The fun started the minute we stepped into the Loosli house. Eliza was already showing off on Isaac’s new unicycle…
Ashton showed off his fabulous new bike WITH a huge lock. His previous two have been stolen!
We don’t mind admitting that we were hungry by the time we got to the Looslis house on Christmas morning and we were delighted to be treated to the traditional eggs benedict, which has been a long-time tradition at our house!
It was the best ever! “The Saren and Jared team are pretty experienced at this delicacy!
The assembly line:
After a beautiful breakfast, we went back to opening presents. We had given the twin lego sets that they had set their hearts on. When they dumped out that giant mess of tiny pieces I thought it looked like a nightmare. Within an hour, they came up with their amazing creations!
Isaac was delighted with new shoes…
And Eliza was busy making hats on her new knitting gizmo all morning!
The most treasured gift which will last a lifetime came from Saren who has been working her heart out going through old pictures to find just the perfect historical record, starting from our marriage in 1969 to the birth of our first baby (her), to the birth and babyhood of our ninth baby, Charity. It is astonishing!
Just to give you an glimpse of our first nineteen years of marriage and family, I took a few pictures of the pictures (not really the best quality). It will be treasured forever!
From our wedding day and early marriage…..
To our first babies, Saren (on her blessing day) and Shawni (17 months apart and great little friends)….
Tal’s blessing day in our mission home in England.
Noah’s blessing day at our family home in SLC!
This was the day we came home from the hospital with Charity. after having four boys in a row, this little girl was about to be spoiled rotten! One of my favorite pictures!
Makes me realize why photographs are so important. They catch moments that would otherwise be lost to our memories!
Having at least five pretty major photographers in our family helps to keep those memories alive and in beautiful living color…now…
But having this wonder woman who spent hours sorting through old photos (the good, the bad and the ugly) and organizing them into a priceless treasure is an enormous blessing. Love you Saren!