Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving before going to Hong Kong

It's hard to believe we'll be leaving in two days.  The last few days have been so much fun.  Thank goodness for family.  Sister Alice from LA came Monday, 11/22, daughter Elaine, her husband and their 5 children came on 11/23, so did sister Ling (from Spokane) and her husband, Stan, their daughter CayeLing and Paul (Provo) and their two children.  Nelson and Hilary with their 3 kids came on Thanksgiving morning, braving the sub-zero temperature, but no snow.  We had a blast.  Since I-Shuan and her family couldn't come, we skyped each other.  What a fun day!

 Hiking at Snow Canyon Mountains, the Gap Trail
Thanksgiving with family

Because we'll miss Christmas here in the US, we decided to opening Christmas presents on Thanksgiving night.  No one objected.  The children had a great time and I'm so glad it's done so I don't have to worry about it.  Thanks for all the sweet gifts from our children.  Cami spent days, weeks to make a beautiful hand-made quilt with oriental theme.  It's exquisite!  Megumi, with the help of her aunt I-Shuan made us a beautiful Christmas chain with faces of each grandchild on each link.  Beautiful!  What a great send-off from everyone!

Everyone will be gone by mid-day Saturday, except for Ling.  She offered to stay to help me finish packing, clean up the house and tie up the loose ends.  What a sister!  I'm so lucky to have super sisters, great husband, great children and grandchildren.  What more can I ask for?  I'm so grateful.

Our minds go back to preparing for our mission in Hong Kong.  Will keep you posted.

Hope y'all have a great Christmas Season!

E/S Davis

1 comment:

  1. We had so much fun visiting with everyone! The kids were particularly excited to begin Christmas a whole month early! Noelle's quilt looks darling on her bed. Megumi wore her dress on Sunday. Thanks for all your preparation and love. We love you guys! Love, Wileys