Merry Christmas!! - Tuesday - December 25, 2012

Nancy and I picked up her Mom and drove to our daughter's house in Raleigh, NC on Sunday, the 23rd, for Christmas.  We had planned to go on the 24th, but were glad we went up earlier. 

We had a great afternoon and wonderful spaghetti dinner after our long drive.  That evening, we went for a walk to see the Christmas lights, we played cards and celebrated advent. We went to bed looking forward to more fun tomorrow!

The girls couldn't wait to show me
how they decorated the inside of the Van with lights!!
Unfortunately, Julie woke up with a severe stomach virus.  Daniel had a less severe version a couple days earlier.  But Julie, was out for the count.  She really felt bad.  Steve called the doctor and got a prescription for the nausea.  He ended up running around Raleigh getting the medicine and some "sick" foods...ginger ale, plain crackers, gator aid.  I played with the kids and Nancy took over meals and housekeeping duty.  While it wasn't what we were expecting, it was good that we were there to help. 

Just before dinner time, Emily came down with the virus also.  So she joined Julie upstairs to sleep and get better.  We were trying very hard to prevent the spread of this bug, especially to Nancy's mother who is 90. The rest of us enjoyed watching "Home Alone" on Christmas Eve.

We did have a nice Christmas morning as Julie and Emily woke up feeling a little better.  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care and were filled to the brim with gifts.  The grand kids took turns opening gifts and were excited and thrilled with everything they received.
The grandkids gave Julie a 'Pickle' ornament.
She loves pickles and the kids DON'T;o))

Once the gifts were opened, we decided it would be best if we headed back to Murrells Inlet.  Julie and Emily still needed to rest. Best for everyone to cut the Christmas celebration short.  Needless to say, our Christmas wish is that they get well quick and none of the rest of us come down with the bug;o((

Our son and DIL, Brian and Chris were unable to join us for Christmas this year.  The grand kids spent some time making them a poster so we could take a photo and wish them Merry Christmas.

Had to share Julie and Steve's Christmas card.
It just makes us smile:o))
(be sure to click to enlarge any photo)
Hope each of you had a VERY Merry Christmas!!


  1. Sorry to hear you had to cut the day short, but you did get to see the special moments.

    We had a great Christmas day, too, but I was not a stylish as Bill with those fancy lounge pants! ;c)

  2. OH what a shame to be sick for Christmas. Glad to hear they are on the mend and really really really hoping no one else gets it.

    You really made the best of it though as you two always do. Looks like a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Never fun to be sick on Christmas. Hoping you two stay bug free!

  4. Not discounting the rest of your post and the drive, great Christmas, sick family etc, but Julie and Steve's Christmas card is awesome! That says it all for a family...and we just happen to have a family just like that! :) Perfect.

  5. LOVE the Christmas card -- LOL. And the poster the grandkids made for your son and DIL is so thoughtful.

    Hope Julie and Emily are back to 100% very soon and that no one else comes down with it!

  6. Hope everyone is on the mend soon and that the rest of you don't get sick! Merry Christmas! :-)

  7. Looks like you all had a nice holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!