It was so unbelievably difficult to get this week started.
I was on the go all weekend even though I was sick.
Friday night Danny and I stayed in – due to me being sick.
He had drill all weekend so Saturday I got a lot of Christmas shopping done with my friend.
And that night I got together with my girlfriends from school.
It was nice getting to catch up with all my friends in one day.
Sunday I did even more shopping with my mom.
And now I’m almost completely done.
And so far everything I have is wrapped.
[I can’t believe Christmas is in two weeks!]
I was so excited for Danny to come home Sunday night (and of course so was Annabel). I wish we had more time together though.
So it’s Monday and I’m already excited for us to have next weekend together.
Holiday traditions … where to start … at the beginning because as I am creating a new family with Danny and we don’t have any.
We spent this time last year together but he was taking leave from deployment and so the holidays were a little hectic and in the back of my mind I couldn’t stop thinking about him leaving to go overseas.
So before the holidays get here (I’m mostly concerned with Christmas) I want to think of some traditions to start.
I plan on carrying on some that I have from my parents and from his parents but I want something new.
I’m thinking of a special breakfast Christmas morning and maybe watching A Christmas Story Christmas Eve night.
[Another hectic thing – thinking of how we’re going to make our schedules mesh.
How we’re going to get to all the families/parties etc]
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Anything quirky that you haven’t heard of others doing?
This weekend went by way too fast. I didn’t even really get a weekend. I ended up working both Saturday and Sunday for basically nothing. It’s a lot of overtime which is great but I really missed getting to hang out with Danny and do things that needed done around the house.
I love these two!
His and hers entertainment.
I got Danny some crazy straws because “everything tastes better with a crazy straw”.
And now here I am back to work on Monday at 7am – in the middle of my twelve day stretch!
So this past weekend was my first Marine Corps Ball.
I hadn’t been to a dance like this since high school.
It was nice to see the ceremony (Danny was a part of the sword detail).
It was nice to be a part of something important and to celebrate all the Marines who have done so much for this country.