this month has just flown by!! I feel like we were just home for thanksgiving yesterday! we had a great thanksgiving in the mtns of highlands, nc with my dad's family. it was awesome! we went to the carolina clemson game and that was fun!! then we came back. since we've been home....
1. we decided not to get a tree. it is SO sad to me!!!! HOWEVER. it was my decision. we're leaving the 18th to go back to greenville... and wont be home til the 2n of january. So i feel like going to get a tree ($$) then getting things to decorate it with ($$) then cleaning up after all the pine needles and sap shed ($$) and the potential that the puppy will chew off bark and get sick ($$) ANNND the fact we won't even be here to enjoy it really ... just feels like would be a lot of money spent (that we dont necessarily have). so our "first christmas tree" looks like it will come next year. which is ok really, bc next year (hopefully) we will be in a house that is OURS and only OURS (we're renting now) and I think we'll be a lot more settled. however we've decorated our front patio with icicle lights and cute little merry christmas wreath. I will post a picture soon.
2. i got a job! starting next monday, im going to be working at david's bridal :) obviously, this is not a "career" or a "forever job." but we could use the extra money, and i couldnt get my student load (FAFSA) in time to start school in the spring (so im starting summer or fall) therefore I wanted to do something that I actually really enjoyed. I love weddings and gowns, and all that jazz, so I think I will really have fun at my job :) i'll let you know! :)
3. my amazing husband works ALL THE TIME...I am so proud of him though. He's doing a good job at handling the stress. We are taking a "night" for ourselves tomorrow night and going to a friend of a friend of a friend's Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. It's being thrown by a married couple so I think it will be a great way to meet some people up here in Raleigh.. My brother and his friend Ryan will be here in about an hour, and I'm excited for that as well!! I love for people to visit, since I spend most of my days alone. (david's bridal is gonna be good for me to get out of the house as well :P)
As I mentioned, we're going home the 18th. I'm hosting a Christmas Shower for Cathleen and Christopher with Ashley Ross on the 19th and I am super excited about that!! I'm making fried ravioli, swedish meatballs, christmas cookies, and chocolate peanut butter balls! AShley's bringing chex mix and sausage balls and a few other people are gonna contribute as well. I can't wait to get together and share some Christmas Cheer, followed by, what i'm sure will be an interesting night at The Corner Pocket. :) Will upload some pictures soon!
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