Ok, lets start with Christmas Eve... Since we were having a dinner party in the evening I needed to clean the house and get it ready for company. I finished making the desserts the night before, so at least I had that going for me. My phone rang in the morning at about 8:30, but I decided not to answer so I could sleep a little while longer. Later on I listened to the message and it was my Dad telling me that my 85 year old Grandmother was in the hospital and going to be transferred to Port Huron hospital (a much bigger hospital than the one in the small town she lives in.) I jumped in the shower and tried to get ready quickly. As soon as I was out of the shower the phone rang again. This time it was the company I was expecting in the evening. The flu was going around their family so only 2 people were coming instead of 8. We missed them. We had enough food to feed a small army, so luckily it was great food. I got ready and drove to the hospital to be with my family. AC was a real trooper. He cleaned the entire house and got everything ready. His brother, Amit, was a huge help also. Thanks!
My Grandma... She went to sleep on Sunday night and woke up with chest pain. She called her neighbor who took her to the hospital and phoned my Dad at 3 am. It can never be good if the phone is ringing in the middle of the night. I got to the hospital at 12:30 and found out what was going on. The doctors found that she has gallstones. She described the pain as starting in the middle of her chest and traveling around to her right side of her back. She is very weak and tired. She always tells me how lucky she is and how thankful she is that she is healthy and can live by herself. My Grandma is a wonderful women. I got home on Christmas Eve at 6:20. The party started at 6:30. AC and his family are such a huge help. I am lucky to have them as my family. Entertaining is so exhausting! There was only 11 adults and 3 kids, but man were we tired! The food was awesome and everybody had a good time.
My sister Ashley stopped by with her boyfriend for a late dinner. She was born on Christmas Eve and turned 17 this year. I want so much for my sisters. I really hope and pray that they go to school and live at the college. Hopefully here in Michigan. I just want them to be happy and successful in life. I will help them in any way that I can.
AC and I opened our gifts to each other on Christmas Eve. He is such a great guy. I had asked for slippers and he couldn't decide so I got 3 pair. I also wanted a black leather checkbook cover and I got 3 of those:) I also got a huge 15 inch digital photo frame. I had seen it at Costco and really liked it, but said it was too much. He also got me a robe, pajamas, 3 sweaters, earrings & bracelet, pants, and fuzzy comfy socks. He got clothes and cologne.
This is how we decided to display our Christmas cards and the only real decorations we put out. I bought the 2 trees at Target and was going to put them outside, but liked them inside better. (Especially since we didn't put a tree up.)
I spoke to my Dad this evening and my Grandma is going to have this procedure called ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) tomorrow sometime. AC and I will go to the hospital tomorrow to see her.
Today we saw my sisters and exchanged gifts with them. AC and his brothers went to see a movie tonight. We have had a good Christmas and are blessed to have our families. Hopefully Grandma makes out good tomorrow and goes home soon.I finally used the self timer on my camera and got this picture of all of us. (From the left: Me, AC, Emily, Howard (A & E's Dad), Ashley, Tim (Ashley's boyfriend), and Phil (Emily's Boyfriend.)
Hope you have a happy and safe Holiday!