Spreading Some Cheer

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I'm feeling very accomplished this holiday season.

Last year our life was in a bit of a shambles as we practically lived out of our car for a couple weeks. Right around this time of the month on '09 we had packed up the moving truck and I had finished my final day of work at BYUB. We were driving across the desert to spend a week with my family in CA just to turn around again and drive back to Utah for Christmas and then we left on the 26th for ND.

Needless to say I did not have a Christmas tree, I did very little shopping or wrapping, very little baking, I did not send Christmas cards, I gave mediocre, last-minute gifts and although we were in the spirit of good cheer, we didn't get to enjoy much about the season.

This year has been a welcome respite from the turmoil of Christmas 2009 and I am proud to say I sent my Christmas cards and have already purchased and mailed out gifts for our family scattered about the country. (Riddle me this, why does it cost more and take longer to ship to Utah then it does to California? Moreover, why does it cost more to fly to Utah then to California?) I baked holiday-shaped sugar cookies and decorated them with the hub. We've got our little tree up in the perfect place in the house and presents are dotting the base of it. We've attended Christmas parties and gift exchanges. Stockings are hung (for all 4 of us) and it is a "marshmallow" world right outside our door.

In general it's been a wonderful season so far and I'm looking forward to every moment to come. Which is sure to include friends, sledding, building snowmen, singing in church, and much more.

Merry Christmas to all. And may "God bless us, every one."


  1. You've inspired me! We have no presents YET and my my Marshmallow World is of the Kraft variety, but every remaining day of the season is going to ROCK.

    I miss you!

  2. Oh I am so glad you are enjoying this Christmas season!! I am so happy for you and Geoff. Looks like it's gonna be a great Christmas, followed by a great Year!!