Monday (Nov 3) was the first day of school for most of the children. Kamary is going to Mount Logan middle school. Alyssa and Kohler go to Hillcrest elementary school. Lauren also goes to Hillcrest, but is in kindergarden and only attends in the afternoon. Hanna will be going to Logan High School, but needs to wait until they set up a special program for her. For family home evening we went through the book "The Christmas Train" narrated by President Monson. It set a good tone for Christmas. We then decorated the Christmas tree followed by cake and ice cream.
|Decorating the Christmas tree|
Fortunately there were a couple of diversions this week. Diane was able to have lunch with some of her FUFF friends at the Apple Spice Bakery on Tuesday. On Thursday we (Paul & Diane) were able to take a break and go to the mall. We also had the ECE Department Christmas dinner at the Coppermill. Paul and Ron Harris were in charge of the program, which included some jokes (no puns, of course) and games. We also had the ward Christmas party on Saturday. There were a lot of people we didn't know, but it was nice anyway.
Sunday (Dec 9, 2012) was Kohler's baptism in Salt Lake. Diane has been trying all week to find a new suit for his baptism. She has had new dresses for the girls when they were baptized. She finally found one on Saturday that would work and a white shirt in a different store. On Sunday we went to church, choir practice, then got a quick lunch before going to Salt Lake for the baptism. We had a soup dinner (with several types to choose from among) at the Smiths and then went to the church for the baptism at the stake center in the evening. It was a delightful occasion for us to see our only grandson baptized. After the service we returned to the Smiths for cookies then drove back to Logan. We were thankful that we had good weather with all of the traveling.
|Happy family at baptism|