Sunday, December 25, 2022

 Dear Kids,

Merry Christmas, everybody!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!  After church, Dad and I are going to drive around Heber valley to visit our three families there.  I hope we’ll see the rest of you on Monday, for our sledding party at the cabin.  It’s supposed to be 41 degrees–warmer than it’s been, so the hill should be nice and slick.   Tom’s fixing his famous pulled pork.  If you all bring your Christmas leftovers, we’ll have quite the feast, and of course it’s always fun to get together one more time.

Jacob received a great early-Christmas present: a new mission call.  He leaves for Alabama again on January 2.  We’re really happy for him and we know he’ll do a great job, just like he was doing before.  Go, Jacob!

If you got the picture of Dad standing in front of a trailer, you know what our new family trailer looks like.  Yes, it’s for everybody to use.  Dad and I went halfsies with John to buy it, and it will be stored at his house, alongside the family truck.  John pointed out how easy it will be for anybody to come and borrow them both at the same time.  The trailer is 6 x 10 feet with sides, so it will be good for hauling almost anything.  We hope it will have many good adventures.

Our next family book club will be two weeks from today on January 8 at 5 pm.  We’re reading Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl.  I’ve read it a couple of times, besides listening to the audio, and it’s really good.  Besides that, it’s short.  It will be our tenth selection–can you believe we’ve been going that long?  Hooray for kids who can sit still, even if it’s only for ten or fifteen minutes.  We have a marvelous family.  Our next Super Sunday will be January 22 at Nora’s house.

I’m doing great with my hearing aids now.  I can wear them all day, and I mostly forget I have them on.  My two months of chemo just ended and I have two months of feeling good ahead of me, so my life is wonderful.

I love you all!  Mom