Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

After a late night on Christmas Eve waiting for hubby to go to bed so I could put his gift under the tree ~ he didn't go to bed till after 1:00 a.m.!!!  Doesn't he know that Santa doesn't come till everyone has gone to bed.Finally into bed and sleep we did ~ 

slept till almost 10 a.m. and so we decided not to go to church.  I made a breakfast of scrambled eggs w/cheese ~ definitely need to do that more often.  And then Ron saw his gift under the tree ~~~ you see, he has said over and over that he wanted a new rifle so I bought him one.  Well not  a real one, it is like fire starter/clicker.  The only bad thing is that the darn thing doesn't work ~ so now we will be planning a trip to Beall's to return it.  That will happen later this week.  But in the meantime this is what it looks like.
Ron and his new rifle.

Checking out the scope

Ron and his new Rifle

And then we took our tableware and silverware over to the clubhouse.   We visited for awhile and then headed back to the motor home to change and get ready for dinner.  We made our way back to the clubhouse about 1:30 p.m. ~ dinner was being served at 2:00 pm.  And what a wonderful dinner!!
Our table all ready for us to enjoy Christmas Dinner.

Margaret collecting $$ from Sue S.  Dinner cost us $5 per person...not bad for all you can eat of ham, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, rolls & butter,  and peas & onions.  Topped off with peppermint ice cream.
Thank you Ruth, Don and the rest of your dinner committee members for all the hard work in giving all of our 110 closest friends at the LSC for a delightful Christmas dinner.

1. Kitchen Crew  2. Armando & his parents  3.  Max & Jerry  4.A view of the clubhouse 5. Euona (one of my adopted momma's here at the LSC)  6. Another view of the tables.

1.  Santa (I just love the guy!!)  2.  The peppermint ice cream   3. Marie, Larry & Louise at our table  4.  Jane L.   5.  Us from the night before - I really like this picture of us and 6.  Kay, Larry & Marie, another view from our table.
Our best gifts were talking with Jamie and Brandon and all our grands!  And just before we headed off to bed we got to Skype with Max, Christopher and Treyson thanks to their Grandma Lynda and Pop Pop Dan.  Definitely a great way to end our day!!!

Christmas Eve 2011 at The Lone Star Corral

Christmas this year was a little different for us in that we weren't attending worship services with our Northwood Family or spending the evening with our children or grandchildren but that does not mean we didn't have a great evening.  We joined our new Lone Star Corral family for Christmas Eve Festivities. 

Here are some pictures of the clubhouse all decorated for Christmas:

The large Christmas tree.
The Christmas Village
This Christmas tree has an ornament from person/couple who has owned a lot here at the LSC.

Snowman standing guard over the whole room.

And for our Jewish friends the Menorah is set and table decorated for Hanakkah.
Our MC for the evening was Kay, Treasurer of the Blue Bonnets here at the LSC.  You can read her view of the evening by clicking on her name.

Kay reading a Christmas story to the LSC family.
 We began the evening singing Christmas Carols led by Ruth & Don K.  They did a great job and at one point I led the group doing the hand motions to Away in a Manger while Ruth & Don led the singers.  

Ruth K. leading us in song.  Mike L is chatting with his wife.

Ruth & Don leading us in song.  They did a great job!!

 And then came time for presents.  The way it worked was everyone who put a gift in the gift exchange received a ticket.  The first person whose ticket was chosen picked a gift from all the wrapped gifts.  That person then drew another ticket.  The 2nd person then either got to choose from the unwrapped gift (stealing it) or choosing one from the table.  And so on, and so on.  At first people were being nice and not stealing gifts but little ole' me got the ball rolling by stealing a stocking that had a Santa shelf sitter and some lottery tickets inside.  A little later it got stolen from me again and so I stole a beautiful candle and so I stole the stocking, Santa shelf sitter and the lotto tickets back - and after the gift has been stolen 3x it is that person's so guess what ~ I got to keep my stocking, Santa shelf sitter and lottery tickets and one of those won $1!!  I must say after I got the ball rolling there was lots of stealing going on - the most popular gifts were the many bottles of wine and packages of lotto tickets.  Everyone had a great time!!

Faye not wasting any time opening her gift.

Sandra M. stealing a gift (M&M's and some lottery tickets), which were later stolen from her.

My lotto tickets, shelf sitter and stocking!
 And of course there was lots of food.  Each couple/person was asked to bring a finger food and boy was there lots on the table: meatballs, sandwiches, vegi's and dip, and of course multitude of cookies!!

And Santa himself!! was in attendance.

Ron aka Santa and Ali aka Mrs. Santa!
So glad to be able to spend the evening with about 65 of our closest friends here at The LSC.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

We are thankful for the many ways we have been blessed this year.  Most of all we are thankful for our boys, Jamie & Brandon and their sweeties, Suzanne & Danalyn, and four wonderful grands: Opal, daughter of Jamie & Suzanne and Max, Christopher & Treyson, sons of Brandon & Danalyn.

And here is Treyson (stole the picture from Facebook)!  Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!

Isn't that the cutest smile you have seen!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011