Well today is Miss Karina's 12 birthday. that is so weird. i remember when i was turning 12. But Karina is so stinking funny (ask anyone). She is the sweetest thing but can be a brat. She has changed so much in the last 12 years. when she was a baby she was a chunk, a really cute chunk. she had these BIG brown eyes (still has them she just grew into them) that we know my grandma and grandpa Christensen picked out. Now she is little miss skinny and little miss smarty pants. we love her and our lives wouldn't be as exciting with out here. Happy Birthday Rina!
Me and Karina Getting our tree
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone."
~ Deborah Whipp (1964-), web designer.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is
softer and more beautiful." ~ Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), American
Protestant religious leader, author.
9 days till christmas, no more days till the browns, 3 more days till the Terry's 3 more days till mikey.
It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching
out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas
spirit." ~ Isabel Currier.
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
~ Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.
On Saturday December 13th we went with his family up to Logan to a voice male concert. It was really fun to see Amie and Scott and to laugh and be entertained by Voice Male. We went and ate at the Firehouse (a pizza place up there) then we went to Salt lake. Traffic was horrific. we parked at the Gateway mall. We rode the Trax up to Temple Square and took a carriage ride with his family. It was like the perfect night with all the snow softly falling. Then we went for a walk on temple square we left the group and found a nice quiet place. He told me to reach in his pockets to keep my hands warm and in the pocket was the ring. He got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I guess i was some what shocked cause i didn't take off my glove. He told me to take off my glove and he put the ring on my finger and i said yes. We walked back to where the family was and told them and started calling my family.
To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world."
~ Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), American president. Presidential message (December 25, 1927).
I love wrapping presents and i love it when there is a ton of ribbon. (i like to play with it). So mike, crystal, and my family look out for very ribbon-ated presents.
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."
- Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"