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Mimi attended a very special brunch hosted by Miss Pam who took Mimi's place teaching when I retired. Now she's also taken my place hosting the East/West Christmas Brunch. Thank you so much, Pam, for hosting such a beautiful brunch ~ the food was fabulous and your home was beyond beautiful!
Searching for your "little" red bags which contained your "big" Christmas gifts from Mimi and Granddaddy
While ya'll searched, Mimi enjoyed a cup of coffee from her new Christmas gift.
Thanks, kids, this is something Mimi will defiinitely use daily!
Hope they come in handy this summer!
Quickly after these gifts were opened, Mimi and Granddaddy dashed upstairs to make our traditional Christmas morning breakfast of eggs, biscuits, bacon, sausage, gravy and fruit. Then quick showers and we were off to church. Because Christmas was on Sunday we changed our normal Christmas morning breakfast with the cousins to Christmas Lunch after church. That way we could all truly celebrate the real reason for this glorious season where it was meant to be celebrated.
We arrived just a little late and since we needed a whole center pew . . . here we marched, new American Girl babies and all, right up to the 2nd pew from the front. You girls were all perfect little angels sitting so quietly with your babies sitting in your laps listening to every word the preacher said. After church as Mimi was hurrying to get lunch on the table, Cybie grabbed me around the legs and said, "Mimi, I know why we have Christmas. It's because God gave us Jesus on Christmas." Yes, sweet children, may you never forget this wonderful truth!!