Time For Fun With Friends!
Traditions are essential and going to the Santa Ana Elks Christmas Ball is essential! Come join the fun! We are indeed blessed to have such great friends!
As we arrived Wally was so into the spirit he was whistling up a storm
The Whistling Boy, Frank Duveneck (1872)
Iris and Sue catching up on the latest
Paul showing off his new vest thanks to dear friend Karen Graham
Karen even made the tie! Paul is a walking work of art!
Nice table decorations
Remember the Reason For The Season....
Lighting the Hanukkah Menorah (also known as a Hanukkiyah) is one of the most important parts of celebrating the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. This ritual has been observed since the destruction of the Temple in commemoration of the miracle of the Hanukkah lights. One menorah is usually lit for the entire family, though sometimes children like to have their own menorahs to light during the holiday.
The Hanukkah menorah is usually lit after nightfall, when stars appear in the sky. Originally the menorah was then placed outside a home to the left of the doorpost, thereby positioning it opposite the mezuzah on the right. But today the lit menorah is more commonly placed in or near a window. Both options are fine since the most important thing is that passersby are able to see the lit menorah and be reminded of the Hanukkah miracle.
Love birds in action!
Our groups answer to Agent -007
Shaken, not stirred
Mid party we got text from our kids....
Nice to have our kids like each other so much!
To the dance floor
We knows how to move
Time out to cool down
One word.. Wet and cold!
Wally and Ghislene hit the floor
Our gang brightens up the place
Our sound-level indicator is working
A Prayer for Christmas Morning by Robert Louis Stevenson
The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will.
Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.
Close the doors of hate and open the doors of love all over the world?
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil, by the blessing that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus? sake.
Simply miles of smiles
"Wait right there... We have to dance to this song!"
It must be a special song!
Dapper Paul & Sue
Bob is beginning to cool off now... Coat is gone
"It's a new Japanese camera! Press the button and it goes crick"
Wally gives lessons in camera operation
"You are on Candid Camera"
What are these two up to???
Conversations are continuous amongst good friends
"Leon is dancing too fast for me!"
Donna and Bob demonstrate the proper way to do the Hokey-Pokey
"Thank you... He has slowed down... Needs more food!"
Providing adult supervision a minute at a time
Dashing figure.... Oops! Make that Dancer figure
Bob could also preach this evening with his shawl
We know what you are up to.... We think?
"P-s-s-s-s-t Wally, shall I do it??"
"I am watching you!"
The band plays on