a merry little christmas

holidays are always a whirlwind adventure for our family. christmas normally includes traveling the grandparent triangle (mount eden, ky to huntington, wv to cincinnati, oh) and some places in between. we are headed for our last stop today, but i thought i would share a glimpse of what the christmas holiday had to offer.i regret that i didn't take a picture of the amazing spread of food my mom prepared for us on christmas eve and the delicious breakfast both of my parents prepared on christmas morning, but i did take some pics of moments shared with family members on those days.last year my parents started the tradition of reading The Night Before Christmas to the grandchildren on christmas eve. if you look close enough at my animated father you can see he is sporting a sweet blue cast on his arm. he recently had hand surgery & is recovering. the holiday brightened his spirits so much!
here is the family portrait at my parents house for the year 2008.

as a joke on my mom's intense rooster collection we dressed wilhelm up as a baby chick (rooster) during gran's present opening time. it got lots of laughs...but not quite as many laughs as my mom got when she put it on. while i was posting this entry i thought it would be interesting to see just how much wilhelm and my nieces have changed in one year. here are the two different christmas morning pictures.aside from the physical changes that are obvious, it is amazing the personalities that they now exhibit (at least for picture taking).

AND on with the presents. our family was very blessed, and everyone had a fabulous christmas. daddy will and gran provided wilhelm instruments to start his own one man band. in the days since christmas we have had LOTS of harmonica and guitar playing by our budding musician, along with settling in our other new christmas gifts.

signing off until the new year... nothing but the best to you and yours in 2009! -our eargle family


Alan Eargle said...

Sure Amazing Spread on Christmas Eve, but No Mention of the Incredibly Tasty Manly Christmas Steaks that were grilled to perfection? I think this blog is biased towards non-beef eaters.

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