Monday, December 13, 2010

The Casey's Christmas Party

Our friends, the Casey's, have a Christmas Party every year. Each year they choose a non-profit organization to give to. This is all in memory of a family friend that died of cancer. Mr. and Mrs. Casey give this party to each other as a Christmas present. How wonderful huh?  This year the recipient was Hospice. Hospice helped their friend during the last weeks of his life. I can not say enough about hospice. They also helped my father during the last week of his life as well. They are an amazing group of people. The help doesn't stop after your loved one is gone. They have grief counseling. They call to check on you and make sure you are doing well. I could go on and on. Let's just say, they are wonderful.
This year Kerri began with a wonderful Christmas story, Yes Virginia.  As you can see the kids were loving it.
 One of the ladies from Hospice came to accept all of the donations from the kids and families.
 We were told there would be a special visitor. So we waited.
 Here he is. Santa in a stretched limo. Woohoo!!!!!!!!
 He hoped out of the car and Blake got the first shake. Grant just looked at him. Not too sure I guess.
 It didn't take him long to warm up to Santa and tell him all of his secrets. Little stinker!
 Even the big kids got in on the fun. This is Abby's 5th grade class.
 And even bigger kids got in on the fun as well. This is Mrs. Casey and her daughter Kerri.
There was a go fish game. Blake was in charge of giving the prizes.
 Abby and I painted faces. This was so much fun.
Not so bad for my first try huh? Hidden potential?  
    We had a wonderful time. I really look forward to this party every year. This goes to show you that there a lot of great people out there. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Casey for a great time. This was a special addition to our holiday memories.


Carol said...

Love the face painting! Looks like the party was a lot of fun, and a great cause, too! Can't wait for Friday night!!

Lifeaswearelivingit said...

You and me both. We'll see if there is any more hidden potential. :)hehe