Monday, December 8, 2008
Christmas seems to be the time of full of traditions! This is our annual family date night! We have done it for years long before the little girls were old enough to date and they would do the babysitting, but for the last few years we have all been able to go, minus our faithful missionary in Taiwan. We do dinner and then go to temple square or do something else that helps us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. This year we went to dinner at Ottavio's and then went to the live nativity playing at the tabernacle. So lets start with dinner. For those of you who have been to Ottavio's than you know that they have an accordion player that goes form table to table and sings and plays for the guests. Not that I don't enjoy the music, I just hate the attention on me so I never make eye contact. My littlest sister Whitney was joking about it all night long that she was going to tell him we were newly weds. Kris came back with "well then we'll tell him that it's your birthday." for those of you that know Whitney she HATES people looking at her even worse so that kind of stopped that talk right there. Long story short. Cameron my brother make some comment to the guy as he was passing like "She's a really good dancer" pointing at Whitney, In turn she pints to me and said "there newly weds" and my response is "It's her birthday!" Oh boy. Well it is Whitney's birthday in January and so when the guy asked my dad if it was really her birthday he said that we actually have two and pointed out Whit and my birthday also being in January so yes they all came out and sang to Whit and I. Oh my word. So on to the live nativity. It was really sweet and did remind us of the humble surroundings of that amazing night. A few funny things was they played out the birth... I know I kept waiting for the lights to go out. You didn't see anything, but they put a cloth over her legs and then pulled the doll out form under it... I know I just had to smile. A few other things that made me smile were 1- the extremely energetic angel and 2- the small little sheppard that they were having a hard time getting to focus. All in all it was an awesome night. Thanks so much Mom & Dad!