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Planning Christmas

By Bob & Linda Caffee
Posted Nov 30th 2009 1:30AM

Last year was an odd year for us as our youngest daughter was over in Iraq for Thanksgiving and Christmas.   We are a pretty close family and this was sure a little different for us.   This year though she will not deploy till after the first of the year.   We have planned a very different Christmas for us this year.   We always have stockings for each member or the family that magically becomes full on Christmas morning that we all enjoy but this year there will be no gifts exchanged.   We have instead decided to create memories based on each person’s likes.   Each person will plan an event based on what they would normally spend.   Our oldest daughter is a hockey fan so she has purchased tickets to go watch the Blue’s play.   For her day we will be visiting the Budweiser brewery which is free and then having a picnic supper and then on to the Hockey Game where each of us will be responsible for any drinks or souvenirs we might want.   Our youngest daughter is planning a supper at the house and then an hour at a Message Envy location; Bob and I are taking everyone to see the Broadway play Chicago and then dinner at the Melting Pot.   My sister likes to Scrapbook so she has a dinner planned at the house and then a relaxing evening of learning to make an awesome scrapbook and some very cool ideas on how to decorate it.   Bob has plans of highlighting our recent Richard Petty Driving Experience.   I believe in years to come we will remember and enjoy this Christmas as one of the best we have ever had.


Bob & Linda Caffee
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8 Comments

  • - December 1, 2009
    Jan and Denny-=|=-What a terrific idea! Most of us are truly blessed with most of our necessity-type material wants. So we don't NEED more of those kinds of gifts. So time spent together is THE perfect gift for the family. You will definitely have the best Christmas ever. Enjoy!!
  • - December 1, 2009
    Jan and Denny-=|=-What a terrific idea! Most of us are truly blessed with most of our necessity-type material wants. So we don't NEED more of those kinds of gifts. So time spent together is THE perfect gift for the family. You will definitely have the best Christmas ever. Enjoy!!
  • - December 1, 2009
    Linda-=|=-I am hoping that we can continue this tradition as I think we will really have a blast with it. If you give it a try let me know how it works for you.
  • - December 1, 2009
    Linda-=|=-I am hoping that we can continue this tradition as I think we will really have a blast with it. If you give it a try let me know how it works for you.
  • - December 5, 2009
    Lisa-=|=-Right on! I gotta tell my daughter about this, because she says she hates the greed that surrounds the holiday, and i never know what to get for my sons because they buy what they want for themselves.
  • - December 5, 2009
    Lisa-=|=-Right on! I gotta tell my daughter about this, because she says she hates the greed that surrounds the holiday, and i never know what to get for my sons because they buy what they want for themselves.
  • - December 5, 2009
    Linda-=|=-Lisa, You will have to let me know how this idea turns out if you give this a try. I will also post on how this idea works our for our family.
  • - December 5, 2009
    Linda-=|=-Lisa, You will have to let me know how this idea turns out if you give this a try. I will also post on how this idea works our for our family.

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