Sunday, December 21, 2014

TEARS ... AND TALES OF CHRISTMAS

Saturday night all six siblings, and lots of their children, got together for Christmas celebration.   Food, fun, gifts and memories.

We started later than usual so those who work could attend.  But it didn't give me nearly enough time to chat with everyone.  I'm hoping next time we can have a few get togethers ... we didn't get to play any games this time.  Since there are FOUR brothers in the area maybe we could do a progressive weekend!  Food and fun galore.

Janet had to drive me and Tahlia 3.5 hours each way, dropping T off at the Cincinnati airport.  We then had two parties to attend but Dr. J is on call and had to go in.  So we had to miss the first one.  I am kinda melancholy and decided to not attend the winter solstice bonfire.  It's getting a bit harder to keep my tears in check today.

I sure do miss Mr. Ralph during these warm and cozy family times.  Thank goodness for this ....


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  1. This time of year--tears are right there, stinging the tear ducts and trying to get out!! I am sooooooooo glad you got to see ALL your siblings. If most of them live close by, can you get together for card/game parties during the year? Thank goodness indeed for the GrandBabes!!!

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    1. Thanks. Sometimes I feel like I should be further along with the crying. But it really is an emotional time of the year! And THANK GOODNESS for the baby boys!

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  2. It's so nice that you got to see your siblings at Christmas time. That means so much the older you get.

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    1. At least it means a lot to me. It was such a short event that I hope next time we have games and noshes one day and gift opening and drinking (and noshing) the next!

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  3. Adjusting to a missing beloved at Christmastime is soooo hard.
    I'm glad those little adorable ones are around for you They're so untouched by loss, and you being there is one of the reasons!

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    1. It amazes me how Braeden remembers his Poppa. We print lots of photos for him and he tapes them up in his room. Then we re-tell the stories that go along with them. So sweet.

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  4. It should be illegal to be that adorable.

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    1. I know she has to take 100 pictures to get ONE where they are both sitting still! Thanks for thinking they are cute ... sometimes I wonder if it's just me ....

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