|On the road in Iowa|
|Sunrise over Iowa|
|Wild skies and golden fields in Iowa|
|Driving west through Nebraska|
|Everyone is looking forward to Star Wars|
|Over the high passes we go.|
|Snow was blowing, but the sun was shining and the roads|
were mainly clear.
|Can't wait to go back here on our next pass|
|One of my favorite things about the valleys of Utah is the|
way the setting sun shines across to the mountains in the East.
|Biggest pizza I've ever personally seen. Good too. Very Fresh.|
From The Pie in Salt Lake.
|Visiting with my nephew and his wife near the U of U, where|
he's in Pharmacy school.
|Just one of those moments to treasure. Oldest son and dad|
cooking for the rest of us.
|This little one adores Sam and Madison.|
|And they adore her back.|
|Not a pretty picture, but it was fun to be right next to this|
new temple in Provo. When it was the tabernacle, I got to
sing there while I was in college.
|Seen in Target. Brennan Rasmussen, who served an LDS|
mission in Baltimore and spent time in our home and
|Next stop on the food tour was Taste, where one can find|
great chocolate, vinegars and oils (as well as wonderful decor).
It was so interesting and delicious to learn more about flavors
|And then get a crazy selfie outside.|
|We went to Spanish Fork to see a really nice|
drive-through light show.
|Then met up for Concrete Mixers at Culver's. And all my|
people together one last time. Johnathan and Kristen headed
to California for Christmas the next morning.
I'm particularly introspective this morning as it also marks the last time an Eduknit post will go live. For about the past 2 years, I've been running an internet knitting business with my dear friend and partner, Gwen Bortner. I'm pretty proud of what we accomplished, and I'm pleased that we got the subscribers we did. We had some wonderful, faithful people for whom I know our efforts were valuable, there just weren't enough of them to make it a viable business, so we are closing our virtual doors.
Gwen and I are going our separate ways in terms of our professional endeavors, and that's an adjustment that has already started. I absolutely adore having her be part of my almost everyday life; it will be interesting to see how our interactions will modulate. She's such a good influence on me, I hope we'll be able to still share some projects. I'm going to play with her next week, so it's by no means any kind of end, just a shift, and that little bit of unknown just makes me think. I am really proud of what we produced over these past 2 years. We jumped in with both feet, learning as we went, and we did some good work. You can see small samples of it here.
Now it's time to open the gifts, see the wonder of the day through the eyes of a two year old, and keep in contact with Lisa, who is bringing her littles to live at my house on this very day. Later, we will get to Skype with Evan in Argentina, which will definitely be a highlight of the day. We'll have an hour to talk and it will be awesome. After that will be a spectacular dinner, hopefully a walk in the snow, and our last hours together before tomorrow, when Eric goes home, Jeff and Ashlyn head to her folks, and Sara and I head to Arizona.
Merry Christmas, 2015!