Element of Surprise
Last weekend my dance troupe performed at Union Station. I think Union Station might be one of the most festive places in Kansas City at Christmas time. All of the sparkly decorations, the gigantic Christmas tree, and all of the kids waiting to see Santa make it one of my favorite places to go to this time of year. When I was little, I would wake everyone else up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning to open presents. I still completely adore Christmas morning, but when I think about it, what I really like is the element of surprise. Now that I am older, I am noticing this element of surprise is everywhere. Just when I least expect it, I see amazing things, meet interesting people, and have new experiences. This weekend my sister, Sophie, and I tried out a new coffee shop called Monarch which is in mid town Kansas City. This may be the most beautiful coffee shop I have set foot in! I have not yet developed a taste for coffee, so I ordered the hot chocolate with roasted marshmallow and a doughnut. It was phenomenal and who doesn’t appreciate coffee art! For some reason, having a cream flourish floating on your drink just makes your morning magical.