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Friday
Dec242004

Wishing You a Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas Eve and I'm just here to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or winter holiday of your choosing.

We'll be having a family Christmas Eve tonight at my folks with the entire Rohde clan. In fact, it was on Christmas eve 6 years ago that I proposed to my (now) wife Gail in a sneak attack. That might make for an interesting weblog post someday, eh? ;-)

Tomorrow, we host Christmas brunch here at the Rohde residence. I think Gail has something egg-stacular planned, along with home-made bread and freshly ground coffee (that's my department). We'll then open gifts with Gail's mom and our good friends Randy. Kathy & Molly.

In the evening we head to Gail's aunt's place for Ham, jello-encased Pineapple slices and the best doggone Christmas cookies anywhere. Aunt Darlene doesn't skimp on the butter or sugar, and man, can I tell the difference! I fear I'll be doing a week on Phase 1 of South Beach after this wonderful weekend of food and treats.

Beyond these gatherings, the rest of the weekend is going to be a time of relaxation and renewal with family. After the busy preparation for Christmas, some decompression time will be quite nice.

I wish all of you a joyous time with family and friends and some down time to reflect and appreciate what you have. This is a great time to remember blessings.

So, until next week, warm greetings and a festive weekend to you all! :-)

Reader Comments (2)

You made me hungry just reading your post.

Happy Kawazahanakaristmas! ;)
December 25, 2004 | Unregistered Commentermashby
Ah Christmas thoughts. Wow It's been 6 years since you proposed. It seems like just a few years
December 27, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

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