Well we excused ourselves from doing the Christmas card mailing this year so a little blog update is in order. We had a really nice Christmas in Springville, CA made all the better by the fact that was snowing and icy back home. Clear skies and 40 degrees have never felt so novel. The northwest got its once every 5 years snowstorm and white Christmas. Snow storms sound nice if you are chilling at home and have a decent vehicle, but are really a drag if you are trying to shop and travel! We managed just fine and got on our flight to CA just before the airport closed!
Christmas with the Mardocks was great: a really good gathering of family and friends. Bob made about 50 lbs of brisket which was awesome! We had a lot of fun playing games with the girls and cuddling with Lilly and Daisy. We also went along to pick up Adi, Angela's half sister, in LA who flew in from London. We stopped at Santa Monica Pier as Adam had never been to LA before. [It was windy.]
Adi was a lot of fun to meet, Angela and her share so many traits including famously expressive facial expressions. We finished up Christmas in Tumwater with the Trimble's on the 27th.