26 December 2008

Happy Christmas

This year Kelly & I are both sick for Christmas.....yuck

On Christmas Day we sat around, checking email, listening to Christmas music and hydrating...doesnt that sound fun !

Around 3pm I made the Christmas Chicken and we watched "Its a wonderful life"

We cancelled our cable months ago and now watch all our shows/movies for free through the internet, you can see our laptop plugged into our TV below...cool huh?

Even though we are sick, it was a very Merry Christmas indeed. We had time to think about all our Christmas memories together (17 years worth!) and our childhood Christmas memories.

At 3am Ken & Megan called to wish us Merry Christmas (yes 3am !) and to let us know that they are making a baby Megaken !

(Jesse&Kristina, Fred&Ann, Megan&Ken, Monica&Brett, and us)
That means the ol' Needlepoint gang all have kids now...except us of course.
Must have been something in the water.

I had a quick look through some of our pictures and found some of different Christmases mainly over the last 6 years or so.

Papa Jack and Beanie

Charlie & Helen

Maggie & Michael

Obi-Wan Kenobi & Qui-Gon Jinn

Mr & Mrs Arnold

Grandpa with his two great-grandaughters
Brian Spock, Chris McCoy and Alli RedPants circa 1977

The Arnold/Maddock clan....2002 ?

Aunt Jackie and Dad

Aunt Jackie & giant dolls for the girls

I love the picture below.

Secret hug for Grandpa from lil' Alli

Maryann & Bobby


A couch full of kids

Friends & Relatives....celebrating the holidays

It was two years ago that Mom was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. We all spent the holidays at the University of Florida where Mom had surgery a few days before Christmas. The surgery went well and Mom toughed it out through the recovery like a champ. Thanks to those people at UF, we all get to spend Christmas with Mom for many years to come.

Thats the best Christmas present ever.

Raising 10 kids was certainly challenging, but I imagine at Christmastime it was absolutely crazy ! Kelly's parents not only did it, but did it well. We remember them especially at this time of year.

Merry Christmas Emmet & Rita.

She took the time to wrap every present carefully with special paper and decorations so it truly looked like a magical gift. She made you feel special everytime she talked to you.

Noone loves you like your grandmother.

Merry Christmas Grandma.

Merry Christmas from Ireland


Anonymous said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas to all in the US & Ireland (and even Florida) luv mama XXX000

Anonymous said...

Happy and healthy New Year too. mama