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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The World didn't End on December 22, 2012

Let me preface this by saying, this is not a post about how silly people are thinking the world is going to end, so keep reading.

Josh and I got to ring in the New Year with some AMAZING friends this year. It really made us realize just how blessed we really are to be in Salt Lake from now on. Change is scary, but change is good. We did anything and everything we could have done in Orem on New Years Eve. Kylie and Alex were in town from Oregon, and we were super excited to see them. Josh and Alex served part of their mission together when they were in Spanish Fork, and we don't get to see them nearly enough. When they get together they're ridiculous, but so much fun.

Since we have been here we have spent a lot of time with Logan and Tash. It's been great to be closer to them. In Cedar most of our friends weren't married yet so it got hard sometimes. They are so great to be around and we are so grateful to have them in our lives.

I drug Josh to Les Miserables with Logan and Tash, needless-to-say, he wasn't a fan, but he humored me, but made sure to sing everything he said for the rest of the night. We all went out to dinner at CPK, and may have had the worst service ever, good things the food was good. Then we went bowling (I told you we sis EVERYTHING that Orem had to offer).

Aside from what we did, I really like the idea of celebrating the New Year. I know that people think that it's over-rated, but I like what it symbolizes. It is putting the past year in the past and starting over fresh. We have all had rough years and years we will never forget. 2012 was a great year for Josh and I. We had a lot of changes. We had a lot of new beginnings. We had a lot of fun, and I wouldn't trade it for a thing. Now that this year has come to a close I look forward to new opportunities both at home and at work. I hope this year is better than the last.

I'll be Home for Christmas...

Christmas was a little different for us this year. Josh and I got a few days over the holiday without any friends and family around. Although, a little sad I must admit, it was a good experience for the both of us. We really don't get enough time together. We were able to make a few traditions that I'm excited to do every year. Since we weren't able to spend time with either of our families until after the holidays were over, we decided to take from both families traditions. We kept what we liked and got rid of what we didn't. That is one thing that's nice about starting your own family, you get to get rid of all the things your parents forced you to do on Christmas as a kid and make up things that you think are fun. Then, you get to force your kids into doing what you want.

Josh's family came down from Canada after the New Year and spent a few days with us in our new place. We've missed them a lot and were glad that they could take a trip to see us. Together we exchanged the gifts we weren't able to send up, or down. Josh's parents bought us a piano for our home. I am pretty sure I was more excited then Josh about this gift. Josh has amazing talents that most people don't know about, and I'm really excited for him to be able to utilize them more often.

Next year we hope to spend more time with our families around the holidays, but this year with my new job it had to be different, and honestly I really enjoyed the quite time. It's in those moments where you really appreciate the other person.