Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just a few scenes from Christmas time in Florida. From Mom's traditional 'Nativity Row' next to the kitchen sink to the tree with very familiar decorations to a hodge-podge of color to....what's that? Snow in Florida?!? Not exactly snowy weather Christmas Day, but there sure was a lot of foam on the surf at Melbourne Beach!

We did something a little different this year and spent Christmas Eve, Christmas, and a few days after at the beach! We highly recommend that for some wonderful R&R! We didn't want to be home if we couldn't have everyone with us(ahem....certain Idaho folks!)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

What an absolutely wonderful couple of weeks we've had with everybody home! Sadly, the time passes far too fast and its suddenly time for everyone to go back to school, work, and their own homes. Thanksgiving time reminds us about all of the blessings we have and we all hopefully name 'family' at the top of that list. The 'Proclaimation on the Family' promises, to all, that our greatest happiness and joy in this life comes from our immediate and extended family members. To our children: Mom and I are incredibly proud of each one of you and the good choices you have made and you are the joy of our lives together! To our son-in-laws: We love you like our own and are grateful for the valiant men you are. The new family members and friends you bring have enriched us!