Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Family Christmas


Our Christmas sparkled


From beginning


To end


I cooked



Christy cooked



We cooked


We laughed


We ate


Christy and Bryan walked with Maddie & Zoe


We enjoyed the Christmas tree


And we enjoyed visits from next door son, Gurn


All our fur babies got along, mostly



I had lessons in operating new devices


We opened stockings


And we opened presents


And Defee & Wallace spent Christmas at home
where Defee read bedtime stories


And the sisters told each other secrets


Some napped


Some peeked


On Christmas Day they visited Wallace's family
where matching Christmas aprons must mean
that the ladies were baking


CC was smiling at her first Christmas



And Nora tried on her first ballet slippers



R.H. and I had lunch before Christmas
with my sister Teresa and b-in-law Fred,
but only we ladies had our photo taken


And to say Merry Christmas to sisters Deb & Jenn
with part of their family
here's their Thanksgiving Day photo


It was a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Thank you for looking at these family pictures!



14 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas! I enjoyed all the photos of you and your beautiful family. Our house is very quiet now that our family has gone home. Our two granddaughters were especially sweet and entertaining this year.

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    1. A belated Merry Christmas, Brenda, and a blessed New Year to you.

      Thank you so much for looking at this long family picture post!

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  2. Wonderful pictures! That's what the holidays are all about-making precious memories with our loved ones.

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    1. Yes, they are, Jan, and those memories become more precious each year.

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  3. How beautiful and warm and sweet, your family Christmas was, Dewena! I love the wonderful candid shots of your clan, smiling brightly, enjoying each other's company, sharing the preparations, having fun with the festivities! From grand baby CC and her adoring and adorable big sis, Nora, and all the other 'big' girls and boys, to the delicious delights, and pretty seasonal decor, your home, your heart, and your soul must be filled with such love, gratitude, and joy, during these peaceful and precious days of Jesus' birth.

    Wishing you the very best for a happy, healthy New Year!

    Sending love,
    Poppy

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    1. Oh, yes, Poppy, my heart is full of thankfulness for each member of this family. Thank you for your sweet comment, especially for taking time while your darling girl is there. Give her a hug for me!

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  4. It certainly looks like a wonderful Christmas indeed. The photos tell the story of love and laughter and I especially love the little ones on the pillow by the tree...so precious :)

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    1. Isn't that picture sweet, Deb! Ever since Nora was newborn they have read to her before bedtime, as well as other times. When she was just 4 months old they began taking her to story hour at the library. And now little sister will join them. I'm so thankful for instilling the love of books with them.

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  5. What wonderful photos that show wht having a family is all about. I especially love the one of you with your baby on your lap. Happy new year to you. Hugs, peg

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    1. Thank you so much, Peggy! And you can't see Otis well, but he is also on my lap, as well as Milo!

      Happy New Year!

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  6. you're thanking US for looking at these delightful pictures??? !!!!
    oh my gosh.
    sparkle is the right word. each one is so beautiful.
    i see christy and bryan still look like visiting movie stars! LOL.
    oh how i love your home . . . and seeing the entire family in one post . . .
    perfect. just perfect.
    love dear heart. always. ♥
    tam

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    1. Thank you, dear Tammy! I could just squeeze them all, they're so sweet. And I'm so thankful for the gift of these tech toys that make it possible for me to keep up with those who don't live close.

      And Christy still does look movie star gorgeous, Bryan too!
      Talk soon, dear friend,
      Dewena

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  7. What wonderful family photos! Thanks for sharing them with us. Y'all had a great Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ricki Jill, I know your family Christmas was lovely too!

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