This year the kids did their Christmas lists on some Dear Santa stationery. The paper excited them, because the second Amy brought it home their lists were done and signed, and in nice handwriting, which is a rarity. They were carefully crafted. Jarom wrote straight from some ads he'd already cut out.
I want a VTech! Nerf Dart Tag! A Cars tent, a Mike the Mower or Cool Crew Talking Vacuum! A Wowwee Mini Robo Rover! Peeps! Kids crafts! Art kits! And other stuff too! From Jarom
Please give this to me for Christmas: Princesses, books and the new dress-up. Bella.
While Mom was at work, the kids and I walked downtown (in 22 degrees for an hour and a half) for the Gallery Stroll, and headed to the tabernacle to check out the Living Nativity . . . only we were late so we just enjoyed the animals outside (just like last year).
Oey had barely just risen from the dead (from the stroller) when we all thought he was asleep, and sauntered over to the lighted trees with the kids.
feeding the donkey
The cutest brown-wool sheep, with the most amazingly thick wool. No way this guy was cold.
We stopped by Mom's work--the parking garage at least--to check the car. Jarom hung around.
The Community Congregational Church had signs out saying "Gallery Stroll visitors welcome!", so with the freezing air and all we had to stop in. They had nice bread and cookies and treats, and delicious wassail, also a little creche exhibit.
Tuesday we went to the temple lights in Salt Lake. This time it was maybe 17 degrees.
inside the famous tabernacle
love lit up
beanie heads, Millie and Oey + Bella, playing in the snow
it wasn't warm, but the lights glowed warm
up at the temple
a shepherd scene
always best friends
gorgeous reflection -- this scene is always so pretty
lights all around us
a parting shot