Liles' Family Christmas 2015

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Snow And Family... It's Got To Be Good!

Amy and Joe with Charlie and Alex are joining us at Old Ranch for the Brunch.  It would not be complete without Michele and Tony! A good time was had by all!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015

Did You Know? - Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning but it can extend to as late as 3pm. The word is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch. Brunch originated in England in the late 19th century, served in a buffet-style manner, and became popular in the United States in the 1930s.

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Welcome to Old Ranch!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
The table was ready and foods were on their way!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
The guys were working hard!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
We took a look at the deserts! Nummy Nummy

Santa Was Ready For The Onslaught

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They are here so the party can start! 
The Paparazzi and Paparazzo are notified!

Did You Know? - The word "paparazzi" is an eponym originating in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita directed by Federico Fellini. One of the characters in the film is a news photographer named Paparazzo (played by Walter Santesso). In his book Word and Phrase, Robert Hendrickson writes that Fellini took the name from an Italian dialect word that describes a particularly annoying noise, that of a buzzing mosquito. As Fellini said in his interview to Time magazine, "Paparazzo ... suggests to me a buzzing insect, hovering, darting, stinging."

The Big Question

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Mom and Dad had the cameras running full speed

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"Why sure Santa... We have our lists!"

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Santa is quite interested in what the boys have to say!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Big Hugs!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"Are you sure Santa got the complete list?"

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Junior Santa's are ready

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015

Let's Eat!  Santa made Us Tired!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Joe and Charlie are first through the line!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Alex, Amy, and Michele are not too far behind!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Plenty of grub at The Ranch

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
The boys ponder the crossword puzzle and
Tony finds the chocolate bread pudding

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They got the answer!  Teamwork!

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OMG... More food in the other room!


Tony, Michele, Sue and Paul enjoying "The Kids"

Let's Go Outside And Bounce Off The Calories

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Looks like a shoe store in front of the bounce house

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
The bob sled run was fairly popular!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Snowballs were flying... Time for the safety of the bounce house!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"Pardon Mam.... You must remove your heels before going inside!"

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"Come on in Grandma!"

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"We can escape anytime!"

  Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
The boys watching the boys...

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Michele and Amy watching the boys

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Hello there

Remember: Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Lazy bones... Just hanging around

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"See all my shoes?"

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"Don't pay the ransom, I escaped"

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
All smiles

Gingerbread Cookies Anyone?

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Alex and Amy make ginger bread cookies!

Did You Know? - Gingerbread was brought to Europe in 992 by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis (Gregory Makar) (Grégoire de Nicopolis). He left Nicopolis Pompeii, to live in Bondaroy (France), near the town of Pithiviers. He stayed there for seven years, and taught gingerbread baking to French Christians. He died in 999.

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
"Here is how it is done"

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
All smiles!   Beary good Alex!

Let's Hit The Photo Booth!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015
Great fun!

Winter Wonderland At Old Ranch Country Club  December 5th 2015