Thursday, January 3, 2008

Merry Cripas & Happy New You

In case you're wondering about the title, I got a text message from my older sister Marcie Shuman saying that I used to say Merry Cripas and a Happy New You when I was just a little guy.

Fall semester is over and Sarah and I took some time off and drove, yes drove to Texas for Christmas and New Years. We were there almost two weeks and had a great time visiting with family. Sarah's parents and sister Mary moved from their house in Carlsbad, CA to Mckinney, TX. They like their new ward and enjoy the opportunity to see their son Eric, his wife Amy, and 2 kids Hannah(4) and Austin(18 months) more often. We also visited Eric's family a few times and hung out with my brother Kurt, his wife Natalie, and 3 girls Lauren(8), Kaitlyn(6), and Caroline(4). They were tons of fun to hang out with. Its always great to be around family for the holidays, especially since we are pretty much in the middle of nowhere here in New York.

While there we looked at homes that Sarah's parents are looking to buy and looked at apartments in case we move to Texas after I graduate. We also went to the Gaylord Resort and checked out all the Christmas decorations and it was awesome. They went all out and spared no expense on decorations and everything. There were a lot of lights in other places as well and it was a lot of fun. We hope everybody had a Merry Christmas and we wish you a Happy New Year. Enjoy the pictures.