Christmas is in the air here in Salt Lake City. I’ve had 2 Christmas parties so far. One party was held yesterday in Layton for the Tuesday evening shift of hosts for the Conference Center. This morning was a party for the afternoon ward (congregation) that meets in the same building that my records are in.

I had an interesting experience this Tuesday when I was at the Conference Center. I gave a tour to a couple, I didn’t think much of them at first, but that soon changed. When I offered to take them up to the roof, he jumped at the opportunity. When we got to the edge of the roof to see the lights, he got down on one knee and proposed. It’s nice to be able to give some more tours this month.

The choir is preparing for the Christmas Devotional and the Concerts with the Muppets. I’ve heard a very credible rumor that Count Von Count and Richard Elliott will be doing a duet together in the concerts.

The work steadily progresses at the Global Service Center. I’ll be filling in at the front desk for a majority of the week of Christmas and New Years.

I gave the devotional for both shifts at the conference center this week. I read a transcript of the He is the Gift video and invited everybody to remember what the real purpose of Christmas is: Jesus Christ.

On Thursday the COB was serving pea soup and I felt s bit of a sore throat so I went over for lunch. On my way back, approximately 20 members of the Quorum of the Seventy were coming out of the temple as I went by. This took place in the tunnels.

Yesterday after donating plasma and before the party I attended the temple with President Munson. It was so nice to see him again and to be in the temple again after not being there for 2 weeks.

Today’s organ recital was by Andrew Unsworth and was held in the Assembly Hall. I’ll be getting groceries next.