Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Wrap-up

Apache (Petticoat) Junction, AZ  High 63  Low 42

Our good friend Bill always referred to Apache Junction as Petticoat Junction. Good memories.

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On December 21, we went to a Solstice party just down the street to celebrate the lengthening of the daylight hours. Cam and Lois fixed the best hot chocolate and people brought the best goodies.

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Cam and Lois added a new member to their family this summer. This is Cheeka, a beautiful Siberian Husky. Just seven months old and full of vim and vigor.

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Saturday night we went with Ginny, Mickey and Paul to the Mesa Temple to see the lights. We all took a vote and agreed that we were very glad not to be paying the electric bill. Really beautiful.

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Christmas Eve our park lights luminaries at every site. This involves putting sand and candles in bags, putting them on the sites and then lighting them. Hard on the ole back.

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All snuggled in.

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Christmas Day we had a wonderful breakfast at Stan and Mary’s house. We go to church with them. Then we went to dinner with my sister Judy, Dianna, Bobbie and Paul. My BIL was home sick with a bad cold. (I had the cold last year and missed Christmas dinner.)

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It was a wonderful day spent with special people.

Jim got a call from his oldest son, Steve, in NM, and a text from Jimmy in VA. Steve is looking forward to going hunting with a good buddy from VA. Jimmy is excited about spending his first Christmas with his new bride.

Todd called and it was so good to hear from him. They had about 3” of snow and it was cold (wind chill below zero) so even though we miss Todd and Michaela so much, we really don’t miss the weather.

Jim and I usually do not exchange Christmas presents but this year I just had to get him this cribbage board.

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Aunt HappyWe also stopped to see Aunt Happy. She has finally reached that time in life when she does not really want to leave her home. They have so many activities she can stay very busy and social and yet be close to a nurse and her own apartment.

She was planning on going to the dining room for their Christmas dinner. She was certainly looking forward to that turkey.

Mom it’s really cold. Would you turn up the heat, please.

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We’ve had a marvelous Christmas season and are looking forward to a wonderful and healthy 2013.

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19 comments:

  1. Solstice party...you people will make any excuse to have a party.

    Sounds like you are keeping busy and having a marvelous time. Aunt Happy looks like she is living up to her name. Cute and happy.

    27 here with already 6" of snow on the ground in just a few hours. Now it is sleeting out. Get me out of here!!!

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  2. So glad that you guys had a nice Christmas!

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  3. You bet - "healthy 2013".

    We have that same tablecloth - the green and red checked one in the 5th picture.

    See ya soon.

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  4. I tell ya, I sure would rather be there than here right now! Everything's white out again and the snow has turned to sleet. Blah humbug! Hahaha!

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  5. I hope you turned the heat up a little. ;) Cute pic.

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  6. We'll keep you in our prayers that you do indeed have a healthy 2013. After this year, you deserve it.

    Loved the gift you gave Jim, he can put it to good use on the days it's too cold to fish. :c)

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  7. I wish that you have a wonderful New Year too!

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  8. sounds like the two of you have been keeping busy!!
    Happy Holidays to you!

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  9. What a busy person you area!! I'm glad you had a great time. It sure looks that way at least. Love the cribbage board!!

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  10. The doglets look happy!!! Love the cribbage brd! Beautiful lights...

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  11. Glad to see you had a wonderful Christmas - lets let that continue into the New Year!

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  12. Celebrating any occasion with family and friends is something to be thankful for.

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  13. A belated Merry Christmas! Wishing you and Jim a healthy 2013.

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  14. Merry Christmas Jim and Sandie--may the New Year bring you health and happiness.

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  15. Love the pics of all the lights. Really looking forward to seeing you guys in January !

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  16. IT WAS CUTE THAT YOU MENTIONED THE PETTICOAT JUNCTION ADDRESS..HE'S GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
    SOUNDS LIKE YOU ALL HAD A VERY ENJOYABLE CHRISTMAS AND GLAD THAT AUNT HAPPY IS STILL DOING SO WELL. LOVE YOU GUYS !!! AND YES, WE HAD IN FACT 3.4" OF SNOW....CAN'T FORGET THE .4 'CAUSE THAT IS ALMOST ANOTHER 1/2 INCH !! HA HA LOVE, CAROL

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  17. I just love your Aunt Happy's face - she looks like a wonderful woman. And those Doxies - not spoiled one tiny bit are they ;-) Looks like a nice Christmas & well, Happy New Year to ya'll!

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