It was wonderful to have my family here for Thanksgiving. Our theme this year was ROLLACOPIA, with sub-theme BUTTERPALOOZA. We had plans to have many kinds of rolls, buuuut most of that fell through. We at least had a couple different kinds, 3 or 4 different butters, and a genuine ROLLACOPIA that I made (with an eggwash assist from Katy). Katy also made us Rollacopia shirts because she's awesome.
The fam was in town all week, which meant lots of shopping and eating out. My favorite meal was definitely at Pat's BBQ in Salt Lake.
I have been in a horrible insomniac phase. The worst was the night I didn't fall asleep until 7am-- hours after Kyle went to work. This last week, though, I've been taking melatonin and it actually works! Now, instead of waiting 2-3 hours to fall asleep, it's only like 30 minutes. I am much happier and much nicer now.
I have a job. Just until Christmas. I work at the Riverwoods as a gift wrapper, and I actually really love it. I started work at the Riverwoods Lighting event, which was wild and fun. Now I'm just wrapping in the North Pole. Really, I just LOVE the Riverwoods during the Christmas season. Free Santa (you can even take your own pics), 4 million lights, free carriage rides, free gift wrapping, free kids crafts. The Santa is even a really good one--when Ruby asked him for a hot dog (because she's crazy and loves hot dogs) he totally went with it. I work 15 hours a week with Kelsie and it's awesome. We have such a good time together and working with so many cute bows and kinds of paper brings me GREAT JOY. Plus I haven't gotten a paycheck in sooo long--I forgot how fun it is.
Every year, I am obsessed with picking out the perfect presents for my loved ones. Gift giving is totally my love language and it brings me a lot of happiness. Except this year I am basically sucking at it. Bummer.
Soon, CELIA IS MOVING NEXT DOOR!!!! Ok not actually next door, but the next stairwell. My upstairs neighbors will share a wall with them. I could not be more excited. And then Ashley is coming to visit for like a week! If Katy was here, it would be the old gang back together again, and my joy would be complete. I'm also going to see The Hobbit on the day it opens with a couple of my girls from YW--I'm flattered that they think I'm cool enough to go with them, and I'm so excited to see it! I also think it's funny that I can't see it at the midnight opening...because it's a school night and their mom won't let them. Ah, youth.
Nieman and Alan's baby boy is adorable and I love him. We've been lucky enough to hang out with him several times and I'm so happy for his parents. He is a well-dressed and studly kid--I think Ruby has another arranged marriage in her future. This makes, what, number 4? (4 potential suitors, not 4 marriages.)
What an incredible darling girl!!!! I want her to always be 2. Lately she is always kissing me and hugging me and crooning "Mooooommmy" in her sweet sappy voice. The only unfortunate thing--she's obsessed with Caillou. CAILLOU. THE DEVIL'S SHOW. I reaaaaaally hate that kid. But reaaaaaaally love Ruby.