What a wonderful Christmastime was this last! It was busy and crazy but fun and snowy and all the things that Christmas should be.
Let's make a little list:
I was... recruited to sing with a fun community choir, which ended up being a lot more of a commitment than I expected, but also really enjoyable. We had a handful of concerts in various venues (Temple Square was fun but a drive, and the AF library atrium is interesting for a chance, and a high school auditorium always brings back memories, though the Alpine Tabernacle is probably the best overall), and it gave me a chance to wear a sparkly bow-tie and cummerbund, so there is that.
At work we had a white elephant exchange party, and in true white elephant fashion I found whatever I had on hand (not that I forgot until I arrived at work or anything...), and it turned out my gift was pretty popular and was traded around a few times.
|If you think that I just found something in my car and put it in a gift bag... well, you're right, but I also embellished with a couple of wintertime accoutrements.|
|I didn't end up with this remarkable piece, but it was enough for me to know that it even exists (it's a musical box that plays The Entertainer).|
We also had a team building activity building "gingerbread" houses. Mine is a miserable failure, but hey, I went out on a limb and tried to tie it to HP.
Then of course Star Wars was a thing going on, so we went to that eventually (we didn't plan on seeing it right away, but the threat of spoilers grew too great). This was a Sunday morning art activity, which ended up featuring a certain young Jedi.
|Wife, Rey and Baby Jesus.|
|We love Santa! (But we love Jesus more.)|
|I'm kind of thinking he doesn't quite grasp the concept of stockings? Or maybe he does and we're the ones who don't.|
|(The inclusion of the train was a coincidence in the first two, but totally planned in the third.)|
|My top Instaposts of the year. Is it surprising that every single one features Poopsie?|
|Don't be deceived by her puzzled expression, she knew her daddy.|
|This middle step we like to call the 24601.|
I really think it was the merriest Christmas yet, at least for me, and there were many times when I just sat and observed and it was like Christmastime was all brand new again for me, whether sitting back watching my little ones just doing their thing on Christmas morning or learning some new Christmas songs or snuggling with my darling girl. It's always sad when it's over, but hey, we're already 2/3 through January, right?
Bring it, 2016.