Well, Christmas is officially here. I'm still not done with my shopping and some of the things I've ordered online aren't going to be here in time- but ready or not, here it comes.
I have had the privilege the last few years to go to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. My friend Ana is my concert going buddy. I love that I have a friend who will go to these cultural things with me.
We left really early- and it's a really good thing because traffic was a freaking joke! We drove all over downtown looking for a spot- all of our usual places were full. By the time we drove around the temple and back to City Creek, spots had opened up so we ended up parking in our usual spot anyway. Sigh...
We nixed the shopping and just went straight to the conference center. We got our seats but we still had about a half hour before the show started. We entertained ourselves by taking a few (dozen) selfies.
After the concert we wandered temple square and had our own private photo shoot. We may have had WAY too much fun with this- but with a backdrop like that, it's hard not to go crazy.
As we were taking pictures we saw one couple- I said to Ana, "I bet they're hanging around waiting for someone to take their picture for them." Sure enough, seconds later he came over and asked if he could take a picture for us. I teased him that he only offered so we'd take his. I was right. hahaha!
Then Ana and I decided to have a snowball fight.
While she stopped away to take the picture of the lovely couple, I decided to build a snowman.
I tried to find little pebbles or something, but the best I could do was dirt that I scraped up from under a snowbank.
With my glove as a hat I was hoping he'd come to life. No such luck. Ana said he looked more like a little puppy- which actually, he kind of does.
Because there are so many in other languages, I was pretty happy to find one in English!
My ears got cold so I thought I'd use my scarf to keep them warm...
The Babushka look is a lot harder than you'd think.
Ana really liked this tree.
As we wandered I heard the sweet sound of bagpipes. Bagpipes?! As awesome as this night was- it just got that much better! We sought out the piper and I made sure to get a picture with him.
I love that we matched.
There was some ill-attempted flirting... but meh.