|The portrait session just happened to be on the same day as the Redwood School Carnival for Halloween|
MERRY CHRISTMAS 1998
Finally I can sit down to write a Christmas letter without any bad news about anyone in our family. In fact, remembering 1998 will always be a pleasure. It isn't that we don't still miss Papa Paul.
We always will, but this year we had so many opportunities to spend time with people whom we really love. The best thing that we have done is taking the time to really enjoy our family.
|Easter Egg Hunt in Brookings Library|
The school year flew by for Dixie although it was a bit of a struggle for Greg. Then in June we drove up to Salem to visit Aunt April and Uncle Vince on our way back to Wyoming. We basically moved in with Grandma Scilla and Uncle Lance and sweltered through six weeks of 100 degree weather except when we were 10,000 feet up in the Beartooth mountains having a snowball fight in July. The boys and their Cousin Lacy did T-Ball and Swimming Lessons. They also played every day with LUke and lacy at Grandmas in a wading pool or at Brett and Shannon's on the trampoline.
|Grandmas captured by Emerson|
On our way home from Wyoming we spent a day playing, swimming and riding roller coasters and cable cars through LAGGON outside of Salt Lake City. That is an incredible water fantasy place which was even more perfect as the temperature was over 100 once again. The park is filled with water slides, hot tubs, volcanoes, rivers and of course lagoons, all of which you can climb on and in as you swim through six acres of heated canals.
Once we got home the boys started another swim lesson session and soccer. Austin was aggressive and scored a goal every game and three in one game. Emerson loved to be the goalie and made several saves, and we won't mention the time that he got so excited that he had stopped the ball that he turned around and flung it into the goal himself. They were on the Dalmatians team with several friends they already knew, so we enjoyed it for the seven weeks before the last three games were rained out.
|At Uncle Brett's with the cousins|
|Dance Art Studio|
|From Hansel and Gretel|
|At our house with Aunt April|