Sunday, December 20, 2009

The True Meaning of Christmas

Today, I got to act out the nativity story with the Sunbeam class (the 3-4 year olds) during Sharing Time. I was a shepherd (just in case you can't tell from my amazing costume). This was the first time I've done this since our children were little. I remember one Christmas we actually used Amy as the baby Jesus...only 24 years ago! It was fun and things like this help me remember what Christmas is all about. Can you guess which child's parent borrowed my camera to take pictures of his child?

I also thought a lot about our grandsons and how when I held these precious babies I thought how sweet, small and so tender they are and wondered what Mary thought as she held her first born son.

Mike and I also went visiting / home teaching to our families. The message was on service. This was a perfect reminder that by serving others, we are doing what Christ would want us to do.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Just say it, "Adorable"! He really does look so much like Brian. Brittany just wants a part of him to be CANDRIAN...his long legs are definitely that part.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Our Second Grandson

Long thin fingers, skinny long legs, curly toes, tiny sweet lips, dark hair...and oh so ADORABLE! Our newest grandson.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Random thoughts

Just a couple quick updates. The flowers came a few days after we got home from Sweden the note said there were from Michael Robert (our grandson). He's learning early how to make his Grandmother was a thoughtful way to say, "thank you".

The next photo was taken on Thanksgiving day. We were part of a 5k race at 8 a.m. in Draper where all the proceeds went to help the Utah Food Bank. It was so cold that morning but we liked that this run was for a good charity. Mike did fabulous...he placed 2nd out of his age group. I came in 8th out of 28 for my age group...I'm a lot slower than Mike but I keep telling myself that I'm steady. There were over 3,600 people in this race.
 I leave on Saturday to help Brittany with our newest grandson, James Brian Richman. Check out Brittany's blog and or Andrea's blogs for pictures. I'm taking my camera so next week, I'll be posting photos of our newest grandchild. We are so grateful that the Lord blessed us with two adorable grandsons. We're grateful for prayer and blessings too.