Merry Christmas! I am very blessed this Christmas to be celebrating with both my daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren and of course my husband Ed. We're taking a short break for naps before gathering once more for Christmas dinner. This rest interval has given me time to stop and reflect on Christmas past and present and remember you and the traditions you passed down to us. I've included some photographs of Christmases past as well as today.
|Christmas in La Habra, CA 1957|
We always had 'rain' or tinsel on the tree, a Pacific Northwest tradition.
|Ron and Jill with Hoo Hoo and Poppy|
Christmas 1963 Hacienda Heights, CA
|First Christmas in the Kelly's house, Chula Vista, CA 1979|
Trude sent a taped tour of Amsterdam
A snake crawled into a transformer on the street, sacrificed his life and put us all in darkness. We had to cook Christmas dinner on the BBQ.
|We moved into our house on Romar Drive in Annapolis in the summer of 1988|
|Mom made Christmas dresses for Amanda and Colby|
|Christmas in Charleston, SC 1991 - Dad's last Christmas|
|Ed was deployed and my whole family came to make it easier for the kids.|
|Christmas with Peg and Hugh in Roswell, NM 1994|
|Christmas with Grandmom in Charlotte 2002|
|At an "American Christmas" at the Hotel Del Coronado|
Rein was called up to the stage and just beamed!
|Peg and Hugh by the Hotel Del Coronado Christmas Tree|
|Chris, Colby, Ed and Amanda building snowman|
Christmas 2006 in Spokane
Chris' first white Christmas
|Steamed pudding is Grandmother Hoo Hoo's traditional recipe.|
|Making struffoli for Dad Christmas 2013|
Montego Cove house Willis, Texas
Lots of fun Christmas memories and many that include Grandparents.