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Finals, Festivities and Family

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These past few weeks have been jam packed for Scott and Me. We keep joking that we are going to have 2 months that feel like Christmas. A Wedding really does feel like Christmas! Lots of excitement and lots of gifts! Every time we finally find a place to put our new things we get another bunch of gifts; and it is super fun!:) Everyone has been so generous.

Now it is Christmas time!! We LOVE Christmas!! Too bad finals are there interrupting all the December fun. 
Despite those pesky finals, we were able to fit in a lot of fun! We weren’t planning on getting any Christmas decorations since we only had a few weeks in our house before we headed down to New Mexico. But I caved and bought a Christmas Tree– I just couldn’t handle having zero Christmas in our home! We did do the cheap, “we’re newlyweds” tree decorations. We made  popcorn garland, while watching The Grinch, hung candy canes and finished it off with a sparkly star. We also spent a night making our very first gingerbread house.

   The Friday before finals we had a date night in Salt Lake City. We went to Scheels (a GIANT sporting goods store that just recently opened) and had a lot of fun looking at all the many things that we would love but can’t afford:) And I had fun taking pictures of Scott with odd things….

Then we went and saw the lights at Temple Square. It has always been beautiful to go look at the lights, but this year was extra beautiful. Mainly because temple square means so much more after getting married there. It’s even more my favorite temple now!!:)

Finals week went well for Scott and me (especially awesome for Scott because he only had 1!!). I somehow took 5 finals in 2 and a half days and it was great to be done early. As soon as that last final was done we took off for good ole New Mexico. Santa Fe really is so quaint and beautiful- especially at Christmas time! One of the first nights we were in town Scott and I went down to the main plaza to see the lights. 

We brought the family dog, daisy, along for the walk. She is one skiddish thing. Best moment of the night was when a carved wooden tiger scared her to death. It was a fun night! 

Saturday the 15th we had our Open House for the Wedding. My family did such a wonderful job at decorating the house and the food was delicious! It was fun to wear my dress again and to see everyone from New Mexico. Scott’s family was so awesome to drive all the way from Utah to be there. It was a really great night. All the Wedding madness and wonderfulness is over! Can’t believe it!

It is SO fun to have Scott around at Christmas time!! It’s the best gift:) My siblings think he is pretty fun too. My brother Nick and Scott bonded over playing with bucky balls (some sort of magnets). Silly boys. They made all kinds of things, but my personal favorite was the jewelry haha. 




My little sister Emily LOVES playing with Scott. Her latest favorite activity, besides the always loved tickle fights, is watching Scott (“and helping” him) play bike race and fruit ninja on his ipad. I think it’s precious:)

Now we are just having fun anxiously awaiting Christmas! Cookie decorating, dessert making, gift wrapping, ornament making and always hoping for snow! 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Love, The Hunters

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