It Was Perfect

@just4him (132006)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 24, 2017 9:37pm CST
There were more and less than expected for dinner tonight, which was at 8 by the time everyone showed up. My daughter didn't stay for dinner, neither did her son, my son-in-law didn't come, which was probably a good thing, as my older son and him - well there would have been an issue. Which was avoided. The surprise for me was my youngest son's son, showed up for dinner, so that was the more I wasn't expecting. For dinner there was my older and younger son, my older son's girlfriend, and my grandson and me. Plus my daughter and her son that didn't stay for dinner. As you can see from the picture, my kids and grandkids tower over me. I didn't realize how much until I looked at that picture. Left to right in the picture - Aaron - older son, Jonathon, grandson, his father Edgar - Younger son, Jayten - grandson, and Shiloh his mother. And me in front - the really short person in the picture. I will add other pictures in comments. It was a very good night. I couldn't have asked for better. It truly was the best Christmas and Christmas present I've had in a very long time. All my kids together, even if my daughter didn't stay. And everyone liked their presents. I got a couple very nice presents as well. It was perfect. Now, I need to clean up the living room, and get those dishes in the dishwasher, and the food put away. Then I'm going to bed, as I need to be up early tomorrow to get more mashed potatoes made and take over to my brother's for Christmas there. Merry Christmas, and I hope your day is just as Merry and Bright as mine was tonight. Thanks for reading.
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@rebelann (43527)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Dec
Yep, happens all the time, mom's are the shortest in the shots. My mom always was too. Merry Christmas
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
I knew I was short, and I know how tall I am, but didn't realize how much they towered over me until I saw the pictures.
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@rebelann (43527)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Dec
Sometimes it takes a photo to show us what other may see on the outside @just4him just remember you're so much bigger on the inside.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
@rebelann That's so sweet of you to say. Thank you.
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@TRBRocks420 (85607)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Dec
Merry Christmas and glad it was a good one.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you as well.
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@andriaperry (63264)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Dec
I feel how happy you are in thee words, I am glad about that! Merry Christmas!
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you as well.
@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
25 Dec
That is nice Valerie. We are near the end of Christmas Day here, and had a lovely family Christmas lunch with my husband and I, our son and his partner and our sister-in-law and nephew. Our son hadn't seen his cousin for years and years.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas.
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@Meramar (2730)
25 Dec
The best present for Christmas is to stay with the family and that all of them are enjoying a very great health. Merry Christmas to you and all mylotters here.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Thank you. I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas as well.
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@Meramar (2730)
25 Dec
@just4him Yes, I do. Thank you. Part of my family came on holidays, as they are living far away (three hours by plane). So we share a nice time together.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
@Meramar That's wonderful!
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@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
25 Dec
Wonderful family you have.one to be proud of
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Thank you. Merry Christmas.
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@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
26 Dec
@just4him same to you.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
@snowy22315 (55845)
• United States
25 Dec
I am so happy it all worked out..! I plan on having a good day with my son tomorrow..even if he insisted on bringing someone, I would rather not have here..oh well.it will be fine!1
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Yes, it will. Merry Christmas.
@Daelii (6379)
• United States
25 Dec
I am so happy that it turned out to be a great visit with everyone! Its awful when families can't get together for holidays and I'm glad you were able to have them all together tonight! ps! I can't tell for sure by the picture, but I think you have the dish set I've been collecting pieces for! It made me giggle!
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Maybe this will be clearer for you. Merry Christmas. I took this picture before everyone arrived.
@shivamani10 (11170)
• Hyderabad, India
25 Dec
Wish you happy Christmas. A nice gathering. The picture is very nice. I think you are the first from left. Am I right?
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
I'm the short one in front. Merry Christmas.
@JudyEv (140812)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Dec
I don't wish to sound rude but I thought you were sitting down! I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
I do look like I am, but no, I wasn't sitting down.
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@JudyEv (140812)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Dec
@just4him Good things come in small parcels!
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
@JudyEv Thank you. I know I feel tall, most of the time, but I know I'm short.
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@DianneN (91119)
• United States
25 Dec
I am the tiny one in our family, too, compared to everyone else. lol It's wonderful that you had such a terrific time.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
Thank you. It was great and Christmas at my brother's was too. It's tough being short isn't it?
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@DianneN (91119)
• United States
26 Dec
@just4him I'm not short unless I'm standing next to tall people. Happy to hear you had two wonderful days!
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
@DianneN Thank you. That'll do it.
@Shavkat (66783)
• Philippines
25 Dec
I can see a happy family here. Merry Christmas, my friend!
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Thank you. I hope you had a Merry Christmas too.
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@Shavkat (66783)
• Philippines
26 Dec
@just4him I did, my friend. Thank you.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
@Courtlynn (54967)
• United States
25 Dec
Aw sorry they didn't stay but I get it and am just glad they showed up at all for you. Very nice picture but yes noticed the height difference immediately lol
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
I knew I was short, I just didn't realize how much they towered over me until l saw that picture. She and Jayten were still there for quite a while.
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@Courtlynn (54967)
• United States
25 Dec
@just4him I'm glad they were.
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• United States
25 Dec
Glad to hear you all had a wonderful Christmas. :) Merry christmas.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you as well.
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• United States
26 Dec
@just4him Thank you :)
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@Tampa_girl7 (27396)
• United States
27 Dec
You've got a great looking family.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Dec
Thank you.
@kobesbuddy (59158)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Dec
What a beautiful turn-out, Valerie! You have a lovely family, that's for sure:) God is good!
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Dec
Thank you. It was the best Christmas present I could have gotten to have all my children together like that. Yes, this was God's Christmas present to me.
• Philippines
26 Dec
merry christmas and advance happy new year to your family, Christmas is the time to just show how important our family to us. a time of showing our love to them.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Dec
Thank you. Yes, it is.
@marlina (80439)
• Canada
26 Dec
So glad that your Christmas dinner was perfect time with family.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
Thank you. I couldn't have asked for a better time with my kids.
@GardenGerty (105224)
• United States
26 Dec
You are a teeny one in this picture. Merry Christmas.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec
Yes, I am. My brother and I compared height today. He's the shortest in my family, but he's clinging to the hope he's taller than me. (He's not, but it is close.)
@saritflor (4131)
• Israel
25 Dec
That's what is most lovely about holidays all are gathering together, glad you guys had a blast:)
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Dec
We did, thank you.