Saturday, December 27, 2008

I Blinked. . . and Christmas was OVER!

The older I get, the faster the calendar pages turn! Here I go again. . . saying that I can't believe how much time has gone by since I last posted! I had great plans to post lots of pictures of Christmas decorations and the like, but the truth is that the past month was a whirlwind of filling orders before the USPS deadline on Dec. 20th. Throw in all the church and family activities, plus only 3 days to do ALL my Christmas shopping, it was bound to happen. Christmas Eve I started feeling a little strange - you know, the chills, ver-r-r-y tired, scratchy throat. Christmas Day was not quite as bad, but I knew I was going down for the count by the morning after. I spent the day in my jammies and went back to bed for a good 3-hr. nap, then napped again in my recliner. Today brought a little more energy but still a very sore throat and swollen glands. My sweet daughter-in-law made me a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup - just what the doctor ordered! I hate being sick, so I hope I'll be back in the groove by Monday.

Here are a few pictures of the Yoak clan. We were very blessed to have our immediate family all together on Christmas Day, with the exclusion of Mom who was home fighting a bad cough and cold. We think of the friends and family whom we've lost in the past year and miss their presence - Mom (Virgie) Yoak, brother-in-law Dick Summers, cousins Shirley Barnette, John Flood, and Jack Boone, friends Bob Hall, Phil Lowe, and Chris Cole. You all touched our lives in your own special way. Mostly I am thankful for the hope of salvation through knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. He truly is the reason for the season.

The Yoak Family Picture, Christmas 2008

Brian & Randa Yoak
Sammy (7) ~ Ryan (9) ~ Randy (5)

Steve & Melissa Yoak
Kaylee (19 mos.) and Natalie (3)

Keith & Sarah Yoak

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