What a nice treat it is to finally be HOME! Sleeping in my own bed has been the greatest, and sleeping through the night too. On the 21st of December we went to see Christmas lights with our grandkids. It was pure joy. This photo here is taken at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City, with Becca Ann and Aliyah. We met the Grinch and his helpers handing out candy canes there, snowflakes in lights and this Christmas tree behind us that changed its look constantly. Then off to Temple Square, a great historical site in Salt Lake City to visit the Nativity and Millions of lights. Deseret Book across the street from Temple Square had a magical faux bakery, baking gingerbread cookies, conveyer belt moving the cookings, a faux oven with a glowing fire, and candies in jars moving like gears, around in a circle. It was magical for the grandkids, and litte 2 year old Kaydence just couldn't keep her eyes off of it. Employees handed out gingerbread cookies to everyone visiting the bakery. It was such a fun evening. It is fun to be back, to enjoy the wonderful things of our country, but especially to celebrate Christmas with our family again.
The evening closed with snowflakes falling from the sky, I knew for sure with magic like this I was back home. I love the snow and the changing seasons of Utah. Bundling up in coats, gloves, and hats is just fun again.
This week, now we get ready to celebrate in the New Year 2012. Wow, seems like at one time that was a year so far away, and now it is just a few days away. As I reflect on the last year, the larger part with us living in Ethiopia, I know and feel the joys of having family close again, and friends who love us. I think of the things I need to change in my life, and resolve to be a better person, mother, friend, and companion. I know we all reflect on our own lives and think of the things we need to change for the New Year.
We are making some changes with The Robin's Nest this year as well. Watch for these changes during the year from papers, to new stickers, and a new website. We are also sponsoring page layouts for sale, and book kits, all available on line. We know you will love these changes, love the new kits, and products.
I hope for you the best of all things, and the happiest of all New Years ever to all of you.