This is a post that I did but somehow or other it did not actually get posted. Late but I did not want it to go to waste.
It has been nice that the emphasis has been more on the birth of the Savior but I did miss the family. Back at home, my kids all decided that Sunday was too busy a day and they wanted to have Christmas Breakfast and open gifts on Saturday morning. They Face timed us and so we were able to see the grandkids open their presents from us and their cousins. It was fun watching but then of course they did not want to stick around and talk because they were ready to go put all those Legos together. Even the granddaughters are into them now.
Wayne did not want to buy a Christmas tree so all we had was a tiny decorative tree that Sister Johnson hauled down from the Mission Home attic. I cleaned off all the shelves of our hutch and it worked very nicely for the cards, nativities and the few gifts we had for each other. I made stockings for both of us because of course I wasn't thinking of Christmas when we were packing up last July.
Our meetings at church on Christmas Day were pared down to one hour and we met with 2 other Wards that meet in our building. Good thing. There were only 4 missionaries, 4 Bishopric members and about 4 Young Single Adults from our Ward. Even with 3 Wards, we just filled the chapel and a few rows of chairs set up in the cultural hall. It was nice to be in a meeting with more people but I have gotten used to not hearing small children making lots of noise. Still it was nice.
Christmas dinner was just Wayne and I and the Christensens who live a few doors down. We did at least have a traditional turkey dinner.
|This is our Christmas Corner|
This next week is going to be another quiet one. Salt Lake administrative departments are closed for the holiday and so that limits what we can do. First of the month is slow anyway. We will be preparing for 17 new missionaries to arrive mid-month.
Just a little update on our flooded vehicles. The new truck is doing fine, the 12 passenger mission van is okay and a mini van is running after spitting out ice cubes from the exhaust pipe. The insurance investigator did declare 4 of the vehicles totaled though and so a company is hauling them away for parts or whatever. 4 less vehicles that the Fleet Coordinator has to sell.