Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Christmas to Remember 2007 - The Grandchildren

Of course the real story of this Christmas to Remember 2007 was having all our grandchildren with us this year. We remember Ruby singing her wonderful Christmas song at our Sunday sing-a-long and course riding horses with Nana. Conner Dean's total excitement for Christmas from his Christmas stocking to his new bike. Sullivan and his new riding horse of course named Gunney and his Cody Maverick bear. The wonderful happiness of little Orion as seen as he is peering out from his pack. He was like that all the time. Little Jeffrey David and his getting to know everyone and showing his wonderful smile. And for his first Christmas little Owen Dean slept and stretched and started to smile at his Mommy. These liitle ones have made this a wonderful Christmas to remember.

December 29, 2007 ( 2nd Post) of a Christmas to Remember 2007

This is my second post for Saturday, December 29, 2007. I have included a short video of Nana and Ruby riding Gunny together. They had great fun. Afterwards we went to Northwest Trek and saw all the North American wild animals including this elk that was right up by the tram we were in. I thought we had a great group picture while at the park but my camera ran out of battery so I lost it. We also stopped by the famous bakery in Eatonville and had treats before heading home. Later Grant and Brittany left to visit her family in Vancouver, Washington. Again we hated to see them go and have had such a nice visit with them. They were truly a part of making this a Christmas to remember. All the little cousins love their Uncle Grant and Brittany has been so fun to have here for the holidays.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The morning of December 29, 2007 of a Christmas to Remember 2007

So much has already happened this morning that it warrents it s own blog spot. Dave and Jennifer are leaving htis morning so Nana and Pop Pop got to play with the grandchildren for a while. We even have photographic proof of little Jeffrey David's wonderful smile. Ruby got to ride on Gunny this morning with Nana and had great fun. And then a last picture with Jen and Dave as they were leaving this morning. We miss them already but are so glad they came and helped make this a Christmas to Remember

Friday, December 28, 2007

December 28, 2007 of a Christmas to Remember

Today the big event was a hike to the Mashell River just south of Eatonville. Grant, Evan with Conner and Orion, and Jason with Sullivan went on the hike. It rained most of the time but we were dressed for it and had a great time. Grant bought the hot chocolate and I brought the caramel corn for goodies. We also stopped at the famous bakery in Eatonville on the way home. --DAD

Thursday, December 27, 2007

December 26th of a Christmas to Remember

Today we all went for a ride on the Point Defiance ferry to Vashon Island followed by dinner at the Spaghetti Factory and then on to Zoolights. You can appreciate what it takes to move around with 9 adults and 6 grandchildren. One of the highligts was Nana and Pop Pop to have our picture taken with all six of the grand children while we wer riding the ferry. Conner, Ruby and Sullivan had a great time running up and down the deck. Zoolights was beautiful but it was a very cold evening.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Carrying on the Christmas Tamale Tradition

Christmas 2007 carried on the tradition of the Christmas Tamales. Jennifer, Camila and I made up two big batches of Christmas tamales on Christmas eve and they turned out great. We have shared several plates full with friends and enjoyed them as a family over the holiday. We have even started a tamale exchage with our good friends the Owens. Here you will see Jennifer and I with all the fixings putting the tamales together for steaming. This is a tradition the comes from Marlena and I serving our missions in Mexico. Feliz Navidad!! --DAD

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

NANA and POP POP's Chrismas Tree

Nana and Pop Pop are entering an entire a new technological phase with this first blog entry with the picture of our beautiful 2007 Christmas tree. This was take on Sunday evening, December 23, 2007 just after our Sunday dinner and before our evening sing-a-long. Today has been memorable as today little Owen Dean Anderson was blessed in Sacrament meeting. Jason gave him a wonderful blessing and later in the meeting Camila sang "No Golden Carriage" which she sang beautifully and which touched our hearts. We are grateful for Grant and Brittany's and Dave and Jen's safe arrival yesterday evening. All of our six grandchildren are here with us making this a Christmas to remember.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Oh! Chirstmas Tree!

Brit's cute post gave me an idea. I think it would be fun to see everyone's tree. Here is the Godsey family tree. I am just loving this holiday season.