We had a few fun concerts to get us in the Christmas spirit. David got some free tickets to the Kurt Bestor Christmas concert from a patient. It was my first time hearing of him, so I didn't know what to expect, but the concert was so fun! The music was great and it was super entertaining. The next week we ended up going to the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert. We have gone every year since we were dating, so it's become a sort of tradition for us. Although it was fun to dress up and go, we both agreed this year's concert wasn't our favorite performance they've done.
At A Kurt Bestor Christmas:
We also got together with my freshman roommates and their spouses. We did a Sunday dinner together at Meagan's cute house, then went over to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square. It was so fun to all get together and catch up!
December is also the month of parties. We had a ward Christmas party as well as a dental school Christmas party with David's dental class. I was so excited that they had a Santa at our ward Party because I secretly wanted a picture of Alice with Santa, although I didn't feel like going to a mall or somewhere to find him since she's still so young. So we got this great picture (thanks to a girl in the ward with a nice camera):
The next week was Christmas week! David's parents came into town and rented a house that we could all stay in together. It was a blast! The house was kind of quirky, but being able to all stay together for the week was the best. We stayed up until about 1 (or 2 in some cases) every morning playing The Resitance (a super fun game) or chatting.
Christmas Eve we had a delicious dinner of cheesy potatoes, rolls, ham, and asparagus. Afterwards David's family does a spiritual Christmas program and testimony meeting and it was so neat to reflect on our Savior. Family photo on Christmas Eve:
The rest of the week together was a blast as we spent much of it with extended family on David's side. Sunday we had a baby blessing, Monday a family dinner for his cousin Becca's wedding, and Tuesday was the wedding and reception.
The beautiful couple:
And Sparklers at the send off: