Thursday, December 28, 2017

CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION AND CHRISTMAS DAY

Christmas eve was very different this year!  Since my husband passed November 2012, I have celebrated holidays with my adopted family.  Christmas eve is always wonderful with lots of love, laughter and fun.  We all gather at Christina and Weston's home in the afternoon around 2 pm and have yummy snacks while visiting and waiting for the prime rib dinner!  This year there was an unexpected ice storm which trapped us all at the home overnight!  An unexpected slumber party!
Luckily they have lots of air mattresses and with a bit of juggling around, everyone had a place to sleep. The next morning we all gathered for breakfast and exchanging of gifts.  By the early afternoon we were all able to head home as ice had melted. My cats were so very happy to see me as they had not eaten since Christmas eve morning, so they missed 2 meals.  Sharing photos of it all here.
Bella and Brogan were the only children and were so anxious for gifts to be opened!
Brogan read THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS to us all.
Brogan, sister Bella, Mom (Christina) and Maddie the dog
group shot minus 5 people.  These family members were all together at Thanksgiving and wanted a shot as forgot to do it that day!
Christina and her dad, Roger.
Dwayne and Rita
Rita and Sue. Sue is my best friend since high school and Christina's mom. Notice the black eye...she has learned to NOT wrestle with the kids anymore!
Weston, Christina's hubby, and Weston's bro, Dennis
Sue, her son Jeremy, and Michelle, wife to Dennis
I think Bella likes her gift!
Rita                              Dennis being shy
Weston and Dennis
Sue, Jeremy and Michelle...do not want to overload with photos so here is...
THE END!!!!
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!


16 comments:

  1. No photos of you???? Glad you were safe. JT

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    1. We did! If you have to be trapped, be with people who are fun, friendly and caring.

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  3. Didn't know Roger. He sure has changed. OK better not say what I think. The married men look the best - must be good wives. Glad you all had a good time. More Later. OH yes, tell your friend from the party who says she needs to smile just remember when you pick up your camera to think of you in a grass skirt with coconut bra and doing a Hula and she will laugh and smile. Works every time. Love, Mom

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    1. LOL I never wore an outfit like that! Did wear belly dancing one!

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  4. Looks like a wonderful time, Rose. The house looks cozy, too. Glad you were safe and warm in the storm. Wishing you peace, love and happiness in the coming new year. xx Karen

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    1. I think this new year will be exciting and wonderful. Going to make the most of it!

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  5. Glad you had a great time with your adopted family. Being around people you love is the best gift you can have on Christmas. I know you miss your hubby and this was nice to make sure you are surrounded with love, good food and fun. Glad the roads got better so you could travel home for the kitties. Happy New Year Rose.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. I did! My cats were so happy and famished!

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  6. What a lovely record of a happy Christmas. The children have grown so much!! And you got an unexpected sleep-over. Now, Happy New Year! Alice

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  7. Looks like a wonderful Christmas - fun, and even restful, in spite of the storm. We have to find a way to stop kids from growing up so fast! Lynnette

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    1. they do grow too fast and the years get shorter!

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  8. Well Rose, if you had to be trapped; at least you were with dear friends! They have been a wonderful 2nd family for you. I am sure they appreciate you as much as you do them! Happy New Year!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Yes, best to be with dear friends. Happy new year to you as well.

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