Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This is Jeff's family:
Richie, Dave, Brett, Marc, Craig, Jeff, Margaret, Alberta, Bob, Anne, and Jenn. We got together for Lauren's wedding reception in Labor Day.

This is all the offspring! Forty-eight of us! ... and counting!

This is Kezia in White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, New Mexico. One of my childhood dreams was to see a hot air balloon festival. I got the chance this year in this wonderful setting. (This is the only picture that survived a camera-memory crash.)

Our Labor Day trip was a long drive. We almost took the chance to fly, but we wanted to drive and see places and people on the way. It was well worth it. We met with Jeff's nuclear and extended family, my brother and other friends in the Utah valley, as well as other friends and family in Southern Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
We are blessed to have had this wonderful opportunity.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ok. This is the latest picture of the kids. They helped with the tree and wore Santa hats. We are trying to keep things simple and think of baby Jesus in the manger, later walking on dusty paths, helping the needy in every chance he had, and now in his kingdom, preparing a place for us if we just follow him. Merry Christmas to all!