The sunsets in Utah have been so good lately. Sometimes they turn the clouds into cotton candy and other times they light the horizon on fire. All in all, I've been really impressed. In other news, I now have red hair so happy Christmas. I keep finding myself giggling over the fact that everyone flips out about putting up Christmas trees and listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving... and then as soon as it's Black Friday everyone suddenly morphs into little Christmas elves and their houses are magically garbed in garland and tinsel. If you ask me, it really doesn't matter when you start to celebrate Christmas-- let people be free in expressing their Christmas spirit! (Heck, I listen to Christmas music in July probably every year.) Listening to Christmas music early is no real reason to troll somebody. Can I get an "amen?"
Taylor Dale and I have a whole lot going on in our lives over the course of the next couple of weeks... yikes. We're moving back up north in approximately ten days (and it's hysterical because we literally JUST got all of our stuff down here). Then, as soon as we get things (sort of) situated in our new abode we'll be packing our bags and peacing out to D.C. for a fun little pre-Christmas getaway. And of course, come January, we'll both be back in school and swamped with homework. (I'm actually rather nervous about the whole school thing just because I haven't been a student in over two and a half years. The only thing that made me feel better about it all was being spontaneously quizzed on the constitution by an elderly man in a cowboy hat that I met at Costco last week-- don't worry, I passed his exam.)
I honestly just can't fathom how quickly time has been passing. I swear I was just barely opening up my mission call, playing soccer every day for three hours, sitting in the hospital waiting room anticipating the arrival of a new niece or nephew... but when I actually put time-stamps on each of those events, I remember how many years have passed and then I have anxiety. How does time pass so fast!?
I'm moving to St. Louis in May.
And that's still hard to believe.