There has been a lot going on around here with the coming holidays, birthdays and church ordinance work.
Couple weeks ago, Becca and Paul and family came and stayed with us bringing their new baby (our 80th grandchild). This was for our Thanksgiving celebration but part of the deal was the baby blessing in our Ward so many of the family could be there. The Bishop was nice to let us do this.
Here are Paul and Becca and little Annalise Rae.
We filled three long rows in the chapel and there were many there from the Hatch family in the back. There were 12 in the circle and Paul did a real nice job blessing and naming there cute little girl.
Now Mom hast the Xmas tree up, the Creches are out and it is starting to look like Christmas already. Our missionaries are doing well and it is great to hear from them. They have a certain amount of time on the internet to read all their letters, write one to the Mission President and write home. The Missionary Department has relaxed some of these rules and have also relaxed the dress code a bit. All are busy and teaching.
I will post pictures of the others when I receive them.
We had a quick trip to Spokane; I got my eye injected and we went to the Spokane Nutcracker ballet. Anna was one of the "Party girls" and Julia was one of what they called "the Bon Bons" or the gals that run out when the lady with the huge skirt comes on stage except they did not come out of the skirt. It is always so fun to watch our grandkids in these performances.
Rob and I leave for East Texas next Monday for a Texas deer hunt. A lot of the fun is getting ready and doing the preparations. We had the fine tuning of the rifles and scopes.
Doug and I went to the ranger to do the final sighting in before it became so miserably cold. Here is a 200 yard target that Doug and I shot. Not bad for an injected eyeball at 200 yards!.
We leave next Monday for a five day hunt in blinds and stations. They say there are a lot of trophy whitetails down there. Will report on the adventure next time
We are grateful for all our blessings at this time. We wish you all the blessings of Heaven as you prepare for Xmas. Remember our missionaries in your prayers.
Mit Liebe, Opa & Oma