A Pictureless December
It's 4 am, I just finished a bowl of ice cream and am working on my 3rd mug of hot chocolate (who counts calories at this time of day?). No, it's not some weird pregnancy craving, I'm just trying to make this raging sore throat feel better. And since I can't sleep I figured I might as well get caught up on the blog before Christmas comes with all its picture overload glory, besides, this is the quietest the house has been in a long time and I might as well take advantage of it (although I will regret it in a couple of hours when everyone else wakes up). Between the blog, the blurb book and facebook I feel like I spend more time documenting our life than I do living it, but this month was different. We have packed so much into this month but I have barely touched my camera. The month started out with the RS progressive dinner that I was a stress case trying to plan, but it went well and I was glad it was over. Then we went to the Christmas lights at the Temple after family pictures. I love that my kids still get so excited to see the Christus statue and hear the presentation year after year. Then came Jason's Christmas work party. Nothing says Christmas like trying to act interested as Jason schmoozes with his coworkers and I try to engage in meaningless small talk with strangers. Ugg. Atleast the food was good. We tried to fit in some Christmas shopping afterwards, but why the malls still close at 9:00 during the busiest shopping season is still a mystery to me. Then we had our monthly minority break the fast dinner with our fellow minority friends (hence the name). It was the Herrera's turn to host and we were excited that they carried on the hayless hayride tradition to drive around admiring the Christmas lights and singing a few carols.
Our friends hosted their annual Christmas party next, which is always a fun night for the adults. Then came the ward Christmas party. I love our activities committee director, she goes all out. We had a nice sit down dinner and a cute play. Kylie was thrilled to be a part of it and was convinced that it brought her one step closer to stardom. I love that they got to sit on Santa's lap and we didn't have to wait in the etermal line at the mall. I thought Maddox would be scared, but he loved "Wonton Clause", as he calls him. Very appropriate for a chinese boy. After he was done he climbed back up for a second round on his lap. Careful Santa, don't get that drool all over your gloves.