Even though the trees are up and the Christmas Season is in full swing, I haven't been feeling that Christmas spirit much. It has been disappointing because I LOVE this time of year. I usually start planning my Christmas tree themes (yes, there are multiple!) in about April! But this year I am struggling with early pregnancy fatigue, nausea, headaches, and moodiness! Not exactly the recipe for a great Christmas.
But that all changed this morning as our family attended our ward Christmas party. It was a casual brunch and singalong. But instead of just having piano accompaniment, we also had two amazing trumpeters play along. It added so much fun, flare, and festiveness that suddenly I was FILLED with the Christmas spirit! Singing my favorite carols with the cutest 2 1/2 in the world on my lap, husband playing the trumpet, and voices of friends and neighbors all around me. It was magical.
I met this musical man in black 12 years ago at Ricks College, where we were both studying music. And now, 3 1/2 kids later I still get butterflies hearing him play! I am now going to rally that this become a yearly tradition. It was such a great way to not only liven up the party, but highlight some talents that can't be shown off in traditional meetings. A big thumbs up to our ward music chair!