Saturday, 19 November 2011

Christmas really needs to hurry. . .

i have been pretty antsy for Christmas to get here.
i started listening to Christmas music a few days after
halloween ended.
don't judge.
our adventures last night have officially
flug me into full-fledged Christmas mode, & i don't
know how i'm going to stop myself from dreaming of
all things Christmas 24/7.

we started our evening at the grand opening of
a new korean BBQ place.
they passed out flyers for $1 teryaki bowls while i was at work.
i discovered it on my windshield as i was leaving & i
immediately knew that's where we were heading to dinner that night.
we only had one problem though-we wanted to invite others
to come with us, & i only had one coupon.
enter logan & his bright ideas.
he was coming home from a meeting around 5 when i told
him about the dilemma.
therefore, logan decided it was wise to swing by the
high school i work at and just see if there were any flyers
that were in the streets, etc.
he called me after he got there.
he was basically whispering & sounded like he was being
surrounded by police for robbing a bank.
"hey, so the only flyers are still on cars, & i think
i'm just going to take them off the windshields, but there are
all these kids getting done with basketball practice that are staring at me".
i wanted to die.
i told him that if he didn't feel comfortable taking the flyers off
the car windshields then he could just come home & we would
figure out another way to get the flyers.
he said he was just going to go for it.
logan came home with 4 more flyers.
if he shows up tonight on america's next most wanted
you will know why.
the restaurant was packed when we got there & we
waited over 30 minutes to get our food.
it was worth it though-it was only $1 & it was delicious!

the restaurant was connected to this asian market that
we decided to check out after dinner.
it was filled with some pretty interesting items.
logan decided to buy some pepero & he generously shared
it with the group after dinner.

after dinner we ventured to the riverwoods mall.
this event catapulted me into major Christmas mode.
it was like a winter wonderland-for reals.
they had lights on every inch of every tree, cider, free cookies,
gingerbread houses, candy, music, basically everything Christmas
you could ever imagine!

even santa was there!
sorry for the blurred picture.
i wanted to capture santa alone but he had a child on his
lap at every moment.
this pic was supposed to be a semi-secret attempt.
santa and i literally made eye contact while i was taking it &
i could tell he was thinking that i was a crazy weirdo taking
a pic of someone else's child on santa's lap.
it started snowing shortly after i took the picture
of logan with his mom and cousin.
then it really started feeling Christmas-y.

we walked around this giant toy store for a little while
& i couldn't believe how crazy the kids were going inside it.
it was pretty entertaining watching little kids pick up
every toy they saw, wave it in their parents face, & then
break into a tantrum when they were told they would have to
wait till Christmas.
i enjoyed looking at all the candy they had there.
they had quite the assortment of old school candy which
is always fun to look at.
they also had the biggest jaw breaker i've ever seen!
whenever i see a jaw breaker it reminds me of my cousin paige.
whenever she would come to utah to visit us she would always
have a huge jaw breaker that she was eating:)

the snow really started coming down while we were
listening to the live music, so we decided to pop into
bath & body works.
i have been trying to convince logan to let me buy a holiday
candle for a few weeks now:)
i literally LOVE the smell of Christmas candles.
logan hates smells.
that sounds weird- but he just has a sensitive nose & really strong
smells bother him.
i promised i would get a candle that didn't smell like sugar frosted
gingerbread men or candy apples roasting on a fire or whatever
weird candles they have there.
sorry if you have one of those:)
we settled on two candles that had a Christmas scent but
were logan-approved.
i was in heaven.
i could not WAIT to get home and light one.

the second i walked inside i grabbed the matches & light
my beloved Christmas candle.
i sat and waited for the smell to permeate & jumped for joy
at how Christmas-y our place smelled.

i was really in the Christmas spirit now.
to top it all off-it started snowing really hard!
i thought the night couldn't get more perfect, but it did.
logan suggested hot chocolate.
i love that man.

we watched the BYU basketball on TV while sipping our drinks.
i figured i would let logan pick what we watched since
i had taken over our house with all of my
Christmas-y shenanigans.

the snow outside, smell of hot cocoa, my Chrismas
candle & the flowers made our little house
cozier than it's ever felt.
bring on more snow!
it's time for Christmas!


  1. I'm going to that mall as soon as we get there on Wednesday! I want to see all those lights myself! (I'll text you when we're almost to the Warners - I want to see you ASAP!)

    I'm so honored that whenever you see a jawbreaker you think of me, hahaha. That's so funny. Oh memories :)

  2. Paige-- I, too think of you when I see giant jawbreakers! haha Cute Maren! Lylas

  3. i can't believe santa is already out! this is ridiculous! it's making it so hard to push it out of my head until thanksgiving!

  4. That sounds like it was the perfect night Maren! Candles, Christmas, Cocoa, and snow. Love it all. I wish I'd known such a festival was going on at the Riverwoods, it looks like it was a lot of fun. Maybe we'll check tonight and see if it's still going on.

  5. You are making me want it to be Christmas, too!! I needed that! Thanks!

  6. I loved this post and it made me so excited to get back in Utah for some snow, hot chocolate, and movies!!! You explained everything so well that I felt like I was there.
    p.s. I need to see you when I get back.