We had a White Christmas in Blanding!We were also blessed to have good traveling weather the week before Christmas, so were able to whizz up to the Wasatch Front to visit our kids' families up there. We stayed with Chris's family Wed. the 14th and Sun. 18th which we enjoyed very much. I was able to work with Kylee for several hours getting her started on her first quilt. We probably should have practiced "driving" the her new machine a little bit first, but she did pretty well. We were also able to attend her choir program Thurs. morning. See if you can find her!
Pam's Grandma Prevost lost one of her sons tragically that week, so we took time to go visit her as well. Two other friends of ours, Melissa Tatro a former Blanding teacher, and Anita Nez from Cornfield, also lost sons tragically just before Christmas. It is always hard to call and talk about death, but from our experience, we knew how helpful that is, and took time to do it.
We stayed the other days with Autumn, and even got to try out their Wellness Center, and tended for them so they could go celebrate their anniversary on the 16th. The family party on the 18th turned out really fun and Amy and Andrew pulled in some new activities. It was nice to reinact the Nativity Story with so many of the family participating. The adults made a good choir, and the kids did really well, as did the innkeepers with no room!
Of course, the main activity was eating a delicious brunch of waffles and breakfast meats and fruits. Amy and Andrew initiated our "new Belgium waffle maker"..which we are enjoying now.
We played some games with the kids before eating, and then afterwards the children exchanged presents, and were visited by that Jolly Old Man himself.
Little Buddies Daniel and Gannon
Granddaughters model their pre-christmas fashion accessories, made by Cheri Shumway.