Sunday, December 27, 2009

We are blessed!

I spent most of yesterday shopping with my friend at the after Christmas sales.
It sounds crazy, I know.
But it really was a blast, and it wasn't the mob scene I thought it might be!
Anyway, here's a few pics from Christmas Day.

My holiday table~

My family~
My youngest, trying to get my grandson to smile...
my son-in-law, grampie and d, and tired boy!
He had a party with his other grandparents the night before...

Middle daughter and her boyfriend, holding sweet girl
My oldest, and her husband holding his favorite niece

My friend, Teresa
in the background listening to
Grampy and D's deep discussion!

My brother and sister-in-law, here from Arizona.

My sweet mom wasn't able to make it here this year,
but we were able to share dinner, and a visit later in the day, at her house.

I bought these fun tool Christmas lights at an after Christmas sale last year for my Dad.
They were to decorate his workshop. I never did get to give them to him.
I lit them all season in his memory.
We sure miss you, Dad...

and my favorite photo....precious Olivia.

Gifts in abundance...Thank you Jesus.

Hope your Christmas was filled with precious memories!


  1. Looks like you had a great Christmas with your family. Thanks for sharing and have a great New Year!

  2. What a beautiful posting. You have such a wonderful family and the photos are great. Yes, you are truly blessed.
    I am just wondering where you found such a nice backgound for you blog. Its very pretty and soothing.
    Happy Holidays to you and your wonderful family and I love the lights that you lit in memory of your father. I place framed photos on my tree of family members that are no longer with us to share the holidays.

  3. Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas. And I know your dad loved the tool lights burning...julie

  4. What a lovely must have been a wonderful christmas!!! And thank you so much for your sweet words - it makes me so happy!

    Have a wonderful time, Hugs Jade

  5. Susan,
    I love the picture of the deep conversation between Grampy and D. And the little red tie is so cute!
    Those eyelashes on Olivia are so long! She is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks like you had a perfectly beautiful holiday!

  7. Thank you for stopping by Sea Cottage. Your Christmas looks lovely. Pink baubles always swoon the heart.

  8. Your Christmas images are amazing...such lovely lovely moments to hold on to. Thank you for your sweet comment you left on my blog...I so agree you have to cherish all the special moments in life and even the everyday ones that are close to our heart. I am so sorry to hear about your dad...what a void that would of been this Christmas. I am so happy you have your mom friends to surround you. Sending you many many blessings for 2010..thank you for all your blog love and ispiration you send my way. {How old are your children? I have 3 girls...ages 14,17 and 20...your family is so lovely!} xoxoxo

  9. Beautiful images of your family and Christmas. I also zoned in on your sidebar birdie pics. :o)

    Thanks for visiting my blog - hope you can find one of those cookbook stands that you can alter and make your own. :o)

    jAne *