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Dec 21, 2010

Carriage Ride to View the Lights

Merry Christmas from John, Jessica, Judy and Doree

Christmas Lights Tour with Lisa at the Helm.

Merry Christmas from me. It was a beautiful night, last night as we rode in a carriage and enjoyed all the many twinkling lights of downtown. Temple Square boosts about the thousands of lights they start string in August, -- no kidding, every tiny bush, even up the sides of the buildings. And the huge Nativity, really highlights the true meaning of Christmas.

We clip clopped around the block, with Lisa Williams-Cox (fantastic friend) and Charlie (horse debonair complete with lights and flowers in his hair) . Lisa is a fountain of information. Not just what the buildings are, but interesting incites into each one. Like...there is a wall at the LDS Conference building that is the same length as two 747 parked nose to nose? I KNOW.  It was the greatest experience for all four of us.

I highly recommend that you experience downtown in a carriage (Carriage for Hire).  
Jessica, John, Doree and Judy with Charlie

Dec 15, 2010

We May Be On Our Way!!!!

The Ghosts of DunMuller's Mansion - 
Book One - EXCUSE ME by yours truly,
has been requested by another agent. Here's the fun part - I get to wait for a very long time to see if somebody will love it as much as me. That's okay, I'm well into book two: ANTE UP
Good Luck - Excuse Me.

It's That Time Again

Christmas is coming up. What a wonderful time of the year - yeah right!
I've never been a happy camper during this time. I didn't enjoy it a lot as a kid. Although now, being a grandparent, it is fun. Yeah, the same headaches are there. Money is always an issue and for all of our preparations, it only takes seconds for it to be over with. True.

But look at the spirit. More people smile. Amazing, I know.
Some people are even courteous and giving. I watched a guy I would never have pegged as a giver, actually put in some change (okay, a penny and a nickle) in a bell ringer's can. I was floored. I saw a guy count out his groceries before going up to the 15 or less isle. He still went up with more than 15, but at least he counted.

The neighborhood has lights on more houses than it has ever in past. That's something, right? Mine doesn't, but this year I'm the exception. the exception being... I didn't want to fall and kill myself. I KNOW, every now and then, my brain does kick in. It's a Christmas Miracle.

There might not be any lights on the house, but the trees in the window and the music's playing so, now with the fresh fallen snow, I think we should all have a great and healthy holiday season this year!

From me to you - Merry Christmas.