Apache (Petticoat) Junction, AZ High 63 Low 42
Our good friend Bill always referred to Apache Junction as Petticoat Junction. Good memories.
On December 21, we went to a Solstice party just down the street to celebrate the lengthening of the daylight hours. Cam and Lois fixed the best hot chocolate and people brought the best goodies.
Cam and Lois added a new member to their family this summer. This is Cheeka, a beautiful Siberian Husky. Just seven months old and full of vim and vigor.
Saturday night we went with Ginny, Mickey and Paul to the Mesa Temple to see the lights. We all took a vote and agreed that we were very glad not to be paying the electric bill. Really beautiful.
Christmas Eve our park lights luminaries at every site. This involves putting sand and candles in bags, putting them on the sites and then lighting them. Hard on the ole back.
All snuggled in.
Christmas Day we had a wonderful breakfast at Stan and Mary’s house. We go to church with them. Then we went to dinner with my sister Judy, Dianna, Bobbie and Paul. My BIL was home sick with a bad cold. (I had the cold last year and missed Christmas dinner.)
It was a wonderful day spent with special people.
Jim got a call from his oldest son, Steve, in NM, and a text from Jimmy in VA. Steve is looking forward to going hunting with a good buddy from VA. Jimmy is excited about spending his first Christmas with his new bride.
Todd called and it was so good to hear from him. They had about 3” of snow and it was cold (wind chill below zero) so even though we miss Todd and Michaela so much, we really don’t miss the weather.
Jim and I usually do not exchange Christmas presents but this year I just had to get him this cribbage board.
We also stopped to see Aunt Happy. She has finally reached that time in life when she does not really want to leave her home. They have so many activities she can stay very busy and social and yet be close to a nurse and her own apartment.
She was planning on going to the dining room for their Christmas dinner. She was certainly looking forward to that turkey.
Mom it’s really cold. Would you turn up the heat, please.
We’ve had a marvelous Christmas season and are looking forward to a wonderful and healthy 2013.