Friday, December 19, 2008

December Events

So who exactly was it that created the idea that December should be so darn busy. :) Okay, okay, I actually love December and most of the going-ons. Needless to say, I haven't done the best job of posting any of the exciting adventures. So, here are some of the fun things happening in and around P-town. (Provo, just in case you didn't know).
Dec 5 - Went to see the Temple Square lights with some of my friends. It was fun!
The temple. And yes, my friend Cheryl really took this picture. (I tried, but remember how bad my camera is....)
A small part of us - Sam, Colby, Alisha, me, Cheryl, and Rob

Some shepherds watching o'er their flocks by night.

The temple again. :)

Dec 6th - A few of the members of my familia came to Utah Valley and we feasted away at Tucano's. After that, we went over to my friend Nancy's house. Her husband works with dinosaurs and he was so kind to deal with all the crazy kids and teach us about dinosaurs and stuff! Thanks Brock and Nancy!!!!

This triceratops at Thanksgiving Point is one that Brock built. Here's Brock with some of the kids.

And what's a stop at Thanksgiving Point without seeing some of Santa's reindeer!

Dec 12th - I was able to get some tickets (once again, thanks Nancy) to the Mo Tab Christmas Concert. It was fantastic! I don't have any pictures, but I will say that it was cool enough that I will buy the dvd when it comes out. Then I can show all of you my favorite stuff from it. :)
Dec 13th - Christmas party at my house. Once again, no pictures. But, (I think) it was a grand time to be had by all. Thanks for all those that brought food and just came.
Dec 16th, and again on the 18th and 19th - Snow began to fall. Really fall. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....
Dec 19th - Last day of work before Christmas, and now I get a week off. Wahoo!!!!
I hope everyone else's December is going well. Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The bell still rings for me..... it does for all who truly believe.
Do you?

Monday, December 1, 2008

The first gift of Christmas

Do you know what the first gift of Christmas was? Well, if any of you have ever read the book The Christmas Box, you might know what I'm talking about. I read that book this weekend, and that was one of the main points, I felt anyway, that the book was making. The first gift of Christmas was the gift of the Savior coming to the world. What a precious gift from a loving Father. And that's really what it comes down to - a gift of our Heavenly Father's love. The book goes on to make the point that a parent's love is one of the greatest gifts that can be given. And by love, it really means time.
This has caused me to think on this point a bit. Obviously, I'm not a parent. But I have many important people in my life. Do they understand how much I care? Do I make it clear that they are important to me? Do I make spending time with the people I care about a priority in my life? Or do I put it off, thinking that I'll do that tomorrow? Actions definitely speak louder than words. I know that I feel that in reverse. If people put forth an effort to spend time with me, even if it's just a few minutes here and there, I feel that they care.
So that's one thing I'm going to work on - making the relationships in my life a priority.