How was your Christmas?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
How was your Christmas?
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 5:23pm

Sorry to be MIA around here last week. Besides the Christmas craziness, my 103 yr. old granma died on Dec. 17 so I had to also add in all that a death entails--help my mom w/preparations, the visitation, the funeral mass, etc. We had to wait for various family members to get in town so the funeral wasn't until the 23rd. Anyway, Granma had a long, fantastic life and we celebrated that. 87 different family members were there--out of her 7 kids, 31 grandkids, 61 greats and 10 great-greats!!

Our Christmas seemed a little subdued but it was still good. I had ALL 5 of mine here; it's been a few years since 27ds has been home @ Christmas. We still have one more get-together w/my inlawas on the 1st here at my house so this week will be spent getting ready for that.

Would love to hear how the holiday went for everyone!

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Thu, 12-30-2010 - 8:24am

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma, it sounds like she had a good life and that is wonderful so many of her family could be there.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 11:28am
I'm sorry for your family's loss, Kelly. It's wonderful that so many people were able to celebrate her life.

Our Christmas was nice. We didn't make it to my grandma's house on Christmas evening, though. There was an issue with the dog at home. He has separation anxiety. To make a long story short, I accidentally left a bedroom door ajar and he locked himself in while we were out, so I spent most of the evening cleaning. :( Despite this, it was a nice weekend.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 9:46pm
So sorry about your grandmother. It sounds like she had a full life with lots of love and family.
Glad that you had all your family home to celebrate Christmas.

Our Christmas was good. We spent Christmas eve traveling to see my brother and then the inlaws. We were snowed in Christmas day, so it was just the 4 of us which was nice.
I hope that 2011 will be a good year for all of us.