Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day 2008

To all of you who read and support this blog and me...

Buon Natale
Feliz Navidad
Merry Christmas

For my side of the family, Christmas Day is held at Casa Contreras in beautiful Camarillo, California.

Our Newest Christmas Tree Ornament

Yes, that IS Superman lurking in the background.

Grandpa Bill Gardner and Mike Contreras

Here they are seen discussing the great hope and promise for the future that the USA's president-elect Barack Obama inspires in us.

Bill felt and sounded much better today and rallied to make it to dinner.

The Traditional Turkey and
Honey Baked Ham Christmas Dinner

It was pretty darn delicious if you ask me!

A Christmas Toast

Florene and Bill Gardner on the left, Laurie Contreras in the middle and my aunt Katie and mother Chuny on the right.

Happy, Satisfied Revelers

From the left to the right, my sister Linda, niece Lauren and her beau Lorenzo, sister Marilyn, soon to be daughter-in-law Vanessa and youngest son Mike.

Now that's what I call a close shave!!!

An ARSENAL pre-game warm-up jersey!!!

And I thought the Rick Steves travel books were cool...

Laurie was in awe when she opened this present.

Mike and Vanessa with their Wedding Champagne Flutes

"Il Gato" in Hog Heaven!

For people it is trash, for a cat it is playground.


DPLassen said...

You know, that Arsenal warm-up shirt is a lovely shade of ROMA WINE RED!

George said...

It will be HUGE part of my covert operation in Roma when Arsenal plays there this spring!

DPLassen said...

Well, I hope it's bullet-proof, then.