With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: December Highlights

Thursday, December 27, 2012

December Highlights



 outside vignettes
 inside
 

 Our weekly Bible Study Community Group having a blast at our annual Christmas Dinner
 The dearest folks that bring so much encouragement, wisdom, prayers and love to us and each other every week.
John's Company Holiday Party.
Abbey is an employee here too, since July and someone took a photo of her and the co-founder/Executive Vice President because they are the youngest and the oldest employees.
 Christmas Eve at Jamie's playing "Don't Eat Cashew!" game.
Enjoying the ambiance and Christmas Eve peacefulness of her warm home.
Christmas morning with Abbey
Watched (over and over) a heartwarming video of NY grandkids singing to us via cell phone video.
 Erin, AJ and Jared & Jamie, Josh and family arrived late afternoon. They learned that Cashew was being extra mischievous and hid all of the Christmas presents. After dashing throughout the house, Keri was the first to find them in a large cabinet that recently housed our TV. 
 such fun
 chilling after dinner
 Look of fright on Chloe's face as PopPop takes her photo.
She is a bit uncertain of him as were two other grandkids when they were babies.
Some little ones love guys and some prefer girls but they all come to love him when they get a little older.
Here he is trying to to divert her attention so she realizes he really is a nice PopPop
One of my favorite shots
The adults were still chatting in the dining room after dessert and I walked into the kitchen and noticed the kids playing with the trains and talking about the village houses and which are there favorite.  Noah even remembered which ones were his NY cousins' favorite.
It was so sweet to hear see them having a quiet moment at the end of some busy days.
Notice Caleb looking over the sofa arm :)

30 comments:

Snippety Gibbet said...

You certainly had a lovely December. I especially got a kick out of the little elves you hide here and there. jj

Bobbi and Gracie said...

What an absolutely beautiful family! Your pictures are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing :-)

marie said...

I love your mosaics Lorraine...you always seem to catch such special moments!

Happy New Year!!

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures, and what wonderful, lasting memories you have!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I loved it all, Lorraine. Such beautiful photos and beautiful people, and those babies are just so precious. I wish they stayed little a bit longer.

lindsey said...

Wonderful photo's Lorraine. You have had a busy Christmas time and I love to see your family. My granddaughters have been giving me little village houses over the past few Christmases and I am now getting quite a collection too. Have a truly blessed New year!

Sue said...

Absolutely PERFECT!! from the decorations to the smiling faces of grandchildren,! Your Bible Study group are precious. Thank you for sharing.

Wishing you and your dear family a most blessed and Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Sue

Pondside said...

Sweet moments with your grandchildren, captured so well. It looks like it was a lovely Christmas.

Kristina said...

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful moments. Happy New Year!

Debbie Petras said...

I loved your December highlights Lorraine! Your family emanates warmth just like you. As I looked at your photos, I couldn't help but smile.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Janice Pattie said...

You home looks so beautifully decorated and thanks for sharing your family moments.

Ann said...

Looks like a fabulous month. Love all your pictures.

Donna said...

WOW, I love all of these photos and how beautiful the decorations look! And such happy faces. Wonderful memories.

Maryann said...

Your favorite photo was mine as well....I loved the children watching the train. Brought back memories of when my sons were younger, we also have a train with villages but have not pulled it out in years....maybe next year. Enjoyed all your pictures, you have a lovely family

Tammy said...

Ah, to be a kid again at Christmas. Everything looks and feels so cozy, warm and inviting. Happy holidays. Tammy

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is early Saturday morning and I have so enjoyed my time spent here visiting you on your blog. The pictures of your beautiful family and all the joyful times you spent together, are captured and shared in such an attractive way. The mosaic idea is perfect for sharing it all. I appreciate the privilege of stepping into your lives for a few minutes. Thank you for blogging.

~ Liz ~ said...

Lorraine, I loved seeing your family gathered together for Christmas. Looks like you had a wonderful time. What could be better? Your Christmas decorations are gorgeous too. Happy new year!
Liz

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

How charming...how beautiful and it contains all the meanings of this season....He loved us so much that He sent His son

Happy New Year

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Wonderful highlights! The holidays are such a wonderful time with family and friends.

Wishing you more of the same in 2013 a Happy New Year, Lorraine.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

First of all,...you are one blessed lady for having such gorgeous family! You both are a great looking couple and of course, everyone else. Adorable singing from your cuties too! Your house looks so festive in a gorgeous way, every nook and crany is lovely. Your Bible friends must enjoy been at your place. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, healthy and prosperous new year.
FABBY

Laurie said...

The joys and warmth of being together with family & friends and sharing in the celebration of our Lord's birth make wonderful memories! May you each be blessed in the New Year to come!

Traci said...

What wonderful pictures!

Marysol said...

Thank you Lorraine, for allowing us a peek into your beautiful home, family and traditions.

May 2013 continue to fill your heart with more joy! Happy New Year!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Dear Lorrain! Happy New Year from Russia! You are the best example for me as a great wife and mother! Love, Nika

Carol Z said...

Dear Lorraine! Each picture is lovelier than the next. What a wonderful month for you and your family. Wishing you and John a year of health, happiness and celebrations!

Sharkbytes said...

Lots of beautiful pictures there!

Maggie Ann said...

Lorraine, you have such a wonderful family and these pictures tell so many happy stories. I'm glad for you all. Happy New Year dear blogging friend...

Debbie Huffaker said...

Sweet, precious memories. All the pictures are just so full of life and love!! HOPE 2013 is full of blessings for you and your family. And...just so you know...you don't look nearly old enough to have all those GRAND babies!!! ;-)

Jackie said...

This has been one of the most enjoyable Christmas posts I have seen.

Your pictures are just marvelous. You can tell how very much you love photography.

My favorite of all are the pictures of the children. I loved seeing them under the tree with the train.

I hope you all have a blessed and very Happy New Year!

Walking on Sunshine said...

What beautiful photos! Looks like you had a great celebration this year!

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