Merry Christmas 2015! We were so excited to get to talk and Skype with Elder King today! He was in a very festive Christmas mood (it may have been the egg nog!). We opened gifts together and laughed and talked. He got all of our packages (whew!) and we got all of his gifts (Dad got 2 old country music records and Mom got 2 U.S. history books -- classic Braden gifts!!!) He also sent us temple recommend holders with the Portland temple picture on them and a WVM Christmas tree ornament. It was so great to have his smiling face in our house today - even if it was only for a short time. He is happy and healthy and LOVING the mission. Best Christmas present ever!