Sunday, December 2, 2007

Only 17 Days!

Only 17 days--that's two and a half weeks--until we fly to Utah! I can't wait. It hardly feels like Christmas without any family here... If we were staying here I'd invest in a mini-Christmas tree, but since we're not, I invested in a poinsettia (except it's a pink one..). It's bringing a little Christmas cheer to our apartment.

Things I'm looking forward to, among many:

- Long conversations with Ryan's family (Hopefully they'll even let me make some candy cane cookies! I have a feeling they won't mind...)
- Seeing my mom and dad!
- Seeing my mom and grandma's Christmas decorations
- Cafe Rio
- Driving to AZ to see Mary and Corey and their families! The kids have already grown bigger since I last saw them in August. I told them not to, but they didn't listen.
- Singing with my sisters (you too, Sally!)
- Spending time with friends. We have so many friends to see that we've been missing like crazy!
- Mexico!!!! I love the beach so much. Thank you, Grandpa and Grandma, for providing us with so many wonderful memories.

Here's a little flashback to Christmas last year...


  1. I'm totally looking forward to it, too! I forgot you'll be in Utah first - welcome home soon!

  2. YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

    I can't wait for Christmas. I miss you so much! We're going to have so much fun!

    I love Christmas and family is always the best part!

  3. Erica,
    We are also excited you are coming for Christmas. The Stephen's hot mint truffle chocolate is calling your name.
    We would love to have you make candy cane cookies and anything else you would like to make - we love your cooking. Love, Julia

  4. You brought tears to my eyes. I'm not sure which commet - maybe ALL of them! Tick tock!

  5. Family is the BEST! And the more people to love the better. Funny, I heard Rachel made candy cane cookies just last Friday. XOx Mom

  6. Hey Erica!
    I love blogs! I'm so glad I get to read yours now!

    I am jealous you are going to Utah. We would have been going next week, but our little one is making things difficult - we have no idea when she plans to come! So enjoy the wintery snow for us. We are trying to make it feel like Christmas around here (despite the 60 degree weather) with decorations and LOTS of Christmas music.

    Merry Christmas to your family! I wish I could see you all sometime!