Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas in the Cape

Hello there!
I hope everyone's holiday break is going great. It seems like I've been moving nonstop since I've been home. I'm constantly on the go with plans, trying to see and hang out with everyone I love. However, it feels so amazing to be home and to be finally relieved of school related stress.

So, the 18th was my 21st birthday and it was the first time I really celebrated my birthday in years. We had two nights of celebrating; The first, we all went out to the town bar which was chaotic because everyone was home for the holidays. It was so jam packed but so much fun because I saw so many friends I hadn't seen in, what seems like, forever. The following day, I had a little get together at my house where we all played board games and had some casual drinks. It was a lot of fun!

My best friend, Lana, and I before we went out for my first birthday celebration.

Playing Apples to Apples - our favorite game.

My most epic birthday cake (TWILIGHT!)

I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already. I'm hiding out in my room, fighting the temptation to go out and see if "Santa" has arrived yet. It has been a little difficult getting into the Christmas spirit this year because it's a little different than years before. Since I could remember, my sister and I would always watch Christmas movies, play cards, drink hot chocolate, say our prayers, and then go to sleep, anxious as ever to wake up. It's a little different now that my sister is married, and has a baby... so I'm still adjusting to new holiday traditions. It's my nephew's second Christmas and I'm so excited to see the look on his face when he wakes up tomorrow morning. I am excited for and love that I can relive the spirit of Santa Claus for him.

My nephew, Nathan

It was a fun-filled day full of family togetherness. My boyfriend came over and we exchanged gifts. Then we all plunked our rumps on the floor and played board games for the night. Christmas music sounded over the speakers; Sipping on my eggnog and being surrounded by the ones I love allowed me to inevitably get soaked up into the holiday spirit. After all, that is what it's all about.

Meet my boyfriend, Liam

This was us hanging out earlier tonight

I was so impressed with my wrapping skills, I decided to document it.

Tomorrow will play out like it usually does. My sister will wake up first and wake everybody else up. My brother will wake up, but not hop out of bed for at least an hour after us. We'll root through our stockings and start organizing gifts into piles. Dad will start making breakfast and the aroma of bacon will make my stomach growl. We'll put on a Christmas movie while we open gifts and exchange hugs. Then we'll go up my aunt's and uncle's for Christmas supper. I cannot wait for turkey!

I'm going to try to get some sleep now because the sooner I get to sleep the sooner I'll be eating turkey dinner.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

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