One of the reasons I know Bobby is my soul mate is our love of Christmas. Both radio stations in our cars have been set to Christmas songs since the day after Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to our drive to NY so we can listen to Christmas music for 14 hours straight. Not too many people have that much love for Jingle Bells. Maybe it has something to do with both of our birthdays being in December. His is December 21 and mine is December 24.
Speaking of my birthday, I will be accepting presents throughout the year. Some of my favorite things are sparkly, ruffly, shiny, brown, silver, black, green, blue, purple, well pretty much most colors. Except for yellow, it clashes with my blond hair.
One thing I can always get Bobby to agree to is more Christmas decorations. He's as much of a sucker as I am for them. Even when I say that I want to put another wreath up, I don't get an eyeroll. And I already have 4 up. The only thing I couldn't get Bobby to agree to was putting a tree up. As much as I really want a tree up, I know that Jack would have pulled it down at least 14 times by now. And we are leaving for NY next week so who would water it? I compensated my putting up more tree trimmings from the Christmas tree kiosk around town. We go to the same guy every year and he gives me as many trimmings as I need. He tells Bobby the same story about when he was in the military. Maybe when we retire in our luxury RV we can drive around selling Christmas trees.
I am anxiously waiting for our Christmas cards to arrive from Shutterfly! I think they will be here tomorrow. I've got all my address labels printed out so we just need the cards! This will be our first photo Christmas card and I can't wait to see what they look like.
We are beyond excited to get home for the holidays this year. We didn't make it in time for Christmas last year since Jack was born in the beginning of December. This will be the first time in four years that Bobby and both his brothers and their girlfriends will be together. Between all the deployments we haven't been able to spend it as a whole family. Bobby is super excited for this... We also get to meet Bobby's older brothers new fiance! The got engaged a little over a month ago. It totally blew all of us out of the water too! But not we get to have a beautiful wedding next Oct at Chapel Hill NC. We also get to go skiing when we go home! I haven't been on skis in I don't know how long. It's like riding a bike right?? I used to teach skiing in Vermont so I should be ok.
Jack is excited to go sledding at the cabin. He's got his snowsuit all ready! I can't wait to get some pics of him in the snow. He's loves Christmas just as much as we do. He's a December baby too afterall...