Here we are heading over to the trolley pick-up by Longs. We walk over there, catch the trolley and ride it over to the tree lighting ceremony at Castle Hospital. The kids like to make the crafts, get a flashlight, drink hot chocolate, eat popcorn and mini apples, and hear the bands and performers. This year, we went early (we actually left before the actual lights came on), but we had a great time and avoided a bunch of the crowds.After Taylor's hula class on Saturday, we went to Savers to look for a stuffed animal and a few other Christmas items. April Alexander asked is to look for an ugly Christmas sweater or a turtle neck. Here were some of the contenders.Jimmy has started a tradition of making ugly Christmas sweater-t-shirts. We all wore the one we made to the ward Christmas party
The girls had their second piano recital. They played wonderfully! I could watch them all day. It makes me such a proud mom. It's wonderful to see how all their practicing and work has helped them to play pretty music. First, Taylor played "Oh Christmas Tree" then Carley joined her on stage where they played "Hungarian Dance" and then Taylor stepped down and she played "Carol of The Bells". We also got to see a bunch of friends there. The Gibsons, the Speeds, the Thorntons, the LaDukes, the Tyaus, the Morses, and others were there. Unfortunately, while we were there, TD's sister who has been struggling with cancer on the mainland passed away. Poor TD. She said last night that she hasn't worn make-up for two months because she has been crying for two months. It's hard to see her hurting. All of us friends were crying with her while people started the pot-luck after the recital while we were in the chapel. All of us have sisters too and can't imagine losing ours. What an unfair deal.