Thursday, December 28, 2017

Traces of Time . . . December 25-31, 2017

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                                             THIS WEEK 

DECEMBER 25, 2017 
DECEMBER 31, 2017


Monday, December 25, 2017

 M e r r y    C h r i s t m a s 

Santa Clause finds us at Gary's home...

(photos in blue camera to be loaded)

Then car sledding at Julie and John's place...

Christmas Breakfast at Julie and John's home...

Cousins together...

 Back at Gary's with his kids...
 Isaac was so excited to give his
Dad a set of dominoes to play Mexican Train.
 Gary is so happy to be with
McKell, Jacob, and Isaac.

 Jacob is getting so tall at age 15.
 Isaac is now 12.
 McKell is a Junior at UVU.

Then it was back to Julie and John's home
for Christmas dinner with
Julie, John, Jacee, Jackson, Maddie, Riggs,
Gary, Steve, Natalie, Kimble, Carter, and us.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 Getting breakfast ready for 15...
Janie, Shawn, Aimee, Michael, Daniel, Kelley,
Katie, Parker, Taitum, Heidi, Jordan, Ashley,
Michael, Grampa 'n me.

 Biscuits 'n gravy, bacon 'n eggs, juice, hot chocolate...

Great way to start the day together...
Then big Michael told us what he was
allowed to tell us about what he does 
in the Air Force...
Then six of us went to the matinee of
"Murder on the Orient Express."
Grampa, Grama, Janie, Aimee,
Katie, and Kelley.
(Heidi was at work in Idaho Falls.)
We all enjoyed it.
The photography is breath taking!

2017 Cast...

Then there was a 1974 version of
"Murder on the Orient Express"
The Inspector in this 2017 version...Kenneth Branagh.

The Inspector in the 1974 version...Albert Finney.
Michelle Pfeiffer in this 2017 version

Close up...

Lauren Bacal in 1974 version as "The Widow,"
and Ingrid Bergman as the maid,
Vanessa Redgrave as one of the other women.

Shots with the train chugging through 
the mountains is spectacular...

The guys at home -- Shawn, Daniel, little Michael,
big Michael, and Parker got some video game time.
After the movie,
the young married couples--
Aimee and Michael, Daniel and Kelley,
Katie and Parker,
plus Ashley and Michael went bowling.

After a pizza supper,
it was time for games. . .
When Heidi got home from work,
she and Jordan got to join us.

Daniel surprised Kelley with a wedding ring
to go with her beautiful diamond...
in celebration of their 4th wedding anniversary today.
Happy Wedding Anniversary,
Daniel and Kelley...
December 27, 2013 to December 27, 2017

A Mormon toast with mulled grape juice...
 Fun times together.
 Then the board games began...
starting with "Wits and Wagers."
...oh, first was the drinking water contest
by holding the cup high above the head.
Needless to say, everyone got wet.
 Parker said it worked better
from a water bottle...
 Couples helped each other 
as partners in some of the games.

 Daniel explained the game of "Hitler."
 Now...who is President and his/her Chancellor?
 Let's think this through...
 ..and no one would think of cheating!
No competition in this family...
Janie showed us some of their
photos from Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A   g r e a t   l o t   o f   m e m o r i e s . . .

We ended this evening with pie and good nights...

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017


Saturday, December 30, 2017


Sunday, December 31, 2017

We hope you have had a peaceful and restful Sabbath Day.
We testify that...

Heavenly Father knows us and loves us, as does our Heavenly Mother. We are created in Their image. They want us to find joy in this life, follow Them, and return to Them.

Jesus Christ was sent to become our Redeemer and Savior
and He also knows us by name and loves us.  He is our Advocate with the Father.

May we always love Them, believe Them, and follow Them, so that we may be able to live with Them forever.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Walt and Eileen Petersen