Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas !!

Teresa and I would like to take this moment to wish our family and friends, a joyous Christmas !!

Last night we attended an early mass at the San Juan Basilica.  We really enjoy the mariachi band there, and last night the Christmas songs came to life with the band.

The Priest invited all the children up to the front, and had a message just for the kids.  Of course, as adults, we sometimes need to hear the message put simply as well, and all were encouraged.

Beautiful, life size nativity scene

After the service, Ed and Marilyn invited us over to their home, to share some of Marilyn's wonderful chile soup.  We happily lapped it up, and Teresa said that was the only time she was warm all day.

After supper, our gracious hosts offered us a drink and snacks, while giving us the best chairs in the house !

We enjoyed some good laughs, watching a comedian on their large screen TV. 

I shudder to think how Teresa would have coped without the love and support of our amazing friends.

We parted fairly early, because we had set up some skyping time with family. 

And that is exactly how we are getting through this holiday without being home.

We skyped and phoned multiple family members last night and this morning, with two more group skypes planned for tonight.

We attended the park Christmas dinner this afternoon, with Ed and Marilyn.

I am happy to report that the meal was simply fabulous, and the hall was very nicely decorated.

It was so nice to have a Christmas meal, without our wives working so hard to prepare it.  They have served their families for many years, and deserve a break. 

Having said that, I know for sure and for certain, that they would have jumped at the chance to make a Christmas meal for their families once again.  Ahhh, the love of a Mom.

Marilyn and Ed sure do make a
great looking couple, don't they !!

Tonight we are going back to Ed and Marilyn's beautiful 5th wheel, because our rig is a little too small for company.

Teresa is preparing some appetizers for the get together, and I can guarantee there will be toasts given, laughs heard, and maybe even a few tears shed.

And to everyone who has to travel during this holiday time, please drive carefully.

You have loved ones anxious for your arrival.


  1. Merry Christmas to you, and enjoy the day.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful busy day, good friends, good food, no snow, and family get together's over the internet, on such a Joyous occasion!
    Merry Christmas.

  3. Merry Christmas. Missing all you guys,see you Thursday. Bob and Janet

  4. I'm glad Teresa made it through the holiday. Give her lots of extra TLC.(I doubt anyone needs to tell you that) Looks like a beautiful place of worship and a splended club house to have Christmas dinner.
    Warm wishes to you both.

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with friends and some amazing food. We've been using skype with get in touch with our family too. Isn't technology a great thing!

    Merry Christmas!

    Kevin and Ruth

  6. The church looks beautiful. It's been a while since I've been to a real church on Christmas, and I forgot how absolutely glorius they can be. (My last church had services in a meeting hall that was used by others in the lake area.)

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas - between church, food, friends, and Skype, it all worked out. :)


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.