for christmas, my boyfriend took me to san francisco to see the nutcracker!!! it was awesome. there were a lot of families and everyone was dressed up all christmasy :) it was funny because my boyfriend didn't know anything about the nutcracker, but half way through he told me "darling, this is the kind of stuff that goes on in your head, huh?" hehe.... well, we had our own little adventure in the city that day. we found a great donut shop and yummy teriyaki... it was wonderful fun and i wish i took more pictures to capture that day.
and of course christmas came and went rather quickly! this was the first year our family didn't have a christmas tree. it was a bit sad, but i was actually really happy. lately, i have been depressed with our country's need to consume and turning almost every holiday into something it's not... on a happier note, i had fun wrapping gifts in more creative ways than the typical one time use wrapping paper... for example, i made a collage of pictures for my parents and wrapped it in an extra christmas pillowcase we had, i used some leftover lace to hold it together and scrap paper for the gift tag... another thing i did was make little felt pouches for some rings i got for the girls in my family... we definitely had a "greener christmas"
*these are yummy yummy cookies our granny made for us. she makes them every christmas :)
*these are hair clips i made for some of my girl friends
2009 was kind of slow for me. i have been trying to figure out what i want to do with my life and its an intensely taxing process... i wish i was one of those people who just knew... but there are many career paths that have caught my eye and i just cant decide... i hope this new year i will be able to continue my journey of figuring it out. i am excited for this coming year. many projects in mind and new responsibilities coming up!! good bye 2009 hello 2010 :D