Christmas 2010 With The Liles'
It's going to be a great Christmas season for we know what it is all about! This year it began with Robin, Bob, and Nick assisting us with decorating! They gave us the chance to go dancing two nights in a row instead of staying home and recuperating from decorating! Check this years activities .
In these ten years we have lost aunt Edith and Uncle Otis but we have gained many new family and friends! Sarge and Flower are still protecting us and we think a lot about Tia, Valentine, Pinkey, and Mickey.
Our family has grown with Michele and Robin and their families... A good thing!
Our dancing and golf friends make life a joy!
Life is different these days as we are retired and enjoying life to the fullest. Golf and dancing occupies most of our time and Christmas is not the big family get together anymore as they have to have their own traditions!
In keeping with "A Christmas Story" we are eating Chinese on Christmas Day and plan on singing Jingle Bells at the top of our lungs with Carri and the Cathey's at Panda Palace! Tra Ra Ra Ra Ra, Ra Ra Ra Ra!
Decorating Ten Years Apart
Decorating the house has always been a lot of work but a lot of fun. As years go by we see more and more ornaments and goodies we never saw before... I think they call it Alzheimer's!
Ten years ago Eddie, Pete and Jon helped decorate the tree! Grandma and the bears! Our little trees are smiling and Pete and Eddie do the outside lights
Christmas Play Ten Years Apart
We started going twenty plus years ago just by ourselves and then we began to add family and loved ones as time moved on! It was mostly family years ago but many are now gone, unable to join us, or have their own traditions and families so we have added our dear dancing friends to the mix! It's 30+ this year!
Ten years ago Jon and Zack on stage (Connor is somewhere) with Santa while Grandma and Grandpa watch. We since lost Otis and Edith and Kat has no memory of these events ... Colleen and Cassie are all smiles
In 2010 we had several new folks to our happy group as the kids moved on and went their own ways. Monica, Brian and Jan, Javier and Delia, Bob and Donna... We had a ball... all 30 of us!
We Enjoy Our Christmas Parties
So as everybody knows when one thing goes, something else has to take its place. We had to give up office parties for wine tasting, dang! Excellent trade we believe
Cathy and Robin.... Grandpa with Zack
Sue wondering why she is NOT retired yet... Jon, Sue, and Laurie
Monica, Carri, Bunny, Paul, Sue, and Ernie
The Real Traditions Last Forever Or 47 Years, Whatever Comes First
Disneyland is what we do Christmas Eve. Our neighbor across the street, a Sherriff and neighbors who are both CHP officers watch the house and the babies while we are gone and we bring them back a Disney gift.
Ten years ago at Disneyland we had a gaggle of family with us. Pete's family was visiting from Connecticut
Christmas Day Was A Big Family Celebration
For many years the house was full of life with friends and relatives coming from all over. we peaked at 24 one Christmas when the Lind's joined us. Not so much anymore as families get their own traditions.
Ten years ago it was an all day affair
In 2010 we are by ourselves since family has moved on! We decided to go to the Chinese Restaurant and celebrate becuase of the movie "A Christmas Story"
Back In History about 60+ Years:
Paul as a cowboy 1948... That was
Paul and Tom 1948... The gun was always handy