"Family Christmas"

Once again this year, our whole family got together at my sister Lana's house, for Christmas eve supper. It was the first time in over three years that everyone was together for a meal. Of course, there is alot of food, goodies, games, laughs and tons of pictures! We had this smoked sausage that oh, my goodness reminded me of my Papa's homemade sausage! He had his own smokehouse in his backyard (only in small town Saskatchewan, and only 2o some years ago)! He made the best sausage in the whole world! This stuff was the closest to his and Lana made it with, gulp....sauerkraut. Mmmm...can still kinda taste it. Anyway, so good.
There is something about this picture I love. Granny hates getting her picture taken, and usually does not cooperate, but she sure loves her grandchildren, and to hear her talk about them, a person would think they either found a cure for cancer, invented something significant, or married into royalty. She is so loyal and I absolutely love her humor and spunk. She will be 88 and still lives on her own and does all her cooking, cleaning and does some driving. And boy, she sure can take a strip off your hide if need be! (Never very often, in fact only now as she gets older....when we were kids, we got away with murder!)

Not sure who won the good ole crokenole game, but dad played a bit, had new glasses and still bent the posts! we were teasing him for his poor aim!

My Rosie, she sure loves playing her card games. It was quite funny when she was helping Rachel along..."No, don't play that one out of your hand, pick the one up off your pile and use it first so you can turn another one over." "Play the one from your hand, then lay the one from the pile...." we were laughing because Rach was trying not to be insulted.

It was so good to see Auntie Karen and Uncle Terry. This time last year, Auntie Karen was battling ovarian cancer. She is one of the most beautiful women inside and out, that I know. I have not seen her in a number of months, and I was so glad to see her in such good health. She is in complete remission. She so reminds me of her mom (Shannon's grandma) with each passing year. God is so good.

The girls like doing the Nancy Drew mysteries on the computer and they got a couple new ones this year. It seems that Severin was interested in what was going on. (Or could it be that it was a cool privilege to sit in with the "older" cousins for a bit to see what they were doing?) You forget what it is like having little kids around now that ours have grown up. It is such fun. (Especially when they are someone else's and they have to deal with the crankiness.)

Here is another miracle. Maybe some of you remember the "Miracle" page I did of Harcus three years ago? This little boy almost died at birth and had major heart problems. God has touched that little boy so many times, so many ways. He ran his first marathon this summer and got his medal. He was so proud of that medal, he had to take it to the specialists appointment to show him. When he told the specialist that he ran his first marathon, the specialist replied with, "I ran a marathon too." Harcus not wanting to be outdone replied back to the specialist, "I bet you didn't get a medal?"
God is amazing!!!!
Hmmm. The three stooges? Not sure, but none of us like getting our homely mug taken. Why did I put it on here you ask? Because alot of people ask to see a current picture of these three stooges.

I have so few pictures of either of these characters, let alone the two of them together. Love this picture. Will have to scrap this one alone.

Okay. When I say to you guys, that I am getting crusty and crotchety, like my dad, this is who I am referring too. I am pretty much a chip off the ole block. We had been standing there and Shannon kept saying, "Just a minute, need to get another one, need to get another one." We kept standing there, and still would be if Shannon would not have snickered. Then I clued in that he was just pulling our leg, trying to get dad going. Almost worked, too.
So that is pretty much the extent of my Christmas this year, alot of driving. Alot of fun, food and good times with family.

18 Responses
  1. Mrs. Wizzle Says:

    .laicips dna suoicerp ylsuodnemert si rehtegot teg nac ew taht emitynA .redlo teg ew sa os erom siht leef ew taht kniht I dna tnatropmi ooooos si emit ylimaF .samtsirhC fo eroM fo tsop rehtona deen uoY ."enoyreve" fo seruptcip ees ton od I dna sega ni emit tsrif eht rof rehtegot saw ylimaf ruoy ni enoyreve taht dias uoY .etelpmoc ton era yeht tpecxe ,setrucip ecin yreV


    I do hope this comment is "laiceps" enough. If you have trouble with the translation let me know. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Love you and your family.

  2. Darla Says:

    Love that picture of my nieces and grandma. When we were leaving we couldn't find Seth, and eventually found him "cuddling" between his two oldest cousins. Now you can see why. Unfortunately my son already has an "eye" for beautiful girls/women.

    Also love that picture of you and dad, Laura. You really don't realize how much he's aged until you see that picture. He really was at his best, though, and I treasured this time with him.

    All in all, a very great time with my family.

  3. Laura Says:

    "Mrs. Wizzle": I don't have pictures of everyone this year. At least not on my three cameras...I know, sick. I will have to get copies of Lana's and Shelley's pics as I know they have some good ones.

    Darla: I thought of Seth when I saw that pic of Sev on Jenna's lap. Dad really is looking old. I think he really enjoyed himself that day, though. You missed Seth's picture taking "tutorial" in the livingroom with Melissa and her camera. I thought Dad,Linda,Kim and Will were going to die laughing. At first he couldn't push the button down to take the picture. Then by the time he pushed hard enough, he cut off half of their body as he swung the camera upwards when he got to concentrating pushing that blasted button! We were laughing pretty hard by the time he took a decent picture. You can imagine getting Seth to focus on "Look at the screen, push button,don't jiggle the camera, hold still and wait till the light flashes." All at the same time. It was good! Then he kept saying with each picture, "Say cheese." Yup.

  4. Nice pictures, Laura. Glad you had a good time.

  5. Laura Says:

    Thanks, Sis. Tina. It was good to be together.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I love the view of our Christmas stockings...nailed to the wall with care.....he he he...and I notice that Will's has lots in it, and mine is somewhat empty....he did finish my stocking Christmas Eve night.
    However, it was a great day with the family. It is always nice to see Granny so happy when everyone is able to get together for a meal. I am so glad everyone was able to come out that day.
    I was thinking later though, we should have went outside in the backyard and played Fox & Goose....but I did not have a supply of Depends on hand for mom, or a false teeth container as I'm sure she would lose those very quickly.


  7. Laura Says:

    I know...or ankle braces, for I cannot run like I used to. But the pictures I would have gotten would've been pricless. Overall it was a great day and thank you Lana and Will for hosting again this year!

  8. Laura Says:

    I know...or ankle braces, for I cannot run like I used to. But the pictures I would have gotten would've been pricless. Overall it was a great day and thank you Lana and Will for hosting again this year!

  9. Saucy Says:

    Glad you had a nice Christmas... it looks like a typical "Saskatchewan Family Christmas", complete with card games... and that made me smile. Happy New Year!

  10. Laura Says:

    Thank you Saucy. It was your traditional Saskatchewan family gathering. There's nothing like good old family recipes cooked, that you ate as a child, to bring back a bit of nostalgia. It was good! Hope you had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  11. ! V r e n Says:

    Miss... Wizzle... you are nuts. I acutally sat here and tried reading that.. Oh my word..

    Hi laura! Just droppin' by! Love ya!

  12. Laura Says:

    Vren: You made me laugh once again! I could see you squinting your eyes and trying to figure out what she wrote! I think Mrs. Wizzle and I are wired too much alike...or else we are too close in age because we think alike. I knew right away what she did. Thanks for dropping by.

  13. Darla Says:

    Vren: You're not the only one. I didn't even try to read it because I thought it was from the "CIA" or something. I was quite embarrassed when my dear sis clued me in!

    Can't believe she was smarter than me (hee, hee!).

  14. Laura Says:

    Darla: All's I can say is you are a winner! Now you now why you always had to be Bess and I was Nancy (besides being a chicken). These things came naturally to me. What can I say? Or...maybe it's from reading my mixed up typing after so many years? ha! ha! ha!

  15. You 3 sisters look so much alike! Enjoyed the pictures :)

    (Mrs Wizzle...I only got through the first line of your special comment before my brain started protesting).

  16. Laura Says:

    Rachel: It seems that the older the 3 of us get, the more we really do start looking alike!

    Mrs. Wizzle addmitted to me that she wrote everthing she wanted to say, down on paper first before she typed everything backwards!

  17. ! V r e n Says:

    @ Laura:(Literal LOL) Heavens! I sat here at my computer and I felt like i was learning how to read all over again! =DD

    @ Darla: CIA?? Hahahahahaha!

  18. Laura Says:

    Vren: Are you sure you aren't a "true blonde" in disguise? I absolutely love you! It is probably a good thing you don't live here, cause we could get into way too much trouble together!