Jim and Starr Mitchell had a very nice Christmas celebration beginning with Christmas Eve Mass at church in Brigham City.
“It was beautiful, peaceful and quiet,” Starr says. Christmas day there were about 17 people and four dogs assembled at the Mitchells. Starr and daughter-in-law Ashley prepared the dinner.
After dinner the guests participated in a white elephant gift exchange and games. In one of the games the players were given a paper plate to wear on their heads. When the plates were in place the players were given access to colored pens and told to decorated their hats – without looking or taking the plates off their heads. Then they were told to draw a Christmas tree on their plates. Different directions were given during the game: decorate the tree, add a star, add presents and so forth. When the game was over, the plates were given points according to each direction. The owner of the plate with the highest score won a candy bar.
Gary and Cleo Petit were part of the family gathering at Jim and Starr’s. Gary says it was very nice to see all the family.
On Thursday, Russell, Wendy, Jaden and Braxton Menlove came to Promontory to visit Wendy’s mom and dad, Cleo and Gary Petit.
Laura, Zane, Everly and Georgia Wheatley opened presents from Santa at home. The night before, the Hendricks family came to Promontory for a party of about 20 at the Wheatley home. The meal was a potluck meal.
On Christmas Day, the Zane Wheatley family drove to Zane’s parents home to unwrap more presents and enjoy a meal. After visiting the Wheatley family, Zane, Laura and girls visited with Zanes’ Grandma and Grandpa Norr. The young family returned home tired, but happy.
On Dec. 26, Everly and Georgia wanted the Hendricks family to come again to play, so almost all the family came again for a second party. Again there was a potluck meal served. Laura says it was all fun, but rather tiring. The kids are enjoying their new toys.
Boyd Udy reports seeing all the family at their home in Tremonton. They also enjoyed all the grandkids. A buffet dinner was set out so people could come throughout the day. Boyd says, “It was great! All of us are doing well.”
Keli and Steve Peterson were visited for a few days by Heather and Jon Browning and daughter, Nora. The young family visited Tremonton Penrose Second Ward Sunday when Nora’s big beautiful smile stole the show. The family is from Seattle, Wash.
Orson and Jeannette Poulsen had a very quiet Christmas at home. The next day Orson came down with a bad cold, so he and Jeannette were unable to attend Joycle Poulsen’s family Christmas party. They are recovering well.
Winnie Richman needs to correct an error. She didn’t meet Jenny Oaks Baker and daughter at Promontory but at the Thatcher Penrose Ward in Thatcher.
Clynn’s cousin Joyner Lofthouse came to the ranch with a mince pie to help the Richmans with Christmas dessert. It was wonderful!
On Christmas Day Winnie had all the meal ready to serve by the time the guests arrived. Winnie gives a great big “thanks” to April for all her help before and after the dinner was served. The men did chores and Aaron fed a bale of hay to the horses in the field by the house.
On Thursday Clynn and Winnie watched TV while Utah State University won their football game against Northern Illinois. The couple also had Christmas dinner leftovers throughout the day.
On Friday Greg and Heather Lott and son Caden came out to feed the cows at winter pasture. They reported the cows looked good and came right away to the feed area. Winnie is grateful the family brought grain and cat food from Corinne and unloaded it.