drop Andrew at the airport a few days later so that he could return to Colorado :( It's only for a month though so I'm excited for his return. Finally, on the 7th I started back at school....and it snowed: