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NateR
12-25-2009, 04:23 AM
From Matt's blog:

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hopefully everyone has a great day and gets to spend some time with their family; but please don't forget to take some time to pray for the troops serving overseas.

http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/Mary-and-Baby-Jesus.jpg

Also, this is an old home movie from when Mark and I were really young. It's Christmas morning and we were probably about 3 or 4 years old, so that would make this video from 1976 or 1977. There is no sound in the video, I'm not sure if there ever was; so there's nothing wrong with your speakers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcy1FGpYNbc

-matt

rearnakedchoke
12-25-2009, 04:30 AM
Merry Christmas to you Matt, you family and all forum members.

Mac
12-25-2009, 04:34 AM
Great Video ha ha .



Here is a Poem i found ill ad

A Soldiers Christmas Poem


TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."

Mac
12-25-2009, 04:38 AM
Not sure which one is wearing the boxing gloves, but i was laughing watching him punch the other and it had no effect , that little fella was unwrapping that present no matter what he got hit with lol.

NateR
12-25-2009, 04:39 AM
Not sure which one is wearing the boxing gloves, but i was laughing watching him punch the other and it had no effect , that little fella was unwrapping that present no matter what he got hit with lol.

I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.

Mark
12-25-2009, 04:42 AM
I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.

I think you are right.

Mac
12-25-2009, 04:45 AM
I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.

That was me and Beckys guess as well.

Primadawn
12-25-2009, 04:46 AM
Loved it! I smiled and laughed all the way through that video!

Love how helpful big sis was!

And most of my family's holiday gatherings ended in a big boxing match too! :laugh:

Merry Christmas!

NateR
12-25-2009, 04:49 AM
I think you are right.

You wouldn't happen to know for sure what year this was would you?

Mark
12-25-2009, 04:51 AM
You wouldn't happen to know for sure what year this was would you?

76 or 77 is a good guess.

Llamafighter
12-25-2009, 06:53 AM
That video was great. I think I had that same six shooter with the white handle. Thanks for sharing the video, It was really funny when big sis started whooping on you guys. Looked like a real good Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all!

MattHughesRocks
12-25-2009, 07:30 AM
I'm going to guess it was Matt in the lighter...looks like green? PJ's.I'll be surprised if I'm wrong.
Merry Christmas everyone!

MattHughesRocks
12-25-2009, 07:32 AM
OH, they looked green to me so to clarify then I think it's Mark in the blue.

I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.

SpiritWarrior
12-25-2009, 07:38 AM
Merry Christmas and God bless to Matt, his family, our troops, and all the forum members! :)

hughesfan4life
12-25-2009, 02:26 PM
loved the video of the wee cutie hughes boys!!!!.....happy christmas hughes family,may god bless and keep you.xxxxx:)

Neezar
12-25-2009, 02:55 PM
Merry Christmas! :)

Bonnie
12-25-2009, 04:46 PM
I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.

I thought so too, Nate. I think Mark's face may be a little broader across than Matt's. It's hard to tell who's who in Matt's book.

I think Matt was boxing Mark while he was trying to open his present. But that's okay 'cause big sis was hitting Matt in the head at the end. :laugh: That competitive gene obviously runs through all the Hughes.

Merry Christmas! :)

Silverback
12-25-2009, 06:34 PM
Socker Boppers baby and those are some bad butt pistols you got there. Your Dad has not changed much, Mark, Matt, you and your familys have a very merry christmas and hope the new year brings the best for everyone and thanks again Mark look forward to New Years eve. God bless. Thanks for sharing.

bradwright
12-25-2009, 11:17 PM
Merry Christmas ! ! !:)

3dlee
12-26-2009, 09:32 PM
hey matt, and this goes to everyone else that would like to reply, whatdya get/give for christmas this year? this coolest thing i got was a nighlight that looks like the leg lamp from the movie a christmas story. and i gave my g.f a gold necklace with a fleur de lei(sp?) pendant.

que
12-27-2009, 05:01 AM
that video is hilarious hahaha

Neezar
12-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Sherdog has the video up on their site. lol.

And they have a thread about it in the forums. :laugh:




ps I thought the one in the blue was Mark.

To whoever was in the blue: Nice kidney shots! (at about 3:07 in video, lol)

Neezar
12-27-2009, 04:50 PM
It is on Cagepotato, too. :laugh:

http://www.cagepotato.com/


Here is part of the article

The funny part is, watch how quickly a boxing match between the Hughes boys turns into a wrestling match. It's like they can't help it. Their parents don't seem too concerned. They don't even step in to stop those strikes to the back of the head from Matt's older sister. Think of it as quality training for the hard years to come.




:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Neezar
12-27-2009, 05:06 PM
And MMAWeekly

http://www.mmaweekly.com/blog/2009/12/matt-hughes-family-christmas-circa-1976.asp


I am going to stop now because it is everywhere already. :laugh:

Bonnie
12-28-2009, 01:02 AM
They've gone viral! :laugh:

Shoots like a girl
12-28-2009, 07:58 PM
Matt~ Thanks for sharing the video! I havent laughed that hard in a while! Your mom must have laughed all the time!!! Also, I would like to say thank you for all the prayers for our soldiers! My nephew spent Christmas in Iraq this year. Our family was missing one member this year. We havent had a Christmas without one of our soldiers since my brother during the Somalia incident. We love the soldiers in our family, as we have many! So on behalf of Spc. Caleb M. Reynolds THANK YOU!!!

CAMPO
01-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Mark & Matt>>>> That video was GREAT!!! What super-cute kids ya'll were!! And now you both have adorable kids of your own.... :)

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