Monday, December 30, 2013

Dear Kids,
          All of Christmas was fun! The hike up Memorial Hill, Christmas dinner at our house, the sledding party at the cabin–thanks to all of you for making it a great celebration. And thanks again for the beautiful quilt you all went in on. I make our bed as early as possible every morning, just for the fun of spreading it out and seeing how good it looks. 
          Most of you have probably heard Monica’s wonderful announcement, that there’s another little Prendergast on the way. We hope everything goes well. She says they probably won’t be able to come to the family reunion, since her due date is July 20th. We’ll definitely miss them, but we’re glad they’ll have a new little baby, and Jackson will have a sibling. And Ramona, too.
          Last night Dad and I had a couple in our ward over for dinner, and it was odd to set the table for just four people. I realized it was the first time since we were newlyweds that we’d sat down to dinner with just one other couple. But it was fun. Our ward has lots of people about our age, and we need to get to know them better. The husband has been into real estate and property development, and I wanted to play Monopoly, just to see if land developers are any better at it than the rest of us. Dad won! He had incredibly good luck, I have to say. He put four houses each on Park Place and Boardwalk, and we all managed to land on them, while he sat safely in jail. The land developer was the first one to fold! I was second. Congrats to Dad!
          But speaking of Sunday dinners, I want to get back onto a schedule of fixing big dinners where all of you are invited. I’m thinking the first Sunday of each month, since it’s fast Sunday and there aren’t so many meetings. I’m planning the first one on February 2nd. Mark your calendars! We’ll eat either at 4:00 or 5:00 pm, depending on everybody’s new schedules.
          Life is good! I wish you all a Happy New Year! Love, Mom