Floyd and Martha Payton had a wonderful Christmas weekend with grandson Eric Payton from San Diego, Calif., Brad and Virginia Payton from Keller and Regina Payton from Victoria. Martha reports, “We attended the Christmas Candlelight Service at Tira Methodist Church on Saturday evening — a very uplifting service. We exchanged presents and had Christmas dinner on Sunday. Of course, we had to dig out old pictures from the early 1900s and forward. All returned home on Monday safe and sound.”
Linda Andrasko came to visit her sister, Sandra Wester, Friday afternoon. Saturday morning they went to McKinney to spend the Christmas weekend with Karyn and Steve Horne and Kelly Lawrence. That night Steve and Karyn cooked a delicious meal. Steve's uncle, Jim Horne, joined them for dinner, visiting and opening gifts. On Sunday morning they all checked out what Santa had brought everyone. Jim came back over to open his Santa gifts and he, Steve, and Karyn went to Denison for Christmas with Steve's family. Sandra, Linda and Kelly enjoyed a lazy day and watched a movie. On Monday they went shopping at the Allen Outlet and enjoyed a late lunch at Uncle Julio's. Sandra and Linda returned to Tira Tuesday afternoon.
Tommy and Patti Wiebold traveled to Tommy's sister's home in Waxahachie on Christmas Eve to celebrate with them. In attendance were Tommy and Patti Wiebold, Cindy and Mike Findley, Megann Findley, and Paula Findley and her two children, Jordan and Coen, and Mike Wiebold and his wife, Terry, and their kids, Bethany, Toni, Cecile and Mikala. Patti says that they had plenty to eat, including brisket tacos, tamales, all kinds of sandwiches, guacamole dip, boiled shrimp, and blackberry and peach cobbler for dessert. After dinner, they all opened presents. Tommy and Patti returned home late Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, Tommy's brother Mike and his son-in-law Jason came to Tommy and Patti's house where the guys took off for some hunting at their deer lease. Patti stayed behind and enjoyed sleeping in and watching some good movies, while enjoying the peace and quiet.
Chip and I celebrated Christmas at Pete and Dorreice (Horn) Shuptrine's house in Plano on Christmas Eve, along with the Chapman sisters — Betty Sue Johnson, Gae Lou Haley and June Vessel — and their families. Following a delicious meal of soups and finger foods, we had a program, which included the reading of the Christmas story from the Bible, a couple of Christmas carols, and a report from the 2010 Christmas party. After the program the group exchanged gifts.
On Christmas night, Malcolm, Tiffany, Landon, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn Joslin and Laiken Gambill and David Stewart joined us at our home for a traditional Christmas dinner and gift exchange. Delayne Vaughn was unable to attend because he was still in Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas. He was moved to Hillcrest Rehab in Waco on Tuesday night. We would appreciate your prayers for his recovery.
I want to express my wishes for everyone to have a wonderful year in 2012!
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