Monday, December 24, 2012
Why I'm Excited About Wrapped Presents
at 6:17 AM
This is Trevor's and my third Christmas together as a couple, but the first year we've bought gifts for each other. For the first couple years we decided to have "gift trips" instead.
Our very first Christmas was spent skiing. It sounded so romantic. Except I had never skied before. And I forgot about my lack of coordination issue.
We had only been dating for a few months, so I was still in that try-to-impress-him-with-my-grace-and-charm phase. And that phase was about to end. I mean, I was dressed in lime green snow gear I got when I was twelve. It was already doomed.
It was a disaster from the moment I put on the skis. I fell every time I moved. It was humiliating, but I tried to be a good sport. "Oh, ha ha, this is fun!" and then my face would hit the snow.
When we finally reached the top of the bunny slope, I asked him what to do. "Just take off," he said. Ten seconds later, I was flying down the hill and plowing into a screaming child.
Trevor somehow managed to convince me to get on the ski lift and try again. And on the way off the lift, I got my skis tangled with his and we both fell off, rolling out into the snow like idiots.
Then when I finally got up the courage to go down a real slope, I spread my legs too far and got stuck. Just picture a girl doing a split in skis on the side of a hill screaming, "I HATE THIS! I HATE THIS!" as people are flying past her.
And he thought it was just the funniest thing.
So, needless to say, we are not going skiing this year or any other, so help me... I was very happy just to shop and pick things out for him. And no small children were injured.
I am so excited to spend Christmas Eve together. We were brand-spankin' new newlyweds last Christmas, so this really feels like our *first* Christmas in a lot of ways. (I sent out cards and everything. This is a big deal for me). I'm looking forward to a cozy Christmas and I wish you all the same.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday basking in the love of Jesus and enjoying your families!