On Monday I thought my West Virus Attach was behind me ... I got out off bed got dressed and went to town, well to Highland anyway, where I met my friend Stacy for lunch at Dear Lizzie....
I love this store .... Afterwards I ran some errands I needed done before Christmas. ....
On Tuesday Becca came down to visit Grandpa Carlo in Spanish and made arrangements for dad and me to meet her for Mexican there.
It was fun to see the kids ... Titan was really in a fun mood, and we really enjoyed interacting with him. I had to take off to do some visiting teaching then I met dad at home ....
Where I got some neighbor and visiting teaching goodies mad .... While he ...
Yeah .... That! By that night I knew I was still sick ..... Yucky... At least I am not contagious.
Not surprisingly we stayed home on Christmas Eve and watched Its A Wonderful Life.
Christmas morning I used what oomph I had to get breakfast made .... dad of course helped me every inch of the day .... Then when breakfast was over we gathered in the parlor to,open gifts. I got to hold McKenna, while everyone opened gifts .... But I don't think I was the only one that was dragging.
Ben folded all this money into origami hearts with Hanna's help ... As part of his gift for Briahnna whose name he drew in the exchange.
Becca had made a scrapbook for Grandpa from all the pictures I had posted on this blog in the past year that had him pictured with someone else ... It was pretty cool, and he really seemed to enjoy it.
Then in the end we had to remind the boys not to toss out the baby with the Christmas wrap ....
On Thursday Dad and I both went back to work ...a pretty quiet, sluggish day still for me ... Dad got off work early so he could spend 6 hours directing the stake blood drive, which is one of his high council responsibilities. When he finally got home that night we watched the Downton Abbey Christmas special ...
Friday I took it pretty easy, but did get some Christmas cleanup done, dad stayed home and did some of the little chores that seem to add up.. That evening I went to see Saving Mr. Banks with Terry Kew, while dad watch the BYU bowl game with Steve .... After the movie Terry and I picked up Chinese and we had dinner during half time .... I then retired to their living room to finish my book, while the more interested parties watched the rest of the game ... Gotta love the comfort of good old friends ... Eh?
On Saturday it was time to move somethings around in our bedroom,mand to install a faux mantel around our faux fireplace. Then it was time to head to Salt Lake for the annual Larsen Family Christmas Party.
Brittany even drove down the 5 hours from Idaho to hang out with her cousins.
Here is Dad with Steven, Kim's oldest, and Kristin's son, Brian and Kai, Britt's oldest.
Uncle Clark who planned the party and Jon, one of my brother Bruce's sons.
Here is Jon with his wife Natalie.
And me with three of my sisters in law, Jo, Dianne, and Shirley.
Brittany and Becca chatting with cousins Natalie and Kristin.
Here Darby and Becca talk Real Estate with Jason, whom Becca helped with a real estate deal this year.
On Sunday I taught Sunday school again, and then came home and crashed ... Dad got the turkey in the roasting pan before heading out to his other meetings. Dad also crossed a milestone when the other high councilman from our ward was released, Dad moved to the senior side of the High Council table. Yeah senority.
When he got home I resurrected myself, so to speak .... And helped with finishing up dinner. Brittany and the kids were here, as was Becca and her children and Davin and his family.
It was lovely to visit, and that finishes up Mom's oh so dozy week!