Christmas Eve~~~

We did a WHOLE lot of nothing this morning….. the wind was up a little more than usual and clouds rolling through kept the temperature at a balmy 73°……. awee, I know, right ? 😉 We were scheduled to meet new friends Cynthia & Shawn (and Daughter “Lexi”) at a new place called Blue Water Terrace for a Christmas Eve dinner. It was an all you can eat seafood (plus Prime Rib) holiday special. Kind of a long drive out there, but we were excited about it none the less. The opportunity for good food and spend an evening with good friends. We arrived promptly at scheduled time and ‘held down the fort’ while Cynthia & Shawn were running a little bit behind after an exasperating day at work.

While we waited, we were blessed with a couple of really great pictures of our babies and their babies at a Christmas Eve gathering at one of their houses. It just does this old heart good to see them all get together as a family like we did when ‘Mom & Dad’ were still at home. It is a tradition I hope they continue for many, many, many years to come. It is one of the few things in my life that I was always proud of, was to make sure everybody got together for the big holidays – particularly Christmas. While there were some years, I mumbled and grumbled and ‘cursed the day’ – in the end I was always (sometimes secretly) delighted for the event. Even through all the noise, chatter and headaches — worth.every.single.second~! Once again, slid off topic~~~

Cynthia, Shawn and Lexi showed up shortly after us and we were soon, drinking, chatting, eating and all just having a good time. The view from Blue Water Terrace is a close up of Buck Island, plus you have that water, palm trees and all the other views that make this a beautiful island. The company just magnified the whole evening. There was more Lobster, Clam Chowder, Crab legs, steak, baked taters and other stuff than you could shake a stick at. Topped it off with some cheesecake and other sweetness. MmMm good~! We finally wrapped a really great evening up and headed for our respective abodes. There is already conversation about getting together tomorrow night for a meal, as we all are away from the bulk of our families this year.

I’m a little bit light on words, but it’s Christmas Eve and you should be spending time with loved ones – not on hear listening to me ramble on…. I’ll put up pix I don’t think have made it yet…… enjoy the rest of your evening and I truly hope each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas~!

Good night Ya’ll —– Thankx for stopping in~!

Coop – happy to be dancing with his beautiful wife Susan~
Sarah and Eddy
Caribbean Life ‘star’ Deanna and my Queen
Not a serious bone in the crowd~!
Although I kept trying~!
….and trying…….
Photog Stormy
Susan and Cooper
Ya had to be there to truly appreciate the beauty here……
(and here)
Pork Chop~!
Buck Island
Our view for dinner (Buck Island in the background)
Had to avoid this guy on the drive home
Our babies
Our baby’s babies (and one cute niece) <3
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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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