20 days until Christmas....but really more like 11 days for us! I don't even care about the holiday, its the getting to go home part that I care about. The anticipation is nearly killing me. Other things that I look forward to in 11 days: Mike being done with school for an entire month and not having to go to work for a week and a half.

Friday night we went to dinner with some friends at a Mexican restaurant called "Cha Cha's". While we were there I saw across the room, Steve, the COO of the company  that I work for. I didn't think that he saw us, but I proceeded to tell Mike and our friends how nice of a guy he was. For somebody who is considered very important in a company, you don't expect to get much attention. But I remember the first time I met him, he knew my name before I even had to introduce myself, and I thought that was very cool of him. Well as we were finishing our meal, our waiter came and told us that the check had been taken care of by the guy sitting at the end of the bar. It was Steve. I was absolutely amazed. I walked over and said thank you, what felt like a million times, because I just felt so much love for this man. He mentioned he was impressed there wasn't a bunch of alcohol on our tab. For two days now, I have just been amazed by this act of kindness by him. Someone who you just wouldn't think even recognizes you on a daily basis, picks up our check at a restaurant for not only us, but also our two friends, for no reason other than because he wanted to. There really are still some good, kind people in the world. And us not getting a bunch of alcohol may have made an impression on him, but he has no idea the impression that he made on me.

Yay Sooners! Big 12 Champs!

My sister mentioned to me that she wanted me to post a picture of my Christmas tree now that I have it up. Only thing is, I didn't decorate it. I know, totally lame, but because this year we have a much taller tree, I don't have enough ornaments to decorate it, and I haven't bought anymore because I can't make a decision on what I want it to look like. And now I am getting to the point of it really is getting to be too late to decorate since we leave in a week and a half. So for now, my tree sits undecorated. It is pre-lit so we do enjoy having the lights on all day. If there are two things that I require when I am home, it is that the tree lights are on and the my wonderful smelling "Holly Berry" candle is lit. But if I do get around to decorating the tree, I promise to take a picture and post it.

Happy Holidays!


  1. That is so cool for Steve to pay for your meal. Of course he would notice that there was no liquir on the bill because that stuff is expensive. So now Abby are you going to Pay-it-Forward? I think that is such a neat concept. I loved that movie except for the ending. I'm counting down the day for you and Michael to get home. Can't Wait!!!

  2. Well....I suggest buying ALL of your christmas tree ornaments after Christmas. That's what I did last year, and I saved a ton!!! Target, Hobby Lobby, & Walmart are the best.

  3. Wow that is way cool he paid for you guys! How do you like the taller tree. I really liked that tree! I guess you could just wait til after christmas and get decorations for cheap!

  4. and those look even better. Oh dear heavens I know what I'm making this weekend! Did you LOVE them?

  5. So I made these cookies becuase they looked good and Todd really likes cream cheese... and we decided that they taste exactly like chocolate cake donuts! I think it has something to do with the really moist cakey texture due to the cream cheese?! But we enjoyed (and yes I did eat them for breakfast after we decided they tasted like donuts :D )