Anybody who knows me, knows that I don’t mess around when it comes to Christmas. This is the best time of year. Everyone seems (regardless of their faith) to become a little bit more Christ-like as the spirit of joy and happiness fills the air. That combined with the excuse to listen to Rat Pack non-stop, watch Elf twice a week, put a tree in your house and decorate it with lights and ornaments, see the White House with its Halls literally Decked, scheme about how to really surprise Julie, and drink Egg-nog mixed with 7up…it’s just a fantastic time of year.
Julie’s older sister and her daughter are here visiting for a few days from San Diego, and they got here just in time for the first Snow of the year. The term snow is relative – it snowed for a while without much stickage, but that didn’t stop the snow plows from roaming the streets (it seems that even since we lived here when I was in 5th grade and school was cancelled literally 20 times cause of the snow; they still get frantic when there is snow in the forecast).
Lot’s more to come but just wanted to get a MERRY CHRISTMAS out there!!! Tis the Season. Make it the best Christmas ever, get out there and make someone else’s day. Listen to the Louis Armstrong song that plays first on here. How awesome is it? We went to the temple last night to see the awesome Christmas lights and made it home in time to make the sugar cookies that Sadie asked about 39 times yesterday. They do a pretty amazing job with the lights, like the temple square of the East. It was so cool to see the variety and diversity of the people that were there. It was awesome to see all the missionaries there too. I always get pumped when I am around a big group of missionaries, they just have such a powerful spirit.
PS. Julie made a job decision and she is slow sauce about writing it on here. I need to get her to write more though. Her friends come out of the woodwork when she does, and you guys probably like hearing from her more than me anyway, so I will get her to write on here about that and more asap. Also pics from Thanksgiving in NYC coming soon too, so come on back.