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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Heron ~ Christmas Presents ~ iPad! ~ Marie Cris ~ Candy Canes

Good 36ยบ foggy drizzly morning after Christmas! With this cloud cover we won't be seeing the moon!

Yesterday was a FUN day! I was at Brian and Jen's by 8:30.

Left here while it was snowing...

The freeway was empty... and lonely. Reminded me of coming home from my overnight slot at Lakewood Station on Christmas morning... only me on the road ....

it pretty much rained all the rest of the day. This Heron is a pain in Brian's side. He has discovered Brian's covered pond with gold fish in it and hangs around.... with his sharp beak he has poked holes in the plastic pond liner... he needs to find another home! He showed up long enough for me to capture his picture!

Tucker and Sami opened their Christmas stockings. Never saw such HUGE stockings!!!! Wow.


Jen's mom Jean and her brother Jimmy (from Alhambra in So Cal) joined us for a fun Christmas morning. We had one of Jen's mouthwatering breakfasts.... an egg/cheese casserole, bacon, sausage, cinnamon buns, tater tots, juice and coffee. PERFECT! I hope Jen shares the recipe for the casserole with me!

After breakfast we opened packages. Lots of fun stuff! Then Kristen Alex and Jack on her iPad called Brian's iPad. OMG, that was a BLAST!!!! Talking to Kris and the kids and having all my "babies" in the same room was such fun! Guess I'll have to get an iPad now!! The 'new age' family photo with some members arriving electronically!

Some of the gifts from Bobo.... Tucker got cookbooks... Betty Crocker, Better Homes, and Williams Sonoma for kids....

Sami got a Madam Alexander (her twin) doll and matching outfits..... (showing Auntie Kristen on the iPad!)

Jen got a new blender...

... and Brian got USMC stuff!

Alex and Jack, way down in So. Cal had a good Christmas too.... but they and their mom Kristen were missed!!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I came home and let my critters in... Bruiser and Maggie, Harley was already in. I got snuggy with a fire, drank some great wine Jimmy (Jen's brother) gave me (Bridgeview Chardonnay) and had popcorn. Watched some Hallmark movies and enjoyed the evening.

My heart goes out to all of those caught up in those horrible storms and tornados across the country.

Today is a special birthday..... Marie Maxwell, bride of Aaron. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE!!!
Born the day after Christmas, her name is pronounced
"Mary Cris" !

Historically this date....
1919Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.

1941U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

2004 – A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people including over 1700 on a moving train.

And births this date include....
1914 – Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)

1921Steve Allen, American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer (d. 2000)

1927Alan King, American comedian (d. 2004)

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 26th
National Candy Cane Day

Now, these are easy, using refrigerated cookie dough. A good project for today, the day after Christmas~