I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday and are now looking forward to a fantastic New Year in 2020. We don't do much for celebrating on New Year's Eve, but we did stay up and welcomed in the new year.
Our family celebrated Christmas the weekend before. Craig and his family and Tom joined us. Mark's family had come down with the flu, so decided not to try and come out. I was glad not to get exposed to the flu but was very disappointed they didn't get to come. We were especially sorry we didn't get to meet our new great-grandson for the first time. My sister, Jerene, and her husband, Ian, and my brothers Mike and Larry joined us on Sunday for lunch and visiting. Kyle went to Winfield on Monday to spend a week with his folks - luckily, he didn't catch the bug while he was there! Dick and I went to Ian and Jerene's Christmas day.
Christmas guests of Denis and Theresa Weber were Kathy, Corby and Lexi Knutson; Tara, Wayne Aryanna and Josiah Wately; Connie Weber; and Jerry Weber and Quinton Weber.
Denis, Theresa and Jerry Weber, Bill and Charlotte Woelk and Merle and Carol Shalberg went to the Mission in Lamar New Year's Eve for supper and visiting.
Carol Shalberg hosted a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of Merle's birthday, which was Monday. Those joining them for the celebration were Steve Shalberg and son, Dawsen; Greg and Penni Shalberg and boys; Brock and Beth Shalberg and girls; and Bill and Charlotte Woelk. Happy 84th Merle!!
David and Dennill Splitter and children went to South Dakota to celebrate Christmas with her sister and family. David and Dennill's daughter, Lydia, came home from Wisconsin to spend a few days with them during the Christmas holiday. December 28, Eugene and Judy Splitter hosted the Splitter family Christmas at their home. There were 75 people in attendance.
Cheri Hopkins, Christy Hopkins and Evan and Jen Hopkins and children went to Garden City December 28 to celebrate Jen's birthday. Happy Birthday Jen!
Kelvin, Amy and Alex Schmidt went skiing at Cooper over the holidays. They also went to Lincoln, Nebraska, to visit their daughter, Mikayla, and her husband, Joe.
Susan Greenfield spent the Christmas holiday with her dad, Norman. They visited with lots of other family members during the week she was there.
Cora Coffman and I went to Lamar last Monday to do some shopping and we had lunch with Bob and Margaret Troutman. They sent their best wishes for the New Year to everyone up this way.
December 22, Monte and Linda Stum went to Russell, Kansas, to celebrate Christmas with Linda's family. Christmas day, Monte and Linda traveled to Rocky Ford to spend the day with their daughter, Kami, and all the grandkids. New Year's Day, Monte and Linda and their children and grandchildren celebrated Christmas at their home in Towner.
December 28, all of the Stum families, except for Kirbi's, gathered at the home of Linly and Sherell Stum to celebrate Christmas.
New Year's Eve, Lane and Tammy Stum; Monte and Linda Stum; Chris and Kami Janes and children; Sean and Misty Harkness and children and Kirbi and Shay Stum spent the evening with Linly and Sherell Stum and Dave Schuler and his daughter, Tammy, and her sons, Jacob and Jaxon, who were here visiting from Colorado Springs. Lots of fun and good visiting.
Dick, Kyle and I attended the Huddleston Family Christmas get together Saturday in Lamar at my brother Mike's home in Willow Valley. Around 35 people enjoyed the day - good food, good visiting and lots of games.
We are glad to hear that Judy Tuttle is out of the hospital and doing better. She has been moved to a skilled nursing home for some rehab. Thought it would be nice to have a card shower for her. Her address is Life Care Center of Stonegate, 15720 Garden Plaza Drive, Parker, CO 80134. Keep her in your prayers!
School will be back in session this week. There will be lots of basketball games coming up so watch for the notices and plan to attend and support our "Hawks".