Saturday, January 5, 2008

It's Back to the Old Grind

Red Rock Canyon, January 2, 2008
Sammy, Janna, Michael, Hughie, Emma, Tommy, Adam

It's Saturday, January 5, 2008. Today my brother Adam, and his two children, Michael and Emma, left for their home in Utah. They were just a few of the guests we had visit during the holiday. They are also the last to leave. It is an end to our festivities so to speak.

The holidays have a particular agenda here. Ours includes eating, more eating, and dare I say, more eating. We also played games, hiked, and watched movies. We enjoyed each others company. We sang together and read the Christmas story. Gift giving is also part of our traditions. The list could go on, but the new year is in motion and it's back to the rigors of a schedule which includes work, school, and other responsibilities.

We’ll miss all the fun and we’re glad it comes around each year, but those kind of doings can’t go on everyday. We have work to do, but these experiences with family and friends through the holidays buoy us up and encourage us to carry on in the labors of a new year. It’s an experience that brings the Savior even closer to our hearts. I love Christmas! Happy New Year!

"Let us counsel with the Lord in all our undertakings.
Let us be better neighbors.
Let us be better employers and employees.
Let us be men and women of integrity and honesty in business,
in education, in government, in the professions,
whatever is our place in life."

Gordon B. Hinckley,
"Latter-day Saints in Very Deed,"
Ensign, Nov. 1997, 85

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