I love Holiday Parties and catching up with people I care about. I don't love holiday parties given by some random entity and feeling a need to "stop by" out of obligation...such as the holiday party given by the bank that my husband's company banks at. I'll take an invitation to a box at the Jazz Game, but one more thing at Christmastime? Here's the invitation we received this year... and I DEFINITELY think we need to continue banking at this bank because they really get it! (Click to view larger!)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Just as I was getting ready to walk out the door early to get the Primary room set up for church, I got a phone call the the heat and lights were out in half of the building and we were only holding Sacrament Meeting at 1:00 and the rest of the meetings were cancelled. I wasn't sure what to think! "Are you joking? Is this a December April Fool's joke?" No, he assured me, but hurry and call all the Primary teachers so they know they can stop with last minute preparations for lessons. Ya-Hoo!! I was giddy and Christopher wondered if I didn't like church. "I love church. But I also love a church vacation!"
We had a fun afternoon all together. I made the pieces for our gingerbread house that we'll decorate tomorrow. We also watched The Nativity Story, starring Keisha Castle-Hughes (from The Whale Rider--another favorite). I highly recommend it. I could watch it again right now--it was really beautiful--and the whole family loved it. It makes me think of a book I loved in high school, Two From Galilee.
Earlier this year we had another "that never happens moment." During the Sacrament we passed the bread tray down the row and when it came to Nick he pulled out an entire slice of bread! His eyes were huge with disbelief! That was one of my greatest irreverent wishes when I was a kid--starving during the long 3 hour meeting and savoring the tiny piece of WHITE bread and imagining scenarios where I could get MORE! (I distinctly remember when I was young pinching a few pieces together and pretending I HAD NO IDEA I'd taken more than my 1 piece.) That was some good fortune, Nick, cuz that NEVER happens! I wouldn't be surprised if he remembers that the rest of this life!