Christmas this year was super laid back and so, so nice! I got really excited so I woke Cory up earlier than planned and we started opening our presents. We got Mario Kart for Wii and a couple wheels as our combined present. I also got him Lego Star Wars for Wii, some movies, a neck massager (it's awesome!), and a digital thermometer and weather forecaster. He got me some clothes, a Utah Utes license plate cover, more home gym equipment, a small water fountain, and he made me these incredible roses out of metal:
He didn't have time to polish and paint them and he still wants to do that, but I love them either way. I'm so lucky to be married to someone so talented.
Each year we also get each other a new ornament for the tree. He picked the abominable snowman from Rudolph, and he got me a U of U ornament.
Then we headed upstairs and opened presents with his family. It was fun to know we actually could afford to get his family decent presents this year. It was a good year. We also LOVED our presents from his family. We hung out and played board games and Shirleen made a really good lunch. After a couple hours we decided to pry our butts of the couch and go open presents with my family. My parents got a new TV for their kitchen and a blue ray player so most of the afternoon consisted of watching everyone try and set them up. Then my mom made a yummy dinner and we laid around like beached whales until we decided to go home. It was a great day. I say this a lot, but spending time with family is one of my favorite things.
In light of New Years, I've been thinking really hard about making resolutions that I can achieve. I've come up with the following so far:
1. Be positive
2. Continue to pray and read scriptures with Cory every night
3. Get a 4.0
4. Place in a 5k race ( I may not make this one, but I'm going to try...)
5. Run a 10k
6. Read a classic novel
7. Read the Book of Mormon as least twice
8. Make 3 new friends
9. Pay for someone's dinner
10. Be more willing to help
11. Try my best to help people embrace the gospel
Some of them are still a little vague, but I figure specific goals would be more achievable. I'm really trying to focus on the only things that matter in life, the gospel, family, and friends. But I also threw a few in there to keep me from getting bored or to help me be more successful. I have a good feeling about this year. There's many exciting choices to be made. Goodbye 2009! :)