We have two grown sons. Jamie & Brandon. We buried our first born, Royce when he was 3 days old. We have welcomed Suzanne & Danalyn as our daughters-in-love (sounds so much better than law). And we have 3 terrific grandchildren. Opal is Jamie's little girl. She will be three on February 24th. We call her our miracle baby as she joined us weighing in at 1 lb 15 oz and 13 1/2" long. She is an active little girl who loves her baby and shares many laughs with us. Brandon & Danalyn have blessed us with two handsome boys. Max is 12 and in the 6th grade. He loves all things Boise State University and plays soccer, basketball and baseball. He is an avid reader like his dad and Uncle Jamie. Christopher is our ever moving, constantly climbing almost 3 year old grandson. He loves his daddy, goes to daycare right at his mommies work and loves anything Mickey Mouse. God has richly blessed us with our family.
|Opal, November 2010|
|Max & Christopher, October 2010|
Our Christmas tree selling job is drawing to a close. We have sold 272 trees and have 17 left to sell. We will finish up here tomorrow, Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. unless we sell out sooner. We have met many wonderful people and truly enjoyed seeing the little ones as they pick out their Christmas tree. We gave out 82 decorated candy canes and 37 Christmas lollipops. Ron has made five Charlie Brown Christmas trees for different children. If we were to do this again I think we would make more of them to give to the little tykes.
|And this customer opened her sun roof on her Honda Del Sol and Ron put the tree into the front seat!|
|Ben Gibson helping Ron to put the sides on the trailer.|
After we are done here tomorrow we will be attending Edmonds Lutheran Church for their Christmas Eve service. And then on Saturday, Christmas Day we will be heading east to meet up with Brandon and his family on Tuesday in Post Falls, Idaho. We will be spending three days in Post Falls to attend some high school basketball games. Brandon teaches at Orofino High School and is also their head boys basketball coach and they are in a Christmas tournament in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Ron has missed watching the Blaine boys basketball team play this year. Then on December 30th we will go to Lewiston to spend a week with Brandon & Danalyn and get in some Grammy & Grandpa time!!
One more funny to share and again it happened in bed. This morning, very early, I was dreaming about being at church. Charles asked me to do something and to be quiet about doing it. Guess when a couple or more women get together it can get kinda loud. Well I was setting up the coffee and some goodies for some event AND quite a few women came into the kitchen and started eating stuff off the table. One lady tried to go behind me and I stuck my leg out and kicked her HARD. Well actually, I kicked HARD alright, right onto Ron's ankle bone. This morning! He SCREAMED, I woke up, told him my foot hurt. Wonder why he says. You just kicked me. I wasn't kicking him, I was kicking this lady. We laid in bed and just laughed and laughed! It may not have been cold feet but my feet were involved. Good thing he loves me!!!
Guess that's all from here for now! Wishing each of you a wonderfully blessed day!