Christmas! It's the week of Christmas! Woo hoo!
We had a really great, holiday-centered weekend. Friday, was a fun date night: we went to "Zoo Lights," where the whole zoo is decked out in Christmas cheer. They've also set up an ice skating rink. The original intention for our trip to the zoo was to ice skate, ie, teach my Southern husband how to skate (since he's never even worn skates before). The whole skating scene was really crowded, though - too crowded to teach someone how to skate (especially in a situation where he didn't want to fall too much because of his already-painful shingles and/or our upcoming vacation). It was fun to stand around the rink and watch, even if we weren't skating, though - so the night was still really fun. (And we definitely enjoyed some hot cocoa, even though we didn't "deserve" it by skating off some calories.)
Saturday morning, Jonathan's Christmas dreams came true and we watched Die Hard 2. I then did a seven (that is, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7) mile run on the treadmill. And Saturday night, we attended a big dinner party (8 couples) at our friends' house. The couple who hosted really like to have parties at their house - and, appropriately, are great at entertaining. We had such a fun time (Jonathan so much that he didn't remember how we got home).
Sunday morning, Jonathan was feeling the effects of a blackout portion of the previous night. I, on the other hand, felt great (since I was, in fact, the way we got home), and did a six mile run.
Sunday night, we attended the Christmas party of one of my friend's parents. It was definitely an older crowd - but still fun to have plans on a Sunday night other than laying on the couch watching football.
Overall, it was great! A fun collection of holiday merriment!