S: Holidays with the Julichers by Rosie Fukey
BC: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Susannah nibbling on your toes, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, Michael dressed up like an Eskimo. Rebekah knows a turkey and some mistletoe, Help to make the season bright. Deborah, with her eyes all aglow, Will find it hard to sleep tonight. She knows that Grandma's on her way; She's loaded lots of toys and goodies in her bags. And we all know Hannah is going to spy, To see if Grandma really knows how to fly! So Nathan's offering this simple phrase, To kids from one to ninety-two, Although its been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you. | See you next year! | With all my love, Grandma
FC: Holidays with the Julichers
1: Grandma arrived just in time for Thanksgiving, and brought with her the Sunday comics and a special surprise. | 1
3: Just a normal day at the Julicher's house. | 3
4: Just hanging out waiting for turkey and those wonderful pies. | 4
5: Dad and the "big" kids got up early to prepare the Thanksgiving meal.
7: After the big Thanksgiving dinner, Dad set up a movie Grandma bought. No one knew it, but it was the first clue to a big surprise Grandma and Dad were planning.
8: On Friday, we all piled into the van and headed north. Grandma just happened to have the "Polar Express" book. Hmmmmm, could that be another clue?
9: Entering a little town called Williams, we saw a train station and signs about the Polar Express. We were beginning to figure out Grandma's big surprise and the car was filled with smiles. | Williams | November 26, 2010
14: Cookies for all | Tickets please | Hot chocolate | 14
15: The wonderful Polar Express ride
16: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!" | 16
18: Dear Santa, I want one of everything! | Santa's Village | 18
19: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma!
20: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas | Santa gave us all a bell, and of course we had to check it to see if it rang for us. | 20
21: The little ones were tired, so it was time to head back to our hotel. Mom and Dad were hoping to squeeze in a "date" night while Grandma babysat. | 21
22: On Saturday morning, after a big breakfast, we drove to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It was something we really wanted to do, as Mom and kids had never been there. First, a little fun in the snow, then a little bit of sight seeing.
25: Before we could enjoy the wonders of the canyon, we had to visit the gift shop. Although we didn't buy anything, they had some information on the area that was both interesting and helpful. | November 27, 2010 | 25
26: The Grand Canyon and all its wonders | 26
27: Even Deborah enjoyed the view and took advantage of the opportunity to climb on the rocks. Sorry Susannah, you have to stay in the stroller! | 27
30: After visiting the southern rim of the canyon, we went to lunch. While the gang was ordering their food, Grandma got tickets to see the Grand Canyon IMAX movie.
32: Let the Celebration begin!
33: SSu | Susannah turned one just before Grandma's arrival, but that didn't stop us from having another cake and more presents!
34: One last adventure before Grandma goes back to Texas; the Phoenix zoo. | 34
35: A few of us wanted to ride the Safari train, so we split up and met back again at the train stop. The kids were excited to share the whole zoo experience with Grandma who had never been to this zoo. | 35
36: There was more to do than just look at animals. We found a playground and an area that looked like old ruins.
38: December 1, 2010
39: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | It was time for Grandma to say good bye, but only for awhile. In less than 3 weeks we all met in San Antonio at Nanny and Pa's to celebrate Christmas. This time Grandma drove down from Texarkana while the Arizona Julichers drove out from Maricopa. It was just one more surprise Grandma had planned. Christmas is a special time of year and the fun surprises make it even more special! | 39
40: Grandma arrived just in time for dinner on the 23rd. She brought with her ornaments that Victoria and Tatiana had made. It was fun adding them to the huge tree Nanny and Pa had in their living room. | the Julichers
41: The kids couldn't wait to show Grandma Pa's workshop. It was where they hung out when they weren't in the house. Nathan also showed off his skills on Grandpa's guitar. | 41
42: We spent the morning of the 24th touring downtown San Antonio. Grandma had never visited this area before, and really wanted to see the Alamo. Pa suggested the historical housing area as well, which to our surprise, was decorated for Christmas, giving us a warm holiday feeling.
44: We all attended mass at Pa and Nanny's church, a 45 minute drive, but well worth it, as it is like no other church we have ever been to. The kids had gone there before, but this was another first for Grandma. | 44
46: At last, Christmas morning! | 46
51: Sunday, Pa gave Grandma a tour of their church, Our Lady of the Atonement. | 51
52: Sunday - Project Day December 26, 2010
53: With the holidays over, it was time for Grandma to head back to Texarkana, and the Joe Julicher family to pack up and go home to Maricopa.
54: Looking back on the memories of the Christmas season of 2010
56: Michael Memories | 56
57: Nathan Memories | 57
58: Rebekah Memories | 58
59: Hannah Memories | 59
60: Deborah Memories | 60
61: Susannah Memories | 61