When I was a kid, we would go to my aunt's house in Odgen. In December, we would always go check out the Christmas Village there. I always loved it. I had actually forgotten about it, until a friend posted pictures of it on Facebook a few weeks ago. The nostalgia was stirred up and I wanted to go. It took a few weeks to work it into our schedule, but we were able to go to the city last weekend.
We went out Friday night so Vince could participate in a dart tournament, which he took first place in. On Saturday we did some shopping in SLC and then headed to Ogden. One of his friends little girl had a birthday, so we met with his and a few other friends for pizza and ice cream. I was able to see where Vince had been living before he came to Roosevelt.
We had invited them to join us for the Christmas lights, but they all had other plans, so it was just the two of us. Vince had helped remodel a hotel right across from the park where the Christmas Village is, so he knew right where to go.
I loved it! We spent about an hour wondering around, enjoying all the different lights and displays. I feel so blessed to have someone in my life who loves this time of year as much as I do.
As we were getting ready to leave, we passed a hot cocoa stand. Of course he had to buy some, so we wondered around for a few more minutes.
On Sunday, we were able to have breakfast with his brother and one of his nieces, and then later that day we had lunch with his other niece. We also decided to attend the Victory Outreach church in SLC, which turned out extra special because they had a pastor visiting from California. It was an awesome weekend.