Rexburg TempleA highlight of our Christmas month was to witness the sealing of our newest grandchild Layton, age 19 months to our son Travis and daughter in law Amanda. All of their other six children were able to be in attendance. This was a sacred and joyous time for us all. Our son James and his wife Amber were able to be there also. It was a day of celebration.
|Back Row - Justice, Layton and Travis, Amanda and Austin|
Front Row - Ethan, Ryley, Karli, and Kason
Back Row - Grandpa, Layton and Travis, Amanda, Amber, and James
Middle Row - Grandma, Justice, Ethan Ryley, Karli and Austin
Front Row - Kason
Grandpa and Layton
|Our Sweet Averi|
|Justice and Kason|
Taylor Jo and Layton
This has been such a delightful Christmas Holiday for my husband and I . We are enjoying fun moments with our daughter Tiffani, her husband Dave and their children, Michael, Sarah, Kaitlyn and William. On Christmas Eve we always have a Nativity Program.
This was a sweet one.
The Christmas Dinner~
Grandpa's favorite moment with Kaitlyn. They were busy shredding the chicken and she said: "Grandpa, I better stop talking so much because I am spitting in the Chicken."
My Two Favorite Gifts
On Christmas Eve we all opened a gift. My gift was the movie musical rendition of "Scrooge" with Albert Finney. I was so excited. I hadn't watched this movie for years. Thirty Six years ago I had a wonderful gift given to me straight from Heaven. I had my first little girl named Christina. She was born just after midnight on December 23rd. The evening before her birth we started to watch Scrooge. I began having labor pains and soon my contractions were harder and coming quicker. My husband wanted to take me to the hospital. I told him I wasn't leaving until the movie was over. We left around 11 pm and I had her after midnight.
Through the years I have sung the song from this movie; "Thank You Very Much", to all of my children and grand children. I just loved that movie and I smiled all the way through it.
1999 we had our entire family home for Christmas. At that time there was a total of 18.
While opening presents on Christmas morning two of my sons left the room and came back and placed a few Harry Hanuka presents under the tree. Harry Hanuka gifts are similar to White Elephant gifts. As I was opening my present I discovered my hair brush. Everyone burst out laughing because this brush had been in my possession for over 30 years. Every once in a while when my children were still at home this brush would come up missing. I would call out for an emergency; yelling for everyone to start looking for the brush. I could not do my hair without it.
As I got up Christmas Morning this year I was looking for this brush. Low and behold I received a Harry Hanuka gift of this beloved brush. Every one had a good laugh again.
Our little Sammy enjoying the festivities
The End of A Perfect Day~
More Christmas fun at our Family Christmas Party~ Dec. 26th
My darling Great Grand baby Jadyn
Having our snacks
Playing with the Wii