It's been a glorious Christmas season so far. Blake and I have been making the most of it. We picked out our Christmas tree at our traditional lot and decorated it with the ornaments that we collected together on our travels and throughout our childhoods. Unpacking Christmas ornaments every year brings back so many fun memories.
We went to see/hear The Messiah at Strathmore on Saturday night with Blake's parents. It was absolutely beautiful and especially fun for me because I got to see my old friend, Becky, who was in the choir.
We've also wrapped presents, hung garland and twinkle lights, stood in many a line at the mall, decorated the church for the ward Christmas party, crafted, baked, and watched all manner of traditional Christmas movies. We've already checked off Love Actually, It's a Wonderful Life, Elf and Home Alone 1. Next up are, naturally, Home Alone 2 and Miracle on 34th Street. Christmas just isn't complete without the whole line-up.
Between now and Christmas we've got work parties, parties with friends, The Nutcracker, and countless more cookies to bake and a stack of presents to wrap. Yes, it's busy, but I don't want it to end.