Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ruby Tuesday Report Of The Golden Clan Christmas Eve And Christmas Night


all the best for the new years and may you find the peace that passes all understanding...the peace of god!

thursday evening dad and mom golden and the rest of the goldens in the city gathered at betty's and john's home for their yearly christmas eve get-together. this is really the only night in the year that dad golden comes out and so we always enjoy it.

of course dad golden's partner in crime, bernie came for the festivities and mom golden's side kick came too!

here is bernie and our rachel sitting together with the only grandchildren that betty and john have, these two dogs!

rachel holding on to betty's baby, the furry fluff....both wearing matching pinks!

this is number four golden kid, gary with his niece lena[gracey's girl] and his nephew darrell[sandra's boy.]

dad golden and mom golden surrounded by love in the form of sandra and her two kids, darrell and his girl, tanya.

this black kitty was the life of the party and lena's little guy, jordan really loves him.

and so does great gramma golden.

dad golden and our part of the family, leona are good friends. leona is always so helpful wearing her red clothing for a ruby tuesday.

mom and dad's youngest great grandchild, daniel with his dad marco [amanda's husband] and his auntie marie[eric's wife]

now this is betty and john's girl. amy. she is talking to her boyfriend who lives far away in united states.

well two can play at this game, here is our sister, gail who lives outside of toronto and who wanted to join the party..so here she is coming through bright and clear on skype. it doesn't seem that long ago that betty was carrying her in her arms when gail was just a wee baby. i am so glad that amrita introduced me to skype!

what would we all do without our computers!

here the youngest of mom and dad golden's children, karen is showing mom golden the wonders of the computer. she is taking pictures of gail using her phone camera.

gail's big brother, teddy is in iowa but that doesn't prevent him from getting a piece of the action, he is on the phone talking to his little sister!

bernie has always thought a lot of gail and the years have not made his love to his little sisters any duller.

dad in another centre of love...gary, betty, and gail on a screen!

this is little john, our friend, dan and craig's[teddy's boy] and chris's little kids. the little lassie is wearing such a pretty pink dress. and they are all dining off of gorgeous red plates.

i love my dad golden!

and big john[betty's hubby] loves his mom golden!

this is the golden's new found treasure, joni who has come to live with betty and john.

i love her sooooo much!

little john with his arms around grandpa golden.

and mom golden gets her share of little john's hugs!

mom golden loves her new granddaughter, tanya, darrell's beau.

the end of an enjoyable evening..here mom and dad golden stand in the entrance to their apartment. it is way past dad golden's bed time...it is nine o'clock! even if there WAS a bit of mistletoe here, he is way too tired to be handing out any kisses from his ruby red lips!

happy ruby tuesday everybody and here's hoping that our beloved teach mary t will continue on with her most wonderful ruby tuesday blog.............................god bless....................love terry


Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
There sure are lots and lots of ruby red love going around in the Golden family.
I'm as always confused by all the names and combination, but Dad Golden, my prayer child, really is the Pater Familias in your gatherings.
He's making a good impression and so does his wife, Mom Golden.
I hope they all are doing well.

You really send a sound post of some of the family parties. At least three generations, three dogs and a cat plus two computers.
Best wishes from Felisol

Hootin' Anni said...

I so loved you sharing your holidays with your golden family...why even the golden retrievers!!! Loved this...so warm, so sweet...so nice!!

My Ruby Tuesday is posted HERE --scroll down below the Heads or Tails Meme to find it tho!

Happy day to you.

Amrita said...

The warmth and love of the family ooozes out of your post. Love all the lovely people gathered around Mom and Dad and the animals too.

The computers are not to be forgetten. Glad you find Skype useful, its a good of communicating.

Love you all -partners in crime and side kicks included.

Constance said...

Family is such a gift from God isn't it? I love seeing my sisters families and sharing the love, it brings us together even closer!

Sorry you have a troll out there! Whatever posseses people to act like that?

Kim, USA said...

Love to see families merry making greeting each other and hugging each other.
I also don't know if we don't have computers this is the only link (aside from the phone but it is expensive for a long distance) to my family back in the Philippines. Skype is great.

RRT:Macopa fruit

donna said...

It's nice to see all those familiar faces and a few new ones...I told Betty the other day I want a pooch just like hers....much love to Mom and Dad Golden...and hugs from me

Worths Road said...

What a wonderful family celebrating the holiday season. thanks for sharing. happy ruby tuesday!

grandpaw ron said...

Hi Terry,

I enjoyed this post very much . It makes you want to move up there to be a part of such a wonderful family !

BTW~~When did you get mad at me [ or you just being normal ] and send all this 20 degree weather down this way ? Can't get outside to ride in my new dune buggy ?

grandpaw ron.

Terry said...

dear grandpaw ron..you are ALREADY a part of this family.
you are the only precious grandpaw that bernie and me have!
and we love you!...love terry

Jim said...

Terry, you have the nicest family. And most all of you can get together for the Christmas holiday. It is nice having Skype for the few who couldn't make the miles up there.

Do you do Skype yourself?

Happy RT! If you get time come see the nutcracker troops leaving to return home after active duty at our home.

Dimple said...

Dear Terry,
It looks as though you all had a wonderful time together. It's so good when families can enjoy each others company!
Thanks for coming by, I understand how busy the holidays can get!

Carole Burant said...

Such beautiful family pictures and one could really feel the love that was flowing around the room:-) Isn't it amazing how modern technology now let's us share our holidays, via computer, with those who aren't able to be there?! Mom & Dad Golden looked like they were loving being there with all of you, they really are a precious couple. Thank you so for sharing such precious pictures with us:-) xoxo