Saturday, December 24, 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

After having Thanksgiving dinner in St. Louis with the Mike Nevarez Family and Pedro Moreno from our crew and 4 missionaries, we spent the rest of the weekend at Michelle and Kevin's in Indiana enjoying the wonderful autumn weather. Of course I forgot to take photos, but it was wonderful!
The fist of December Darryl and I drove over to Belleville, Illinois for their Christmas on the Square Celebration.

Belleville is a town of German immigrants and the Christmas square is called the Christkindlmarket.

It's full of surprises!

The Market entrance.

We visited with a couple of reindeer...

The following weekend we met my brother John and sisters Michelle, Patty and Sandy in Branson, MO for an early 60th Birthday celebration for me. 
On the way to Branson, Darryl and I stopped at the Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, Missouri, the Grandaddy of all Outdoor Stores, to have a look around. 
Santa was there, of course,

 Darryl found his "Ultimate Dream" buck...

We hope these aren't Santa's deer...

They had a Cajun Christmas display complete with live alligators.

 While in Branson we took in a couple of shows, played games, ate great food and just enjoyed each other's company. Of course, they left us a little surprise. The first night when we went to bed we found it full of confetti!

 Sunday Brunch with the family!

What a wonderful way to celebrate 60 years. With the people who know me the best and who I love the most!
 We were missing Chuck and David, so I'm hoping they can make it to the next one!
I love my family. Thank you for making this a wonderful Birthday!

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