Yay I had a baby shower on the 27th for my sweet little girl! It was so great and I want to say thank you so much to everyone who put it on and helped out, and everyone who was able to come! Erik and I really appreciate all the gifts and love that you have for us. All the outfits and things are adorable and precious! I can't wait to dress our little girl in them :) And our car seat/stroller travel system (from Erik's parents) is the coolest! And my sister is so pretty I just had to put up a picture of just her :) too bad it's kinda dark.
Christmas was really great this year. We got to spend lots of time with family, talk to my brother Aaron who is on a mission in San Diego, and even open a few presents :) We spent the morning with the Thurmans and opened presents with them, then went to the Gau house and opened a few more presents and had dinner with them. It was a very nice, relaxing day. Erik likes to say Feliz Navidad for Christmas :)
Yay finals are over and we are done with school for the semester! We are taking a nice, long break to hang out with the fams up north, so hopefully there will be lots of holiday fun and pics to post. Both of us feel like we did pretty good on our finals, so I guess we will see when final grades are posted. Luckily, we both had our math finals last, cause we both ended up with some fried brains after :)
Yes, that is Erik under all the towels and flames. Over the Holiday Erik's Aunt Genae volunteered to candle Erik's (and then everyone's) ears. An ear candle is a hollow tube made out of some kind of cloth dipped in wax and rolled into the tube shape, with a tapered end. You put the tapered end in your ear, then light the other end on fire, and the heat and smoke is supposed to help loosen impacted ear wax and clean out any other yucky stuff that may be floating around in your ears. The candle burns down to about 4 inches, then you put it out and you can cut the remainder open to see what came out of your ears. Whether it is really very beneficial for your health is still undetermined, but it was a neat experience, and I swear my ear canals felt more open afterwards.
I was watching the local news this morning, and I saw that there was a business fire in Cedar City. I walked outside to see if I could see the building that had been burned. It turned out the building was only a block away from our apartment and I could see all the fire trucks still trying to put the fire out. Its always a little strange to see familiar things on the news or on television. Craziness.