With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Family Recap

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Family Recap

I have been so busy this past month that I am just now catching up on family photos. These are the posts the little ones love best ~ the ones filled with their sweet faces.
These are my favorite posts too.

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It doesn't happen often that everyone is together but it did happen this Thanksgiving.
Top left: Jamie and family
Top right:  Jill and family
Bottom left:  sweet friends from church
Bottom right: our daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren 
 Top left: Erin and Jared
Top right: Me with our four daughters
Bottom left:  AJ and Erin
Bottom right:  Jamie, me, Abbey and Jill (waiting for Erin and family to arrive) 
 While Shaela and Brenna were here from New York, I needed to get their photos in the crocheted robe my mom made before they out-grow it.  Mommy made the green robe for my wedding shower gift in 1975 and the pink one for our oldest daughter, Erin when she was about 7 years old.
Baby Erin (photo taken when  we lived in Ohio); my parents with Erin; our youngest daughter, Abbey; and Keri Jill a couple years ago. 
 Early in December we had our Community Group Bible study Christmas dinner.
Such a dear group and extra special as everyone was able to attend.
A few days later it was John's annual company Christmas party
And before I could blink, it was Christmas Eve! Last minute, Jamie and family weren't feeling well and decided it best not to venture out.  So John, Abbey and I went to early candlelight service then home to get cozy, nibble goodies and watch Christmas movies until we zonked on the sofa.
Even big kids like silly hats! Christmas morning with our youngest big kid!
 then to Jamie and Josh's.
Aunt Abbey helps Jethro
 Caleb quite pleased with his gift :)
 sweet Cambrie Noelle
 Jet, Caleb, Keri Noah and Silas
 Oh, the thrill of Christmas in a little one's heart!
 pulling on his fox hat

my beloved, who {still} makes my sing!


Tori Leslie said...

What a lobely family! It's obvious that you ar ever loved. Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

Oh, I really love your family photos. So beautiful. I wish you all a very Peaceful and Happy New Year. Hugs, Deb

Pondside said...

Beautiful family, beautiful celebrations! Happy New Year my blogging friend!

podso said...

Wonderful, wonderful family pictures! And I love your love for family history too. Treasured memories. All the best in the new year ...

Lea said...

Lovely pictures of a lovely family. And, how sweet that you still have the robe. I don't think I've ever seen a crocheted robe, very pretty. New Year blessings!

Ann Thompson said...

You've been busy. It's always a pleasure to see pictures of your wonderful family

Barbara F. said...

Such a beautiful family, with lots of blessings!

Adrienne said...

I love to see your family times. It always inspires me to get ours together for more occasions. We had a great Christmas with our family but at the last minute our daughter and her family weren't able to be here for Christmas Eve. A New Year's Day get-together is planned so we'll be able to catch up. Thanks for sharing your family with us.

Maryann said...

Lovely family Lorraine, such sweet memories. I do love the photo of you and your granddaughter in the robes...special family history there. Thanks for sharing

Cheryl said...

Oh, these are some of my favorite kinds of posts too! Love seeing the sweet, happy faces. You have such a beautiful, loving family, Lorraine!

Suzanne said...

Great family pictures to treasure! Happy New Year to you and yours Lorraine:-)

Susan said...

Hello LDH...Your family is your life's treasure and it's a priceless one. Here's to the new year of life!

Debbie said...

Loved everything about this post! Such a lovely family. Glad you were able to share and celebrate with them all. Wishing you and yours a very blessed new year!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Great family photos! Especially love all the photos of the robes being worn over the years. Priceless! Happy holidays and all the best for the new year. Tammy

EMMA said...

Fantastic set of pictures, that food looks delicious.
Is the fox hat your own pattern? my little guy would love it (it kinda looks like my dog).

Debbie Huffaker said...

Sweet memories and precious pictures!

Preeti said...

You have a lovely beautiful family!! Happy new year to all of you :)

Traci said...

Awesome pictures! It looks like y'all had a wonderful Christmas season!

marie said...

Always a treat to see your delightful family. Looks like your Christmas was merry and bright!!
Happy New Year to all!

SarahGeorge said...

Lovely Lovely pictures of sweet family and precious moments :). I just love the baby shower dress made by your mom for you and the one for your daughter. How sweet is that your grand daughter could wear it now! Incredibly sweet!! And you've maintained it so well! Lots to learn from you Lorraine!! :)


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