Saturday was going to be a calm day with some Christmas lights and a little light shopping for groceries then out to Mesa to see the Temple lights. Well you know what they say about plans and how they seem to go haywire once you say them out loud - it's all true.
DJ ran over to my grandparents to put up their Christmas lights for them in the morning, and when he returned home we were going to run to Recollections. With the job change I'm getting the vacation time I had accumulated paid out to me in cash so this year we actually get to buy each other Christmas gifts. We decided to buy things for each other that were needed in the sense that we would most likely buy them throughout the year anyways. So DJ was taking me to the scrappy store to run through like a little kid and put everything I really wanted in the basket then I had to go outside while he choose what to get me - super fun.
Well on the way there he got a call from his boss telling him to pick a day off this week and it can't be a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. He also told him that he wouldn't be getting Sunday's off for a couple weeks, and it looks like he's working New Years Day. So we looked at each other and realized this was the last day we had to run around and get stuff done until January and after tomorrow we wouldn't see each other until Christmas Day (since I no longer get my Wednesdays off) - bummer! So we ran to a ton of places, then to three different grocery stores for different sale items, then home to put up Christmas lights, then to clean for Sunday night's dinner with Elder Holly who was going home on the 21st. By the time we sat down it was 10pm - no Temple lights for us. Double bummer. When do the lights end? Maybe we can luck out and he can get one night before they turn them off.
I'm sure gonna miss him in these next few weeks. He's mostly bummed about missing the choir performance next week that he's been practicing for over the last couple weeks (pouted like a little kid to be honest) and the fact that he's gonna not get to see his Brother or Sister-in-law while they are here except at Christmas Dinner. We had been hoping to get to spend the Sunday right before Christmas with them since we only see each other once a year - triple bummer. Oh well what are you gonna do right? At least we found out this was going to be the last weekend when we did otherwise I would have not known and would have ended up doing all that running around by myself, which could have resulted in a tragic situation as I don't handle crowds well, lol. However, I do foresee much crafting being done as I will be alone a lot. Oh the paper and stickles they will be a flowing!!!!!!!
Any-whoodle I did remember to grab my camera when the lights went up on the house, yay!
First here's our tree. Ohh Ahh - pretty tree.
The annual checking of the lights.
Then my stretchy husband trying to put the lights up with as few repositionings of the ladder as possible. He's very good at his job.
Me keeping the lights from getting tangled up and enjoying the hot cocoa. I'm very good at my job too.