First Christmas

Dad helps Joe put his first star on the tree
After Thanksgiving has stuffed you and left you popping at your buttons, what is there to do next? Well, get ready for Christmas of course! The long weekend is primetime for Christmas shopping and everyone is in the spirit. Seriously, the day after Thanksgiving every store was playing Christmas carols, running Christmas sales, and Santa even made a stop at K-Mart … crazy (and to think the day before it was all about the Turkey).
… and we were right in tune. This year we will be spending Christmas here in Florida and figured that it was about time we put some effort into the Christmas spirit … with Joe and all. So, we invited over a few close friends for eggnog, decorations, and good cheer. And thanks to them, we now have a tree, lights, snow, and loads of presents … it feels just like we were young again.
This is going to be a good Christmas … even if there isn’t any snow outside (we bottled our own for the windows and tree).

Ok Santa … we’re ready

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  1. Your place looks great. We haven’t done anything yet. Remember that tomorrow is Nov. 28 and that means we will no longer have any teenagers in our immediate family. We took Kurt out to the Keg tonight to celebrate as he has a meeting at the Univ. tomorrow night. I’m not sure what Kari’s plans are for her big day but I’m sure Tammy and Mike will do something for her. Give Joe a squeeze for me.
    Love Grandma Pat