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Dec 27

Merry Christmas to all

Category: Journal

Well another Christmas has now past.  This year was a hard one with the passing of Troy’s Grandpa, but it ended up better than we expected. 

Christmas Eve we kept small – just our immediate families.  We had it at our place after everyone went to their respective churches for Christmas Eve service.  Tons of food and presents…typical Christmas Eve.  Norbert read the Christmas story for us all too.  It was the first Christmas that we celebrated with Heather (my to-be-sister-in-law) which was really nice.  Good to be able to welcome a new member to the family, even as we were mourning the first Christmas without a member of the family.  Troy gave a toast to his Grandpa with some Strawberry wine – Grandpa’s favorite.  It was great for us all to take a moment to think about him that evening, as hard as it was. We are all thankful for the wonderful memories we will always have of him.

Christmas Day was different this year than usual.  We’ve always done a big family day, but this year that didn’t happen.  The day started off with breakfast at my inlaw’s and opening stockings.  We then all went to Cottonwood’s to visit Troy’s other Grandpa.  Then, we were invited to some great friends for dinner and games.  The Wereley’s have been a wonderful support to our family – especially to Troy and myself.  Mark and Troy have been best buds since they were young, and we are treated like another son and daughter-in-law in the Wereley home.  We had a great meal…Troy, Mark, my brother-in-law Tim and myself sat at the "kids table" and had a blast.  Those guys just love to make me giggle.  We stayed at the Wereley’s fairly late playing Balderdash and Cranium.  I had almost forgotten how much I love to play games. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Christmas a great one even through difficult circumstances.  We are blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.

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  1. Troy says...
    December 27th, 2005 @ 10:42 pm

    Yes this Christmas was difinitly one of our Better Christmas’. Even with everything going on. We had lots of fun and are all still stuffed from the food. Thank you so much to Mark and his fam for their hospitality and support. Love you guys lots! ­čÖé

  2. Hope-On-A-Rope says...
    December 30th, 2005 @ 7:29 pm

    We are very sorry to hear about your loss ­čÖü We hope that your new year brings nothing but joy and good things!

    Lots of love
    Hope and James

  3. Barb says...
    December 31st, 2005 @ 9:03 pm

    Hey guys,

    Our prayers go out to you and your family! We are so happy to know that you had a great Christmas.

    Love Barb and Jamie

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