a christmas surprise! santa came to whitney and matt's house. all of the kids got a chance to sit on his lap. w told santa he wanted a meat rabbit.
i don't have a picture of mine, but i wrote several new verses to up on the house top that we all sang. i had a verse for willie, sierre, brian, roland, cathy, and myself. after that i ran out of steam. b's part was doing a book white elephant exchange where he supplied all of the antique books. the christmas program was a success as it always is.
w opening his first gift of the big day: a lone ranger lego set from grandma leslie. how did grandma know just what they would love!?
me wearing the warm sweatshirt from roro and cathy holding one of the bird feeders b gave me. we've attracted a lot of birds with these new feeders.
cathy and roland wearing their hawaii shirts that b made them. our big christmas gift is that all of us--b, me, w, s, and cathy and roland will all be going to maui this summer!
s and w with the bows that grandma and grandpa gave them. don't they look like elves from the hobbit?
cathy and her sunshine. she's holding the book of old relief society journals that we picked up awhile ago. cathy liked it so much that she took home all of the bound volumes we had--something like 15. i'm not sure how she fit them all in their luggage.
the saturday after christmas we went down to the san rafael swell. the weather was clear so going over the mountains wasn't a problem. but boy were we glad we turned around before we got on I-15. we had forgotten snow boots for b and s. converse in this snow and cold wouldn't have worked.
we found another frozen water area, but the ice didn't go all the way to the ground. you could see the layer of ice and then a foot or so down to the actual ground.
it was gorgeous up there. the desert varnish, the hole in the top of one of the twin caves. oh boy oh man, oh man oh boy.
i love this picture. b gave me a guide to water coloring book, and this is an image i'd like to paint.
i hike up high to see if i could find any new pictographs. sadly, i didn't find any, but i did get a good glimpse of the vastness of the swell. it's huge and truly awe inspiring.
roland singing celine deon's "i drove all night" late on new year's eve. it sounded as good as the first time he sang it so many new years eves ago.
on new year's day we all went to have one last hurrah at red lobster. oh man those cheddar bay biscuits are so good.