(I'm testing my Perd Hapley skills.)
>>It's now Christmas time!!! I've been incredibly excited for the Christmas season this year, but both Ian and I have been anxiously awaiting the day we got to crack into our Kinder advent calendars (yes, we each have our own) and it finally came. Report: the chocolate is just as good as I thought it would be.
>>We went to a traveling tour of Cirque de Soleil and saw the Alegria show last week. If you have not seen a Cirque de Soleil show, you must find a way to go. I'm not going to spell it out any more than that, but if you know what's good for you, you'll start planning your next trip to Vegas.
>>We hosted a sort of Thanksgiving for our local LDS missionaries and some members a few nights ago. It was a small gathering and it was nothing fancy, (we had Domino's and a slightly burned pumpkin pie), but it turned out to be a hit. We all talked about the things we were grateful for (I am grateful for sunshine, coats and my husband) and sang songs and got to know each other better. Church has been such a special aspect of my life here in France and it felt so good to just serve the people around me.
Also, when we made our way to the restaurant, all the lights in the city were turned on...I couldn't help but squeal. It's so beauoootiful. (Here's another crappy phone photo from our night which I can't stop laughing about.)
>>We are traveled to Pau this weekend--another town a few hours south of us and another place where Ian served his mission. We stayed with some friends of Ian's and we had a wonderful time--definitely a trip we'll remember for a long time. The small town nature of the place made it precious and picturesque--it looks like what people think of when they picture France. More photos and stories from this soon!
>>And probably what I've loved the most, we saw Jamie Cullum in concert last night! It was the last stop of his tour and the show was absolutely electric. He is truly, madly, deeply my favorite musician and artist and I was elated to see him. He rarely tours in the US, let alone in Utah, so to say I was excited is an understatement. I have loved this guy since I was 15 so I am extremely attached to his music seeing as his music was the soundtrack to my growing-up years. I cried during the show. Are we even surprised?
My favorite songs: Photograph, Don't Stop the Music, After You've Gone, Mind Trick, Pure Imagination...I could go on and on.
>>And last but not least, Ian and I have been married for a whopping six months! Congratulations to us! Here's a picture of our best duck faces. Just for you.