The group of munchkins gathered a good amount of snow--so they could build the first snowman of the year. WE LOVE THE SNOW!!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Haley's father is in his last semester of law school--they will be leaving soon. Mariah will be devastated--and so will we! We have loved spending time with these great families. Haley's family will be heading off to Wichita where her father just got a fabulous job. This law-school experience is filled with a lot of short-term relationships. We sure are grateful we've had time--even if it's short--with Haley and her family.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
We were amazed how many COOL displays we were able to be PART of!! This display was the most memorable for me because of the recording played inside the small cabin. The cabin was just big enough to fit two beds side to side and one bunk bed above. There was room enough for one table and a fireplace--where all the food was cooked. In the recording, the woman explained how two families--sometimes 16 people--would live inside the small cabin. She expressed how she praised God daily for her palace. As the kids and I squished into the small cabin--what most people now-a-days wouldn't consider a suitable room for any one person---we felt so grateful for our large "palaces" with 3 bedrooms, basements, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, electricity, etc. What a life we live!
Hunter is such a fabulous teacher! The kids worked hard trying to load the miniature items in and out of their wagons. They couldn't figure out how the pioneers had fit all that they needed into such little spaces. What a valuable lesson!
Hunter and I watched Brent and Michelle's kids while they went to the Winter Quarters Temple in Omaha, Nebraska. While we had the kids, we took them to the gingerbread display in the basement of the visitor center. Some of the displays were absolutely phenominal!! Creative is an understatement---more like revolutionary gingerbread making!! :-)