Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ho Ho Ha

December approaches…I clean…I plan…I dream…then…all bets are off, they arrive.  Lindsey, Amy and Matthew got here first, so far so good.  Mike then flies in a couple days later…still doin okay.  Then the train pulls in, the potters get off, Summer makes her appearance, Jessica gets out of school, Arlon gets even OLDER, mom goes into the hospital, babies are everywhere, I can’t see the floor anymore, Lisa & TJ are missing all the fun, and Christmas 2009 is officially here! The following pictures are not in order, because as you can tell this was not an orderly Christmas.
Amy and Papa doing “scary eyes”
Winners and losers (summer being the only loser in the candy bar game)

Kissin cousins
Great-grandkids (if you could only hear the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth as this picture was being taken)
Grandkids (Check out Bretts coat…he was wearing it for a reason)
Some really old kids…boy, Tony’s face is grey.  Glad I don’t have grey hair yet!
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They admitted Grandma to the hospital the morning of the sausage gravy Christmas party…so we just invaded her house and partied without them.   Change is always hard.  We switched from Christmas morning to the Sunday before Christmas to have a Knight get together.  Families are getting so big, we were hoping this would take some of the pressure off all the traveling, go figure mom would have a melt down(diabetic).  She stayed in the hospital around 5 days (it was a blur) had a zillion tests done, found out she has lots of things wrong, just not wrong enough to do anything about any of them yet.  She's back home now sitting in front of the fire and having dad with on her hand and foot(well maybe one finger worth). 

First Annual Lewis Christmas Pageant.
Growing up we always did the nativity at the Lewis Family party at Marvin and Joanna's.  We decided we had old enough kids to bring back the tradition.  The angels and the Wise men were upstaged by the “donkey”, a position held by Arlon for many years.
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Swimming in December (yes it was heated)
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Christmas PJ’s
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Christmas Eve
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My Christmas present from Arlon…so perfect!
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Calli did not win the pickle prize this year…Shocker!
Many gifts of Christmas…
104the books the kids got me…070Taylors DS…
084Jess’s parking pass…095Keaton’s Buzz…
120Matthew happy with a bow…111the next season of Lost for Arlon…
 108the only diamonds Summer better get for awhile… 

121and gifts from a personal Santa!

129 Brody finally awake 158 159 161 Amy eating pretend Icecream
162 Happy Christmas faces…and Summer doing what Summer does best.  Lots of Joy going around…But…
140 all we got was Lisa and TJ and the webcam…not quite the same.  They missed out on the noise, the crying, the snotty noses, the joy, and the…
164 Sausage gravy and biscuits…twice.   But Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


Ron and Paula said...

Wow, good post, I'm impressed! I still haven't blogged about December, it was such a blur! And now it's January so I better get with it.