Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve 2016

 

Hello my friends, this is Odie on Christmas Eve 2016. Today we are in Hillsboro enjoying being with the Morgan crew. We will have pictures and a report of events later. I can assure you that we are having lots of fun and eating way to much delicious food. 

Now lets walk down Christmas memory lane.  One of my favorite Christmas memories is from the year of 1999. I do not remember if we have blogged about it before. It is so funny now, but I did not think it was funny at the time. 

I was 14 and we lived in Kansas at the time. We stayed in Wichita for the holidays and I was very enthusiastic about waking up very, very early to open gifts Christmas morning. I would have started earlier but my parents told me I could wake them up at 7:00 AM and NO earlier to begin our Christmas festivities. 

So I slept soundly all night. Then "according to my clock" 7:00 AM rolled around. I always got up at 7:00 AM Monday-Friday for school and in December it was pitch black outside. But when my alarm went off at 7:00 AM Christmas morning of 1999, the sun was shining bright outside my window. 

What in the world?

I immediately knew something was not right. I walked into the living room on my way to wake my parents up. I looked at the clock in there and it was Not 7:00 but really 9:00!

What happened? Well, my parents came into my room after I was asleep on Christmas Eve and moved my clock back 2 hours. I was confident I was getting an early start on Christmas and they were getting 2 extra hours of sleep! 

Can you believe my parents did that? Believe it, this really happened. I have no idea what possessed them to prank me so badly!

I still think it was a nasty trick. I will admit it has given us lots of laughter over the years and is a favorite Christmas memory. Now I enjoy sleeping in on Christmas morning. 

Tomorrow we will be up early for church at Dryden Road. If you are looking for something to do tomorrow. I would like to invite you to join us at Dryden Road Pentecostal Church. It is located at 3201 Dryden Rd, Moraine, Ohio and service begins at 11:00 AM. 

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for reading!

Odie 

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