December 30, 2017

Dallas December 26-29, 2017

 When Rod and I were at the Las Vegas airport, we ran into Michelle and Brendan Lunt.  After saying hello, Michelle mentioned they had just said "goodbye" to Colton who was flying back to Notre Dame, where he's completing his Masters Degree.  We said goodbye to Michelle and Brendan, then managed to flag Colton down after we got through security.  We were flying out on the same airline, so it gave us a good chance to talk and catch up on the past few years!  So nice to see this young man!

We made it to Dallas and got to see our sweet grandkids open their presents from "Gomo Kristy!"  Games, video an gift cards...they loved it!

Grandma had fun coming hair and getting everyone looking spiffy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     And then we went for a hike!  The wind was blowing pretty good on the overpass, but once we got in the nature preserve it was much better!

                                                                                                                                                                    We also spent time at their home, playing, talking, eating, and relaxing!  We even went to see Ferdinand at a movie theater where they had individual RECLINING seats!  We were so relaxed, no on thought to take any pictures!!  Rats!
  Bowling was a lot of fun!!

And all too soon it was time to say goodbye to this fun Texas clan!!

December 25, 2017


December 24, 2017 - We had our annual Christmas Eve Dinner with the Schrams...and others!!  A great evening of good food, good company, and good entertainment!

 After we were done with our Christmas Eve Dinner and Program, we said good-byes to our friends and neighbors, then we opened presents from grandparents, siblings, and children.  It was a fun evening, in spite of pictures with yawning parents...*_*

Each of our children (and their families) were given a "Pop & Pizza" blanket that Rod and I made this summer.  They were also given a 5x7 picture of our 42-year-old "Pop & Pizza" blanket that I had made when I was 19 years old (which we still use at Palisade Lake, or Ivins Reservoir, or at our house for grandkids!)  We're hoping these NEW blankets will hold many, many memories in the years to come!

Selfies are getting scarier and scarier!!  *_*
CHRISTMAS MORNING. . .with Kristy and us!!  Nice and relaxed!!

After a delicious breakfast of fried eggs, diced & sauteed veggies, bacon, and hot chocolate, we got changed and went over to the Kirchhausen clan's to see what Santa brought.

After coming home Kirchhausen's, I took Kayla and Brayden Sappington for a Christmas horseback ride.  They were soooo surprised when they opened their gifts from me:  each got a soft stuffed horse, and a coupon for a Christmas Day ride!  Fun times!!

After their ride, Rod, Kristy and I went on our own Christmas Day ride.  The weather was incredibly beautiful and warm!  No gloves or scarves needed!!