Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Fun

(Jan) December 27-28 were the dates for the C&J Moore family to gather at our son Brent’s house in Ames. We were delighted to get a great shot of all of us before sitting down to a wonderful dinner and having much fun opening Christmas presents. Pictured above are; front row- Cheri, Sparkle, Alison, Chuck, Jan, Katie and Jessica and back row – Josh, Isaac, Sarah, Stephen, Ryan, Michael, Anne, Brent, Libby, Donna w/Madeleine and Eric. That evening we had our traditional oyster stew plus a cheesy vegetable soup and we celebrated our 40th Anniversary. We continued celebrating the next day with going to church together and more food! It was terrific having everyone together laughing and visiting.
On Christmas day we and my parents were invited to my brother’s house for dinner with his family. Another wonderful meal topped off by Mary Ann’s incredible coconut cream pie! We played Sequence for much of the afternoon and had a great time.

Other holiday gatherings included; supper at our Iowa camping friend’s Jim and Jeri’s house with their family and friends Lynn and Mary, supper and Mexican train at friends Ron and Edna’s and lunches for Jan with good friend Nancy and former fellow work mate, Bev. Each was special and we were very glad we got to see everyone.

Tuesday morning we headed down to visit my sister, Linda and husband Richard. We had more good food and visiting plus getting to see two of my nieces and families and then topped off the evening with several fun games of rummy cube.

It’s been a fun, action packed holiday season and now we are ready for Arizona!


Jim and Bobbie said...

What a marvelous photo of the whole family!!! So good to see you are happy and surrounded by family. Will be seeing the Geno's soon while here in Florida. And happy anniversary, you two; you are a perfect couple.

Anonymous said...

You are probably home in Arizona by now. Hope Joann is doing well.
We were happy to see you guys for
a little while. Will be waiting for
your blog at Quartzite. Happy Travels. Your sistiugler,Linda

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