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Christmas Memories

Fair Warning:  This post will not interest 99% of the people who click on it.  It's mainly for me to remember, and for the grandparents in Texas.  It has nothing to do with spina bifida.

Josie--Celebrated her 6th birthday!  Breakfast with Nana and Pa.  Elementary Christmas Sing.  Dinner at JCWs with the Rileys.  Thanksgiving Point lights.  Loved her Brave bow and arrow, red wig, make-up, 12 pack of Fresca, and fur vest.

Josie lost her first two teeth in one night.  Oh man!

Christmas Parties--Grandma Killpack's party, Grandma Peterson's party, Ward Party, Adult-only Rindy party.  We were so sad to miss our party with old neighborhood friends.  Darn sick kids.  

Rindlisbacher Party/Talent Show

Christmas Eve--The most magical night of the year!

The beautiful angel declaring tidings of great joy. And the beautiful narrator.   

The shepherd, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

The Wisewoman sprawled in agony because she was not Mary or the angel.

Davey usurped the role of Baby Jesus.

Why?  WHY?

Christmas Day--Up at 7:00.  After opening presents, we went to Nana and Pa's house.  Played with Megan, John, Annie and Ben.

Kate's Camcorder.

Josie's favorite gift.  She looked like the Joker by the end of the day.

Davey taking inventory in his new chair.


  1. Love it! I'm glad you had a great Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love it! I'm glad you had a great Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  3. LOVE!!! You captured so many great moments on camera. Fun!! And I love all the faces of Josie. Love that girl.

  4. Fun pics and stories! My Sara had a similar meltdown when she had to pick a wise man or sheep nativity hand puppet...not enough Mary's and angels to go around :)

  5. I LOVE that picture of Josie as a wise woman! Oh I miss seeing her each week. And I laughed so hard when Matt asked Josie if she wanted Maggie to pull her tooth out--that is exactly what I expect him to say in situations like that. Glad you had such a fun December.

  6. MIllie, I love seeing these snaps of your family's life...and in a way this is about Spina Bifida because it points out that yes, you have the disability but you also have LIFE as a family, and all the normal joys and emotions that brings. Thanks for interested me 100 percent as well!

  7. Thank you for sharing your sweet family with all of us. I stalk you just a little because I love your Mom and Dad so much and your Mom spoke often of you and your family. I feel like I know you just a little...Helen Robinson


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