It certainly is feeling like a different Christmas season to me--without my dad. I cannot say enough how much he loved Christmas. He sure knew how to get into the spirit of giving at Christmas time. MAN COULD HE SHOP! He liked to buzz from store to store picking things out. He loved to buy clothes for my mom. He loved the color red, so he would pick out red dresses, suits, shirts, etc for my mom. He always seemed to enter a store and have something picked out in no time flat. He wasn't so much into "shopping around" and he had no problem making a decision. This trait has not been passed to all the members of the family however. Some of my sisters crack me up when it is time to make a decision on something. It can be shear comedy watching them mull over a purchase (which is more a trait from my mom).
Riley and Brynn both had concerts this week that we attended. Brynn had her orchestra concert Wednesday night. She is playing the violin (this is her 2nd year).
|My sweet little mom accompanied them on the piano.|
After the concert we rushed over to my sister Lynette's house to watch her son open his mission call. He was called to serve in England. There were a lot of people both there and on the many different cell phones to hear him read his call. What an exciting night!! It is so much fun to watch a missionary open the call! Congrats Austin!