Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Christmas Gathering.......

Our Christmas Tree as Seen From Our Front Porch
 Grandson Canyon came a'callin' yesterday and he spent the day with us.  Grandkids are great---they keep you awake and make you attempt to stay one step ahead of impossible feat.  Ha.

Canyon Watches Intently as Lucinda Deftly Manipulates the Jenga Stack
We played games like Old Maid, Jenga!, Chinese checkers and chess.  OK, OK---at six years old Canyon was not exactly able to fully grasp the game, but he did make progress in learning about the names of the pieces and how they move.


Grandpa ClintWhat is this piece called?
Canyon:  A pawn
Grandpa ClintHow many pawns are there on each side?
Canyon:  Eight
Grandpa ClintWhat is this piece called?
Canyon:  A rook
Grandpa ClintHow many rooks does each side have?
Canyon:  Two
Grandpa ClintAnd what is this piece called?
Canyon:  The queen
Grandpa ClintThe queen  is the most powerful piece on the board
Canyon:  (Pause)  Grandpa.....why is a woman the most powerful piece?
Grandpa ClintYou'll find out as you get older.......

Canyon Enjoys Making Grandpa Look Stupid.  Ha.

A Living Room Shot (Jesus and Bartemaeus)
We had a blast.  And yesterday evening, the rest of the family showed up for dinner and more games.  Cindy fixed lasagna, salad and garlic bread.  We had a nice chianti with din-din.  Then, I was paralyzed after eating Cindy's lemonade ice box pie with graham cracker crust.  Tracy was just a immobile as I.  It was a wonderful pre-Christmas celebration.
Our Dining Room Decorated

Our Front Door After dark


  1. I enjoyed reliving yesterday through your blog. We sure had a wonderful day and evening being with family. My goodness, I think we all ate too much but it was sure delicious! It was fun getting creative with the lit-up Rudolph noses that my sister Patti brought. :-D BTW, Patti, the applesauce cake was delicious the early am with coffee! I was amazed at how much fun we had with those games. Merry Christmas!

  2. I wish you a Merry Christmas for you and Cindy!!
    Hugs and blessing!!

  3. Clint, I'm sure Canyon will appreciate your good humor as he matures. We all need those bright spots in our lives and you are certainly one in his. Christmas blessings to you, Cindy and the whole family.

  4. May joy and happiness snow on you and may Santa be extra good to you! Merry Christmas!

  5. beautiful, blue tree! i like it! and i do like your holiday garb (sure it was for the grandson...) :)

    merry christmas to you and cindy!

  6. A wonderful post Clint, loved the conversation with your grandson. He do have a point don't you think?

    Happy Christmas.

  7. Looks like you had fun! Love the red nosed Clint.

  8. May you all have a very Merry Christmas.

  9. Merry Christmas... what a wonderful time! ... Are you going to have room for Christmas dinner??

  10. Sounds like a perfectly wonderful day. Liked the chess lesson--well done.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  11. Wonderful family Christmas. Great post.

  12. Merry Christmas Eve ...your home is beautiful...and I agree those grandkids are the best! What a glorious day you have had .... Merry Christmas from the "queen" of this house ... LOL

  13. Sounds if you had a lot of fun :-))

    Dear Clint, I wish you and your family a peaceful christmas time. Have fun and enjoy the jammy food, made by your beautiful wife.

    Greetings with love

    Feliz navidad

  14. Blessings, love, and peace to you and your family {pets included} this Christmas. ♥... Kerrie

  15. Sounds like loads of fun! So glad you guys had some beautiful, quality time to share!
    Many blessings throughout this Holiday Season!

  16. interesting blog! Merry Christmas to u and all ur family!

  17. Merry Christmas Clint & Cindy! May you be blessed with His presence this year. God bless!

  18. I just dropped in Clint to wish you, Cindy and family a Merry Christmas and to let you know how much I enjoy reading your posts. May our Lord continue to shine through you and your blog ministry. God bless, Lloyd

  19. I wisch you and your family a happy Christmas and all the best for 2012.
    Many greetings from Germany ♥

  20. Love taking a peek into your holiday!
    Hope you and Cindy had a wonderful Christmas!
    xo, misha

    p.s. love the Canyon decorates...YOU :)

  21. LOL I love your grandson's comment and your response!

    It's awesome to see you having so much fun with your grandchildren, they sure have a way of making a person's heart dance!

    Wishing you and Cindy a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

  22. Hi Clint,
    Oh!! Those pictures indeed, look like lots of fun. It's really great to spend Christmas with dear family. Your family looks lovely!!
    I am glad you all have a great time on the Holidays. Happy New Year to all of you, Clint!!
    God may bless you all!!
    Poet Starry Dawn.

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