Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

Well it's about time I finally post some season's greetings now that it's New Year's Eve and we're about done with them. I hope you have all had a happy Thanksgiving, a merry Christmas, and that your New Year will be wonderful. Mine have been filled with family and friends and have been great. The picture above is from one of my favorite things I did this Christmas season. Some of you may not know that my friends Mary Ann, Megan, and I go around every month and sing at about four different nursing homes, and we have been doing it for about 3 1/2 years. Our Christmas programs are always our favorites to do, and this year we decided to spice it up a little by making carolers' costumes a la Charles Dickens to wear. Aside from the fact that none of us are the greatest sewers and that the costumes took about three times as long as we expected to make, I think they turned out rather well, and we got a great response to them everywhere we went*. We really love to sing to these sweet people. They are always so appreciative and gracious, and they really made it feel like Christmas to me.
We also had our annual "L.L. Bean Christmas Party" so named for the traditional, cheesy Christmas goodness we try to recreate for our party. Everyone is supposed to wear a festive sweater and we do Christmassy stuff like decorating sugar cookies, having a white elephant gift exchange, and usually playing Christmas carols on chimes, but we ran out of time for that last one this year because of a marathon game of Curses. Seriously, we only had about five cards left before we decided to stop, we had been playing it so long. I love that game. So much more has happened, but my brain is feeling very dull right now and I won't subject you to its ramblings. Happy New Year!

*O.k., so we didn't get a great response to our costumes everywhere we went. All the nursing homes liked them, but when we wore them and went to Kneaders with Mary Ann's husband, we got a couple of strange looks and later when we were sitting around the table with our bonnets and capes off, we realized we looked like a bunch of polygamists. We laughed pretty hard about it and called each other "wife one," "wife two," etc. for the rest of the time we were there. Tee hee.


Kiersten said...

Ha! When I opened your blog and saw the picture of you in the bonnet and dress, I was hoping you'd tell the polygamist story. I love that. Oh, and the Ingrid Michelson song on your play list is one of my favorites!

Jessica said...

I love the costumes!! You all looked amazing and I am postitive you sounded even better. I miss your spirit and loving countenance. You taught me so much in Relief Society and I have such found memories or you! Happy new Year.

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

I LOOVE the costumes, and wouldn't have thought polygamists at all :)