Merry Christmas 2003!

Merry Christmas! Hope all of you had yourself a fine little time. I’ve returned from my parents place in Illinois, and have just finished putting up pictures from my time out there. I had a really good time hanging out with my parents, Amy, and Kris. I spent some time looking through old photo albums, and scanning in all sorts of old photos. We watched a lot of Reno 911 that Kristin had taped. I think it’s safe to say we’re all (including my Mom, even) big fans of that show. Again we all (sans Amy, who was feeling a bit ill) went to my parents church for the Christmas service, and again I got chills as the choir and many from the congregation sang the Hallelujah chorus. It’s that part right before the final “Hallelujah” when there’s a brief pause, and all goes silent. It’s one of the most beautiful feelings in the world, and I feel blessed to be able to experience it each year.

My parents managed to outdo themselves yet again with all the gifts they gave.. I was most impressed by the gifts that they found that were not on my list, especially the 100 Beer mats from All around England and the collection of Monty Python’s Holy Grail Talking Collectable figures that I didn’t even know existed. A great time once again. I look foward to seeing my parents again on New Years.

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