My favorite presents from Christmas 2011:
~~ amazing “Star Wars” characters and “woodland animals” produced during the annual cookie decorating party;
~~ late-night “Downton Abbey” marathons (and where, by the way, was Maggie Smith with her explanation of how an estate is entailed when I was trying to master future interests in my 1L real property course?);
~~ shouts of all the Bradford and Ngo kids with Akemi playing “Boogle” and “Pit”;
~~ Barbara’s specialty fudge;
~~ Akemi’s rendition of “What Child is This?” in today’s Sacrament meeting program;
~~ teaching niece Carly how to make cream puffs;
~~ hearing Akemi practice the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, the b-minor Bach partita, and the Mozart “Haffner” symphony;
~~ hot baths and the gym steam room which ease away the achiness.
And to all, a good night!