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With our new house on the hill only six months old, we wanted to do something meaningful for our first Christmas. We purchased a dozen strands of lights and strung them between the balconies in the shape of a star. Although immense, and easily visible from the neighborhood below, it showed as little more that a dot.

A star shines from the hill over Ogden Utah
It could be readily seen for about three miles

Our Thanksgiving was unfortunately memorable as Lyn's parents visited and were not always on their best behavior. We cut a huge tree at a nearby tree farm, then struggled greatly to get it placed in our immense front window alcove area.

Bagging a Christmas Tree in the mountains
Raising the Tree during Lyn's Parents visit

Our oversized tree and our trip to Twin Falls for Christmas shopping couldn't kick the fact that it had been a bleak and exhausting year for us. But the excitement of our new home and Christmas with six year old Jesse made up for it. Santa brought a bike for Jesse to ride on our new street. Soon, we hoped, there would be a neighborhood full of kids to play with, too.

Hot rolls on Christmas Morning
Santa came last night

Christmas morning view from the balcony
Santa bought a new bicycle

Our first  "Feliz Navidad" party for the gang from work. Don had just relocated to Utah from Grand Rapids and Mark brought his young daughter.

Dave bought a Spanish-language Christmas CD in honor of Mark's hilarious stories about his LDS mission to Puerto Rico. Hola!


Mark with his young daughter

We had lots of fun playing games (of course)

We used New Years Eve as an excuse to get to know all of our non-LDS neighbors. We celebrated with lots of champaign, Utah-legal fireworks, and plenty of fun games. Everybody brought their kids and nobody went home until well after 1am. We all lived walking distance, so no "designated drivers" were required.

Our group was a lot of fun, but we always wished it could be larger with more families like ourselves.

Room for everybody but not enough furniture

Pictionary was a big hit that year - everybody played
Dave ran the New Year's pinata from the balcony

The kids all took a swing for toys and candy
When midnight arrived we all toasted 1994's arrival 

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Easter 1994

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Easter 1993

Jesse Birthday 1993

Halloween 1993

Christmas 1993

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Easter 1992

Jesse Birthday 1992

Halloween 1992

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