Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bill and I are looking forward to this Christmas. We are both on 2 weeks vacation. That is the first time we have done that in a long time. I usually have the 2 weeks but Bill doesn't. We are hosting Christmas Eve with all of our Northern Cal. Kids. On the 26th we are leaving to travel to Southern Cal to visit Bill and his family. We will spend a few days there then head for Utah. In Utah we will see Melissa's family and of course visit with Andrew. Andrew is a senior at BYU. He has a very exciting oportunity to go to Washington DC as an intern working for HomeLand Security with Imigration. He will be leaving on the 2nd and be gone until mid April. Our family is growning and we are excited to see everyone this year. We have has a very good year and have been very blessed. We wish all of our friends and family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Party 2008




Well it is that time of year again. We enjoyed our Ward party with some of our grandkids. Jared and Miriam are in our ward so they were busy helping with the party as Miriam is on the Activity committee. Mark and Staci came from Concord to participate in our festivities. The cousins always enjoy being together. Little Jared wasn't happy about sitting on Santa's lap but Matthew did better this year. Eva could hardly wait to tell Santa all the things she wanted. We have had to remind her that you have to be good to be on the good list. She had cut her own hair earlier in the day, she is now learning that was not a good idea. Emma and Becca enjoyed seeing Santa also and are very hopefull that their wishes will be fulfilled.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Music Play List


Hello Family,

I have added a play list of music to Mom's Family blog. If there is a different song that you want to added or removed, let me know. I can add or remove them. I was thinking of Red Hot Chilli Peppers since we all enjoyed Space Mountain with Red Hot Chilli Pepper playing.

I was just putting a few together; trying to make it kid friendly or something that sounded nice. I think it would be nice to have songs from each family that you like. So, if you would like to hear a song or two or want me to add some Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Let me know which ones. You can see the play list by scrolling down to the bottom.

Enjoy listening while you read the Family blog.

Melissa

To Grandma & Grandpa from Lindsay

This is my Ballet Recital, Dec 17, 2008. I wish you could have been there. Ryan and I are looking forward to your visit after Christmas. Enjoy the clip. I am the one on the very end.

Love, Lindsay

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Friday, December 5, 2008

We got new office furniture

Bill and I finally bought some new office furniture. We were able to get it put together and all set up during Thanksgiving weekend. Problem! I didn't realize that there would not be room for 2 chairs. Now we have to take it down and turn it around so we have more room for both chairs. Still have some shelves to put up above the desks and a printer cabinet to put together. Maybe it will get done someday.




Thanksgiving 2008

We had Thanksgiving at our house and most of the family was able to come. Melissa's family and Andrew joined together in Utah for their own Thanksgiving, but everyone else was at our house. Of course phone calls were made so all cousins could wish each other a happy Thanksgiving. Bill and his family came from S. Cal, Mark's family from Concord, Jared's family from Oakley and Josh and Loretta now live right here in Brentwood and of course their kitty "Callie" was included. The kids all had fun chasing the cat, spinning on my antique piano stool, decorating our traditional Gingerbread House and just playing with each other. This year Miriam added a gingerbread train. I think the kids eat more candy then they use for decoration. I was happy cooking and all the men were playing with their Iphones, computers and cameras. After dinner we all went to the movies to see "Bolt" in 3D. We have much to be thankful for this year. Bill and I are well, working hard and enjoying our ever growing family.
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Thanksgiving Pagent

We had a Thankgiving pagent at church this year. Eva was an Indian.