Well it’s January 2nd and the holidays are officially coming to a close. While most of you, my faithful readers, were buried under feet of snow, Matt and I were boiling in the heat!For Christmas we got up and exchanged presents before going to Nonna’s house for lunch. (Nonna is Matt’s Italian grandmother.) I believe there were 25 of us packed in with only a few fans to cool us down. Though we were a bit drowsy from the 103-degree heat, it was quite a pleasant afternoon.
One of my favorite presents from Matt was a “canned platypus.” I’m always begging him to take me somewhere where I can hold a platypus, as I find them fascinating. But he says it’s as though I’m asking to hold a fish; also they’re apparently poisonous. So now I have a tiny stuffed platypus I can hold whenever I want!
I had to work until 8pm on New Years Eve, but after that Matt and I headed to Tahlia’s for a house party. We ended up really having a lot of fun; it was great spending the night with friends.We weren’t able to stay very late because Matt’s aunt got married the next morning. It was pretty killer getting up at 9 to get ready to drive 1/2 hour out to Cottesloe for the ceremony/reception.
The view from the reception room was really amazing. We even saw some dolphins swimming by fairly close to shore. Unfortunately all of my photos are a little dark since I wanted to avoid the flash in the middle of the proceedings.
I hope everyone’s holidays were as enjoyable as mine! I’m looking forward to an exciting 2011.