Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas 2013

"Go tell it on the mountain..."  Bryden had been singing it for weeks.
This was the first time his choir sang in church, -and it was so much
fun to see him!  He was a little overwhelmed to begin with...but sing he did,...
the little angel.

The the festivities began....note:  Cooper, the party in himself!!

I told them gifts could not be opened until after we'd eaten.
 Bryden said, "I'm not hungry!"

The girls were like gold...quiet, sweet and smiley.

Everyone with their favorite gift...Bailey and her American girl doll,
Lori with her next trip to Disney planned, and Chelsea with
stylin' out door gear!

Larry got some tee-shirts..see any resemblance??
 (it made me laugh so hard!!!)

Cooper, so exuberant but trying to be!

Lori and her girls, Top-Joni and Cooper, Bottom-Whitney, Chelsea and Bryden.

More family pics....

~and then my fab four posing. 

The weather was unbelievably nice...for just this day.

The night before was torrential rain and high winds bringing down
 this tree on our house in the middle of the night.

Lori's cute idea to give the fab four candy canes.

A couple more cuties...thanks for posing for me guys!!

and a couple more.

The end always comes like a good book...but a wonderful Christmas was had by all.


Debby said...

Merry Christmas Donna. You are missing from the pictures. I hope all is well. The Fab Four are adorable and just the best ages for Christmas. Looks like there was so much fun.

Molly said...

Fab pictures of all. Have a lovely Christmas with your family, Donna.

yaya said...

Cute pics..but then you sure have wonderful models! The day was great and I'm glad all the kids could be there. Whitney has his "mountain man" look going on! I know your Christmas Eve isn't going to be how you usually spend it, but I'm glad everything went well today!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a lot of love you have going on here! I envy you!

Thank you so much for stopping have a wonderful blog and I know I will be back to read more.

Sending much love to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas!!


Vicki Boster said...

Donna-- I just can't believe how all your babes are growing-- the photos are just wonderful.

What are you doing blogging right after your surgery??!! Bless your heart- what a year you have had.

I hope this next year brings you the best of health and richest of blessings--- I love you.

Timothy Hecht said...

Great pics. Happy New Year!

karen said...

Happy new year, Donna! So good to see you back blogging, and I will get back to it now that the holidays are over. You have a beautiful family - best wishes for the new year to all of you!

Teresa said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, Donna!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'd love to hear more of your story if you'd like to share. If not, I totally understand and just wish you all the very, very best.
Happy New Year!

Vicki Boster said...

Donna - just added your blog in for the GYB party - see you there!

Julia said...

Happy New Year Donna, I'm so happy that you came to visit my blog. As I read the comments I learned that you just had surgery. I wish you a quick recovery. you sure bounce back quickly.

I love those family pictures and everyone looks so happy to be together and Larry t-shirt is a hoot. Love the dark shades too. lol...

I can't believe that you still have green grass and leaves on the trees. I hope that the fallen tree didn't damaged your house.
We have so much snow and it's so cold. I have green grass envy.

Wishing you a great year.

Kim said...

Hi Donna, hope you are doing OK. Like Julia says, I have green grass envy. We are so buried in snow I don't expect to see grass until August!!

Deb Shucka said...

A lovely photo journey through your holiday. You have such a beautiful family.

Marsha Young said...

What a wonderful set of pictures from Christmas at your house. Thank you for sharing them.

Thank you also, for the kind and warm comment you left on my inactive blog. I am so sorry to hear of your health struggles and other financial troubles as well. I am praying for you.

If I do decide to begin blogging again, I will be sure to let you know. Until next time - you are in my prayers. ...Marsha Young

Brandi said...

Hi Donna! Glad you had such a wonderful holiday surrounded by your loved ones. Wishing you and your family many blessings in the new year.

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like all of you had the best holiday. I love your family pictures, everyone looks healthy and happy and ready for a good time!! Such cute kids!!

I haven't heard from you in awhile. I hope all has been well with you!


Rick Watson said...

Happy New Year Donna. May it be the best year yet for you and your family.

Jeanne Henriques said...

Donna...look how your beautiful family is growing! It has been a while since I stopped in. My blogging days are much quieter than when I first started out. Thank you for commenting on my latest ...I hope you are recovering well and staying warm. Just want you to know that I think of you often..forever in my prayers. xx

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