Saturday, January 3, 2009

On our departure from Show Low, Friday morning, Jan 2, en route to Missionary Training Cener in Provo, Utah, we stopped for our first visit to Kelly's new place of employment, the KWKM 95.7 FM Radio station.
Here she is performing her receptionist and other duties at her dexk in the front office.

New Year's Day evening we enjoyed dinner at Fiesta Mexicana in downtown Show Low with Steve & Ann, Rebecca & Randy and Kelly & Brock. We were without doubt the most noisy, rowdy group in the entire restaurant.

What a good time, being with these dear daughters and their husbands!

Laughter is good medicine for the soul!

On New Year's Day we got to see our grandson, Rathen Ricedorff, lead his Show Low High School Cougars to victory over a team from Joseph City during an invitational basketball tournament at Blue Ridge High School in Lakeside. It was a great game!
We are very proud of you, Rathen.

When we arrived at the home of our daughter Ann and her husband Steve Williams in Linden on New Year's Eve, we were greeted by the youngest member of the family, Joshua, a future gymnest, no doubt about it!

We will be away from our family for the next 18 month's and we these children will all grow and change in so many special and important ways. We will miss seeing and being with them.

New Year's Eve 2008 found us in Show Low/Linden, visiting one last time with our White Mountain families. Rebecca and Randy hosted a gathering complete with food and drink at their home so we could all be together and ring out the old and ring in the new.
Who is that fellow in the stocking cap, standing in Rebecca's kitchen, surrounded by all those good looking girls?
It just so happened that our Son Jeffery and his wife Kristi and children were traveling back to their home in Idaho from their Christmas trip to Texas and stayed the night at the Ricedorff home before continuing on, So, its Jacob in the cap, visiting with his cousins.