Happy New Year! We spent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Grandma’s house for a sleepover. It’s our New Year’s tradition to sleepover and play games with Grandma and Grandpa, while the little kids play with Grandma’s collection of toys, the dangerous, skinny Fisher Price Little People that I grew up with in the 70s. Anyway, we played Bohnanza, Anomia, Bananagrams, Scrabble Apple, and Pear Pairs. I didn’t get my personal best of 125 points in one round of Scrabble Apple like I did with my nieces and daughter and dh on Thanksgiving Day, but it was still fun. All of the latter three games I mentioned are word building games, and they are a ton funner than Scrabble because everyone can play at once. I don’t think I will ever go back to Scrabble much, I like these word games so much better.
I went visiting teaching a few days ago (yes, I am a procrastinator, did it after Christmas) and we started talking about China for some reason. One of my brothers lived there for three years with his wife and children. I found this video today of Elder Oaks speaking about the LDS Church’s new web site Mormons and China. If you ever had any questions about Mormons in China, now you can get them answered. I’m sure these questions have not been on the top of any one’s burning-to-know list, but the answers are interesting, nonetheless.