The best part of Christmas was before Christmas
Except for one unexpected event, this was the best Christmas I have had in a long time, that is up until the early hours of Christmas morning. So I guess you can say Christmas Eve was the best Christmas I've had in a long time. Steve and his new wife Luci arrived on the 23rd and Sue and I took the family out to dinner. On Christmas Eve we went to Jeff and Nicole's house.
The star of the show
Little granddaughter Madison was the star of the show on Christmas Eve. She was as cute as a button and kept everybody entertained. It is so exciting seeing her walking and expressing herself so well. How wonderful it is having such a darling granddaughter. She is such a happy child and she has a wonderful laugh and smile. It was truly great having the whole family together for Christmas for the first time in so many years.
Old memories, new memories
This was the first Christmas in may years we were all together. At the end of Christmas Eve, we watched a video tape of the last Christmas the boys had when their mom was alive, in 1990. As I mentioned elsewhere in this blog, the day before we had watched the video of the next year, 1991, the first Christmas we guys had together as the Sloan males. I told the boys some day they will be looking back on this Christmas.