“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” - Seneca
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
a bit of the winter
i've been in slc for the last few days...i came up to host our bagley family christmas party...since i was here at the right time i also was able to go to my mom's family christmas party...it was held at my cousin scott's house...it is so much fun to see all of my family...i rarely get to go to this party, so it's a real treat..i saw 3 of my aunt's and one uncle...they are what's left of the older generation...then, i saw many cousins...it's great to catch up on their lives...my aunt marie from my dad's side has been in a nursing home for a few years and she got pneumonia while i was up there...it is a blessing because i've been able to visit her...i don't think she will be with us much longer...it is so sad, but, she's been miserable for awhile, so it's a blessing for her...kerry, polly and i went to see her after the lundgren party...it was very special...polly started singing our old family songs...marie couldn't sing, but was mouthing the words...kerry and i were watching and crying...it was really a special moment...what a wonderful lady she has always been....i've also been able to visit with alot of friends and family while up here..kerry and austin spent the weekend up here with their little cat milton...what a funny cat he is...when they got to my house he was running around crazy...a heating vent was off the vent and he fell down the vent...it was a scary few moments, hoping that we could get him out...last night we had our party...dinner...a few songs and a surprise visit from SANTA! the little kids eyes were so huge! they were really surprised...it was alot of fun...so back to california to try and get ready for christmas!!!