Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 29th - Sealing at the Temple

We started the day by going to the temple for the sealing of some friends.  We have kind of been along for the big days in their relationship and this was the culmination.  I spoke at her baptism - we attended their wedding - we went to the temple with them when she received her endowments.  Today we were able to be there when they were sealed.  It was very nice and we were so glad to have been invited.  Bill was even asked to be one of the witnesses.  It feels so good to see such happiness.

Back home, we both did a few chores around the house.  I managed to get three loads of laundry done, a few more decorations taken down and packed, as well as some other stuff. 

Lisa called and said she could get away later in the afternoon to do some shopping.  I had already told her we were going on a shopping trip for her as part of her Christmas present.  So, we met up at Sugarloaf Mills Mall around 3:30 or so.  I expected busy - I didn't expect mobbed!  There were lines of cars trying to get into the mall, lines trying to get out, almost no empty parking spaces, people-to-people inside.  Fortunately, we were going to just one store and that was where we went and stayed!  She managed to find several things that she liked and I bought a couple of tops, too.  In spite of the mobs, we had a good time.

Bill had mentioned going out to eat or to a movie, but by evening, we both were happy to just stay in!  I worked on family history while he watched movies.  Since it had gotten so cold, and even had a few snowflakes that fluttered down (not enough to stay anywhere - not really enough to even see, if I hadn't had on a red coat that made them visible!), it was nice to stay in warm and cozy.

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