The Whiting Elks club had another successful Christmas Dinner thanks in part to its numerous volunteers who showed up to serve on Christmas Day! (I just feel thankful I got to be a part of it!!!) More than a hundred sailors from the Great Lakes Naval Academy enjoyed food and entertainment in their home away from home yesterday. Many enjoyed phone calls home and spent time checking their Facebook on computers! (They aren't allowed phones/computers while in bootcamp) Could you last that long without those conveniences? I know I couldn't!!!
It was heartwarming to see how thankful this young men and women were just for a break from their "chow". It was amazing how young they all were, yet so mature! Some had young children and wives at home, some just wanted to talk to mom and dad. Either way it was a nice break from seeing all the negativity in the news! A big thanks to everyone who volunteered their time on Christmas! It is the season of giving you know!!! Hope your holiday was just as amazing as mine! (More pictures in my album!)
Oh and congratulations to all the sailors on their graduation this week!!!
We've made it to Christmas!!! Is it me or does it just not feel like it? Time has absolutely flown by this year!!! One thing I definitely don't miss this year is HOLIDAY DRIVING!!! This is the first time in almost 10 years I have to do ZERO driving!!! If you are heading out this holiday season, please be careful!!!
I cannot wait to get our crazy holiday traditions underway! In my house Christmas Eve always means Long John Silvers fish, pierogis, and crapes! I don't know how the tradition got started, but I LOVE it!!! We also all get together and open our gifts Christmas eve... I always try to be the last one to open a gift! (It's a competition with my sister!)
Christmas Day we check out stockings and scratch our Lottery tickets Santa's left us!!! Then it's more eating and family! Christmas night we always gathered by my Aunt's house and Santa would visit with gifts and a pinata for all of us kids to hit! Now that we're older my cousin has taken over the party with good fun and drinks! What are your holiday traditions?
Anyway, I just wanted to take a brief moment this morning to thank you for being part of my family this year! I hope you have had as much fun as I have the past nine months!!! I am one lucky girl to be here with you sharing my life and getting paid for it!!! Blessed is the only word that comes to mind.
I am such a holiday slacker! It is now just 6 days away from Christmas and I am still not done holiday shopping!!! To make matters even worse this infection in my mouth has me sleeping 14 hours a day!!! Now I am never going to get anything accomplished! Not to mention, because I've been sick, I haven't even started the holiday baking!!!
Can I just buy an extra weeks time? How are things in your house? Are you a slacker like me or did you plan ahead? Must KICK IT IN GEAR!!!
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