Liza dropped by for a short visit between her running to and from. She and Buddy spent the first two days of their trip with his family. She dropped in and brightened my day!!!
This is the face we use whenever we open Skype or Facetime on our iPhones. It makes us laugh, even though we have done it hundreds of times!
Even Liza had to admit that the snow was beautimous! But she no likee the cold! As a matter of fact, after the Corbridge Family Party on Saturday night, we stopped at Best Buy for a quick pick-up. Doug and the babes waited in the van. Lizard and I went inside. As we left the store and the door slid open, Liza stopped as though there were an invisible wall in front of her. I was racing out in the snow toward the parking lot, turned around to see her come to this dead halt. "Dad is going to come up and pick us up, isn't he?" We both busted out laughing. As a matter of fact, I asked her if Buddy were offered a job at USU, here in Logan, would they accept it and move home. She said, without hesitation, "NO! I love my warm Arizona!" Later, when Buddy came to pick her up, before heading out to his family, I asked him, "If USU and your school offered you the same job at the same time, would you come home?" His answer, without hesitation, "No, we'd take the Arizona job. Liza loves Arizona too much to come back to winters." He knows our daughter/his wife well! Oh, well. I guess this means that we will always have a place to take warm winter breaks, right?
Before opening the Christmas Eve jammies. We'd had a lovely dinner, in the family room, while watching the Nativity story. Connie joined us. What a beautiful presentation of the birth of the Savior. It really made us all appreciate Joseph, as well as Mary!
New jammies. The kids got their first surprise... who's gifts are who's! This year, it was ribbons. Quayd had string, which the girls were enjoying making Cats Cradles with after he opened his jammies. ZJ got red mylar ribbon and Grace's gifts have white raffia ribbon. Everyone else got gold. And yes, they guessed it when I pulled out their jammies.
After family prayer, tucking everyone in and cleaning up a bit, I went into the living room to discover these cookies and milk. I'm still not sure who put them there. But, I'm sure that Santa appreciated them!
Liza and Buddy spent the evening at his folks. Now, it's our turn! We get them Christmas Day and Wednesday, when we'll take them to the big city to see the lights on Temple Square and then to the airport. I love this day! Life is good!