Monday, December 28, 2009

Our Christmas Day 2009

Update on mama.....

Mama stayed in the hospital from Sunday morning until Tuesday.  Monday I came down with the same virus she had so we were both down!  Mama got well quickly, I think because she had all the I.V. fluids.  I was sick a day or two longer, but we are both well now!  

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Christmas morning started quietly with the sound of my cell phone alerting me to a text message.  It was 5:21 am.

I staggered out of bed and read the wonderful news that my son David's friend's wife had just had a baby girl.  I turned my phone to silent, climbed back in bed and pulled up the covers.  

We have a family tradition around here.  Russell cooks a big breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage and anything else any one wants.  This year it was going to be just the two of us, so we were going to skip the big breakfast and save our appetites for Christmas dinner.  

Russell got up and opened the garage door to go out and retrieve our paper and  David was waiting in the driveway.  

NOTE:  Our garage key pad isn't working or David would have just come in and gotten in bed in the guest room.  

Anyway, we decided to have our big breakfast after all.  So we enjoyed Russell's cooking, then had our second Christmas with David opening his presents. Here are a few pictures.  He's our family clown so it took a few to get him to just pose normally!




 

 

Finally, I got him to pose in somewhat of a normal position!



He was exhausted by this time and went home to sleep for a while (the whole day).


Nephew Patrick and wife Kristen dropped in to visit.  It was nice to catch up with them and you can see Jack was thrilled!




Then it was casseroles in the oven and getting ready to have our annual Christmas dinner at my brother's home.

When we arrived, mama was all settled in the recliner, the queen in the midst of her court!  



My sister, Debbie with her son Joshua.



Nephew Chris and Kayla


Christina, home from college on her Christmas break was trying to catch a nap!



My big brother, Tommy.


My nephew carving the turkey.


My great niece Amanda....she loves her family!  And we love her!  She is currently being courted by several universities.


My nephew Don and his wife Kathleen



We had two heaters going for those who like to stay outside....like my bil Dick.





Our host and hostess Tommy and his wife Lois.




Some of the children gathered around Poppy (Dick) and Mike.




My nephew and his wife, Dickie and Joneida




BIL Mike and sister Debbie....


My niece and her husband, Debbie and Mike....We have a lot of Debbie and Mikes and just Mikes around our family!



My nephew Mike, his wife Jenny and daughter Abby



Jenny and her sister Carrie



SIL with three of her granddaughters, Christina, Lauren and Amanda



Russell and me



After dinner, the jump rope contest began....first with the children, but soon the adults joined in too!




My nephew Andy and his daughter Lauren




Sister Debbie, me and Sister Cathy




Wow, what a day!  Russell and I said our goodbyes and headed home.  I put my pajamas on and got into my bed!  There I stayed for the rest of the night, relaxing and watching t.v. 

Monday, Matt flew back in from his trip to Minnesota.  Being the good boy he is, he went to work this morning!  When he's home, our local pharmacy always asks him to work.  That boy will work!  Of course, he likes to have spending money. 

So we bid goodbye to another Christmas and look forward to a new year. 


10 comments:

The White Family said...

The Duncans/Jinks/Heckler/Mathis families always have such a good time together! Great to see the pics. Miss y'all!

nancygrayce said...

I wish the Hatcher/White/Benoit/Ontiveros families could have joined us!

Needled Mom said...

Such great pictures! You do have a wonderfully big family. It looks like everyone had a great time together too.

Glad that you have kicked the nasty bug before 2010. Take care of yourself.

Mimi said...

Hi Nancy!!!
Great pictures!!! I love the ones of your son!!! I love to see guys especially doing silly things for the camera!!!! Shows he is a fun guy!!!!You have a Big Wonderful family!!!! I love a big family get together!!!Our family used to do that til one person in the family decided to break the family all apart!!!! Sad but true!!!
I have been sick with a sinus infection since Christmas eve!!! Feeling better tonight!!!
Happy New year!!!
hugs,
jamie

The Hatcher's said...

I didn't realize you had such a big family! Looks like everyone truly enjoys each other too! Glad you had a Merry Christmas.

Katie and Beau said...

Love all the pics! Looks like y'all had a good time, glad you were well.

Just Breathe said...

Glad that Mom is well, sorry you got sick too!

Wow, what a lovely gathering. So many people, I miss those days.
We don't have relative in CA so Christmas is small and quite.

Dawn said...

So glad you're well again, and that you had such a good Christmas. We did, too, but on a much smaller scale!

Jess said...

So glad you had such a nice holiday...happy new year to you!

Thank you for all your visits and kind words to me!


love you lots,
Jess

debbie said...

DEAR NANCY,
WISHING YOU A BELATED MERRY CHRISTMAS AND AN EARLY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
I SO ENJOYED CATCHING UP ON YOUR POSTS AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS AND GORGEOUS WEDDING...SO SAD FOR THE BRIDE HER MOTHER COULD NOT BE THERE IN PERSON BUT SHE WAS THERE IN SPIRIT. I LOVED THE TRIBUTE YOU WROTE TO HER. YOU ARE A VERY LOVING PERSON.
I AM GLAD YOU AND YOUR MOTHER GOT OVER THE FLU...PRAISE GOD
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE