Monday, December 15, 2008

Fa-La-La-La-La: It's a Frank Family Christmas!

Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells....
(Everybody now, all together)

Driving through the rain, on a warm winter's day
North on 75, fairly quiet most the way.
But then we hit a bump and Lauren was a grump
Lilly slept, Lauren wept and Keith's hair is turning gray!
Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
Oh what fun it is to drive to Tawas for the day.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
Oh what fun it is to guess how long Mama will be sane!

Sunday was the Frank Family Christmas party in good ol' Tawas. We had a very difficult time getting out of the house. Keith was dragging his feet, as usual, but who can blame the guy? He just returned from driving to Minnesota and back in a large truck. Not comfortable or fun. On top of Keith being his usual slow self, the girls had both had horrible nights which means Mama had a frightful night. The drive to Tawas was quiet most of the time but the drive home was so miserable. Lauren screamed from Bay City until, wait, this is almost unbelievable...
Fenton! That is right, about an hour worth of screaming! It really upset Lilly so she started to cry. Keith, besides wanting so badly to do otherwise, managed to keep the car on the road and not into an overpass! We need earplugs for the car! Everyone was dead tired when we got home. The party, itself, was very nice. This is the one time of the year that we get to see most of the many, many, members of the Frank family. We always have a good time and look forward to our tradition of watching the Lions lose. It wouldn't be a Frank Christmas party otherwise. Lauren and Lilly loved playing with their cousins and gobbling up every m&m that was given to them. Although we didn't get to see everyone, it was really nice to spend time with those who did come and enjoy the yummy food that is also a Frank family tradition. It is still hard not having Grandma there. Every time I go to Tawas, I feel like I am going to be seeing her and then reality sinks in. We know she was there. She wouldn't have missed it.

Here are a few pictures I took.

Lilly found a happy place. The step leading to the living room was just too much fun.

Katie and Flynn with Katie's bored boyfriend, Matt.

Aunt Cheryl, Aunt Angela and Aunt Mary

This is not a very good picture but you can make out Aunt Kharla, Aunt Regina, Mr. and Mrs. Look, and Aunt Cheryl.

Uncle Denny, Aunt Mary, Uncle Bob, Jennifer and Alie

I caught them kissing a second earlier! OOOOOOHHH!

Uncle Kirk, Ryan and Flynn

Ryan, Flynn, Todd and Nicki with Wesley in the front

Uncle Chet and Uncle Bob

Lauren and Shianne

Aunt Anglea, Aunt Kharla and Mom (Dad went hunting!!! It was HIS family.)

Santa left gifts at Aunt Kharla's house for all the little kids. Lauren must have been pretty good because she got a Cinderella dress and crown. She was happy about it despite the frown on her face. She was pretty unhappy yesterday. However, she wants to wear her "rella dress" all the time.

1 comment:

auntie kelle said...

i wish i could've been there. i love the picture of lilly on the step and lauren with a sad face & the pretty dress.
miss and love you