...with Christmas! Everyone has their present . The box finally arrived at the Lamb householdthis week, and we got to go see Karl today. It has been a great Christmas season...but I am ready to move on to other things!
Ron mailed-or sent by UPS- the box to the Lamb's on the 19th of December. We expected them to have it -no later than- the 23rd. We didn't count on the giant snowstorm in the Northwest delaying it in Colorado for 2 or 3 days, then an additional day in Salt Lake before it got sent on to Oregon. By contrast, Ron sent Keith's family, in Nebraska, their box on the 22nd thinking it would get there by the 24th. Hello---they got theirs on the 23rd!
Our trip to see Karl was really great, today. Rob and Val had talked with us before Christmas about going, and we had set the day for today. Dillon asked if he could be included,too. We left our house around 8 o'clock this morning and picked Karl up a little before 11 o'clock. Not bad, considering we stopped for a McDonalds breakfast and a couple of potty breaks along the way. We went to a Pasta House for lunch, and they set us at a big round table in a corner with quite a bit of room around us. Our food was great and the service was really great, too. We gave Karl his packages from all of us and Rob had some packages,too. from family members who had not gotten to see him during the season. We were able to take some time visiting with each other and were not rushed at all. We went to a mall for some shopping and just being together. When we went back downtown toward Karl's apartment we decided to eat at TGI Friday's that is just a few blocks away. Then it was time for the BIG GOODBYE. Karl had not seen Rob since this past summer. It is hard to get together between school and Rob and Val living an hour and a half further from us now, too. We are all praying that Karl can come to Rob's graduation in May.
So now, since Christmas is officially over...I can finally say HAPPY NEW YEAR! to everyone. I hope 2009 is a great year for each and everyone of you! Many Blessings!