Matt and I will be traveling for the majority of the Christmas holidays. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! MERRY CHRISTMAS! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
On Friday the 14th, both Matt and I had our company Christmas parties. So in typical fashion, we had to split up and attend our parties solo. Matt's party was at a fabulous restaurant called Ellendale's. They had a delicious meal and a lot of fun playing dirty Santa. I am sad I wasn't able to get to see everyone he works with as they are all so sweet and fun to be around. Maybe soon I'll make it out to his office to see everyone!
Also that night, I had my company Christmas party. Our party was at an event hall called City Hall. The space was decorated so nice and looked very festive. They had a great Christmas tree put up and tables facing a stage. During the evening, we had a great meal of prime rib. Needless to say my piece of meat was as large as my plate. Apparently there were mashed potatoes under the meat but I never saw it!
This is our team at work. From left to right: Ben, my boss and the general counsel, me, Pam, a paralegal, Heather, anothe paralegal, and Mike, the AIMS guru and contract administrator.This is my friend Heather from work. She is one of the paralegals. We had a great time dancing with the band at the party!
Matt made it to our Christmas party late after his dinner. He got to meet everybody I work with and they were glad to know he exists! He does exist! After working with this group for almost a year and a half, they had never met him!
The next night, Laurin, Marie, and Leslie had their Forgotten Angels party. It was so much fun and so nice. Well done girls! They had the party at their apartment and served wonderful food. It was so much fun to get together and celebrate the season and do something good too! Each guest had to bring a gift for the forgotten angels on the angel tree at the Salvation Army. I, of course, took a Barbie! Which everyone thought was so typical! Anyway, below are some pictures from the party!
The next day we had our family Christmas with the Core/Kaeser's. Ashley and Carter had us over for dinner. They made 2 kinds of Chili, it was great! We really enjoyed getting to spend time with them!
Me and not sure which ghost this is!
The Ghost of Christmas Past!
of course it was raining!!
So as the night wore on, the dance party started. Below is a pic of Matt and I dancing. It's always fun at the LSU game...
OOPS! Did I forget to mention the game?? I can't imagine why...Of course the Rebels lost...big shocker...but I must say, they let Brent Schaffer play...and he was good. Where has he been??
I met him at the lake for the weekend. It was so nice to just relax and sleep...I was able to catch up a good bit! We went for a walk and got some exercise. Also, it was cold, so we just curled up and watched football. Sometimes there is nothing better than curling up and taking it easy...Of course, our beloved Rebels weren't on TV. Which was actually a blessing...Auburn beat up on us pretty good...Imagine that....
We came home on Sunday morning in time to watch the Titans game...They are always fun. We went to the grocery store and bought tons of candy as Halloween was approaching...
Halloween in our neighborhood is so fun. We live in a great neighborhood full of kids and so of course we had tons of trick-o-treaters!!! We saw everything for an adorable Minnie Mouse to scary Goblins to our cute neighbors who were a Transformer and a chicken (at least I think she was a chicken). Taylor had half of her costume off by the time they got to our house. All and all it was a fun holiday and a fun night...
Also, this weekend I got to see my precious sister-in-law, Jessica. She is living in Charleston now and we don't get to see her often. So it was a real treat for her to be in town and for me to get a chance to see her. She has no idea how much Matt and I miss her! We can't wait for her to come home for Thanksgiving! However, we are thrilled she loves Charleston and we can't wait to come for a visit! Laurin and I left Oxford on Sunday morning. Laurin had a test to study for and I was anxious to get home and see Matt. It was a relatively busy week with work. Matt played catch-up and I tried to get ahead as my boss was out of town. Friday once again rolled around and Matt and I headed to Oxford for the game. The Rebs of course got blown away, but it was so much fun to see our friends, Brett, Vista, & Jeffrey! While I didn't remember to take any pictures, we had a great time! We went to the new restaurant the Waltz for drinks on Friday. What a neat place! It's a very trendy restaurant in Oxford and we loved the atmosphere. However, the night was not without it's entertainment. There was a couple sitting at the bar that had a major screaming match in the restaurant/bar. They were apparently eating dinner with his parents and who knows what happened, but it turned into a scene. Not only was the whole bar watching them fight, so was his family...about 30 minutes after they started fighting, they finally left the bar to a standing ovation!
We got home on Sunday and I turned around and headed to Boulder for work. I haven't uploaded my pictures yet, but a good time was had by all! It was two days of work, but we also had a high-tech scavenger hunt! It involved cell-phones, digital cameras and all sorts of crazy challenges. Like I said, pictures to come soon.
While I was away, however, I missed posting a special announcement for Jessica's birthday, so please accept the belated post! It will be above, so it will be special!
I finally got home last night at 11:30, got to see Matt for 30 minutes (before I passed out) and woke up this morning, knowing Matt was travelling for work today. So we have seen each other for 30 minutes since Sunday! SO SAD! However, we are looking forward to the weekend. We are headed to the lake for a weekend of relaxation and rest! Just what I needed!
We won "the Prize" awarded at the end of each night at the Lake. You can only imagine what it's for!