We were able to go to the Tabernacle Christmas concert with Paul and Geri Scherbel - beautiful and uplifting. We saw a number of sister missionaries from Temple Square who were able to attend the concert. Some of these sisters we worked with when we hosted dignitaries during our mission. It was fun to see them. We also saw Joshua who is working at the Nauvoo Cafe in the Joseph Smith Memorial building. We enjoyed the concert and our evening experience at Temple Square - and it made me miss our mission experience.
On December 13 it was the 57th year since my mother passed away. This is always a day of sadness, but also a chance to reflect on the power of the atonement and the resurrection of Christ.
This past week we also celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary, and Hans's birthday (even though he's in Colorado Springs). Next week we celebrate Joshua's and Thomas's birthdays, and after Christmas we celebrate Hans and Michelle's wedding anniversary. Lots of things to remember and gifts to buy during this holiday season. Gifts are not really that important, but they sure take up a lot of time and energy. Then in early January we celebrate Jeff's, Hana's and Brian's birthdays. It's a lot.