So I haven't really done any catch-up blogs lately, and I'm sitting here bored out of my mind in class so I figured I'd give a brief recap of the last few weeks at our house.
Christmas Sunday we stayed in Provo so I could conduct the Christmas Program by the choir in sacrament meeting. The choir did a beautiful job and I was really moved by spirit I felt. It was the highlight of my Christmas season up to that point without a doubt. It might have had something to do with the relief I felt with it being over with, though...
We went home to California for Christmas and it was crazy busy like always, but really fun to be with everyone. It was my family's turn for Christmas so we had a ton of people at the house and it was slightly chaotic. My parents were saints to let everyone stay there in their house! There wasn't much downtime, but I needed a break from school so badly that just being away from clients, classes, and the cohort was glorious regardless of what else was filling my time.
We had everyone over for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and Emma's farewell brunch the following Saturday so there was lots of cooking, cleaning, . It was way fun to see everyone and I was so sad to head back to Provo (and sad that our truck broke down on the way back, of course...).
Once the second semester started, we hit the ground running and haven't stopped since. Dave's working on a huge project at work doing about 50 hours a week, and his classes are tough this semester too because they're advanced statistics and another theoretical class. Our schedule basically goes like this:
6:00am-Dave wake up and head to work
8:00am-Erin wake up and get ready for school/clients
5:00pm-Dave come home from work
5:00-9:00pm or midnight-Dave do homework and continue to work on work project
7:30 or 8:00pm-Erin come home
8:00-10pm-Erin do homework
10:00pm-one of us go to bed
12:00am-the other one of us go to bed.
So now we're understanding what people mean when they say they barely ever see each other. We feel like we're living that, but luckily, we both really enjoy what we're doing. We're just a little busy and tired with everything.
This last week we had my old roommate Courtney over for dinner (she just got back from her mission), had Emma and all my family over on the Tuesday night before she left for the MTC, had my cohort over on Thursday night, and had my cousin Corbin over on Sunday for dinner. Our house has never been cleaner!
On top of everything we've been doing, I've managed to finish a second draft of my thesis, Dave's been fishing 3 times in the past 2 weeks, we've cooked at least 3 meals a week (our New Year's Resolution), stayed healthy so far, and managed to keep our heads above water. I'll check in to let you know how we're doing after another week of this crazy life!