Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Christmas Honeymoon


For our honeymoon, we have decided that we will take advantage of the couple (literally) of weeks Aaron has off and go somewhere. We debated not doing anything for the sake of time. This "debate" lasted about 15 minutes...

We both wanted to go, but I was unsure of the timing. With a December 20th wedding, we're leaving Christmas with both of our families. YIKES. I've never celebrated a Christmas outside of my sweet home (unless we were with either set of grandparents) with our routine of Christmas Eve candlelight service, Sloppy Joes and hors d'oeuvres and chili for me (because I hate Sloppy Joes), and Dad forcing Jillian and I to clean our ENTIRE house before we can begin to open gifts. We're Christmas Eve openers, for the most part; in the past few years, because my dad and I hate when the pretty gifts are unwrapped, we've opened some of our gifts from each other the night before and waited until Christmas day to open the rest. We always watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "A Christmas Story," and "Christmas Vacation" while we're opening gifts.

And I know Aaron has similar traditions, and it will be weird for us to postpone them... but, in the inspired lyrics of my beloved fiance and his former roommate...

"Christmas time/ is my favorite time/my favorite time of the year..."
{Aaron if you post the rest of the words I'll kill you}

So, we're going to immediately celebrate our first Christmas together. I am thrilled about the guarantee of snow and the quaint village, (0h, yeah, and the fact that it's our honeymoon) but I'm a little sad to miss what we've always done. That's the tradeoff for starting a new branch, huh?

I hope in the next couple of months before the wedding to find out about churches near where we're staying. I can't imagine spending that holy time away from a community celebrating it. So that's on my to-do list.Also, I think we've decided to forego gifts this year. BUT we're going to find a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree and put it up and decorate it :)

And in the stead of love and marriage, happy three year anniversary to Aaron's sis and brother-in-law! Aaron's always been inspired by their story, and when we talk about our relationship, he continually shares that his hopes for our marriage are that we can show the love of Christ for each other in the way that Tiff and Rob do. So here's to many, many more years to you two!


4 comments:

villegas.amanda said...

The trade off for starting a new family. It'll be fun. And it'll be memorable. One for the books (whichever book that might be, record, history, scrap, etc.)

Aaron said...

Those buildings look like those miniature christmas village ceramic things. Hopefully we don't show up and that's where we have to stay.

Oh yeah, and we are definitely putting a tree in our room, but hopefully we can be better prepared than we were with the Village RA's.

Aaron said...

Those buildings look like those miniature christmas village ceramic things. Hopefully we don't show up and that's where we have to stay.

Oh yeah, and we are definitely putting a tree in our room, but hopefully we can be better prepared than we were with the Village RA's.

Jenny said...

good for you guys for taking the brave step and making Christmas/Honeymoon plans. you definitely won't regret deciding to spend the holiday alone - by the time the wedding is over you will be glad just to have some extended alone time together - especially after the separation you two are going through. take the time to enjoy each other, take some of the traditions you both grew up with and start making your own family traditions for Christmas. and i will also add that i'm pretty jealous you will get to spend the holidays in a beautiful/idyllic mountain town holed up in a cozy hotel together. sounds blissful!