December 1-2: Drive to Kamloops; overnight at dear friends’ Brian/Linda Arnold. Arrive in Calgary & sons Andrew and Brett unload our goods for storage at Glenda Nixon’s home (J’s sister).
Dec 2-14: Thursday am we focus on getting our inoculations – three different locations for four inoculations. At 8:15 am. – the nurse looks at our records and asks if we want to get get flu shots & tetanus shot. Then she volunteers to also give us a shot for pneumonia because of our senior ages. Then she suggests we go next door to the Shoppers Drug Mart to our Twinrix (1 of 3 hepatitis shots). Within 1 hour we received all four of the needed shots. Heavenly Father continues to “pave the way” for our mission, though we now have sore arms! J’s sister, Glenda N an open-house (visits with relatives & old friends). We also take time to visit & tend grandchildren, enjoy dinners & Christmas season activities with son Andrew, his wife Andrea & our grandchildren Lincoln (6y) and Autumn (3y);
-son Brett and his wife Samantha
-son Jared & our grandsons: Hunter (13y), Maxwell (10y) and Griffin (6y) and their mom Jo.
Sam fits in target shooting with his bro-in-law Tom Jensen.
Calgary Temple session with Glenda N.
Day trip to Lethbridge with Glenda N. to visit Sheila W. (J’s sis) & her husband Ron W, and cousins Linda and Florian C.
Dec 15: Flew from Calgary Alberta to Medford Oregon.
Dec 16 – Dec 27: Visit in Grants Pass OR with daughter Leah, son-in-law Jason & grandsons Logan and Rowan.
– Visit historic Ashland OR with its Christmas splendor.
– Visit Coos Bay & Scenic Acres State Park: giant waves and awesome Christmas light display.
Dec 21st Celebrate Sam’s 70th birthday (& grandson Samuel’s 5th) with google hang-out visit from AB, BC, CO, OR and HI with all of our children and grandchildren (except Hunter, Max, Griffin & their mom Jo enroute to Van. Island to see Grandpa & Grandma Stocker.)
Christmas Day 2014 – near Grants Pass (Hugo), Oregon with the Berry Family.