Sunday, December 27, 2009
So this Christmas has been completely unlike any other. On Thurdsay afternoon the manfriend and I headed to his family's house in Price. I was ridiculously nervous, but upon meeting them, I fell in love. They are so wonderful and welcoming. They really made me feel like I was theirs. Although, that's not to say there weren't super awkward moments. His mom and stepdad kept talking about marriage and how I needed to have a ring on my finger by April. Hahah. My favorite moments were when his stepdad asked "How do her legs feel on ya? Do they feel like magic?" and when his semi brother in law asked him in Spanish when the wedding would be and when he was going to propose. Obviously he didn't know I speak Spanish. The manfriend told him February. Haha. Despite all the awkwarness, it just added to the fun. I didn't get homesick even once. AND I got some killer presents! I finally got and eternity scarf in plum! (Thanks to Jana and Tyson) And I got the Diana Mini from the manfriend and his sister, Lara, who I'm convinved I would have been best friends with, even if I never dated her brother. His mom bought me pajamas for Christmas Eve and cereal for the morning. I got a killer stocking and some b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l jewelry from manfriend's stepdad and the manfriend himself (the piece that the manfriend got for me was absolutely my taste and definitely my favorite). I went shopping with his sisters and mom, had some good cuddle time, and just overall was so happy to be there. I have to say, this Christmas is the best one I've had in a very long time. And in addition to everything the manfriend's family did for me, my own family did a whole lot. My mom fixed my Miss Piggy stocking I've had since I was a baby and was therefore deteriorating. I also got some amazing makeup from Sephora, a recipe box, and my favorite chocolates. My parents did absolutely everything they could and I'm so greatful for them.
After that being said, I really loved how the manfriend's family really brought out the true meaning of Christmas. We read from Luke and talked about the Savior. It was so nice to have such a strong emphasis on love and the atonement. I'm so greatful for my Savior and everything he has done for me. I'm greatful for the manfriend, whom I love, and his absolutely KILLER family. I'm thankful for my family and my wonderful friends. And I'm thankful for all of you and your encouragement. I hope all of your Christmases were spectacular! :)
Posted by Kristie at 10:21 AM