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Well, friends, we have broken the two week posting streak :) I think this is a good thing…it means we are too busy with life to blog about it!

We have been up to so much the past few weeks! Our first married Christmas snuck up and nailed us. Man, I have never been so busy! Christmas has always been a relaxing time for me – I’ve had a break from school and nothing to do but chill out. This year, however, between full-time jobs, Christmas photography clients :), choir concerts, getting gifts, Christmas parties, wrapping, and all the normal stuff we already keep busy with, Christmas was a little crazy. We enjoyed it though. We kept reminding each other of the specialness of the holiday for us by referring to it as “this our first Christmas”. Christmas Eve was great; we went to service at 7 and then spent the night at our place alone to enjoy it. I don’t think I have ever eaten so much as I did on Christmas Day. We exchanged gifts at Drew’s parents’ house and had brunch, then we headed to my parents’ house for more gifts and lunch, then to Drew’s uncle’s house for dinner – 3 gigantinormous meals. Glorious.

We decided that we would only get each other one gift this year, with a price limit. Drew figured out a way to get me a sweet camera lens I had been coveting by getting his family in on the gift. Oh man, that lens is great. I got Drew tickets to see his favorite piece of classical music, Mozart’s Requiem, in Boston over Valentine’s Day. He loved it.

The day after Christmas, we did absolutely nothing. It. Was. So. Great. Then, Thursday, we left for a Poconos vacation with the Ackermanns. We spent the past four days in a cabin in the Poconos, lounging in the hot tub, playing games with the family and just enjoying being together! It was awesome! I got to experience skiing the first time. My official statement: I hate skiing. I sucked at it and I am so, so sore. But I’m glad I went, and do not regret anything about the vacation :)

Now, we are home and it’s back to real life. As I type this, poor Drew is at work (who works on New Year’s Eve?!). Tonight, we are going to our friend Kristen’s house for a partaaay and tomorrow we will be sleeping in and trying to enjoy our last day of vacation.

I promise to post pictures of “this our first Christmas” as soon as possible :)

Happy New Year!

(No, Randi, this is not an ode to you. :) ) 

So, this being our first Christmas, I absolutely insisted that we get a real tree. My dad is allergic to a lot of things, one of them being pine trees, so I have never had a real tree! I am enjoying watering the tree and dustbusting the pine needles waaaay too much.

We had planned on getting a tree right after Thanksgiving. We ended up getting it this past Monday. We had planned on going to a tree farm and cutting it down (for me to get the whole real tree experience). We bought one for $20 at Home Depot. :) I think it’s great! It’s the perfect little tree and looks just perfect in our apartment. And it smells glorious!

In other holiday news, this has been the busiest holiday season of my life! Last weekend was non-stop; we both took off work Monday and poor Drew got really sick. But we are loving life and our first Christmas together :)

So Drea and I, along with our friends Mike and Tom, will be playing some Christmas music at Starbucks on West Street in Annapolis, located here…

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We’re playing this Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5 – 7pm. Hopefully we’ll sound at least half-decent. I SINCERELY hope that we won’t sound anything like this. So, if you’re free, come on out!

Not including Labor Day, Veterans Day or Halloween, Thanksgiving was our first official married holiday! We got the best of both worlds, spending the day with both of our families. We spent the morning with the Ackermanns, just hanging out. I got to take pictures of Allison and Rich (unbearably adorable) and the four of us got to play at a sweet playground. For dinner, we hit the Burchams :) My aunt, uncle and cousin came over, along with my sisters + husbands. The day was really sweet.

I made Drew stop in this field to take a picture of our first Thanksgiving :)

Here’s to Christmas! :)