Tuesday, December 25, 2007

All Wrapped Up!


OK, I am waving the white flag! I have surrendered and agreed to allow my best friend, Lisa, to edit my blog entries from now on. I just couldn't take any more complaints about my spelling and grammar. So hopefully from now on my blog is going to be an easy read. OK with that out of the way lets talk about the fun stuff!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I know my Christmas was a blast. I stayed up the night before wrapping gifts and making a necklace for my mom to use to clip to her school badge. So waking up at 9:00am was not enjoyable. I did get to come down to the usual Ford Family Christmas breakfast; scrambled eggs, toast, grits, and bacon. So my stomach was thanking me for crawling out of bed so early. I must say, I got great gifts from all my family members and relatives. But the thing I enjoyed most was listening to all the stories my relatives were telling. Especially my Uncle Billy. I think everyone has a Uncle Billy in the family. The wild one or the one that steals the conversation. But my Uncle Billy is great. This man has lived a crazy life. He was a Vietnam vet. He loves to play cards. The stories he tells of course may be a little stretched, but for the most part are true. Sometimes I wish I could have a life with that many stories to tell. He has really lived and been everywhere and known everyone. I wish someone could do a book on this man. But it is always enjoyable when he comes over and starts telling tales of the past from working in the coal mines in Kentucky or playing cards in Vegas. Everyone is on the edge of their seats listening and laughing.

Also just hearing tales of my mom, aunt, father, uncle, and brother-n-law was cracking me up. Just remembering all the games we played as a kid like Mother May I and Red Light Green Light just made me smile. Also it is kind of sad to think kids now a days don't do any of those fun things outside. They are to busy inside with their Wii or XBox. Now not to say I don't enjoy some good Wii or Xbox time but I wouldn't trade those memories of playing outdoors with my sisters and kids from the neighborhood for anything. Those are the tales I will be telling my kids one day.

Just remembering how much trouble or adventures me and my sisters got in to was a blast. Also listening to Joe, my brother-in-law, talk about the stuff his older siblings did to him brought back memories of what my sister Susan would do to me. The one moment that will always stick in my head is the vacuum incident. It was a lovely Sunday night and I was watching TV in the play room and Susan was busy vacuuming the room. It was loud so I just kept turning up the television so I could hear it better. Well quickly I realized this was annoying my sister very badly. So I just started to turn it up just to make her mad. This was a bad idea. She took that vacuum and with it running stuck it right on top of my head. Left a bald spot on my head for awhile. And let it be known my sister never got in trouble for this incident! Good Times!

But I must say the whole day was a great day. I had good food, great conversation, and made memories to last!


P.S. the photos are of my Christmas Tree, ceramic Christmas Tree from childhood that we just rediscovered, my oldest sister Lisa and her husband Mike, the whole gang, and my awesome aunt and uncle!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

All Wrapped Up!



OK, I am waving the white flag! I have surrendered and agreed to allow my best friend, Lisa, to edit my blog entries from now on. I just couldn't take any more complaints about my spelling and grammar. So hopefully from now on my blog is going to be an easy read. OK with that out of the way lets talk about the fun stuff!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I know my Christmas was a blast. I stayed up the night before wrapping gifts and making a necklace for my mom to use to clip to her school badge. So waking up at 9:00am was not enjoyable. I did get to come down to the usual Ford Family Christmas breakfast; scrambled eggs, toast, grits, and bacon. So my stomach was thanking me for crawling out of bed so early. I must say, I got great gifts from all my family members and relatives. But the thing I enjoyed most was listening to all the stories my relatives were telling. Especially my Uncle Billy. I think everyone has a Uncle Billy in the family. The wild one or the one that steals the conversation. But my Uncle Billy is great. This man has lived a crazy life. He was a Vietnam vet. He loves to play cards. The stories he tells of course may be a little stretched, but for the most part are true. Sometimes I wish I could have a life with that many stories to tell. He has really lived and been everywhere and known everyone. I wish someone could do a book on this man. But it is always enjoyable when he comes over and starts telling tales of the past from working in the coal mines in Kentucky or playing cards in Vegas. Everyone is on the edge of their seats listening and laughing.

Also just hearing tales of my mom, aunt, father, uncle, and brother-n-law was cracking me up. Just remembering all the games we played as a kid like Mother May I and Red Light Green Light just made me smile. Also it is kind of sad to think kids now a days don't do any of those fun things outside. They are to busy inside with their Wii or XBox. Now not to say I don't enjoy some good Wii or Xbox time but I wouldn't trade those memories of playing outdoors with my sisters and kids from the neighborhood for anything. Those are the tales I will be telling my kids one day.

Just remembering how much trouble or adventures me and my sisters got in to was a blast. Also listening to Joe, my brother-in-law, talk about the stuff his older siblings did to him brought back memories of what my sister Susan would do to me. The one moment that will always stick in my head is the vacuum incident. It was a lovely Sunday night and I was watching TV in the play room and Susan was busy vacuuming the room. It was loud so I just kept turning up the television so I could hear it better. Well quickly I realized this was annoying my sister very badly. So I just started to turn it up just to make her mad. This was a bad idea. She took that vacuum and with it running stuck it right on top of my head. Left a bald spot on my head for awhile. And let it be known my sister never got in trouble for this incident! Good Times!

But I must say the whole day was a great day. I had good food, great conversation, and made memories to last!


P.S. the photos are of my Christmas Tree, ceramic Christmas Tree from childhood that we just rediscovered, my oldest sister Lisa and her husband Mike, the whole gang, and my awesome aunt and uncle!

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