It's resolved! Next year, I shall send out cards via snail mail again. I have loved, loved, loved receiving all of your cards/photos/letters; they are all hanging up on the wall. In fact, we took down Christmas decorations yesterday, but all the cards/photos are still there. I love 'em!
Christmas was Fabulous! I'm sure I'll post pictures later.
Sad news: Brandon's Grandma (paternal) died on Christmas Eve.
Happy news: She's with her husband who left her a widow in 1976!
Bad news: Snow, still waiting on that job thing, and exhaustion from staying up too late playing board games with the siblings and parents in Idaho.
Good news: The snow is removing the gross inversion air, the job thing should be resolved as soon as today, and exhaustion from staying up too late playing board games with the siblings and parents in Idaho.
The first time we've all been together for Christmas Day in quite a few years (4? 5?):
I have some New Year's goals. I'm sure I do. They are in there somewhere. Maybe I'll write about them? Perhaps? The thing that's got me all crazy is that it will be 2010 in a few days. 2010!! When did this happen? Wasn't I so excited yesterday because it was 1990? I swear I was. In fact, I remember when it was 1999 and the world was freaking out over Y2K. How many of you young whippersnappers even remember Y2K? Hmmm? Not only do I remember it, but I was an adult at the time. And married.
See, there's this thing about time. When you want it to hurry up, it slows down to a snail's pace. So....slow...
But if you want it to slow down, it speeds right on up. This is why as a child it feels as if it lasts forever, but as an adult growing older, it's getting faster and faster. Oh, the irony!
Oh, hey, I feel dumb, but I heard this song for the very first time this month when I was asked to accompany a girl in our ward to sing it in our Relief Society meeting. It's so beautiful; I love it.
Last night we witnessed our cousins' sealing to their adopted son who is from Ethiopia. He is nearly 6 years old and has many special needs. They have already adopted another son who was sealed to them 4 years ago on the exact same date. They picked the 29th of December for these sealings because it is their wedding anniversary, and yesterday was their 10th. They have had 4 biological children (girls), and now they have two sons. Hands down, dear reader, witnessing their son sealed to them in the Salt Lake Temple was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life. I bawled like a baby; the floodgates of tears began as the children, all dressed in white, walked into the sealing room, and they flowed fresh as their beautiful son was sealed to them. I can't even begin to describe the feeling, but Brandon's Aunt Carrie said it best (not word for word): Watching a young 20-something couple be sealed together isn't such a big deal; it doesn't seem like much. But seeing the children sealed to the parents? That's what it's all about! It makes sense! This is why we do it!
Have you ever witnessed an adoption sealing?
January is going to be crazy. We're heading West next week to attend a Wharton thing; Bay Area friends, I'll be emailing you soon to talk about getting together!
Apologies to my Blackfoot friends (especially Shelley!); the shin-dig never occurred because of time; who knew a weekend could go so fast?
Wow, do I possibly have anything else to say? Probably. But not for now. Lucky you!