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.
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
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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 visit the Old Ranch Santa 12/9/2012
The tree is finally up... Well into the sky!
So many lights it heats up the living room