Monday, December 8, 2008

The 1st times.....

This year marks the first Christmas that Sini & I will spend together. Sini had never been to see the lights at Temple Square *gasp* it was such a fun experience to watch him as we walked on Temple Grounds...this might sound cheesy, but he couldn't stop smiling *warm fuzzy feeling*. Ask yourself this question: Have you ever taken someone to see the lights at Temple Square for the first time in their life? If you haven't I suggest that you find a "Temple Square Lights Virgin" grab them by a limb and drag them there...even if it's against their will...the outcome: genuine happiness. The lights at Temple Square were fun to see. The air was crisp & smelled like winter. It was fun to see different families with their kids running around. The Holidays are such a magical time of year. It really makes me stop & think of how grateful I am. *Note to self: make it a point to be just as grateful as I am during this time of year all year round.
Just last week I "won" tickets to "Candle Light Christmas" at "This is the Place." We invited Hema, Daisy, & the boys to go with us. It was SO much fun! I think we started a new Christmas tradition. We rode the "Choo-choo Train" around the Brigham Young-esque village, listened to old fashioned carolers, visited "Father Christmas" talked to a chimney sweep, had hot cider, & sat by the camp fire. It was so fun to see the kids enjoy themselves...it was even more fun to see the "big kids" enjoy themselves....

6 comments:

The Soptich clan said...

Look at you all snuggly warm and full of Christmas cheer! I miss temple square and all its splendor...

The Jarvis Family said...

Gotta love that engaged feeling!!! I cant beleive Sini has never seen the lights! Im so glad you took him, what better way to spend it than with your fiance!!! Nice job on your part Jen!! As for the Twilight post below......I didnt go in with any expectations either.....thats why I guess I liked it. I have to agree that the acting was awkward, not all of it, but some of it was pretty bad......and the effects of edward running....I wish they would have done it in fast motion not in such slow motion-that made it look totally fake! Anyway, however, Nick loved the movie, he didnt miind it at all. He thinks Edward is pretty bad to the bone. When i walked out of the movie I wasnt like, "OH MY GOSH EDWARD EDWARD, OH MY HEART IS ACHING FOR HIM!!!" NO I was more like, "that was pretty awesome." I really loved the music too. Anyway, there's my 2 cents! Love ya to death, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Kelli said...

YES JEN!! Finally an updated!!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Awe, so fun!! I miss temple square! How nice to spend it with someone you love =)

Dude, send me your mailing address please!

xoxo

gabegen said...

ohh, i can't wait to take the kids there, soooo beautiful... almost magical.

carolineluvsulysses said...

hey jenn! love ur blog... good to see daisy n hema we havent seen them since their wedding! send them our love! how are u? take care