Friday, December 22, 2017

Today was cloudy all day with rain part of the day. No significant amount, but messy. The forecast is looking a lot better temperature wise and we may un-winterize tomorrow. We are going to have some 27-32 degree nights but FRED should be fine with that. We will check the forecasts again tomorrow before we make that decision. Christmas Family Photo

Today was a really nice day – inside – at our Armstrong family Christmas gathering held this year at Aunt Helen’s house. We had all the surviving members of Max’s Dad’s family present today for the first time in a long time. The senior members of the clanFourteen total present with Aunt Jean being the oldest member of the family at 94, soon to be 95. We usually do not do the traditional Christmas dinner at this gathering and this year we had chili, vegetable soup, sweet potato biscuits with ham and several delicious desserts. There was lots of good food for everyone to enjoy and we spent the time visiting and having a good time. We brought small items to place in stockings for each other, but the true focus is time spent with family. Our LOL’s were all pretty tired by mid-afternoon but all seemed to have enjoyed themselves. Juno kept telling us this evening, “this was a really good day.” Their joy made it all worth while. We thank God for the blessing of time with our family.

The stockings experience
The “Stockings” Experience

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