Our 2002 Holiday Season
Dugger Family's Holidays go throughout the year.
what we are did in 2002:
We had a wonderful New Year. We spent the day of New Year's
Eve together celebrating Alison’s 3rd birthday.
Keith and Katie had some Champaign to celebrate the festivities
after the children went to bed.
It was a quite evening.
On January 6th, Alison had her birthday party!
She was completely thrilled about it.
You can see pictures on the children’s site.
was wonderful. Katie
“slept in” and helped the Easter Bunny fill the eggs. Then, the children went to clean their rooms and again, assisting
the Easter Bunny, Katie hid the eggs (in the house – it was
too soggy to hide them in the yard).
They had a wonderful time.
37 eggs in all and Katie had to find the last one (the
map was eaten by the invisible dog).
Later, they went to a local Easter Egg hunt supported
by the City of Little Elm and presented by a local church. It was great!!! Brian
won a door prize after saying, “I never win anything!” But, he gave it to Alison because it
looks like a girl bunny.
Now, Brian and Keith are going to have to replace it
with something. (click for Easter pictures.)
arrived and it was time for spring fun and time to plan what
the year will hold (or try to).
The Dugger family went to Oklahoma for a Family Reunion
of sorts. Keith’s brothers and sisters were in the same place for the
first time in years. Pictures
will be posted soon. It
was a wonderful surprise for everyone involved.
came in with a bang. Katie
turned – 19 yeah that’s the ticket J. There were movies and dinner to be had
that day and of course, birthday singing at the restaurant.
It was fun. Memorial Day was spent remembering those who had served to
protect our country and thanking those who are currently serving
or who are still alive and preserved the life we hold most
– Keith’s birthday and Father’s day all wrapped up in one. Brian, Alison & Katie took him to
breakfast and they had a relaxing day. On
the 29th, it was a small celebration for the 1st
of two 9th anniversaries.
It was wonderful.
– we celebrated our Independence at home for Independence
Day. Alison was not too sure about the fire
works display and the power went out until the end of the
different cities’ shows.
So, the Dugger family spent time in the game room watching
the spectacular sights.
came into view --- Katie was laid off of work and started
her new job search. Her final day at work was better than
she thought. She was very relieved when all was said and done. The job search ended up being a more difficult
process than she wanted. The job market is terrible and it
is taking a lot for Katie to NOT be distracted.
& Katie celebrated their 9th Anniversary as
husband and wife! Then, Brian turned 5 and started school
7 days later. Unfortunately, the anniversary and Brian’s
birthday were spent with Keith being ill L. Never fear, doctor Katie is near. Katie tended to him night and day. The children were a big help, giving him
his medication and being extremely good at home. The fewest amount of spats Keith and Katie
have witnessed in weeks!
Labor Day and Veteran's
were great because all 4 family members were together.
It was a nice break for Brian at school.
was SUPER! Kathleen was able to attend the daycare Halloween
parade - where Alison was a bag of jelly beans. She had a
lot of fun helping get the children in their costumes there
and did a great job at keeping order for the teachers. Later
in the evening, Keith had to work a little late so Katie let
Brian and Alison trick or treat at neighboring houses by themselves,
while she handed out candy. Keith came home in time for Katie
and the children to join a neighbor for the stroll down the
road. Alison was a cheerleader and Brian a ninja. Katie was
a witch and Keith passed out candy while wearing Katie's witch
Thanksgiving was excellent. Keith and Katie had Thanksgiving
at their house. The first one in their new home. Alison helped
Katie decorate the tables, because they had collected some
acorns just for the occasion. Rich, Linda, Kyle and Ty came
over and everyone had a wonderful time. Keith and Rich fried
the turkey, the children played and Linda and Katie chatted.
Everyone also wrote on a "leaf" (construction paper)
what they were most thankful for on that day.
Christmas - Santa visited Rich and Linda's house on Christmas
and the children thought it was the best thing in the world.
He had presents for all the children. Katie was the group
photographer, which she really enjoyed. The Dugger Christmas
was beautiful, although Katie doesn't remember much of it
- she was sick with pneumonia. The children received many
presents and were so appreciative of them all. At the beginning
of December, all 4 Duggers decorated the sitting room and
the tree. The children were beside them selves with excitement.
in December, Alison turned 4. What a time for her. Katie baked
her a cake and drew - with icing - a Barbie Rapunzel. Alison
would have kept the cake if her desire to eat it wasn't greater.
She and the family spent the night with friends, celebrating
her birthday and New Year's Eve.
that was 2002 - stay tuned for the events of 2003!
everyone be safe & blessed.