i guess christmas is over, but everywhere i go i want to shout "merry christmas!" it's kind of a disaster.
but alas, the season was so so lovely.
lots and lots and lots of caroling
lots and lots of family time
lots of food
lots of fun
lots of snow
|we helped aunt willi put up her tree!|
|looking at christmas lights. my favorite!|
|being weird with bex/her 23rd birthday!|
|visiting/caroling to grandpa and ana-maria|
|aunt willi's for christmas eve|
|being silly/christmas eve jitters|
|brother ortiz is a virtuoso & he played some boss songs for us on christmas!|
|grandma showed me how she makes her rolls!|
|we got to skype with richie!!|
|les mis on christmas!|
|my sisters paid me $12 to stand up in a packed movie theater and proclaim (with gestures) "merry christmas to one and all!!"|
|my new boyfriend! (it snowed A TON)|
|reading by the light of the christmas tree|
|hanging out with andrew a lot. their family got me a caramel apple and fuzzy socks-- exactly what i wanted!|
|airport dropping off/picking ups.|
|we have to force maddie to spend time with us.|
|game night at the thurmans with their mini-dog|
|ice tree in heber!|
|my last day at distribution :( and family bowling :)|
|merry christmas! love, the dowds|
also, santa brought me a computer! WHAT?? not to mention i got a ton of gifts, all of which i love and am so so grateful for. i'm such a blessed/spoiled girl!
p.s. nickie started/almost finished her mission papers!! it's so crazy to think that christmas next year will be so different with her gone (and let's face it, richie and/or maddie will probably be married)
p.p.s. these cool cats got engaged on the same day as mom & dad (25 years later)!!