Saturday, December 13, 2008

I love Christmas

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love just about everything about it. I love the feelings of Christmas, the hustle and bustle, the surprises, the songs, the goodies, the presents, the Christmas movies, the lights, etc.... There's only one thing about Christmas that I don't care for. And that is the Christmas traffic. We encountered that Christmas traffic last night on our way to Temple Square to see the lights. It was pretty bad (I don't think it had anything to do with the Tabernacle Choir concert that was going on last night). It would of made for a bad mood had it not been for the Christmas music that we were listening to and the fun people that we were with. Once inside Temple Square, all the traffic and the fact that we had to park 6 blocks away were forgotten. The lights were so beautiful and well worth the tradition. I am always amazed at how perfect the lights and nativities look. It is so fun. It was a bonus to be there with my sister in law and her kids (minus my brother and their youngest, who unfortunately got sick on the way to the temple and they had to turn around to take them back home). We always have such a great time together. This tradition is definitely a keeper. Thanks guys for the great time. We look forward to next year!







Note to self: Next year, park the car in Sandy and ride Trax into Salt Lake. Fun!!

8 comments:

Angie said...

Amen!!! We had the same problem last night going to Temple Square. We were kicking ourselves for not riding TRAX. Too bad we didn't see you guys.

Race Fam said...

Looks like fun to me. Are you still coming after Christmas?

Mel said...

Was it FREEZING? Looks like you had fun! Sorry about the traffic, I hate that!

Amber said...

We experienced the same Christmas traffic going to the Kurt Bestor concert that evening...a little crazy!! I think Temple Square is such a great tradition!

The Larson Family said...

What a fun time! It's always beautiful at temple square right now! I can't wait to see it for ourselves in a couple of weeks! Maybe we'll join you next year??? :0) Can't wait to see you guys! P.S. I love your background! I picked the same as yours!!

Emily said...

Oh man, last weekend we went to the Salt Lake Temple. We were stuck on West Temple for 30 minutes. We actually sat through 3 green lights without moving. It was crazy.
We were there again on Friday but got there at 4:30 so we could miss the traffic and find a parking spot. It was a lot better. It is so fun to go down there though. It would have been so fun if we all would have run into each other!

Emily said...

So love the lights at Temple Square. It makes me feel like a kid again. Glad y'all had fun!

go_laura said...

I hear ya! We thought "Oh, we'll go on Sunday and it will be so dead down there." Or NOT! It was so jam packed, and people are mean drivers... where is the Christmas spirit? The lights were beautiful as usual and despite the extra chilly conditions, we had a fun time :) Looks like you guys did too! Yay! One day I hope to be a professional light putter-upper :)