Hello everyone and let me apologize for such a long gap between blog posts. (I say that because I know there are thousands of you frantically checking our blog every day and weeping when you discover that another day has passed without an update into our perpetually fascinating lives.)
Just before Thanksgiving, Rhianna's class did a performance for school. Here is a picture. Rhianna's teacher selected her to do the introduction and lead the performance. She did a great job and was very professional.
We were fortunate to have my sister Krista drive down from Las Vegas to visit us over Thanksgiving. We really enjoyed having her here. Our dinner was delicious.
As you can tell, Rand's favorite thing about pumpkin pie is the whipped cream.
We had a fun time with Krista. We went to the park and she took family pictures for us (We will put some up in our next post). We also just had a generally good time playing games (both board games and also silly games like Moose, Walrus, Rabbit), going to Chuck E Cheese, and talking and laughing. She teaches high school and the kids had a lot of fun helping her with some grading. They helped her sort her papers and when after she would read them, she would tell them what grade to write on them.She is a wonderful sister and a wonderful person and we were glad to see her.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I did want to share a few things that our family is thankful for this year.
We are thankful for our extended family members. We have such wonderful brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, cousins, and more. We wish that you were all closer and we could see you more often.
We are thankful for our friends and family who blog and keep us updated about your lives. (We are really the ones frantically checking every day to see if there are new posts.)
We are thankful that I have a job that I enjoy and that is stable and pays the bills. In this time of hardship for many, we are especially grateful for this.
We are thankful that we got to spend a lot of time this summer visiting our families.
We are thankful for our health.
We are thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the positive influence it has in our lives.
Note: Stay tuned for our annual Christmas Blog post where we update you on the major happenings of our year and link back to our most memorable blog posts from the year.