Just take a look at these attractive people...
Paul and I love puzzles. By January we had completed either 1000 piece puzzles together.
One Sunday Paul was leaving for Tyler, Texas where he would spend the week at a client. We had just gotten a new puzzle for Christmas from my family so we started it together and bascally only finished the edges before he had to go.
Paul is the real puzzle expert (I get frustrated with the parts that all look the same like the sky, water, etc) so I just decided to sort the pieces by area/color and do some of the easier sections.
So I got started and was having a pretty good time. I just kept going and going until probably 12:30 or 1 in the morning...
Not bad for one day, huh?
The next morning I went right back to work and within 24 hours of starting, I had become the new puzzle expert:
I also got a haircut and glasses this month! I haven't worn glasses since probably junior high so they have taken some getting used to.
I also perfected my roll recipe this month. Texas/my apartment requires some adjustments when making these beauties. But I have finally figured it out and they have become quite a hit!
Random lizard while house hunting..the house had been vacant.
Last year I became a huge Oklahoma City Thunder fan. So Paul got us tickets to see them play the Mavs at the American Airlines Center!
We've made some awesome friends since moving to Dallas. This makes for getting invited to great parties where the boys play Poker and the girls chat until after midnight.
I know it was a month ago..but here are some highlight from our Christmas season!
Paul's holiday work party. This was after the dance portion of the party, which explains why my hair is a little crazy.
We went to a house warming party for some of our friends who recently moved to Dallas. It was so fun and I won a tootsie pop the size of my head! (It was a plastic one filled with normal tootsie pops)
Paul started studying for the CPA exam and grew out a beard.
We went and saw our BYU Cougars play against the Baylor Bears down in Waco. It was a super fun night with my cousin and his family.
Unfortunately due to an overturned semi, we got stuck on the freeway and it took about twice as long as it should have to get home. Good times.
We headed out to Utah on December 23. Our flight attendant turned out the cabin lights and had everyone push their call buttons so it looked like Christmas lights! I love when flight attendants are creative and fun :)
On Christmas Eve we were helping finish up a present for my dad. It was an awesome and slightly embarrassing music video we all put together for him. Unfortunately that will never be seen by the public as far as I'm aware. But somehow a Batman mask became involved..
Christmas day was filled with lots of family and delicious food. We got some clothes, Maverick's tickets, and a wheat grinder for Christmas (the present I really wanted!) among other fun things. It was a great Christmas, mostly because we got to hang out with family and play all week long!
The boys had a fun week. It was filled with Skylanders on the Wii, Foosball tournaments, and trying to beat each others' records on the new Pop-a-Shot they got for Christmas. I love seeing the boys have a good time together!
We once again got to use our connections back at BYU to see a game with the family. We got hooked up with court side seats! So much fun. It felt great to be back.
Another fun night was going to see the lights up at Temple Square.
Paul doesn't normally wear hats but I thought this one looked quite handsome on him. It was a freezing cold night. It snowed several times while we were there.
Favorite picture. Those of you who know all three of us Matheson sisters know that this picture is basically a description of each of our personalities.
We went to another BYU basketball game at Energy Solutions Arena and spent some time with Paul's sister and her husband and dog. It was overall a very successful trip!
The trip home was a little more stressful with several delays and over 12 hours of travel that was originally supposed to be closer to 6. We finished two puzzles soon after getting home and are looking for some new great ones!
Can you guess why this one has been my favorite? :)