Liles' Family Christmas With The Lind's

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

It's A Tuesday And Time To Visit With Lilly!

OK, it was Lilly and she brought her Mommy and Daddy plus Second Cousin Carol! We had a nice dinner at the ranch and Greg and Bunny joined us!

Quotation To Remember: " Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings,   all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'."
~ Bing Crosby (1904-1977), American singer and film actor.

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
The rain is about gone and the sky was clear when we arrived at the ranch

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Grandson Zack... Always a smile!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Lilly is visiting daddy!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Rebecca gets a few minutes rest!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
All the way from Texas, Cousin Carol!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Greg added light to the evening!

Quotation To Remember:

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
All smiles

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015

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Some gots the giggles!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
"Hi there! Who are you and how old are you?

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
" I am three"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Few words are said but they are communicating quite well!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
"Oh oh... Daddy's calling me!"

Quotation To Remember: They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart." ~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell.

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Daddy gets the giggles also.... It must be catching!"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
"Mommy! Where did the little girls go?"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Mommy! Look! There's a camera!"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Smile!

Quotation To Remember: When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness."
~ Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian.

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Love that smile!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Dad explains...

Quotation To Remember: Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive."
~ Robert Lynd (1892-1970), American sociologist.

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
"Lilly! What are we looking for?"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Silly Greatgrandpa, we are looking for Night Ducks"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
"Silly Lilly, there is no such thing as Night Ducks!"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
Now Greatgrandpa will believe!

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015
"I must tell the Pro-Shop about this!"

Dinner with the Lind's at Old Ranch 12/22/2015