Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Well, actually, I had planned on making this post yesterday but I was just too warn out, so I'm getting it in today (tonight). We have had a very good and exciting past several days. First with George, our oldest son, coming out for a visit. I think this was a good visit for him, and a very good visit for us. It was good to see the brothers get some time together again, and even tomorrow they're planning on a movie outing, in the morning. The reason for the early showing is that George will be headed home in the evening. Something about the need to get back to work... ;-)
The family has enjoyed the Christmas celebration, and we even had a double Christmas dinner. First it was Linda's parents who came, on Christmas Eve, and we had a more traditional turkey dinner. It was an exciting and fun time for the girls, as well as the adults, as they always like to see their Nana and Tata. They stayed well past dinner and we even asked them if they would rather stay the night, than drive home. They chose to head home and called when they got there. The good part was that they also told us that there was very little traffic, so the drive was easy. Then on Christmas Day we all got up and celebrated the birth of Jesus, and we opened a bunch of presents. The girls were again very excited because they got some really fun things, with the camera being Stacy's favorite and Jackie getting a full set of Petkins (not sure about the spelling), and she felt like she had the best Christmas ever.!
After most of it was cleaned up we began working on dinner and getting things ready. Anthony and Angelica were coming over, and we were going to have tamales and other Mexican style foods for dinner - a little less traditional. Jason was up for most of the day, and it was really good fun time for all of us. Jason was also VERY tired when it was all done and within a minute of getting back in bed, he was asleep, and slept pretty soundly. One of the appetisers, before our dinner, was this item that Jason prepared. It was tritip, mozzarella and spinach, all wrapped in a tortilla and then baked. He made about two dozen and most of them were eaten before the end of the night (the last four were eaten this morning for breakfast).
Because of the past two days being as busy as they were Linda and I got to bed and were out, also within a minute or two, and we slept pretty soundly for the next 8+ hours. The beauty of letting the girls stay up a little later than usual was that they also slept in this morning and that made it a more gentle beginning to our day. Overall it has been a very enjoyable holiday, and on top of it all one of our other sons is about to have another child, and that is supposed to happen at any time (we're going to be going up to visit with them very soon). Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive. Merry Christmas to all, and have a prosperous New Year in 2017!!