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December, 2005


Chinese Pistache in yard of Adams' home in Mosquito, California    The days were passing and unseasonably warm weather was still allowing us to pick tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans and corn from our garden even though Thanksgiving had come and gone. Then one night Jack Frost came to visit and we realized that the calendar was right and it really was almost the end of another year. Even though we live in California we have enjoyed a beautiful display of color on many of the trees and grapevines this fall. What a blessing that each season of the year has its own special type of beauty!

Celian & Betty Adams near Escalante, Utah



For the first time in 15 years, Betty didn’t go on a mission trip this year. Although we both missed that experience, our kids saw that we did plenty of traveling to different parts of the United States.

(Celian & Betty at scenic viewpoint near Escalante, Utah)


Celian Adams in Duquesne, Arizona


Even though Linda keeps busy as an Emergency Room doctor in Los Angeles, she still takes time to drive us on some trips around the country. In March we spent ten days visiting some spots of interest in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

(Celian at Duquesne, Arizona where he spent a year with his Uncle Harold Ward in the 1930's)

Celian Adams by abandoned house in Duquesne, Arizona


(Celian had to check out this house in Duquesne where he lived 72 years ago!)

Then on Labor Day weekend we gave our Subaru Outback a workout as we explored some of the back country and old mining towns in Nevada.


Adams and Medina families at Daniel's DayStar Academy graduation

    The last weekend in May found 12 members of the Adams and Medina families gathered at DayStar Academy near Moab, Utah for Daniel Adams’ graduation.

(Back: Linda Adams, Kandice Medina, Krista Medina, Norman Medina, Lanita Medina, Kami Kay Medina, Celian Adams, Diana Adams, Betty Adams.   Front: Ben Medina, Daniel Adams, Fred Adams)


Daniel Adams & Kyle Woodruff in graduation attire at DayStar Academy

Since this is a small school and there were only two graduates, the services were very personalized including the black cowboy hats which the boys chose to wear instead of the traditional caps.

Kami Kay Medina rappelling near Castle Valley, Utah




Some family time was spent hiking on the near-by colorful mesas and rappelling down a steep cliff.

(Seven-year-old Kami Kay wasn't afraid to rappel down this 70-foot vertical cliff!)

 Daniel Adams pushing plane in Frenchville, Maine


After a few weeks working in this area, Daniel flew back to Maine where he has been taking a course in flight training and should soon have his pilot’s license.



Grinning Daniel Adams learning to fly!


Spending a few days visiting and working around here before joining a missionary pilot friend in Venezuela are among his future plans.



Virginia Plummer, Medina gals & Betty Adams on cruise ship

    From Utah we flew to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where along with daughters Linda and Lanita and grand daughters Kandice, Krista, and Kami Kay we enjoyed being pampered on a four day cruise. Our Carnival cruise ship, Inspiration, featured stops in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. After two weeks away, it was time for us to get home and start planting garden.


    Lanita’s life has been filled with activities connected with her Creative Memories home business. In January she flew on an all expense paid trip to San Diego after being invited to give a talk to several hundred CM consultants. Ben, Krista, and Kami Kay accompanied her while Linda and Betty joined her there and we were proud when she received a standing ovation after her talk. Included in this trip were also a two-day visit to Disneyland and visits with friends in southern California.

Medina's newly-remodeled home in Camden, Maine


    In May it was time for a trip to Maine for Betty and Linda, arriving the day after the Medinas moved back into their newly remodeled home.



Ben, Kandice, Krista & Kami Kay Medina in Camden, Maine

Then Lanita and Norman were off to Salzberg, Austria for a hard-earned trip from her business while we enjoyed the four grandchildren since Kandice was now home from her first year of college.

Ben Medina playing the celloA highlight of this visit was hearing a final concert of the Northern New England Youth Ensemble where Ben played string bass. He continues to play his bass at Blue Mountain Academy in Pennsylvania where he’s studying this year.

He's also learning to play the cello.


Lanita Medina & kids dressed up in Chiapaneca dresses at CM Showcase  

Minneapolis was the next destination for Betty and Linda where they met the Medina family in August. The occasion this time was CM Showcase where Lanita was honored by receiving her Senior Director chair. She and her daughters were a hit dressed in their colorful Mexican Chiapaneca dresses for the closing ceremonies.

Celian Adams on his latest new toy


    During many of these trips Celian was content to stay at home keeping busy with his garden, his old cars, and his old tractors.

(Celian's newest toy - a home-built dozer-harrow)



Fred Adams at computer in Mosquito, California



Freddie and Diana live near by where Freddie’s latest activity has been collecting facts and photos as he sets up an Adams web site on his computer.


    As 2005 comes to an end we are thankful for our health, our family, and friends like each one of you.

~ Celian & Betty Adams ~

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