Christmas Fun!!! - Thursday - December 26, 2013

Our Christmas Celebration began on Saturday, December 21st with a party at Mark and Rhonda’s house.  They are our DIL’s parents and live here at the beach also!!!  They have this party every year and it is absolutely wonderful.  Their home is beautifully decorated and the food is the BEST!!! 
My mother joined us and I love this photo of our son, Brian and Mom!!!
00 -Brian and Grandmom
On Sunday, the 22nd,
we had brunch with Mom and got our car packed for an early departure.
On Monday, the 23rd,
  we headed to Raleigh to continue our Christmas Celebration!!
When we arrived at Julie’s, everything was ready…
the stockings were hung and the presents were wrapped:o))
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Of course, there was the pre-dinner game of Dancing Fan Tan;o))Christmas 5
Yep, if you can’t play a card…
You have to DANCE!!!
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Next came our Holiday Dinner and it was wonderful!!Christmas 9
After dinner,
we managed to get the Annual Family Photo.Christmas 15 
The grandchildren are all getting so big… 
This photo is a bit misleading… 
Andrew is now TALLER than Grandpop
Daniel is TALLER than Great Grandmom ;o))
Next, the kids were each allowed to open one present.Christmas 2
Andrew got a crazy roller coaster kit.
Andrew showed Uncle Brian how to assemble it;o))Christmas 4Christmas 8 
One more game of cards before bedtime….    
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Tuesday, December 24th was going to be our Christmas Day!!
The grandchildren were up bright and early.
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They were a bit excited!!
While they waited for the rest of the adults to arrive,
they got to open their stocking stuff:o))
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Finally… it was time to open presents!!!!!
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There were lots of HAPPY kiddos!!!
It was a wonderful Christmas…
we always have so much fun when we all get together:o))
The grandchildren are always saying,
“You don’t have to be weird to be in our family…but it helps!”
I just can’t imagine what they mean????
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 we ALL hope you had a Merry Christmas
your New Year is a Happy & Healthy one!!!!


  1. How fun! I love the crazy picture at the end. I am sure you all made such good memories!

  2. Another great family picture showing a "typical" American family... ;c)

    What a great time you had with your family, your grandkids really are getting big. Glad I've never had to play that card game because I have two left feet and can't dance!

  3. What a great Christmas celebration! Your family looks like so much fun :-) I love the way Julie decorates.

  4. Merry Christmas! Looks like a wonderful family celebration. Love the crazy picture. :)

  5. Poor Santa.....that's a lot of stockings hung by the chimney with care! Looks like you had a great time. Wish I could have been there to watch the card game and see everyone dance. What a hoot!! You've been busy beavers, almost time to head down here and continue the fun! I'm sure Santa put a box of warm weather under your tree. Didn't he????

  6. Merry Christmas!! Such great family time...isn't it wonderful?! Enjoy!

  7. Oh I LOVE that last picture -- such fun!! And your dancing game -- what a hoot! Looks like your son certainly dances with gusto!

  8. Looks like a great family Christmas! It's been so nice to see all the grandkids grow up through your blog.

  9. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas -- lots of fun! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. How wonderful that all of you were able to travel to Julie's for Christmas! It sure looks like a good time was had by all :)
    That group picture at the end...priceless!

    Happy New Year!

  11. Looks like you had a great Christmas! Love the family picture!!

  12. So glad you got to be with your wonderful family this Christmas. Looks like it was a blast!