Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Time!

Hi everyone!

Happy Holidays!

11/21 & 11/22--Birthday weekend! Dad, Mom & Hillary's birthdays are all on the 21st and 22nd. It's so neat that they all "share" them together! We had a good time...we had a great family dinner themed "italian night". We made lasagna, grandma brought over spaghetti & meatballs and uncle donnie/aunt ramona brought salad & bread. we also had a birthday cake & ice cream! We enjoyed having visitors over...thank you Brother John and Addie, Jackie B., Phyllis & Lana running over for lunch during the, dad and hill all opened presents that evening.

Thanksgiving day....we had a huge feast at GiGi and Gramps house with uncle Donnie, aunt Ramona, Ross, Hannah, Hillary, Ryan, Breck, Claire & I, Les & Janice. It was wonderful and abundant in every area from full tummies to great new memories made. Mom is so weak that it's hard for her to get out, so we made plates and sent them back home for her and dad to eat. After lunch and visiting we went back to enjoy the rest of our Thanksgiving Day with mom and dad. Hillary and I put up the Christmas tree, decorated it, and displayed her "Santa" collection while mom and Claire took a nap. Dad, Ryan and Breck put up the lights on the fence in the front of their house. Everything looks so festive and ready for Christmas! After we decorated, mom was up from her nap and we brought her in so she could see the decorated tree and outside lights from their window...she smiled, so we know she loves it! :)

12/6/09---Christmas with Nana!
We had a great day in Stigler today. Nana banana and gpa Carl came over to have lunch with us and to celebrate Christmas with the family. We had Charlie's Chicken, hot cider like mom always made and then opened a few gifts. Mom was more alert today...I think she stayed awake a little longer to enjoy the family and Claire opening a few presents. She still took her afternoon nap. Then we all said our goodbyes and had to head home...we miss her and dad every time we walk out that door and have to drive away!

We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday season! We are continuously blessed daily by all the love, notes, calls, support & prayers that are lifted every moment!

Pray for mom tomorrow...12/7, she has her MRI appt. Thanks, love, and blessings to you and your family!
Love, The Forrester's


  1. How WEIRD. My (and my twin sister's) birthday is on the 21st and our brother's (who is six years younger) is on the 22nd! So we have our birthdays altogether too.

    We will be praying for the MRI! Keep us posted-

  2. Thanks for the update. We try to keep updated through Phyllis and Lana. Doreen and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Keep making those memories--they are what keep us going!! I am praying for good MRI results-always knowing that God is in control! Hope you and your family have a blessed holiday season.

    Linda Smith