Friday, January 30, 2009

KC Christmas

Me representing in my Missouri sweatshirt.

My Dad Hal

My Mom Iris

Me and my brother Luke

My sister Jessica

Bear opening his presents back in Salt Lake

I went home to Kansas City, Missouri this past week to celebrate Christmas with my family. We were celebrating a little late or very early depending on how you looked at it, but things were still very traditional. Our Christmas lights were on. Our tree was up. We did last minute shopping and wrapping on the 24th. We opened presents on the 25th. We had a huge dinner with friends and family that evening. It was so familiar, it was easy to forget it wasn't December and we were the only ones Christmasing.
I don't know if it is my cold heart or my chilly personality, but freezing temperatures seem to follow me. It was 64 degrees in KC the day before I flew in and 8 degrees when I arrived. Now that I have left, it has warmed back up. The same thing happened when I went to California in December. I swear I could travel to Arizona and it would snow. Now I know how Winnie the Pooh felt with his little black rain cloud. Oh well... it was still fun, too short, but fun. Next time I'll make my trip longer, bring my husband and opt for Christmas in July.


Candice said...

Merry Christmas! I still feel bad that even though I had another month to get you your Christmas card before Christmas, I failed.

You are so funny. I love the homage to the little black raincloud. I think that cold and happiness follow you everywhere. The sun cannot compete with your brightness, so it gives up trying.

Thank you for being in my book club that I have not yet started. You are my charter member.

Jensens said...

I think it should be Christmas every month! Maybe not on such a grand scale, but it would be nice to have the "Christmas spirit" year round. Glad you had a nice time. I don't know that I would opt for July..maybe May, not so hot :) Can you tell I am a picky temperature person? I love it when it is between 70 and 80 degrees.

Annette said...

Merry Late Christmas...I hope you took advantage of all the after-before Christmas sales..I agree with Candice, your sweet spirit could make any place warmer.