Christmas was wonderful. This year, for the first time ever, we had some extended family visit for the holidays. My foreign service aunt and uncle and their three kids are in town. We're headed to a cabin near Mt. Rainier for the next week for some good family rest and relaxation.
Yesterday, I achieved an extremely high level of productivity that is not normally seen in my daily life. In addition to attending three church services (regular Sunday morning + two Christmas eve services), I also vended the Seahawks football game. Despite the fact that they lost, I had a wonderful time. I'm still just as good at vending as I ever was. I think I even managed to beat my all time total for vending -- I sold $1032 of product, which is ~ $140 of commission. I also raked in $90 in tips for an all-time high total of $230 for one football game. And my grad-school friends scoffed at me working while I was home -- ha! Not too shabby for about 5 hours of work ($45 an hour for those playing along at home).
Christmas Eve was beautiful, as always. I love singing Christmas carols and watching faces solely illuminated by candles as we sing the final Silent Night. I love seeing my church family. Even though it was a rainy Christmas Eve, it was still wonderful.
I also received some nice presents. Tops of all was a completely unexpected digital photo frame. I've been eyeing them for quite some time, but I never told my mom about them. I'm quite excited to play with it. My presents also went over well. Except for my older brother, I gave everyone else DVDs (they travel easily and are really what my family likes anyway).
Hope all my readers have an excellent Christmas. I'll be back in awhile, but I'm going to enjoy my holidays with minimum 'net access.