Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Terri, our oldest in San Diego, sent her oldest off to college this year. Oh my gosh, we have a grandson in college!!!

Tandy, our son in Tulsa, sends his boys off next week to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasedena. Their entire year has been devoted to this effort. (Hopefully his daughter will get some attention next year:)

Chelle, our Missouri daughter, will be moving her family to Oklahoma. Her husband got the job he applied for and it will be wonderful for them to be Okies! We hope he will get to see his family more with his new job!

Jessi, my goddaughter in LA managed to surface from her auto accident unscathed and got word that she also survived the COST, as the Lexus driver settled for what her insurance would pay. The money was a big deal to her but the fact that she was not injured was the big deal to the rest of us. We were glad she had Joe there to help her through all the trails and tribulations and need for transportation!

Travis, my godson, took Christiane on a hike this year and managed to propose on a mountain top without any help from us. (He's the one who couldn't order his own hamburgers at McDonalds.) He had her engagement ring custom made and he kept the whole thing secret until the deed was done. We all love her so and are excited for them. They will be married July 4, 2009 in Germany.

If the weather permits, we might have another Christmas celebration tomorrow. We have been invited for lunch at Chelle's tomorrow in Missouri and I can't wait.

I hope everyone read ILYB yesterday with this post by Cliff. Remember to check it every day for something new.

Oh yes, Ron won enough at the Casino yesterday to recoup all our costs of the day!

Blessings and love to all tomorrow who gather at a table to feast on Christmas memories and establish new traditions that will blend with the old.


  1. Sounds like your Christmas is full of good news!

  2. We are so lucky to have wonderful, close families, aren't we??

    I truly appreciate all your comments on my blog.

    Have a fabulous holiday!!

  3. I am glad you are having so much fun and love this Holiday season. May you all be safe and warm and have a "Happy new Year."

  4. sounds like it was a really good year for you and your family. MERRY CHRISTMAS!



  5. What a great year! I wish you a merry Christmas and New Years.

    Btw, I love the Travis engagement story. Congrats to both of them!

  6. Merry Christmas! It's a long way to get a custom ring from not ordering your own happy meals :)

  7. Annie, your family has one busy year. I will be watching the Rose Bowl parade and I will keep and eye out for your grandsons.....Well, the band that

    Have a Merry Christmas.

  8. Congerats on the casino win! Have a wonderful Christmas, Annie!