After Christmas was over, Colin and I ventured over to Tennessee to visit Oma and Opa and the rest of the Spillane family. The 4 days we were there consisted of a lot of cribbage playing, movie watching, and 4-wheeling out in the woods. When New Year's Eve rolled around, JB, Colin, Allison, and I headed to St. Louis to have a mini-reunion with their old classmates and to enjoy a night out at the Hyatt. They had a dinner, open bar, and 4 live bands playing throughout the night - I felt like I was at a prom made for 21-65 year olds...and it was awesome!
The rest of my vacation was spent back home working on my thesis, watching Law & Order with my mom, and visiting as many friends as possible! I managed to squeeze in a sleep over and a night out with my A-team bowling teammates :)
My biggest relief was submitting my graduate application for the University of Connecticut. I'm now filled with excitement about what my future holds and am hoping to hear back from them real soon! If I make it past the first stage I'll be headed up North for interviews at all of the hospitals involved in the program.
Oh yeah, and I also let Colin cut a lot of my hair off on Christmas Eve.... it was the longest hair cut of my life and I was pretty glad I was seeing my hair stylist the next week, but hey, it was like a dream come true for him! (because for real, who let's their boyfriend/fiance cut their hair ever?)