The holidays quickly approached and RS and I decided to spend Thanksgiving with my family, and then split time with our families on Christmas. We had a great Thanksgiving filled with lots of yummy food and fun. Wedding plans were still getting done and December flew by! In fact, I think my Mom and I spent more time planning the wedding from October to December than in the Spring….but I suppose that’s how it all goes right? It was nice to get it things out of the way, but it was pretty stressful. I’m just glad I had my Mom, who was my best friend, to help me! And of course RS helped some too. : )
Christmas came and we were excited to spend it together, and with all our family. We exchanged our gifts pretty early on Christmas morning, while we were at my parent’s house. I gave RS three things, but the one that really went over well was the watch I got him from Kohl’s. He still loves it and wears it everyday. Rumor has it that once he got home after Christmas he had to try on his wedding band to see if it matched. Cute huh? Ooops, I probably wasn’t supposed to share that detail. I think it’s sweet though! : )
Did I mention before that when he bought my engagement ring and wedding band, he also had the forethought to buy himself a matching wedding band? I think that’s just so super sweet. Seriously! I still have never heard of anyone else doing that. But that’s my sweetie pie Rocket Scientist! : ) Anyway, back to Christmas, I loved RS’s gifts too, especially the itunes gift card that I proceeded to buy cheesy lovey dovey songs with. : )
We had Christmas lunch (which my family calls dinner on Christmas because it’s the big meal) with my family at my oldest sister’s house. There was lots of family, food and fun to be had. Then when a snow storm started rolling in, we decided it was time to head down to RS’s parent’s house. We said our “Good byes” and “Merry Christmas” and left.
RS and I started down the highway and there wasn’t much traffic. The snow was just pouring down (can you say that with snow?) but the Jeep was doing fine. So we kept on going. We were making pretty good time, considering, for the first half of the trip. But then, there were some slick spots and a traffic jam. So, what would normally be an hour and half or so drive, ended up being closer to a four hour long drive. : (
Luckily, we had each other in the car. So we made the most of it. I made voice impressions and served as the stewardess on board, as well as Navigator and overall good cheer police, while RS kept it between the lines. We make a pretty good team. Well, correction, we make a great team. Once we did make it though, we had a nice time with RS’s parents and siblings, and a great rest of our Christmas!
Needless to say though, we don’t ever plan on doing that again. Driving on Christmas day, I mean. As much fun as we had with each other in the car for 4 hours that day, we much rather would have spent it with family. So, ever since we haven’t driven on Christmas day.
To be continued…..