We had such a wonderful weekend!!! Our family traveled up to Salt Lake City for our annual Extended Powell Family Christmas Party and our Immediate Powell Family Christmas Party. I am so grateful that we don't live across the country anymore, so that we can be home with our families for the Holidays.
At the Extended Powell Family Christmas Party I was able to give my Grandparent's their new quilt that I shared on Friday. Yup, I think it is safe to say that Grandma was quite surprised ;)
This is my Grandma's you shouldn't have look ;) I love it when I get it because it means she loves it!!!!
Yup, it was a winner all around. I can't begin to explain how grateful I am for these 2 people. I am so happy that they loved their quilt. Really, this is the part of quilting I love the best!!!
The next day was the Immediate Powell Family Christmas Party. Sadly, I forgot to take any pictures until the end of the day and it was packed. We normally sled, but as there was no snow, we played ball at the gym and then swam and swam. Then we had a "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" party for the kids, a huge and amazing dinner, and then we ended the evening with a trip downtown to see the lights at Temple Square.
We decided to take the Trax down so we wouldn't have to fight the traffic. Best idea ever!!! The kids had so much fun on the train ;) And that gal that looks just like me, it's not me, its my twin sister ;)
I can't begin to explain how much I love these people. I am so blessed to have such an amazing family!!! And we managed not to lose any of them in all of the huge crowds of people. Bonus ;)
And all the above is because these 2 fell in love. My cute Mom and Dad ;) Love ya!!!
The kids loved the lights. The whole night was filled with "look at those", and "Oh, those are my favorite". it was such a reminder of my own childhood that filled my heart with joy.
I have gone downtown to Temple Square to see the lights since I was a little girl and I am so very grateful to be able to pass this special tradition and the special spirit of this place on to my children.
Truly, it was an amazing weekend filled with lots of Family and lots of Love!!! We missed my little sister and her adorable family but maybe next year they will get to visit. Then we can all be "Home for Christmas".
Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Quilting Kind of Day!!