Potato Bowl and More

This has been a fun week. Monday night we had a Christmas Party at the Homestead. It is the first of our own in many years. The highlight of the night was not Santa and Mrs Clause but their reindeer. Yes they were waiting on them to take them back to the North Pole. However, we got to feed them and wow so very cool. Such beautiful animals. Almost dolphin level awesome. If we had been able to go for a ride it might have exceeded swimming with dolphins.

Some of the other things we had going was a variety of old Christmas movies playing on different screens throughout the Barn, a chocolate fountain, a hot chocolate bar, catered light dinner, and Karaoke but with Christmas songs. Now that was truly fun. Me, being the rebel I am sang Baby it’s Cold Outside with Keith. Yes he did take advantage of me later. So there you have it. (:

Tuesday was my last day of being Lead Elf. It was an emotional day and I am so grateful we have been able to continue to grow the Christmas Hope Initiative. It has brought great Joy to many including my family. Wednesday I was able to get a little Christmas shopping done and ended the day with a volunteer activity for the young women wrapping gifts and baking cookies. Finished off with rootbeer floats and an impromptu testimony meeting about the things they saw, experienced and how they were feeling. LPD = Leader Pay Day. There were tears. Thursday finished up the last of the Christmas. Well almost. Literally three things left I’ll do Monday morning. I am so glad I won’t have to do much on Christmas Eve.

We left Thursday afternoon for Boise and the Potato Bowl. Met up with friends for dinner at Tucanos and after, the kids swam in the hotel pool and watched some movies in the rooms while we just relaxed and visited. Game day was Friday and we had fun at the tailgating. Dressed warm in thermals and other than a second quarter slump BYU rocked Western Michigan 49-10. There were a lot of Cougar fans at the game. Always so fun seeing friends and winning. Winning is a big deal at the Bowl Game. Hope BYU can continue to build on this and get better.

Today we are up and on the way to Utah. It’s the annual Client and Friends Movie Premier. This year it’s Bumblebee. I have heard it’s really good so I hope I’m not left disappointed in another Transformers movie. Positive thoughts though. Post movie we are staying the night in Park City then back home Sunday in time for Christmas. This has been an incredible Holiday Season, one I will not soon forget. Merry Christmas to you all. God Bless!

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