Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dear Kids,
          I hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter morning. I was just reading in the New Testament about the resurrection of Christ. The story seems brand new, every time I read it. It was certainly the most important thing that ever happened in the history of the world. I’m so glad we can all live again, and be together with our families.
          Thanks to Nora for hosting that wonderful, wild party yesterday afternoon. Nothing’s more fun than our family parties. The food was great. Thanks to everybody who brought their specialties! And could anything be better, for Easter Saturday, than having a park across the street? It was fun watching all the kids scramble for the plastic Easter eggs, with their treasures inside. I made a sweep over the area, when they were done, and I only found two that they missed. Thanks to whoever decided to build a park across from Nora’s house! (Oh, wait, the park was there first!)
          John’s family didn’t make it to the party, but I was very conscious of the fact that it was Julie’s birthday, and that she was turning 18! It’s incredible, that we have a grandchild who’s now an adult. Last we heard about her college plans, it was either going to be UVU or Snow. I don’t know if she’s made a decision yet. She wants to major in musical production.
          We haven’t seen baby Blake for more than a week, but Tom says he’s eating OK and doing well–gaining about an ounce a day. We’ll be visiting them later this afternoon, and hopefully John’s family, too. Donna and Bevan are in Boston for the marathon, which is tomorrow. Go, Bevan! A while back I was talking to Bonnie, and she said that whenever she has trouble going to sleep at night, she starts with Katie’s family and goes through each of her children’s families, naming off their kids in her mind. Then she starts though our family, but she always goes to sleep somewhere in the middle, because there are so many. What could be better?
          Lots of love, Mom