When many are excited to head home for Christmas I am excited to be going the other direction. This will be the third Christmas in a row that I will spend in Arizona with all of my extended family on my mom's side. We are the only ones that live in this winter wonderland of Utah.
This means that five of the list six Christmas days I have not been home. You may find that sad, but really the memories I have from Arizona are far better than any I have had at home. I love being able to see my cousins and to play games with each other. We especially love playing hearts, we have played a game of hearts with about twenty people and three decks of cards. It is crazy! Especially if you get all three queens.
I love everything about Christmas. I love the spirit of giving, the music, and being with my family. Unfortunatly I won't be able to see or talk to my brother this Christmas since he is in the MTC. Him being on a mission has helped me stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas and on what life is truly all about. I hope that we can all remember the true meaning of Christmas.
I hope that your Christmas is a great one! May all of your wildest dreams come true.