Friday, January 15, 2010

Remembering Christmas

Both Julie and I are just now getting around to posting photos of our respective Christmas's. It is just a little late, however we did want to share them with each other. Next post I will move on again into 2010.

Christmas morning was quiet for a few minutes...with our three stockings hung by the chimney with care. Joy and her family were with us Christmas day and for the week-end. After breakfast, they are all trying to play a tune on their 'goblets' with various amounts of water in them. Only limited success, but it was fun trying.
Christmas night we caroled around the piano with our friend Doris. Doris is from Germany, and it is the first time in my life that I got to sing Silent Night in German with someone. It was really fun!

Here is our tree, all decked out and ready. No snow on the ground for Christmas, but there was a very pretty freezing fog coating all the trees and grass with frost.

Like a lot of families, my three daughters always slept beside the tree on Christmas Eve. Now the granddaughters carry on...although only Kory and Kendall chose to indulge.

Christmas morning was a lot of fun. We took lots of time to open our presents, savoring each. Here is a special one...Kory received one of her drawings back, only nicely framed by Kirk and Joy.

Having Macy around was so much fun...Christmas really needs a little one to make it extra special!

We got a surprise phone call on Saturday from Julie's best friend in high school, Amanda. She is just like another daughter really. She and her family were coming to Central Oregon and needed a place to stay for the night. We had such a good visit, and were just thrilled to see them. Here is a picture of them: Amanda and her husband Shawn, their oldest daughter Elle, then Ezra and last little Claire.

I took a photo of Joy and her family too while they were here. Left to right is: Ashley-age 17, Kendall-age 13, Macy-age 2, Kory-age 16, Joy and Kirk, the insurance man, and Joy's best friend Tracy from Woodland, along with her cute wiener-dog. We were so glad that Tracy decided to drive up and be with us.

Kory stayed on for the week after her family left, and we had another guest for the night come to visit. This is Lily, who lived with us for 1 1/2 years along with her Mom. They now live in Toronto, so it was great to see her.

NOW, we got the snow. Kory and Lily had a great time playing in it. Snowman, and snow fort were among the items made.

After New Year's, we took Kory and drove to Burns for the week-end. It was so good to be there with my in-laws, and to help them celebrate the dedication of their new Church wing. Kory enjoyed the visit with her great-grandparents.
Well, that was just a quick run-through, but hope you enjoyed it Julie! Along with all your family on the East Coast!

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