Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

This year, Matt and I both took off a few days and with us both being off for the holidays, we ended up with 12 straight days off work. Together. We're soaking up this quality time and doing a whole bunch of nothing. I've been cleaning and organizing like crazy (although, you wouldn't know it since the apartment is still a mess...organizing=chaos!) and have even donated 4 bags of clothes to Goodwill (which means I need to go shopping to fill the closet back up.... right??)

As for Christmas Day, we had a great time hanging out with my family. Both of my sisters came in town, so we stayed at my parent's house a few nights and had some fun family time with them. We both got lots of great gifts that we've already put to use! One of the most random gifts I got was a journal made out of elephant poop. Yes, you read that correctly. Loved it!

I also surprised Matt with an invite to the Google Glass Explorer Program. If you know Matt personally, I'm sure you've heard plenty about Google Glass, but if not, check out the website! They are still being developed, so you can only purchase a pair if you have an invitation---which are hard to come by. I happened upon a contest offering up 3 separate invites, and figured "why not?" Imagine my surprise when I actually won!

As hard as it was, I kept it a secret from Matt until Christmas, when I gave him the gift of "Google Glass." I printed out the Glass logo and taped it onto a white box. Inside, there was tissue paper with a pair of Dollar Store reading glasses.... clearly a "prank" gift. However, there was also an envelope with "Instructions for Using Google Glass" written on it. Inside the envelope, I put the e-mail with my invite to the Google Glass program.

The look on Matt's face when he opened the gift was priceless. It took him about 20 minutes before he realized that it wasn't actually a prank and I really did have an invite for him! In fact, I still don't think he fully believes me! We have a few videos of his reaction, so I'll have to get those uploaded soon!

All in all, we've had a great (much needed) break so far and can't believe we still have 3 days off to go!

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