Malcolm and Patsy Sharing Some Memories With You

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Eve

Shirts - gifts from Todd & Billie from Tillamook cheese country ( Patsy's says Sharp and Malcolm's says Naturally Aged)
We have a tradition of having whoever can come to our home for Christmas Eve ( Val, Mike, Brian, Dan, Amanda and families this year) - this way all of our children can be home with their children for Christmas morning. It has worked well for many years and everyone seems to enjoy the dinner and the last couple of years there is a white elephant gift exchange which brings lots of excitement and fun for everyone. The girls have organized it and made up the was so much fun watching the laughter, antics and fun they all have. We had a delicious ham, tri tip, sour cream potatoes, fruit salad, green salad, rolls and lots of Christmas goodies. Oh, and the family favorite is orange/pineapple/banana crush with a squirt of 7 up. We took the food down to Amanda's where there was more room to eat this year - thanks to Tyler and Amanda. Everyone contributes to the food so it is just wonderful and delicious! Thank you to all of our children for their help, support and yummy contributions! We know it was a long ride for each family, but we are so grateful for your willingness to travel to our home. We are blessed and appreciative for our very special children, their spouses and our grandchildren. We missed Todd, Amy and Russ and their families who could not join us, but talked on the phone to them. We love you all and hope for a wonderful and successful new year for each of you!!

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