Call me narcissist if you must but this blog is all about ME. I have another blog about my kids, whom I love and adore writing about. But I was Nicole a long time before I was mom and I don't intend to give up being Nicole overnight.
You can read all about my kids at Naptime Optional.
Or you can follow along on our Arizona adventure on my 365 project blog.
Friday, December 19, 2008
So today I'm sharing pictures from Christmas 2000. This Christmas is significant because I spent it in Oroville, Washington as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I LOVE Christmas on the mission! What better way to spend the holiday season than serving Him whose birth we celebrate!
I think getting new pajamas for Christmas is pretty traditional for most people. My mom kept that tradition alive by sending my companion, Kristin Lewis, and me matching pajamas.
Of course, this was my days of 35mm, and no view screen so I have lots of pictures of me with my eyes closed. Such is life!
Here is our Advent Calendar, all the doors open showing that it's finally Christmas Eve!
Here is me with all my loot. The church members in the area REALLY spoiled us!!!
All our Christmas cards. Wow, I felt loved!!!
Here is the aftermath Christmas morning. Lewis it talking on the phone to her family, basking in the warmth of Christmas (and Hot Chocolate)
Pretty furniture, eh?
These are the aprons and stockings made for us by Ethleen Timm. Our names our embroidered on the aprons, too.
I still wear the apron. And the stocking still hangs alongside the kid's stocking on our banister each Christmas.
And this is ALL THE FOOD we got.
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I've stuffed couch pillows in the front and the back of my pajamas to show what I was going to look like when I finished eating all that food.
Merry Christmas to you all!!!! May the true spirit of the season visit you each during this special time of the year.