Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Another Wonderful Christmas
On Christmas eve we all went back down there for our Christmas together. We have spent every Christmas Eve together for all of her married life. (I was in the family a few years before her.)
Some day I'll share how she and my brother in law met. (Curtis only had one brother, no sisters. Marg and I are both only children. Get the picture? We are like sisters) Anyway, we again had so much fun, so much food, and it was wonderful. Her three children and their families, as well as two of mine and their families were all there. Wow! Then Sunday morning church. Michael, the worlds best son in law, wanted me to go with them, so I did. Their pastor preached the BEST Christmas sermon I have ever heard. It was on the gift of forgiveness. After church we went to Debs for their family Christmas.More finger foods, (Chik f la, as Beth requested because they aren't in Il) more gifts, and lots of laughter. Then at 5:30 everyone came to my house. So see why it was wonderful? All of these reasons are not the whole reason it was wonderful. Beth and Ryan came in from Il. We hadn't had them home for Christmas in a while and that was WONDERFUL for them to be here.
We took this picture at the end, when almost everyone had left.
I want to share one particular gift I was given. A calendar of memories Amanda made. It has birthdays, special days, etc.
As you can see, Christmas was wonderful Through My Back Door. But the best gift any of us had was this beautiful girl felt good, looked good, and enjoyed every minute too.
This shows you for yourself.
This is a fun picture. Mollie and Andrew are all about Beth and Ryan when they are here. Of course they eat that up. Here is picture of Mollie fighting Ryan for his drink.lol (not the best pix of B&R, but I think it is so cute)
PS: You know something has to be wrong with me. I ALWAYS take my decorations down the day after Christmas. But you know what? They are still up! I know, it is so unlike me. I slipped off with my friend Dottie to Chico's yesterday instead. Oh well I am off to a good start with my socialization. Last night Curt wanted me to come spend the night and play cards. So I spent the night at Debs. I am having friends in New Years Eve, I may leave them up! If I do, you may not see me in blogland anymore. My kids will think I have lost it, and have me committed!lol
PSS:This is the santa I got this year from the worlds best son in law, aka, the woodcarver.