Christmas Dinner 2016 At The Panda Inn

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

Traditions Are Essentials In Life!!

Did You Know? - A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past.

Common examples include holidays or impractical but socially meaningful clothes (like lawyers' wigs or military officers' spurs), but the idea has also been applied to social norms such as greetings. Traditions can persist and evolve for thousands of years—the word "tradition" itself derives from the Latin tradere or traderer literally meaning to transmit, to hand over, to give for safekeeping.

While it is commonly assumed that traditions have ancient history, many traditions have been invented on purpose, whether that be political or cultural, over short periods of time. Various academic disciplines also use the word in a variety of ways.

Many of us who are "empty nesters" get together on Christmas Day and celebrate at the local Chinese Restaurant while watching "A Christmas Story".   Empty Nester has many definition including kids out of town, kids doing their own things with their families, kids stationed overseas, etc. We celebrate each other!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Here we are!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
This was the first Sunday we did this at the Panda Inn so we
(and the management)  forgot they had a 11:-2:30 brunch
scheduled... We showed up at 3:00

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
We escaped the camera for a few minutes

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
We ran out of high tables so we improvised... worked well!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Bad Mike shows up just in time

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
The wine begins to flow...

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Robin and Bob.... No, the other Bob!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
David signals his approval!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
David is awaiting the leg scenes!

What is the setting of a Christmas story?
The Orphan Annie radio decoder pin that Ralphie receives is the 1940 "Speedomatic" model, indicating that the movie takes place in December, 1940. Different decoder badges were made each year from 1935-1940. By 1941, the decoders were made of paper.

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
A magnificent specimen

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Indeed!!"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Leon... You will strain your eyes!"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Pat was a first-time viewer!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Miss Bunny and Tom joined us for a short visit!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
She got Tom all dressed up for the cold winter day!

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Leon is waiting for another look at the leg

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Greg and Cyndy probably discussing nursing

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Who? Me?"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Terry and Debbie joined us this afternoon!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Hans, Brian, Jan, and Bob make for a perfect day

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Talk about cute!

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016
Sam was dared and look what happened?

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
I'll bet Santa was good to them last night!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Creating great works of art... Alex and Charlie worked for a long time!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Oh No! They stick to my fingers!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Once upon a train long long ago...


It's a long story...

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Joe knows...

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Bob charged up his hat and it was going 90 miles and hour!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
A pair to draw to

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Oh oh... Amy is surrounded but the guys are still outnumbered!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
The million dollar smile!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Toro Toro.... That's a lot of Bull"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Mom.... Do you know what time it is"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Time to smile!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Now the room lights up

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"The Amy Smile"

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Stories are being told and retold

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
TV Rabbit Ears are deployed! They are carefully listening to the
pronunciation of Fragile!

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
The giggles be underway....

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Joe, did you dad say that? "

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Oh dear"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"OK... Compose yourself... Compose... Compose..."

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Composure reestablished!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
We were so very happy to see her return after a month bout with shingles!

Did You Know? - Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a localized area. Typically the rash occurs in a single stripe either on the left or right of the body or face.

Two to four days before the rash occurs there may be tingling or local pain in the area. Otherwise there are typically few symptoms. The rash usually heals within two to four weeks; however, some people develop ongoing nerve pain which can last for months or years, a condition called postherpetic neuralgia. In those with poor immune function the rash may occur widely.

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Smiling and giggling... Back to herself! 
She dared Bad Mike to put his tongue on the pole

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Mike takes the challenge... Debbie watches on!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Ah... Its the Bunny Suit

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Miles of smiles

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Great fun while shopping in the 1940's

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Enjoying everyone enjoying themselves - Best Christmas present ever!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Iris is ready for her strawberries

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Lewin took GREAT care of us this evening!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
She learned how to ignore Bob!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Slurp, gurgle, burp!"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Will explains that shingles are NOT what you put on the roof...

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Pat taking in the movie for the second time today!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Margo has seen it but one can always use a refresher!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Beginning to pack up... It's almost 6:30

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"I caught the Elf... Now what do I do?

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Donna agrees immediately Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Does it hurt Bob?"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
"Every time she pulls my ear, I have to smile!"

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Mike encourages Donna... Does not take much!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Chomp!

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Bob seems a little worried

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
New shirt...

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Looks like Mike may have had soap poisoning also!

Christmas Dinner at Panda Inn 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Donna is about to bite Mike's ear... We restrained her

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
We emptied out the place at 6:35

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn
Good night Panda Inn.. See you soon

Christmas Dinner 2016 at Panda Inn

After Dinner... We went To Mitch's Home To Visit Extended Family


Someone has a new bicycle


Logan does not know what to think about this


Uncle Connor explains how thigs work!


Quote a Hot Rod


Lilly has mastered the bell... We will never get any peace!


Daddy takes it all in


"Oh oh... I see you"


Uncle Connor takes a rest


Becca and Lilly explore the tree