Life has been busy in the Kidder household! December has flown by! I (Sarah) can't believe that Christmas is six days away!
What have we been up to lately? Well there has been lots of coming and going, lots of studying and writing, lots of visiting and laughing. :)
Last week was very eventful, Tuesday night we went to a friends birthday party, Wednesday night was Awana, Brad was able to go to a Chicago Bears game with a friend on Thursday night (Which they enjoyed but froze their tails off!), and Friday night was the Moody Church Staff Christmas Party (Which was a ton of fun!). So needless to say, we were happy to get out of the city and spend the day together on Saturday. We went to Schaumberg, a suburb of Chicago, and ran errands and bummed around for the afternoon. We went to Ikea, Walmart (a major treat!), Barns and Noble, Panera (For a late lunch/snack of bagels - YUM!), Hobby Lobby (to pick up a picture we were having framed - Ill post pictures soon) and went to dinner at Houlihans. It was such a fun day! Sunday we went to church, helped run the bookstore afterwords and had Linsey over for the afternoon. We (she and I - Brad watched Football :) ) painted together and made cards - it was great to spend time with her as she is moving back home tomorrow :(.
This week has been a little more low key. Joel, Linsey's boyfriend, drove over from PA to help her move back home so he is staying with us for a few nights. We had them over for dinner last night and had fun playing Scategories. Tomorrow (Saturday) we are planning on finishing up our Christmas shopping and relaxing in the evening.
Yesterday I turned in my last paper of the semester - YIPPEE!!! I had two finals on Tuesday - it feels so good to be done with the semester. One down two more to go! :) It is wonderful not having any school work on my "to do" list. :) I have determined that I am going to read a fiction book over break - so excited! :) Brad realized the other day that when you are working and not in school - you don't get a Christmas break, which is a bummer for him... :) We are leaving on Wednesday at noon for MI and will stay until Sunday afternoon/evening - so he will get a mini vacation then. :)
Oh, Chloe is doing well - rambunctious as ever. :) She is excited (we are sure) to go to MI and visit with Alfie (Brad's parents puppy). They had so much fun with each other over Thanksgiving.
Ill post pictures of our Christmas decorations and house updates soon! :)