Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sundays are always so rejuvenating. We went to church, ate lunch, took a wonderful nap, made dinner and enjoyed it with Travis, we are now watching a Christmas movie while I do some family history indexing, and later I'll be taking a bath while reading my new book I can't put down, Pope Joan, while Jesse studies. I think Sundays might just be my favorite day of the week except for the fact that I don't get to sleep in because I have to work the next day.
We just dumped the pictures we have taken in the last week off of Jesse's phone so here is a look at our life lately on the go. Jesse's been doing last minute projects and studying for finals...hence the Trojan horse made of Popsicle sticks. He aced that project! Creative and smart....I think he's a keeper. Even among all the school work and my job we've managed to squeeze in game nights with friends, date nights getting malts, Christmas shopping, and temple lights. We are anxious to plug through this next week and get ready to get on the road next week for a Christmas at home in California. Nothing sounds better than home-cooked meals, family, and warmer weather.
Last night we drove up to Salt Lake with Matt and Emma and ate at one of our favorite Utah places, Crown Burger, and then walked around temple square to see the lights. It was freezing, but definitely got us into the Christmas spirit even more. This really is the best time of year.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I woke up in the middle of the night Tuesday with vertigo. I screamed for Jesse to wake up and get the trash can. He scrambled up from a dead sleep, crashed into the wall and a few other things, and got the trash can to me just in time. I threw up all morning and was incredibly dizzy. The next day I still felt dizzy, but trekked into work and sucked it up the rest of the day. So today at work Jesse made me a yummy sandwich and brought it to work for me. It was the perfect pick-me-up and after work I came home to a spotless house with homemade potato soup on the stove waiting for me... not to mention the fridge was stocked with new groceries. I have the best husband. He served me up the soup, which was divine, and headed out the door to work and I bet he hasn't had a chance to sit down for one second today. I'm grateful for a husband that I couldn't have even dreamed-up on my own. He does everything to lighten my load even when he is in the middle of finals.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

This weekend has been quite festive and just the thing to get us in the Christmas spirit. I had my work party complete with BINGO, dinner, a non-alcoholic drink bar, and gift cards on Friday. If I didn't feel like an adult before I definitely do now. Work party screams adulthood. Saturday morning was spent rolled up in a blanket with my hubs on the living room rug followed by a deep clean of the apartment and then setting up our Christmas decorations. This was all accompanied by Christmas songs on Pandora. Later that night we met Emma and Matt at Malawi's for gourmet pizzas and then perused through a Christmas tree lot to find our perfect "Charly Brown" tree. We decorated the tree and now it finally feels like Christmas is near. There is nothing better than playing catch phrase with tons of friends in our cozy apartment with the smell of pine lingering in the air and that's just how we ended our night. Did I mention the night before we snuggled up on the living room rug with Matt and Emma and watched Arthur while sipping apple cider? How could I not love this time of year? It's a daily compilation of all my favorite things.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It has been an exciting day in the Eichelberger household. Not only did we set up our Christmas decorations, but Jesse got accepted to the BYU Marriot Business School. What a stud...I know! This is such a blessing and a sweet reward for the hard work Jesse has put in. I feel like we are less in limbo now that we know what path he'll be on for the rest of his bachelor's degree and then off to grad school. I'm lucky to be married to a guy that has the brains, work ethic, and natural ability to get what he wants in life and succeed in EVERYTHING he does. We are grateful for the opportunity he has to attend such a prestigious program. A night of celebrating is in order.