With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Double Birthday Party Dinner

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Double Birthday Party Dinner

Wrapping up a whirlwind Christmas holiday with our extended family last night was the perfect ending to Jill and Brad's visit.
Since many of our family members don't get to see them very often and since two really awesome guys are having birthdays, we got together to celebrate.
Happy Birthday Joe (our nephew) and Brad (our son-in-law)!
These two little girls became instant best friends forever.
Does anyone know the genealogical relationship between children that share the same great-grandparents (their grandparents are sisters) ?
Cambrie is my grandchild and Olivia is my sisters grandchild ~ I think that makes them second cousins?
Our handsome, Joe married to ... 
 our niece, Toni (with her cousin, Jamie's baby Jethro) (1st cousin once removed?)
my sister, Carol, Toni, totally enjoying baby Jet and my niece, Eva 
 my brother, Frank and our son-in-law, Brad
 my sister-in-law, Arlene and our daughter Jill
 Carol, me, Carol's daughter Chris and Chris' daughter Alexis
Sweet Chloe
Abbey with her boyfriend, Ryan, a very nice mutual friend and our grandson, Jared
 Little one enjoying a movie in Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop's room

Many years ago, our sister-in-law began a tradition of snapping Christmas photos of my brother (her husband) my sister and I.
 They have become cherished memories for each of us.
shivering kiddos giving their good-byes before cousins head home to upstate NY

~ regretfully, I did not get photos with Jamie, Josh, John, or niece Caitee ~

{happy sigh}... next comes January. A welcome time for me after the (enjoyable) hustle and bustle.
I love the newness of January and the whiteness of snow (hopefully) and a time to refresh.

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!


Ann said...

Looks like another enjoyable get together. Happy Birthday to Joe and Brad

Adrienne said...

What a beautiful family! I love family gatherings. They seem to end too soon but they are special. Thanks for sharing your family birthday party with us.


What a very lovely family you have. Your grand daughter are sweeties. I would like to wish you and your family a Very Happy and healthy New Year. Hugs Judy

Debbie said...

Such a lovely family! Looks like a good time! Happy new year to you!

Gypsy Heart said...

Such a beautiful family and good times too!

Happy New Year!


Just a little something from Judy said...

Thanks for the privilege of stepping into your family's special celebrations. I enjoyed seeing every picture and seeing the joy that you all share. The smiles on the little faces blessed my heart this rainy evening. I especially liked the tradition of you, your brother and sister having your pictures taken together. What a nice looking family!

Happy New Year to you, John and your family too!

corners of my life said...

Looks like such a fun gathering with two very handsome birthday boys . . .

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Wonderful Christmas photos and memories. I believe you're right about the girls being second cousins. They're adorable!

White Lace and Promises said...

I found that you and I have a few things in common-the important things in life like faith and family. I wouldn't trade those for anything. I too loooove white. Your children are just precious-such a nice family with so many babies. My children live in Nasvhille, TN and I'm in Central Georgia. I hope you'll visit sometime.

Bonnie from White Lace and Promises


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