Yeah... I was out of school last Friday. The kids were so wired, but I tried to keep them fairly on track and they tried their best. I guess I'll see if they remember anything I taught them when they come back on Jan. 3rd. For now I'm glad that their parents are handling them for the remainder of the holiday season, and it time for a little relaxation, kinda.. :) We were going to head to the cabin on Monday of this week, but Larry's work decided that they needed him to stay and get this pump he's working on out in a timely matter. So now it could be Wed. or Thurs., it's a day to day wait. I've been busy trying to get all of Christmas finished up and get the laundry, food shopping and cleaning the house so it will be good when I get back home. We'll be at the cabin for the whole time so I won't have time to do anything when I get back. I'll be glad to just get up there where I can really relax, because for now it's just plain work to get the menu together and get everything all packed up for that extended stay. Not only that but it has to be packed together so that it can make the trip on the sleigh behind the snowmobile. There isn't any of this just throwing it in and getting it up there. After we get up there it will be great fun. Last night our friends Holly and Stuart Wilkins came out to Salt Lake, because they're headed out on a plane today to Hawaii. They decided since their kids were all going to the other side of the family that they weren't just going to stay home the two of them and stare at each other.. lol Anyway since they were in town we went in and had dinner with them and Stuart's sister and husband, and then went to the lights on temple square. Guess who didn't take their camera??? Well anyway it was a fairly nice evening with snow lightly falling. Not much snow on the ground with all the rain mixed with it over the past few days, but none the less beautiful. So it was great to see them and spend a little time with them. I'm sure they'll have fun in the sun. I told Holly we were kinda going to the opposite extremes. Well, anyway, I've taken a small brief moment of my busy day to get this posted and then I'll have to post about Christmas when we get back. I'm really looking forward to the time of just enjoying the fire and the beautiful scenery from inside the warm cabin. Oh I'll also enjoy a few excursions out and about on the snowmobiles too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
It's been a fun month so far. Larry and I have been to quite a few fun things the first part of this month so far. On December 3rd we went into the Utah Symphony at Abravanell Hall in Salt Lake City. Larry signed us up to go to about 4 over the next few months. The one we went to on the 3rd had a few different numbers. The first one we listened to was Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, op. 72b. Then there was Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor with a guest celloist. It was beautiful and fun. The last one was a very fun one, not your usual classical number. It was by Charles Ives from Connecticut and he put in a lot of Americana hidden throughout the song. There were songs like Colmbia, the Gem of the Ocean and Turkey in the Straw and a few other patriotic songs also woven into it. A very enjoyable evening. Thanks Sweetheart for thinking of the symphony. Then the very next Monday, December 6th we had tickets to see "White Christmas" up at Pioneer Theater. It was one of our season plays for this year. I was so excited to go up and see it because White Christmas is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies and I watch it every year. The play was great! They changed things up a bit on it and some of the details were a little different, but it was so enjoyable. They even added a few new songs to the play and also took some out. Some of the old songs were sung in a few different places also. Anyway.. we loved it!! It's been a good start to the Christmas season especially doing things with my Sweetheart!! Love you Babe!
Yup... I'm finally getting on here and writing about Thanksgiving. I've not had the chance since we got back. I had to work until Wednesday at 1:30, so we didn't really get a very early start. The weather was pretty bad on Tuesday and a lot of reports said you shouldn't travel on Wednesday, but it was pretty good anyway. So Larry met me at home about 2 and we headed on our way.(Two dogs in the back and all) Our kids were all going other places this year and Marla had invited us to come up quite awhile ago, so I didn't see any use of Larry and I just having a meal together and doing nothing. The roads were a little icy, so the going was a little slow. We also had to pull over for about 20 minutes to let Larry talk to someone at work on the phone. He's so needed there!! Then we stopped in Tremonton to have a quick burger. Once we got to the interchange of I84 and I86 at Rupert we sit in traffic for what must of been 30 minutes going about 5 mph. Finally after making it through we headed on our way again. As we passed Wendell I wished Mom and Dad a Happy Turkey day. It seemed to weird not to stop there. We finally made it to Mark and Marla's about 9:00. Not too bad considering. It was great to spend the time with the Hegerhorsts. Margie and Katie were there along with some of Emily's room mate and sister from BYU Idaho. They were from North Carolina and couldn't go home so Marla had asked them to come. We had a very delicious meal on Thanksgiving along with games and movies and fun!! It was very cold up there so Marla and I didn't go out much...thus no pictures. I should have taken a picture of us playing that one game where we had to wear a hat as the King, Queen... or the Scum. Oh yeah, I think that is what it was called "Scum". Mark and Larry spent a lot of time doing something around the farm or helping the girls fix something with their cars. They even drove into Mountain Home and took Margie's car in for something. Katie would take all the dogs on a run either on the 4 wheeler or her in the truck. So at least the two dogs got good exercise, even if I didn't. All in all it was a terrific holiday. We had planned on coming back on Sunday morning but decided to come back a day early... boy was I glad since it snowed and the road was even closed for awhile on Sunday. Thanks Hegerhorsts for being able to be with family on the holiday. We love you!!
Thought it would be fun to keep a little journal this way, and I have to get up to speed with my nieces who are blogging. I'm a 4th grade teacher and have enjoyed teaching for 29 years. I'm married to the most wonderful man and have a step family that I love and have become just as much mine as they are Larry's. We have 4 children and 6 terrific grandchildren and there will be 7 in March. By the way...the baby with me in the picture is my beautiful niece Cortni LaDawn. She has my middle name.