Liles' Family Christmas 2015

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

Time To Visit And Dance With Friends (12/13/2015)

It's our last Old Ranch dinner dance of the year as December 25th is coming rapidly! We also celebrated Christmas, the last day of Hanukkah, two birthdays and then danced to the music of Steve Dudek!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
We are so very blessed to have such wonderful friends to share the
holidays. Indeed, "It Is A Wonderful Life"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
The rain is coming.... It rained while we were inside and cleared up by the time
the dance ended! Perfect timing!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Poor Ed... Left out... He does, however, have his glass of wine!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Catching up with friends

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Dressed for the holidays

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
All the way from the UK

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Laid back and enjoying the season

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"I did see Santa and he was tiny... Only this wide! "

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Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
...and directly from Santa Monica... Ellen and Bill

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
God bless all on this last night of Hanukkah

Did You Know? - Hanukkah, a wintertime holiday in Judaism, is also known as the Jewish "festival of lights" as its focus is on lighting the eight Chanukah candles during the eight days of the festival. Although not one of the more serious holy days of the Jewish tradition, it is still traditionally celebrated with specific foods and ceremonies.

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Marianne visits each of the tables to share the joys of the season

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"I am going to The Nutcracker and Paul promised to dance!"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Craig and Marianne

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Iris is in the middle of a tall tale

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Getting ready to have a picture taken!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Love is in the air!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"Glass of wine little girl?"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
All smiles!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"Santa is coming this evening.... Right?"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"I got confused!"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"They found me"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"Lee is looking worried!"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Bob is learning about his new video camera!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Opening presents

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
...and it is powered by natural gas!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"I think I see a cake coming?"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Introducing Arturo... Wizard Of Cake

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
It's a knuckle burner!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Happy Birthday Paul and Jan!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Two kinds of cake courtesy of Leon and Marcia, our Resident Cakeologists!

Did You Know? - A "Cakeologist" is a master of cake selection  and cake tasting and we are blessed with two MASTER CAKEOLOGISTS... Leon and Marcia!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
All lit up... So are Jan and Paul!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"Jan! That a frightening amount of flame!"...
"Paul! What there was one for each of our collective years?"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"You first!"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"On three!"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"Here we go!"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
The reflection from Paul's head derned near blinded the photographer!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Arturo has this down to a science!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
The official cake tasters are on duty to save us all!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"Slice... Chop... Saw..."

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
It was a magic cake... It disappeared almost instantly!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Marianne tries on the "Cake Goggles"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
"Here we go gang! Follow Del!"

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
Making the turn!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
The Sax-Dude at work!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015
He is moving fast!

Dinner dancing at the Old Ranch Country Club December 2015