Walking in a winter wonderland.
We do not have a microwave, so Matt tried to make popcorn on the stove...oops!
Best Birthday ever!
We had a lot of fun in our photo shoot for the Donahoo family Christmas card.
The Fall was beautiful out here! This is a view of Chesterfield from Logan.
The last few weeks have been nice and busy for the two of us! Matt just finished up his first trimester at Logan, and he passed all of his classes! It has been nice to see him again now that he is on his break. I found a few different jobs that have been keeping me busy. First, I have been working seasonally at a lotion store that sales stuff for the bath and body (I am not permitted to post the name of the store online...). I also work at the elementary school around the corner in the before and after school program. My third and favorite job is working as a personal assistant to a very special young lady. We hang out together in the evenings, and she keeps me on my toes.
So, other than finally finding some work, here is what has been going on with us!
We had our first Thanksgiving away from family and in St. Louis. We were able to go a dinner hosted by Logan's President Goodman. We ate a restaurant with several other students, and we managed to find the only table for two! President Goodman's wife called us the romantic couple. It was fun to eat together and talk about all that we are thankful for and looking forward to. The food was also amazing!
The next big event was my birthday. Matt had finals that day, so he set me up with plenty to do. First, I went to a yoga class. I have never really done yoga before, so I found this to be difficult. The class was conducted in a room set at 105 degrees. I have gone a few times since, and now I can touch my toes! After the yoga, I went for a manicure. Then, I went for an hour long massage. I met up with Matt at school, and his study buddies sang to me. In the evening we went to a Blues Hockey game with some friends. We ended the night with a delicious slice of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. I am so happy that Matt loves to celebrate my birth to such full lengths!
Finally, we had our first Christmas in Missouri. I have to say that this was one of my favorite Christmases ever. On Christmas Eve, we were invited to dinner with a family in the ward. They had like five other families with them. The company was so nice, and so was the food. After eating, the children performed a nativity show, and we all sang Christmas carols. When we got home, Matt made our first real fire place fire. That was big doings! On Christmas morning, we woke up, opened gifts, and just did nothing all day. We went on a little walk outside to enjoy the beautiful snow. In the evening, we went to our friend's place for dinner and games.
We missed seeing our family and friends from home, and we send our love to all!