Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rude Awakening

Oh, I'm sorry, what was that?  It's January 25th and it's been over a month since we've posted?  And the holidays are over?  Alas.  I think I figured that if I put this off as long as possible, I'd find that Christmas break was really just starting.

In any case, things really aren't as bad as that makes them sound.  We've actually had a lovely time returning to Philadelphia and grow ever more fond of it.  We had a truly fantastic break that involved lots of sleeping, family time, reading, cooking, temple-going, was really very lovely.  We're happy to have entered our first full year of marital life and have kicked 2009 into gear already by taking a day trip to Princeton/NYC this past Saturday (also our 8-month anniversary, celebrated at Cuba Libre) to spend some time with the fabulous Steve & Mickie and hosting Dan's brother Jonathan + Girlfriend Tabitha the weekend before. Several other good things have happened thus far in January:
  • Dan has started a capoeira class, while Preethi will be taking her very first ever dance class (ballet).
  • We saw the movie Valkyrie.  Really fantastic, and unbelievably historically accurate.
  • Dan was called as the new Elders' Quorum President.
  • Preethi has been accepted to Georgetown.
  • We watched The Brave Little Toaster.  "And gwumpy!"
  • We made Moroccan food for the first time.  It was quite easy and delicious.
  • We were reunited with all our wonderful branch friends, and had our favorite Primary-ites literally run to us to give us a hug our first day back.
  • We obtained multiple boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
Stay tuned.