We had a great day on our last day of New Year’s vacation yesterday. We used the pickup and the minivan to move about half of our stuff from the rental house to the new one over the last four days. On the last trip to the house yesterday morning, Kelly read me an interview in World Magazine. Marvin Olasky interviewed a sociologist named Rodney Stark who wrote a book titled Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief. After we finished moving we went to Borders to read a little. The kids claim that the Seattle’s Best coffee shop in our Borders makes the very best hot chocolate in the world. To begin with, the hot chocolate is very, very good. Then they put a ton of whipped cream on top of the hot chocolate, sprinkle chocolate powder and little pieces of chocolate on top of that. Then they dribble chocolate syrup over that. Finally, and in addition to a stirring straw, they add a stirring stick made of dark chocolate. It does not get much better than that! At any rate, I picked up Stark’s book to read while I was drinking my Seattle’s Best coffee. It was very, very interesting so I used my Borders gift card to buy it. It will be a great vacation read for Mexico. I did great with my Borders cards this year. I got two Dave Ramsey Books, the Rodney Stark book, and I have enough left on the card to get my next cup of coffee!
We went to a fabulous New Year’s Eve party, ate way more than necessary, played games, talked, and sang hymns to bring in the New Year. Our friends, Howard and Donya worked hard and were very gracious to have received so many people in their house. Kelly and Christian enjoyed playing with all the other kids. Now that we are getting into our new house, we are really looking forward to having these people visit us now that we are getting into our new house!