Merry Christmas in Tuscaloosa

Monday, December 25, 2017 – Christmas Day

We finally had sunshine this morning. It was cold, 30 degrees when we got up, but quickly warmed up a bit when the sun came out. It was a beautiful Christmas Day. You know you have been having a lot of gray days when everyone comments on the sun.

Anne's Family ChristmasWe started the day early, preparing for our big Christmas feast. Anne actually started by mopping the kitchen at 6:00am. Allowing a little time for the floor to dry and for us to have some Christmas Morning tea (“Christmas Morning”, actual name of tea), we then began meal preparation. We also decided to to a little more decorating before Mama Ruby returned. It was a busy day of cooking, cleaning, and visiting with family. We had 20 present for dinner and the only ones not able to be here this year was our Marine Joseph and his beautiful wife and 3 children. They are stationed in Pennsylvania and couldn’t make the long trip back to Alabama this year. They were here to see Mama Ruby in July when they returned from Okinawa. We missed them but so appreciate their service to our country. Before we had our feast we all joined hands and shared something that we are thankful for. After our Christmas meal we took some family pictures and then spent the rest of the afternoon just enjoying our family time. Mama Ruby had a wonderful though tiring day.

We thank God for the blessing of this family day, but more importantly we thank him for his Son Jesus, whose birth we celebrated today. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Sunset on FRED 2's first Christmas
Sunset on FRED 2’s first Christmas

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