Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Christmas to Remember

Many years ago at a Christmas party, the guests were asked to tell about their most memorable Christmas.  I volunteered to tell my story first.  While the others were scratching their heads trying to come up with something, I knew exactly which story I would tell.  It was the year I spent Christmas in the hospital.  The story even made the headlines of our local newspaper!

Christmas Eve, 1981, was celebrated at my in-laws and we got home about ten o'clock.  At around 1:00 am, the pain started.  We drove to the hospital, but by the time we reached the parking lot, the pain had stopped.  Back home we went.

At 3:00 am, the pain was back.  Only much worse.  So, back to the hospital we went.  The doctor arrived still dressed in his holiday suit and red bow tie.  We obviously interrupted his Christmas Eve festivities, but he was jovial, nonetheless.  He estimated we would deliver our baby by 6:00 that morning!

  •   Date:  December 25, 1981
  • Time:  6:18 am
  • Due Date:  December 8
  • Temperature Outside:  30 degrees below zero
  • Nurse and Doctor Predictions:  100 % boy
  • Weight:  8 pounds 10 ounces
  • Sex:  It's a ..........GIRL!!!
  • Name:  Julie Ann
Thirty years ago today, on a cold Christmas morning, our first child was born and what a wonderful gift she has been!


Happy 30th Birthday Julie!

xxoo,
Mom & Dad



Behind the scenes:
Scroll down to my playlist and select song number 2.



Look at that smile!


We haven't changed a bit.


Home Sweet Home on 3rd Avenue.

A sweet child.

Silver and gold decorations.  Silver braces and gold rimmed glasses. 

A queen of a daughter.

Two peas in a pod.

Fun times.

And now.....
The newest mommy on the block!

We love you and wish you were here!

Wishing each and every one of you a Merry Christmas!
xo, Vickie

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15 comments:

  1. What a great holiday gift :) happy bday Julie and merry xmas Auntie and uncle!

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  2. Wonderful pictorial! I don't even know you and I am sitting here weeping. :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. Ohhhhhhhh!!!!! That was SO sweet!!!!! Of course I am sitting here crying, and Jeremy is laughing at me. That was very nice, Mama. This daughter's birthday was never downplayed, even though it happened to fall on the biggest holiday of the year. :)

    Love you Mum and Dad!!!! :) Thank you for a wonderful 30 years.

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  4. What a wonderful Christmas present! My 'baby' girl will be 30 in Feb and we had our first Grandchild this year! It's been a wonderful year! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Oh how sweet ... I personally love the photo with Raggedy Anne. Happy Birthday Julie!!! We all love you!

    Merry Christmas Mom + Dad! ;0) We all miss you both!!!

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  6. This is so sweet~ a wonderful Christmas gift! Happy birthday to your lovely daughter!

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  7. What a wonderful Christmas story and one you will never forget. You have a beautiful family.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  8. A Beautiful Story! I hope you had a Very
    Merry Christmas. i dont think that any other Christmas you have though is going to beat that one!

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  9. Awww, what a special Christmas story! That one brought tears to my eyes.
    You were truly blessed with the best gift ever!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Julie!

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  10. such a lovely post, vickie:) hope you are enjoying your holidays!

    and lena arrived safe and sound, just in time to shar xmas with us:) thank you so much for sending her! and when the leftovers are gone, we will try the recipe with the rice--what a nice surprise:)

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  11. Hi Vickie,
    I loved reading the story of your most memorable Christmas and seeing the photos of your beautiful daughter as she grew up. By the way...you haven't aged a day...maybe it's all that exercise you getvacuuming your Christmas tree! Looking forward to catching up on your previous posts now that things have slowed down a bit. Have a wonderful belated Christmas with your family.
    Cheryl

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  12. Vicki,
    Wow, that was some "Christmas delivery"! That's one present that can never be topped! She's gorgeous and what a lovely family! Now she's given you a wonderful present, the sweetest little grandbaby! How fun!
    Girl, not doing pinterest, you don't know what you are missing!! If you ever want to, let me know and I'll invite you! It has the best stuff ever, photos, tips, diys, recipes, etc!
    Rebecca

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  13. Vicki,
    Wow, that was some "Christmas delivery"! That's one present that can never be topped! She's gorgeous and what a lovely family! Now she's given you a wonderful present, the sweetest little grandbaby! How fun!
    Girl, not doing pinterest, you don't know what you are missing!! If you ever want to, let me know and I'll invite you! It has the best stuff ever, photos, tips, diys, recipes, etc!
    Rebecca

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  14. Now that is one great story!
    Blessings to you this new year...
    Rene

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  15. That's a wonderful story! What a great present, too. :)

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