Our Family Christmas

Our Family had an incredible 4 full days of Christmas:

The 24th:  We go to church on the 23rd and then have our Christmas at home on the morning of the 24th.  We enjoy it until lunch when I head back to the church for 3 more services.  After that, we made the long drive to grandma’s house — got in a little before 2:00am this year.

The 25th:  The kids rolled us out of bed about 8:00am to start opening presents with Grandma/Grandpa Royalty, along with aunt Bethie and uncle Andy.  That lasts as long as it can before we hit the showers and get ready for the extended Royalty family coming at noon.  This year there was only about 28 of them — small compared to the normal 45 or so. 

The 26th:  It seems like a tradition is starting with my family to get together on the 26th.  It’s a day we can all be together all day – and my mom loves that!  (So do we.)  My two brothers, their wives, and their 5 kids join the 4 of us at Grandma/Grandpa Lee’s house.  This year I got to go pick up my grandma from the nursing home and bring her over for the noon meal too.   The Texas Hold Em game was still going when I got knocked out about 1:00am and went to bed.

The 27th: With the weekend coming right after Christmas this year, there was room for one more full day…and we filled it.  Church got snowed out so we missed that, but all the March family (Jenny’s mom’s side) came for the day — another couple dozen people for a day of gifts, food, and games.  It was our 4th day of Christmas, but it was as good as the first. 

I tried to add it all up and I think we got to see some 60+ people from our families and none of it really had to be a rush.  If you know us, you know our family is a HUGE blessing in our lives and we cherish the time with all of them.

By the time you read this, we will be back home and preparing to have our community group over to ring in the new year.

~ by Greg Lee on December 30, 2009.

4 Responses to “Our Family Christmas”

  1. I am glad you had a wonderful time. Thanks for thinking of me by the way.

  2. Your family looks allot like this family I met at Wally World.

  3. What a GREAT photo and what wonderful memories you are making for Jack & Abby!! May 2010 be a year of good things for you!
    Blessings & Christian Love,
    Martha & Will

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