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Thursday, January 21, 2010

238 Days - Where Have We Been?! (The Update)

Ok. So its been a while. The holidays kept us really busy. We were in Atlanta with limited internet access for Christmas and New Years, so the blog took a back seat to life.  As an update I created an outline to summarize:

  • Christmas 
    • We had a lovely holiday season in Cold-Lanta with Sam's family. 
    •  It was my first Christmas away from the North Country, which meant new traditions and some variations of old ones. 
      •  We went to Christmas eve service, which was much more of a production then a mass. During "Oh Holy Night" Mary, Joseph, and a four month old baby Jesus walked down the aisle! It was a Christmas miracle with microphones. 
      • We had Chinese food after Christmas Eve mass, which I thought only happened in the movies! 
      • We celebrated Christmas with brunch and playing with Sam's young cousins and their family. As a highlight, I scored 98 percent on vocals for Beatles Rock Band. 
      • Sam's mom made a great turkey dinner complete with Nennie's (Sam's grandmother)famous broccoli casserole, sweet potato casserole, and carrot casserole. There was a significant amount of casserole, if you hadn't noticed. 
      •  We spent Boxing Day with Sam's dad, his wife, Robin, and her family. We played Wii, hiked up Arabia Mountain, and ate turduckin and red velvet cake. (See above.)
  • New Years
    • We spent New Years Eve with Sam's best man, Tyler and his girlfriend, Bethany.
    • Sam and Tyler cooked
      • Moule Frites
      • Homemade spinach fetticini with a cajun cream sauce
        • Cayenne alfredo sauce, andouille sausage, crab meat, shrimp (awesome!)
    • Bethany and I provided moral support and glued our eyes to the Next Food Network Star Marathon.
    • We felt bad for Dick Clark.
    • We toasted champagne.
    • We gave New Years kisses.
    • We passed out an hour later.
  • We were bad vegetarians during the holidays.
  • Wedding update - (because the most common question I get these days is how wedding planning is going.)
    • Save the dates are being printed and should be in the mail at the end of the month.
    • Our guest list is completed and is longer then the Washington Monument.
    • We made a decision about our honeymoon! (That will be a post on its own later.)
    • We booked our first room block for the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. (Find info here.)
    • Another room block is still in the works.
    • I bought my wedding shoes!

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