Tuesday, February 7, 2012

To Jackson Hole

     My beautiful friend Christa (also one of my comps from my mission) called and invited us up to stay with her and her family in Jackson Hole while they were there on vacation. Of course we replied "Heck yeah!" and headed up for a night after Derek got off work.
     It was so fun to see Christa again. We both now have families (3 kids each) and are 10 years out from our missions. It was so fun to reminiscence and laugh about our memories down in Guatemala together. It made it even cooler that this was the week when the Quetzaltenango, Guatemala temple was dedicated and some of our friends were down in Guatemala just days before for the dedication. How awesome that those wonderful people now have a temple. We are so excited and happy for them! (And praying that our converts and members that we knew will attend it!)
     We had a blast with Christa and her cute family, stayed up wayyy too late talking, and finally found a hill to go sledding down with the kids. (Who would have known that would be so hard to find in Jackson??) I'm so glad that we've kept in touch -- she is such an awesome person!!

Christmas On The River 2011

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From: "Derek N Kim Anglin" <>
Date: Dec 31, 2011 10:54 PM
Subject: Christmas On The River
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     Christmas on the River at Taylor's Crossing was beautiful this year. The trees lining the streets were colorful and sparkling, getting us all in the Christmas mood. We started out the evening by stopping in to see Santa: Carson requesting a remote controlled monster truck, Ashley wishing for some Barbies, and Dylan not liking his first Santa encounter too much!
    While we were waiting for the horses, we enjoyed free hot chocolate, candy canes, & cookies. Dylan looked pretty content bundled up in his stroller with a candy cane in his mouth. We then went on a horse drawn carriage ride in the cold night air, but stayed cozy warm cuddled up under blankets enjoying the lights and sounds of the horses "clip-clop."
     After that, we ducked in to the cafe and enjoyed some yummy dinner by the fireplace. And towards the end of our meal, a local DJ came and read stories by the fireplace. It was so priceless to see Ashley & Carson cuddling together in the chair together (awww.....they do love each other after all! ;)
     It was a magical Christmas night that we look forward to each year! (And how great that it's free!!!)