Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

Eric and his family spent Christmas at my house. These are all the presents before
Santa came.. We did not have much room to move around Christmas morning.

Does Bryson still look asleep? He should. The other kids woke up at 5:15am.. Good grief I say.
I am may be old but I still have a hard time sleeping on Christmas Eve.

Besides there is always time for a nap later.
I was very spoiled by Santa and my family.
Santa brought me a Wii.

Jennifer and family gave me this great shelf for my bathroom.
Thanks Mark for putting it up! I love it.

Scott and family gave me this great table with lamp.
Thanks again Mark for setting it up for me.

When you come to the end of everything you know
and the next step is into the darkness
of the great unknown...
You must believe one of two things
either you will step out onto firm ground
or you will be taught to fly.

I saw this picture and loved the quote..
Thanks to Eric and Jennylin I can read it everyday.

This is my most treasured gift.
Thanks Jenny!

I also got a necklace with all the kids names on it as well as pictures of the kids,
scrapbook stuff and some Wii games.
It was all great. But I loved being with my family the most. All of us
were together but
We missed having Sara and her family here with us.
I missed Mom and Dad as well.
I think they were very close by and enjoying
the reason for the season right along with us.

Do you believe? Can you hear the bell?

Thanks to the Bringhurst Family for inviting me to ride with them on the Polar Express.
As you can see we made it to the North Pole and got to see Santa.

This is one of the Elves. She took a liking to Preston and his Cousin Layne.

Brockers had himself a good time.

This is cute little Sam.

Preston eating instead of drinking his hot chocolate.

Nikki, Brittney and Ashlee having some fun.

We had a great time. We all buddled up and wore our PJ's.
It was a great start to the Christmas week.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sweet Caroline..Bom Bom Bom..

So last night I went to the Neil Diamond concert. I was supposed to go with Eric, Jennylin, Patti and Scott.. Well due to a huge snow storm that came through Eric and Jennylin were unable to make the trip down. Scott and Patti ended up with conflicting agendas.. So I called upon some great friends and they came along.

When I was younger I could not stand Neil.. He was all my Mom listed to..PAINFUL!!!
Then the Jazz Singer came out and I have been a fan ever since. I have been to at least 4 of his concerts..

I wanted to go this year for Mom. His last album came out while she was sick and in the hospital. She had be go buy it and download it on her I-pod. So I think she got to hear it at least once. I remember her being bummed that she had not seen Salt Lake on his concert schedule.. I told her we would just go wherever he was going to be.

Anyway it was a great concert . I had some quite moments thinking of Mom but the rest of the time I was dancing away with my friends!

Monday, December 15, 2008

And the Bidding Begins

> So this is Dr William Hutson. Mom loved him and he adorded Mom as well.
He always called her Mar-see-a. He was the only one that could get away with calling her that.
He is talking here about how much he missed her and the only reason he was willing to be sold to the highest bidder was because it was in her honor.
Here Dr Fang starts the bidding at 5 dollars.

Right away the hands start going up.

Dr Hutson takes a little off to show what he has to offer.
Of course the price went up after that.

Little flex action. Come on people open those wallets.

Here is the group of girls that "won" him.

I was talking to Dr Hutson this morning and he hopes that
Mom got a good laugh with this.
Thanks again Bill for being such a good sport for such a good cause!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Paying it Forward and Honoring Grammy

So last night was my work Christmas Party. It was a great time. It started of with the Ashlee, Preston, Brock and their friend Alyx making a donation to the scholarship fund that was set up in my Moms name. They call themselves Crafting for Kidz. For the past few years they have raised money to donate to others in need."Paying if Forward" They raised $310.00 this year. It was fun to have them come and make the presentation at the party.

( Annie and Annie Beth)
Then my Boss at work gave out a few awards one being" The Marcia Quinney Nursing in Excellence Award" They are going to make it a yearly award. The winner was Anne Marie Faucher. Which I found to be the perfect choice.. Congratulations Annie!

Chris, Annie Marie, Me and Brett

Then to top it off one of the Doctors Bill Hutson was auctioned off. The proceeds to go to Moms scholarship as well. With a little money from a lot of different people he went for $ 444.00. Wow!
He was a favorite of Moms and it was fun have the bidding wars.. ( I will need to find a picture to post)

I miss Mom and Dad a lot. Some days it is hard to be surrounded by people that worked with Mom everyday. But at the same time I am blessed to be surrounded by people that loved her. They are a great support system..
Thanks Jennylin for bringing the kids down to be a part of this great night!