Sunday, January 3, 2021


 Hi Friends!

Before I get into regular life again, I have to go back and share our Christmas with you.  Like many of you, Christmas was quieter this year.  Usually our kids come on Christmas Eve and we have my whole family on Christmas.  This year my whole family had already  had a party, Heather was just home from the hospital so things were different.
On Christmas Eve we went to our church's Candlelight Service.  It was a very nice service and we were glad we could go.
Aaron, Laura and girls came for dinner on Christmas Day.

We had a yummy ham dinner.

After dinner, we opened stockings and then gifts.  Alaina and Ruby thought it was very funny that their Dad got coal in his stocking.

Alaina and Ruby in front of the tree.

The girls were having fun playing with some new toys.

Heather and Andrew had spent a bunch of the day up at the hospital with Cassie.  We were hoping she would be home by Christmas.  Her feeding tube was out, but she had to show that she would keep breathing ok.  So we were sad she wasn't home, but surely wanted to have her healthy.
So after Aaron, Laura and girls left, I got a light supper together and Bob and I went over to have a little Christmas celebration with them.

Here's Heather and Andrew opening their stockings.  Somehow, Andrew got coal in his stocking too!
We didn't stay late, but had a nice time and hoped we would be back soon to meet Cassie in person.


Ginny Hartzler said...

alaina & ruby are so beautiful; you are so blessed. Looks like you did manage to have a nice Christmas!

Debi said...

Sounds like you had a peaceful, quiet Christmas. Hope your precious Cassie can come home soon.

Arlene G said...

I think that Cassie is the best Christmas gift. She is just precious. Hope she is home soon. Loved the girlies matching sweat shirts. Too cute. Did Bob get coal in his stocking too??? Asking for a

Hootin Anni said...

The girls are growing so quickly... their features are changing almost overnight!!...becoming young women already. Love the idea of the coal. And looking forward to pictures of the newborn!!

Deb J. in Utah said...

So glad you had a nice holiday. Your granddaughters are sure growing up and I love the pictures of little Cassie you have posted on Facebook. Here's hoping that you and yours have a wonderful New Year!

Changes in the wind said...

The girls are growing right before our eyes and aren't they cute. Glad you could have some family time and wish you a great new year.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Christmas was different for most of us this year but we all did what we could. Those girls are growing so fast and are just beautiful. Hoping for a good 2021.

Jean said...

That picture of the girls at the tree!!! They are so beautiful and grown-up looking!

I know the pain of leaving a baby at the hospital. Lisa had to stay two more days after I went home, and Anthony for over a week. Those were long, hard days, but so easily forgotten after they are home. I'm glad you could spend some time Christmas evening with them.

Terri D said...

Your little girls are so sweet and so pretty. It makes me happy that we have watched them grow into little ladies through your blog. I feel like I know them. It was a quieter Christmas for most of us but we can look forward to this year. Cassie is adorable (FB pictures!). It will be fun seeing Alaina and Ruby with Cassie once she is home and able to interact with them. God bless your beautiful family!!

Henny Penny said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas and did get to spend some of it with both your daughters. The girls are so cute in their showman shirts. Congratulations on the new baby. She is adorable! Just beautiful!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

It looks like it was still a wonderful and special Christmas in its own way. Love the guys got coal! Lol 😂

LL Cool Joe said...

Alaina and Ruby do the same smile, it's funny. :) I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas. I think it was a very different one for all of us.