Oh December

Whew,what a crazy month!

I had so much work to do for school, I’m surprised I got any Christmas shopping done. I am proud to say though, that I finished my first semester of grad school! Yay!! Only one semester of classes to go then an internship! I’m thinking about applying for a job next semester in addition to my four classes, which could make my semester super crazy. We’ll see. 🙂

A lot of our French tutors have returned to France. Sad. We had a bunch of going away gatherings and I think I said goodbye to some of them four times. A couple pics:

we're not ready!

much better

James and I stayed in Madison this year for Christmas. He was only off work Friday-Sunday, and since it takes a full day to drive to KC (and there’s no way we could afford plane tickets) we decided it wasn’t work it. Which ended up being the best because James’s parents got delayed coming back from a vacation on the 25th and didn’t make it home until after midnight.

So we stayed here and had fun, even though we were both a little sad not to be with our families for the second year in a row. A guy James works with gave us his old TV (weee!!), so we spent the last few days watching all of James’s Christmas movies. Christmas day we opened our presents in the morning and skyped with my family (my niece is getting so big!).

We have been wanting to take some winter pics, so we decided Christmas was a good idea since not a lot of people would be out. It wasn’t super cold outside, but after a while my face was definitely numb. James is editing the pictures now, so I’ll be posting some of them later. You’ll also be able to see them on our super cool wedding website.

My fav pics are the ones we took on Lake Mendota, by campus. Yes ON! Its frozen! We walked on the frozen lake for a little bit (not too far b/c I was scared of falling in…which is silly since cars can drive on it), and it was so cool! I was surprised that it wasn’t flat/smooth. Its almost as if the water was really choppy and then frozen suddenly. Posting these pics soon too. 🙂

Then we went out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant. At first it was just us and another Chinese couple, but after a few minutes some more people started coming in. I was hoping they would sing Deck the Halls to use like on a Christmas Story, no such luck. Either way, it was a fun Christmas!

Henry enjoying his gift from BFF Kai

"don't come any closer..."


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