Last Friday night of 2016

Well. I just now realized that tomorrow is New Years Eve. That is absolutely nuts! It feels like just yesterday was Christmas and we were on a plane flying home and now we are celebrating a new year. This will actually be out first year that we have spent New Years Eve together and I am beyond excited. Not that we have so much planned but I am excited to drink our champagne and watch movies with my love.

Before I get into my 2017 resolutions, I want to give you guys a recap on Christmas! About a week before my finals ended, Evan and I decided that it wouldn’t be possible for us to fly home and surprise our family for Christmas. My parents ended up buying us a flight home as our Christmas present. We decided not to tell his family or the rest of mine in order to surprise as many people as possible. This means that his mom didn’t know, my brother didn’t know and the majority of my side did not know that we would be coming for Christmas dinner.

Flash-forward to Christmas eve. Evan had to work the late shift at work and ended up getting home around 2 am. I could not sleep a wink because of how excited I was to fly home. We ended up staying awake and watching a movie. We went to bed around 4 am and had to get up at 7 for our flight at 9. We took an Uber to the airport and we were right on time for our flight. I had told one of his sisters that we were going to be flying in and she was able to trick their mom and pick us up instead. We finally got to the house at about 12 and walked in. She was so surprised and stood in the kitchen in shock for 10 minutes before realizing that we were really there in the flesh.

We hadn’t been able to call or Facetime my family since we were on the plane. I had to lie to my brother that we were at the beach here in San Diego and I did not get great service. I guess my mom pulled the waterworks on my brother and he fell for it. We left to my aunts house at about 6. Once we walked in, my dad was right by the door and my brother was sitting in a chair with his back facing the door. My dad greeted us and my brother turned around and had the biggest smile I have seen the longest time. I had texted all of my aunts that morning wishing them a merry Christmas and that I wished I could be there celebrating with them. They all called me a liar! It was the greatest feeling to be able to surprised my boyfriends mom and my family as well.

The next three days flew by and the next thing we knew, we were back on a plane flying home. We arrived at home at about 12 am. I wanted to start unpacking as quickly and as clean as possible so that was what I started doing. Unpacking was probably the easiest thing I had to do all week. The whole trip was incredible and full of family and friends and food. There was not a meal that was skipped all week!

Tomorrow is the last day of 2016. I’ll be posting my resolutions tomorrow and hopefully getting a good start on the in the new year! 2016 was really good to me and my family and I really hope yours was too. Here is to a great new year and I hope you all had a happy holidays!!

 

XOXO

B

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