One of my favorite things about spending part of December at Christopher Newport is getting to do a “Roomie Christmas” with my lovely roommates! In the midst of finals’ stress and the ever-present desire to head home for the holidays, the girls I live with and I have always made time one evening before break to share a meal and presents. (Then, we get back to hitting the books – or watching ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas).
This year was no different: with stockings carefully tacked onto the wall and Christmas music playing through Spotify, we gathered together to make pizzas and share about our weeks. I discovered it’s super easy to make your own pizza dough and that Commons provides tons of veggies at its salad bar that are perfect for pizza toppings. We danced around our kitchen (because upperclassmen get kitchens in their apartments) and let the sparkling grape juice flow.
The pizzas turned out beautifully! After dinner, we exchanged simple gifts like cupcakes, mugs and crazy socks and laughed until our bellies hurt – but, that could have just been all the desserts we were eating.
Even though it was just a short break from schoolwork, it was much needed. Roomie Christmas has become one of my favorite December traditions, and this senior year one was the icing on the gingerbread man.
The four of us in our homemade aprons!