Liles' Family Christmas 2012

"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling." -- Edna Ferber (Roast Beef Medium)

Christmas Is Our Favorite Time Of The Year

The news gets better all the time! Jon and Sarah are coming for Christmas and we are now connected to Amy & Joe Liles which makes us very happy.

The year has been pretty good eventhough we lost Sarge. We have a load of plans for Christmas and looking forward to a great season. See the best of 2012 for a quick summary.

Christmas 2012

Nov 30 - Santa Ana Elks Christmas Tree Lane Preview (Pin Collection)

Dec 1 - Nightlighters Christmas Formal Summary - ( See Details )

Dec 2 - Los Alamitos Home Tour & Sunday Fun

Dec 3 - Jon/Sarah Preparations

Dec 4 - Huntington Library & Gardens Summary - ( See Details )

Dec 5 - Robin's Birthday (Disneyland) & Manhattan Transfer Concert

Dec 6 - Golf And Khoury's Summary ( See The Details )

Dec 7 - Golf And Santa Ana Elks Dancing ( See The Details )

Dec 8 - Jon and Sarah Arrive And Off To Panda Palace For Lunch

Dec 8 - Church Concert & The Encore Dinner Theater

Dec 9 - ORCC Kids Christmas With Amy & Joe, Sarah & Jon, Lisa & Pete

Dec 9 - The Christmas Carol At South Coast Repertory

Dec 9 - Dinner Dancing At Old Ranch With Family And Friends

Dec 10 - Temecula Wine Tasting, Visit To Great Grandma Feltz, & The Mission Inn

Dec 11 - Disneyland with Sarah and Jon

Dec 12 - Golf With Jon, Naples Walk & Gladstones

Dec 13 - Jon & Sarah On Their Own In Oceanside - We Go Dancing

Dec 14 - Golf & Toppers Mistletoe Ball

Dec 15 - The Annual Candlelight Christmas Play

Dec 16 - Corean Kalb, The Nutcracker, & Paul's Birthday & Dinner At Preveza

Dec 17 - Roger's Gardens, Royal Khyber & The Aquarium Of The Pacific

Dec 18 - Kids Depart, Shopping, Movie, Happy Hour

Dec 19 - Golf With James & Bunnaford Plus Happy Hour

Dec 20 - Golf With Herbie, Khoury's, Irish Tenors At Cerritos

Dec 21 - Golf And The Elks For Dancing

Dec 22 - Seasons 52 & The Adams Family OCPAC & Garden Grove Elks

Dec 23 - Church, Newport Elks, and Happy Hour at ORCC

Dec 24 - Disneyland & Catal, Church & Vicky's

Dec 25 - Panda Palace and Christmas Dinner

Dec 26/27 - North To Saratoga & Stockton & The Oscar's Retirement Party

Dec 28 - Golf and Dancing... Duh!!

Dec 29 - It's Raining???? Time To Go Dancing At The Elks

Dec 30 - Church, newport Harbor Elks, and Happy Hour at Old Ranch

Dec 31 - Long Beach Marriott

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Remember What Christmas Is All About

It's that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of "Merry Christmas" to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?

For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don't have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmastime when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some.

Yet, Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. You see, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.

God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child.

Grandsons Charlie and Alex 2012
Grandsons Charlie and Alex visit the Old Ranch Santa 12/9/2012

Christmas Tree 2012
The tree is finally up... Well into the sky!

Christmas Tree 2012
So many lights it heats up the living room

Just us!