A Merry Christmas To all...

Happy Holidays!

Here are some pictures of the home that we have made for our new family... We have had a GREAT time decorating our home for Christmas and picking out our first Christmas tree and decorations. We included ornaments that we picked out together in Vegas, Kansas, Denver, and of course, Disneyland! This Christmastide has been such a happy one for us! I can't tell you how excited we are to get to spend Christmas together! We had dreamed of being together during a Christmas, but we are finally TOGETHER!

It seems a long time since Eric Paul posted pix of his stocking, and he brought mine to Kansas in late June. I can't tell you how excited and happy I am that we were able to hang our stockings up next to each other... something that neither one of us were expecting, but still hoping for all the same.

The last 7 weeks since I have been here have been wonderful! We are learning more about each other and loving each other more and more. I am having a blast seeing and learning about Southern California and I think that EP is really enjoying showing me everything about this place that he loves. I also have to say there is a certain perverse pleasure in calling the folks back home and telling them about spending time on the beach when they are in the middle of a blizzard.

Tomorrow I start a new job at a family owned optical as an optician! For the last month and a half I have been working a temp job at an insurance company and it was just draining me... I am so happy to have something where I can once again use my mind!!!

We wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, share a bit of your holiday joy and spread a little of ours to you. The last few months have been a scary and wonderful journey, and your support has helped sustain us. Thank you all for being part of our lives and for letting us be part of yours. We both hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season and a VERY blessed New Year!

Bradley and Eric Paul

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vsidart's picture


And a Merry Christmas to you too, and may there be many more such happy ones.

Mnjack's picture

Merry Christmas to you and may the New Year be even better than the last. Your place looks very inviting and homey. Enjoy.

eyedoc's picture

Merry Christmas!! And welcome to the "wonderful?" world of optical. LOL

ksmarguy's picture

I worked in Optical as an optician for years and just got out of it. I really missed it and am so glad to be back. It does suck, I realized that I kinda forgot how to use a lensometer... oh well, guess Everything will come back with time. Thanks for the wishes!!!

MMario's picture

Merry Christmas! BTW - I particularly like the ball of yarn that snuck into one picture.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

vsidart's picture

Believe it or not, that was an accident!

MMario's picture

But appropriate!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

steve kadel's picture

merry xmas, guys. it's been like a serial novella watching your relationship on this site, like a bbc radio series. thanks. very happy for you and hope to meet you this year

all i know of love, is love is all there is

we put birds on things

RickeScott's picture

Merry Christmas. Your home looks full of love. Adopt me for the holidays?

vsidart's picture

We'd love to!

rjcb3's picture

I'm so happy for the both of you!!!

...and your decorations are just perfect; very simple and just absolutely beautiful. I really love the tree -- and those stockings are awesome!!!

Now you're gonna have to share pictures of the day itself.


Kerry's picture

Merry Christmas annd good luck for the future. Mario got in before me about the ball of wool heading for the tree.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing these, along with all the journey leading to them. Many Blessings for the Holidays and New Year! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Aaronknits's picture

Merry Christmas to you both!!!

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scottly's picture

Merry Christmas to you two and the best of luck in the new year.