The FAL Files  

Go Back   The FAL Files > Discussion Forums > General Non-Firearms Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 24, 2017, 17:23   #1
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday this year

All six of our kids, and all of their spouses, and all of their kids joined us today at our church this morning. We went early so we could all sit together, photo below.

The wife's sisters and her family came too, as well as my Mom and Dad in their 80s. We were 29 in total and filled five of the pews. My best gift ever !

God is good brothers. Life is good.

Merry Christmas and God bless you all.

__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!

Last edited by Invictus77; December 24, 2017 at 17:52. Reason: left out the spouses LOL
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 17:30   #2
Abominog
Registered
 
Abominog's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 372
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Guadalcanal
Posts: 8,905
Truly beautiful and blessed! Thanks for sharing.
__________________
They will live a long time, these men of the South Pacific. They, like their victories, will be remembered as long as our generation lives. Longer and longer shadows will obscure them, until their Guadalcanal sounds distant on the ear like Shiloh and Valley Forge. --- Michener, Tales of the South Pacific

Tempus Edax Rerum
Abominog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 17:35   #3
Riversidesports
Curio & Relic
Silver Contributor
 
FALaholic #: 36091
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,538
We have had our personal outs but that's a wonderful pic buddy

You truly are blessed

Happy Holidays to each of you this season
Riversidesports is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 17:37   #4
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riversidesports View Post
We have had our personal outs but that's a wonderful pic buddy

You truly are blessed

Happy Holidays to each of you this season
Thank you and yes I am truly blessed. Merry Christmas brother.
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 17:40   #5
Oz308
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 68280
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Cydonia, Mars
Posts: 403
Nice pic....

Wow, 29 folks. Amazing.

Going to go to a midnight Mass tonight. Haven't been to one in years. Hopefully if will be nice.

Yeah, despite all the craziness and heartache on this flying rock....I've been greatly blessed. Not with what the world thinks about, but with better things.
Don't have many family or friends left, but am happy with what remains. Some things are beyond monetary valuation.

Want to wish everyone on the Files a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year's, too. I've learned alot from this place, and have had some good interactions as well.

May Christ's Peace Fill Everyone's Minds, Hearts, Souls, Lives and Homes.
Oz308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 17:56   #6
yellowhand
Dinosaur
Silver Contributor
 
FALaholic #: 67949
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sierra Vista AZ
Posts: 17,479
Who's that old guy sitting beside the hot blond, he's one lucky son of a gun!wink:

G-D bless, wonderful looking family.
__________________
You may find me dead in a ditch one day, on my knees, but I will be up to my waist in spent rifle brass.
yellowhand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 18:09   #7
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowhand View Post
Who's that old guy sitting beside the hot blond, he's one lucky son of a gun!wink:

G-D bless, wonderful looking family.
Thank you Paul, and God bless you and yours my friend.
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 18:10   #8
James
Registered
Silver Contributor
 
FALaholic #: 642
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Posts: 1,818
Dang that's a fine looking bunch you have there Mike. Now the questions is where is everyone else going to sit? When you said you went to a small church you weren't kidding.

Robin and I are headed to church very soon but we won't need but nine spots,

Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

James
__________________
Hey guys, watch this!
James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 18:12   #9
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oz308 View Post

May Christ's Peace Fill Everyone's Minds, Hearts, Souls, Lives and Homes.
Amen.....
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 18:15   #10
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by James View Post
Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

James
Thank you James. I really enjoyed going to church with you and Robin too.

Small church or large, it is all good when we worship our Lord and Savior.
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 18:28   #11
hkshooter
Mighty Fine!
Contributor
 
FALaholic #: 5391
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 6,141
I don't know which one you are but that's a good looking bunch. You are very blessed to have so much family still with you, God bless you and all of yours!
Merry Christmas
__________________
How's your dog, Paden?
hkshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 18:51   #12
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by hkshooter View Post
I don't know which one you are but that's a good looking bunch. You are very blessed to have so much family still with you, God bless you and all of yours!
Merry Christmas
You are close enough hkshooter that we need to fix this "non recognition" stuff. We can make a plan. Thank you for the kind thoughts and God bless you and all of yours!

I am the ugly old dude in the front row on the left. I'm holding the newest grandbaby to offset the ugly and not break the camera.
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 19:09   #13
FALonious
In His Grip
Silver Contributor
 
FALonious's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 51017
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 4,088

God Bless....one and all!
__________________
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

T. E. Lawrence

FALonious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 19:49   #14
TXMoose
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 73164
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston,TX
Posts: 335
Very nice, that what it's all about
TXMoose is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017, 20:07   #15
slavicshooter
Registered
Bronze Contributor
 
slavicshooter's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74022
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Hannibal, Mo.
Posts: 3,378
Wishing you all the joy of the feast of the Nativity of our Lord. ~ss and Mrs.ss
__________________
" In truth there is only one freedom - the holy freedom of Christ, whereby He freed us from sin, from evil, from the devil. It binds us to God. All other freedoms are illusory, false, that is to say, they are all, in fact, slavery."~St. Justin Popovitch

" Slavs are fueled by booze. I thought this was common knowledge."~lew

юродивый
slavicshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 06:33   #16
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Thank you Dave and give your lovely wife a hug from us.
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 08:07   #17
yovinny
Registered
Bronze Contributor
 
yovinny's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 7679
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: NY transplant to central Illinois, Now in Kentucky
Posts: 5,586
Merry Christmas to you and yours Mike,,,
Very nice looking family, you should be very proud..
yovinny is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 08:15   #18
Bug Tussell
.....
Silver Contributor
 
Bug Tussell's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 2872
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Bug Tussell Farm in New Mexico
Posts: 5,517

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.


Merry Christmas Invictus
__________________
Make your time
Bug Tussell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 08:37   #19
croftonaviation
Motivated underachiever
Contributor
 
croftonaviation's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 64580
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Kingman AZ
Posts: 1,854
Looks good, merry Christmas mike.
__________________
Boeing builds airplanes........Douglas builds character.
croftonaviation is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 08:38   #20
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by yovinny View Post
Merry Christmas to you and yours Mike,,,
Very nice looking family, you should be very proud..
I am indeed truly blessed Noel. Merry Christmas brother.

You too Bug and Tom
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 10:23   #21
Herr Walther
Registered
 
Herr Walther's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 11681
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: At a Launch Facility near you.
Posts: 737
The guy in the center last pew looks just like Cory Hussman, a guy I used to work with.
__________________
Peace is our Profession, War is just a Hobby.
Devastation to your doorstep in 30 minutes or less.
Herr Walther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 10:31   #22
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herr Walther View Post
The guy in the center last pew looks just like Cory Hussman, a guy I used to work with.
Nope....boy #2. He is here now helping his Mom fix eggs Benedict
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 10:40   #23
01BIRDDOG
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 54639
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southwest Virginia---Abingdon, Virginia
Posts: 1,844
Sir i am sure by your words you know how blessed you and your family are. Beautiful picture and love your Church. Stay safe.
01BIRDDOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 12:47   #24
yellowhand
Dinosaur
Silver Contributor
 
FALaholic #: 67949
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sierra Vista AZ
Posts: 17,479
Forgot earlier, but that little church is charming and welcoming, warmest regards to your pastor and congregation.
__________________
You may find me dead in a ditch one day, on my knees, but I will be up to my waist in spent rifle brass.
yellowhand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 25, 2017, 13:31   #25
Invictus77
1C 16:13
Bronze Contributor
 
Invictus77's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 74205
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Western, KY
Posts: 5,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowhand View Post
Forgot earlier, but that little church is charming and welcoming, warmest regards to your pastor and congregation.
Thank you Paul. It is a small, rural United Methodist Church about 3 miles from our farm. It is wonderful for us. Most Sundays attendance is 80-ish.

The pastor is an awesome leader, a peer and a friend too.
__________________
A 9 mm "might" expand
A 45 will NEVER shrink!!
Invictus77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 26, 2017, 01:50   #26
BiGB808
Registered
 
BiGB808's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 18195
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,714
That is a lot of dirty dishes
__________________
Beans and Bullets
BiGB808 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 27, 2017, 08:08   #27
Atla
Registered
Contributor
 
Atla's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 79587
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 292
Awesome!
__________________
***
Gunpowder and Ink
Atla is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 27, 2017, 09:55   #28
TenTea
Registered
Contributor
 
TenTea's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 72247
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Wisco
Posts: 3,776
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiGB808 View Post
That is a lot of dirty dishes
Chinet!

Good looking family and thanks for sharing your pic.
May the blessings be...
__________________
Wears a backpack.
Rounder upper at MidwayUSA.
Favorite color: ham
Wife's favorite color: glitter
TenTea is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 27, 2017, 11:11   #29
Texgunner
long-time Texas taxpayer
Silver Contributor
 
Texgunner's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 4653
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Brokenoak in central Texas-Milam county
Posts: 7,250
What a great gift and great photo too Mike! I know how proud that must've made you.

This Christmas weekend saw all four of my grandchildren together for the first time. I loved that, and had a hard time keeping "dust" out of my eyes...

Here's wishing you many more Merry Christmases and a very Happy (and safe) New Year!
__________________
My daddy was a cowboy in his younger days, wild as the west Texas wind. He once told me, "Son, death is a horse you got to ride. So you better get your saddle ready."
Texgunner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 30, 2017, 08:18   #30
Tex
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 747
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: East TX, USA
Posts: 841
That's awesome bud! Good looking family you have there a blessing to have them all together.
__________________
TX - FNFAL
Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©1998-2018 The FAL Files