Monday, January 19, 2015

Gratitude for Family

December was a really special month for us. With the holidays and related visits we always have the chance to see lots of family, but this year was particularly exciting because within a two week period the kids were able to see all four of their grandparents, and all of their great grandparents.

Grandma and Grandpa Call were here in mid-December for a fun visit. We love spending time with them and are grateful that despite the distance between our homes we are so blessed to see them frequently.

We have been very lucky to live near great grandma and grandpa Call from the time we were married. The kids have grown up visiting them often and getting to know them well. It is truly remarkable that the kids have not only met so many of their great grandparents, but that they have a chance to really know them. 

Great Grandma Houghton joined us for Christmas Eve dinner and a little program afterwards. We have lots of memories of Grandma Houghton too because we have also lived near her since we were married. 

Despite the fact that Great Grandpa Chantry lives in Ogden, it has been a while since we have seen him, longer than we want to really admit. We were so grateful that he joined us at Grandma and Grandpa's house for Christmas celebrations. We were so happy to see him!

We see Grandpa and Grandma Chantry a lot, but we don't always take the time to get a picture. We took this one the day after Christmas while we were at their house.

The main purpose of our California trip the week after Christmas was to see Great Grandma DuVall. It has been over three years since we have seen her and we wanted to see her again. Last time we saw her on our way to a wedding, so it was only for a short time. This time we were able to see her some each day for three days in a row. 

We are so grateful for our family. We love to share and hear memories. We love the chance to remember the wonderful people who have come before us. 

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