December 28, 2009


It was a strange Christmas. It was the first time in 25 years that we celebrated Christmas without any of our kids home. We were a little sad to say the least. Brad, Jessie and Aiden were in Utah with Jessie's family. The Zastrow's were in Kentucky. Tawni and Ryan were in Utah and Tyler is in Henderson, Nevada. We understand the importance of sharing our kids with in-laws, and sons serving missions or money getting in the way of traveling. We also understand that the real reason we celebrate Christmas is because of the birth of our Savior. It's because of this knowledge that we cherish our family. Not only our immediate family, but our extended family as well. We still were able to spend time with extended family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We were not entirely alone because Mike D. was here with Alexis and Carter. What great little kids. We love the little DeMotte family. Thanks for letting us be your family. Meagan and Brent bought us Kentucky shirts for Christmas. This pic was pretty much the only Christmas Day pic we got. We are wearing these shirts very proudly since now we will have two our our kids families in Kentucky. Brent at Dental School and Brad at Medical school. We couldn't be prouder! GO WILDCATS!!!!! Many prayers have been answered. We love 0ur family and are so proud of ALL of their accomplishments.