Today I woke up at Katie’s house around 11, and everyone else was still asleep, so when the shower water came out cold I had no one to ask for help and I ended up taking a cold shower and then just waiting around for Katie to wake up. I had plans to go to church with her family, but then my dad called me and told me my family was on their way to pick me up and take me on their annual Christmas tradition, which is a trip to a famous mall in Santiago, called Alto Las Condes. It was really nice to be in the car with them and have a nice long talk. I feel like I’ve been away from them way too much lately, and I kind of miss them. We drove to Santiago and then stopped at their favorite restaurant, called El Pollo Caballo to eat a huge lunch of chicken and French fries. Then we drove to the mall and started the incredibly long shopping trip. I helped Nancy find a few nice shirts as a Christmas present for her mom, and then Maxi and I went off and walked around the mall and looked around. We spent a really long time in the bookstore reading books on how to learn a language quickly. I actually had a really great time with him and I finally feel like he wants to be my brother and we are getting along well. Before, I really didn’t like him because I could only see his bad qualities, but now I can easily look past those and see how awesome he really is. After a while we got tired and went to find Nancy, Eric, and Monse. Then, as a family, we walked to the food court and they had their first self serve ice cream.