Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Take a Peek at Our Christmas ~ Last Chance to See My 2008!!

This long post full of pictures is especially for my mom and family in Michigan. I wish we could
have shared Christmas all together ~ but you were with us in our hearts!

We had such fun with our new family members. Children add such a joy to the season! Here's a peek at our Christmas celebration ~ we all love all of you!!

Jacqi - enjoying a preview of what's to come when Penelope arrives in March.

Elijah loves Aunt Mandy!

Joe having some fun with his son

Charlotte, Nana, Daddy & Momma

Elijah explaining to Charlotte how her new toy works. He should know ~ he gave it to her and he has a blue one of his own!

Joe recording Jo and Elijah opening gifts

Elijah loves books

Nana with Charlotte ~ Mark's Mum hadn't seen Charlotte since May ~ she was visiting from England ~ they had a grand time!

Great-grandpa with Charlotte

Bill and I with our grandbabies ~ yep, there's room for another!

Enjoying our (very informal) dinner. YUM! The standing rib roast was wonderful!

Jacqi recording ~ Kevin opening....

His "manly" diaper bag

It's been a very long day...

Some of us are feeling a little worn out....

Some of us are down right exhausted!

It was a wonderful family gathering ~ ending a pretty special year! Two new grandbabies, and one more on her way. We had a great first year having my father-in-law living with us. Everyone who needs a job has one ~ even though some are looking for better ones. We have roofs over our heads and food in our cupboards. We have our health and love for one another. We are truly blessed. But even more ~ we have the love of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! What a wonderful year and what a wonderful life!!


Viola said...

Happy New Year, Marie! Wishing you all the best in 2009!
And your grandbabies are so cute and lovely! :o)

our shabby cottage said...

Beautiful photos Marie! Happy new Year to youa nd your gorgeous family! Kathryn. XX
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God's Girl said...

You have beautiful grandbabies.
May the Lord bless you in special ways in 2009.

Scrap for Joy said...

I enjoyed reading about your Christmas and looking at the pictures of your family. I especially loved the picture of Charlotte "reclining" on the arm of the cute! Charlie was here for a few days after Christmas-so much energy these little ones have! I hope you're feeling better Marie. Hoping that 2009 is a Happy, Healthful one for all!
Love, Joyce

Shelley said...

Wonderful pictures,Marie. You have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing... Hope your New Years day was great!

Lindi said...

What wonderful warm photos you have to treasure.
Blessings to you and yours. Hope 2009 is winderful!