Monday evening was our annual Christmas Eve service (our church had 6 services between Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evening) and we chose to go with our daughters family and her in-laws to the 5:15 service. Then we were invited to her in-laws for a light dinner that also included our daughter's close friends who are also their next door neighbors. We had such a good time and feel very blessed that all of us enjoy being together and that Sue and Dan treat our daughter like she was their own.
Our immediate family (our 2 daughters and their families) have decided to celebrate Christmas every year on Christmas Eve day, starting with brunch and ending with a tradition Christmas dinner later in the day. This year it was a 12 hour day, ending with Sue and Dan joining us around 7 as well as the neighboring friends - Matt, Nicole, and their son Ethan. What a special day!
Today, Christmas, Ken and I left at 9:30 to visit Jamie's family to see what Bria and Cali got from Santa. Then on to Lanie's house to spend time with her family and check out Sam and Katelyn's gifts from Santa. Another very special day. We are truly blessed!
|All the toys and "stuff" regarding the movie|
"Frozen" were a big hit this Christmas!
|Katelyn really enjoyed opening presents this year!|
|The men, plus Bria, deep fried the Christmas turkey outside|
and it snowed some of the time. It was cold, but nothing
that a beer couldn't help!
|Cali shared her new dolls from "Frozen"|
with her sister, Bria.
Today was a very cold day reaching only about 30 degrees, so Florida is looking better and better. We plan to be on our way south on Sunday, Jan. 19th, spending time at Lazydays to get familiar with our new Motorhome. How exciting!
We hope all of you have a very happy holiday season and a special New Year filled with memorable moments and fantastic adventures.