Wednesday, December 3, 2008


All my kiddies went home, and all I have left to show for their visit are piles of blankets yet to be put away. What a crazy wonderful week we had with all the family "home." How blessed Von and I are to have such wonderful children and grandchildren.

I liked the noise and the busyness, late nights, talks and hugs and kisses. I am sure my mother and father were chuckling while watching from on high all the little personalities we had running around our house. Talk about energy!

Now the house is quiet, and maybe that is a good thing since I have yet to finish my english paper :(

I am grateful that our family could be with us this past week. Never before have I missed my family as I have these last 3 months. They define who I am and why I do the things I do. They are as much a part of me as I am of them.

We had a treat as our two youngest granddaughters were blessed, Eden Ann Finch and Tessa Lynn Packard. Lindsey called them our "vanilla and chocolate!" Eden is fair and blue-eyed, while Tessa is dark-haired and brown-eyed--both beautiful little baby girls.

We had fun bowling as a family, hiking, snowboarding and skiing for some, a turkey bowl game to prepare for the feast and playing games. Christmas lights at Temple Square and caroling to dear friends. Family pictures - which will be surprising for some as I no longer have 5 blonde-haired daughters!!!

We know have 11 grandchildren, all as different as can be. Handsome and beautiful and full of life! (Pictures to be posted later)

I love you--children of mine! You are the best.


Camie said...

One of the many reason Thanksgiving is my favortie holiday....lots of family time!

Von & Linz said...

Thanks for everything! We already miss you - And yes did you notice in the kiddo's picture Tessa is the only Brown haired child gotta love it:)

adrienne said...

I LOVE get your homework done! Hee!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Ahhhhh...this post made me feel at home for some reason...I am so glad you all got to enjoy each other.

Happy holidays for sure.