Liles' Family Christmas 2015

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

Paul Turn Seventy-One

OMG... That is older than dirt! We began the day by going to Knott;s Berry Farm to have lunch and visit the crafts fair

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Knott's Here We Come

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We are here!

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Looks old... Is old!

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It's Christmas in the country

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One for each reindeer

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Christmas in California

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We went to the Saloon

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Charmin' young lady!

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Charming!

Preveza For The Birthday Dinner

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Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha defeats the Holy League of Charles V
under the command of Andrea Doria at the Battle of Preveza (1538)

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They are getting us ready for the party!

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Eaarly arrival by Greg assured we would be giggling when everyone shows up!

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"Who, me?"

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Just us!

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The boys are joined at the hip!

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Caught!

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"Why am I sitting with the boys?"

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Linda and James joined the fun!

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A story is well underway!

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Kyle and Tiffany joined us! Special friends!

Paul's Birthday December 16th 2015 Michele and Carri with big smiles

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Saganaki being prepared!

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"Pour on the booze!"

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We had eighteen folks this evening...

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The necklace and Michele both light up

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Mischevious?

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Robin and Paul

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"Paul! You said that out loud!"

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"I sorry... Bad Paul"

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JAn gives us the serious look!

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Brian show off his new braces

Did You Know? - Braces (suspenders in the U.S.) are a standard item of male clothing, now worn less often than before. Their function is to keep trousers at a set height on the body. They are standard wear for formal styles of dress such as the lounge suit.

There is also a fashion use among some young males, and a use by some workmen. Braces can be worn entirely out of sight, hidden by a waistcoat, or in sight as a display. A critical factor in formal dress is the "drop" of the trousers as they meet the shoes. Here braces avoid the need to hitch trousers up, always a problem with belts

In many countries braces were worn by all classes of men for well over a hundred years until about the 1960s, except in the armed forces. Then fashion changed and men's clothes became informal, with lower waistlines and belts. Now they are a minority item.

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Here comes dessert....

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More spoons... Paul will have assistance in making it disappear!

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"What? Only one single candle???"

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Can he blow it out or not?

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"Back off old fat man... We will finish it!"

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The girls attack with a vengence!

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"OK... Time for the magical hat!"

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"Oh oh... Theo's hat lights up AND sings!"

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"Gotcha Grandpa"

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Bob is scared by the hat!

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