Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Filled With Laughter and Tears

 
 This is Mikey's first Christmas since moving out there on his own.
So his Christmas list was pretty much about survival items.....
mostly cash
but we threw in his favorite Cheez-its
and he got gift cards for food.
 
However, we are a family that also enjoys opening
gifts so.....
I found a bunch of party items for the New Year
and then put a pile of dough in the hat.
He loved it
and put on quite a show for us.
Now he is looking for a party to attend on
New Years Eve.
lol
 
 
Aunt Bev gets the award for the absolutely funniest gifts.
She got these Lazy Suits from Woot.
One for each "kid".
Its hard to call them that these days....
except that they played the role pretty well on Christmas Day.
 
We laughed so hard to see them in these silly
but apparently very comfy blue lounge overalls.
 Grandma Ruth checked out the softness.
 
 Mikey demos the convenient flap in the back.
 
 And then there were three!
 
Just too cute!
I wonder what they would think of this in Australia.
((smile))
 
We did have a very sweet day together.
Mom started our time with a poem that my Dad had written
but we had not heard.
It was as if he was speaking to us directly.
So moving.
Bittersweet tears were shed.
 
We laughed again when Mom and Georgia
exchanged identical concert tickets for the
Three Irish Tenors....
 
I cried like a baby when Mom gave Warren and I
a vacation that involved a four concert event
in my favorite Southern Gospel genre.
 
I have another favorite gift to show you
but it is going to get its own post.
It is something pretty.
Warren and Jonathan did well.
 
My brother took a huge risk
by giving Bev a car cover
instead of a garage.
Yes, there is a bit of a difference.
She actually liked it.
He scores.
 
Later in the day Bev's sister, Betsy,
arrived from Ohio
and then Pastor Mike
and our friend Jenny came for a delicious dinner.
Allan made venison with a creamy wild mushroom sauce.
(He and Bev are educated in mushroom collection)
Jonathan made a Dr. Pepper Ham.
Which was very good.
 
We ate....laughed....talked....ate...
 
Then went outside and launched chinese
lanterns.  We were thankful that it had lightly snowed
so there was plenty of moisture should the lantern
come down before being extinguished.
If you haven't seen them it is like a small
tissue paper hot air balloon.
There was a breeze so they went up, up, up
and off into the distance.
Well, all but the first one.
It was like the kite that found the neighborhood tree.
But it burned itself out as we watched.
 
All in all this Christmas will go down in
history as one of our favorites.
Pretty gifts,
Yummy food,
delightful people
and
the true reason remembered.
 
 


19 comments:

bananaorangeapple said...

Now I want a lazy suit!
Any Photos of the lanterns??

Theresa said...

LOVE those lazy suits and those cute models:) Sounds like you all had a wonderful time with family and frames! Have a blessed week, HUGS!

sammysgrammy said...

I saw Chinese lanterns for the first time on July 4th this year.

Looks and sounds like a wonderful day.

Sue Runyon said...

Smurf family. Love it.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Those suits are crazy! They look like giant smurfs! Lol!

I saw PJ with one too!

Glad you had such a great day!

Deanna

Debby said...

Love the lazy suits. Wish I had one today since I am snowed in.
Love the idea of the lanterns. I know the environment concerns but you had that covered.
I think this had to be a good Christmas for so many.

Julia Badgley said...

Looks like fun, Becky!

Vee said...

Ha! You've got your own "Christmas Story" going on here. The kids are such good sports and happy goofs. =D

So glad that you all had fun and also enjoyed a Christmas full of meaning and the joy of knowing the Lord.

MYSAVIOR said...

Everyone looks so cheery. :o)

♥♥♥
Sue

Gayla said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I wish you a happy new year and many more blessings.

JD said...

Looks like you had a great day. Trying to figure out what to get my teenage grandchildren is a challenge, Next year I am going to consult you...LOL. Hope you have a good week.

Pam Rios said...

What a fun family!!! Love the lazy suits!!

Carol said...

Sounds like a delightful Christmas! I love those blue cozy loungers! So funny!

Smiles,
Carol

Linda Gross said...

What a wonderful Christmas you had. Love the pictures!

Tracy's corner said...

What a fun and family filled Christmas!

Elena said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! I loved, loved the paper lanterns. I really want to do that with Mary some day!

Vickie said...

LOL!!! I absolutely love those blue suits! Especially the trap door in the back!

Becky, you've got some really TAAAALLLL guys in your family. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

What a special time to hear that poem of your dad's. I'm sure I would have shed tears, too! So sweet...

Vickie said...

LOL!!! I absolutely love those blue suits! Especially the trap door in the back!

Becky, you've got some really TAAAALLLL guys in your family. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

What a special time to hear that poem of your dad's. I'm sure I would have shed tears, too! So sweet...

Carol Z said...

What a wonderful day! Look forward to hearing all about your vacation. Some of my favorite memories are hearing Johnny Cash and the Carter Family sing at "The Grand Old Gospel Hour" when I lived in Nashville.