before the holidays, i felt like a nutcase. or a circus performer. or something. between church, school, work, friends, and family engagements, we felt spread pretty thin. some things i brought upon myself (ie. christmas cards... let's face it, i could have bagged that this year?) and other things were out of our control (ie. visiting and home teaching? i mean honestly, we can't skip out on that in december!). everything was 60mph until we arrived in utah. it was such a relief to not "have to" do anything there (okay, still some things). it was a true vacation.
cora is loving pop pop these days. and we went sledding, and played hours upon hours of games! aj and my dad went skiing with us (more on that later...) and we even got my parents to play some games with us... (backwards charades and betrayal at the house on the hill) which, let me tell you, is an enormous feat. i was proud of them.