Friday, December 29, 2006

xMas - 2

Christmas Eve - part 2
Christmas Plate by Anna
We sat down around the Christmas Dinner table at 6 pm. There was Sebastian, more interesting in all the gifts under the Christmas Tree, than the food. My mother vis a vis him and inbetween, my son Niklas at the end of the table with his wounded foot. Then our old friend F and then Ingelin, who had come all the way from Miami to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. On the other side after Sebastian Solvi was seated, then my brother and finaly Anna. I sat opposite Anna.

Niklas, Ingelin and Anna

At 6:15 pm my cellphone called my attention. Who is calling this time on Christmas Eve? Someone dead or?

Brother and Anna
Oh no, it was my oldest son, which the family hardly see or hear anything from who called. He had some problems: No public transportation between 6pm and 9 pm. "Papa, I don't know what to do. I'm so desperate. What am I going to do"

I told him to try to find a Taxi and said I'll pay for that as a Christmasgift.
He arrived at 8 pm and I payed USD 120.

That was the surprise and special gift to the family this Christmas. We have not seen him for Christmas for more than 20 years. My mother could hardly keep her tears back.

Ruben at Christmas

And then the family had a very happy Christmas Eve with all the food, the presents and the songs around the Christmas tree. Sounds like Disney, but this time it was real.

Felicia ruled the Table after the guests had left

Have a Nice Weekend and a prosperous new Year.

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Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

WEll, well, Santa had a son as an extra surprise in his sack this year huh? *lol*

That type of surprises is always a god thing :-)

I love how Felicia rules the table...

December 29, 2006 12:52 pm  
Anonymous Janet said...

See...Christmas miracles DO happen!

December 29, 2006 2:58 pm  
Blogger RennyBA said...

What lovely family gathering - just like it should be - thanks for sharing all this and with wonderful pics! Good to know that your son came home safe and sound too!

Wishing you, Anna and the rest of the family a prosperous new Year too and are looking forward to spend 2007 with some more quality time with you:-)

December 29, 2006 5:29 pm  
Anonymous Lisa said...

What a special surprise to have your son with you for Christmas. A taxi for $120 USD. How expensive!!

So glad you all have a very joyous time together!

December 30, 2006 1:36 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

Oh Wow! What a happy Christmas Union and I am so happy to hear this.

Thank you for sharing and hey, that Christmas plate looks awesome.

Happy New Blessed Year to you and your family :D

December 30, 2006 7:29 am  
Blogger JR's Thumbprints said...

It sounds like you have a Christmas to remember with the reuniting of your son. Her's to many more family gatherings in the new year--Cheers!

December 30, 2006 12:36 pm  
Blogger cheH said...

Wishing you & your family a great New Year tor! Best regards from germany!

December 30, 2006 2:02 pm  
Blogger cheH said...

'good to hear you had a joyful family reunion with your son:) Truly a great christmas indeed!

December 30, 2006 2:08 pm  
Blogger Suzann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog - this is my first visit. I will be back. Happy New Year to you and your family

I love the picture link you left on my blog. Thanks.

December 30, 2006 4:36 pm  
Blogger polona said...

thank you for your comment over at my place:)
sounds like you had a wonderful christmas.
a very happy and prosperous new year to you and yours!

December 30, 2006 6:53 pm  
Blogger Poetry by Kai said...

thanks 4 stopping by
happy new year
wwarm hugs

December 30, 2006 8:58 pm  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Oh wow - what a surprise you had! How nice it was to have all of your family together. I'm sure you are proud too...

Thanks for always stopping by to read my blog. I still can't believe we've been in the same city at the same time. ;-)

Happy new year to you too! And more to come as always. I'm trying to stay away as much as possible lately.

December 31, 2006 2:09 am  
Blogger Grish said...

A rather lovely gathering there. Thanks for stopping by earlier :-)

December 31, 2006 5:17 am  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Thanks for all your nice comments.

I'm so glad we've found each other in the big blogosphere - it's very promising for the new year!

I really look forward to this upcoming blogging year with a lot of new blogging friends like you :-)

I hope you and your family have a hilarious happy new year with a lot of joy and laughter!

December 31, 2006 7:17 pm  
Blogger AL said...

Happy New Year Tor!

It was a nice story about your son. :)

January 01, 2007 11:07 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

What a special climax to your Christmas Eve celebration, Tor. Definitely worth an extra, part 2 post.

And now, Happy New Year!

January 02, 2007 8:21 pm  
Blogger TorAa said...

To All of You: I'm really humble to all your nice comments. Yes, It was a special Christmas to see my son sitting among us. I spoke with him until 7 am.

Hope to have my working glasses back soon, that's why I have had severe difficulties in reading on the screen, thus this late answer. (I have some old glasses, but they make me fatigue and gives some headache).

Prosperous New Year to You All

January 03, 2007 12:22 pm  

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