With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Our 2013 Christmas

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Our 2013 Christmas


church then back home for our traditional Christmas Eve meal served in the family room

 little Chloe helping Pop-Pop prepare French Toast Casserole for Christmas morning breakfast
 new jammies
 warm and snugly

 Taking turns reading the Christmas Story from the book of Luke and Daddy sharing why we exchange gifts and what our very best-est gift ever is then presents and breakfast
and puppy love with a nose lick from Rudy
best time for family pics is right when they arrive
 It wasn't planned but I thought it sentimental that all of these precious children and grandchildren stand below a sign I made for John several years ago that reads...
because you loved me
umm... Erin, is there a reason everyone but you is making a silly face ;)
The girls entertained us with a short musical of song and dance.
Looking closely in the background, I noticed Rudy was entertaining himself with a snack on the table.

 We did a Pollyanna gift exchange with the adults and John got Jamie.
He gave her a hat, bracelet and a card redeemable in January for a
Dad & Daughter Lunch Date
Sweet Jill, looking a lot like her twin sister
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James :17


Adrienne said...

We are so blessed, my friend. Your Christmas celebration looks like fun. What a treat to have everyone together. Our family was scattered this year. Both of our grown kids and their families went other directions but we had individual times together. On Christmas Day we were able to bring my dear, little mother from the rehab center to our home to share gifts and dinner and a special time of prayer and fellowship together. That was the most precious gift God gave me this year - time with my mom in my home. Thank you for sharing your home and your family with us. I always love to stop by and see what you're doing.

The Old Parsonage said...

I love seeing photos of your beautiful family. You can certainly see the love shining in all those beautiful faces.

Wishing you all the joys that season has to offer!


Lea said...

What lovely pics of what appears to be a wonderful Christmas with family. Blessings for 2014!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

This is what Christmas is all for, family and children. YOU are blessed and what a lovely growing family. GOD bless you all and have a safe New Year.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you all had a great time:@)

Debbie said...

This just looks as good as it can get! Such a beautiful family and wonderful celebration. Glad it went soo well for you!

Winnie said...

You are soooooo blessed Lorraine with such a wonderful family :)

I wish you now a very Happy New Year!

Debbie Petras said...

Such a beautiful family! It looks like you had an amazing Christmas.

Blessings and love,

myletterstoemily said...

such a heart warming CHristmas! i love that
the grandchildren all wore their jammies.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What fun that you shared it all with us. Makes me feel so special that you shared the good times and great food with us. I think you and your husband offer such warm and gracious hospitality and together you create wonderful Christmas memories for your fortunate family. Great pictures!

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Lorraine,
Sweet photos, sharing love and joy :) Hope your Christmas was fun! And wishing a new year filled with all the blessings of heaven :)

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