Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

~ Never forgetting the Reason for the Season ~

We started the night off with a family Mass.

We humbly honored the Holy Family and are thrilled to have Aunt Carolyn's manger safely tucked away in the cabinet that Love built...Given to Karen by her cousins Aunt Carolyn's daughters Anne and Kathy

The table was grand

The children were ready

Well....most of the children were ready...

and the giving began

Anthony was here...and again having the "Best Time Ever"

Many wonderful gifts were given and received

There was laughter, there was happiness, there was joy...

There was giving, there was receiving, there was remembering, there was love...

Some gifts were just great!

Some gifts were simply better then great!!!

It was Aubrey's First Christmas and she was not too sure of what to think

Joe has never looked better

Mark and Reiner were exhausted from all activity

And the bigger boys were thrilled with the biggest gift of the night....

As I sit here looking back at Christmas Eve 2009 just past......It is nice to know...Even though things have changed ~ Some things haven't changed...Thank God


  1. Hello!

    Nice pictures!

    I wish you a happy new year... full of happiness, prosperity and many good moments...

    ¡Happy New Year!

  2. Excellent! I wish I could have been there with y'all. I know your Dad was there too.


  3. I am happy that everyone was there and that you had a good time. Are these gatherings getting bigger or is it just my immagination?

  4. Yes...the love goes on...and I'm so glad you have such a wonderful all love and support one another in so many ways...and it looks like you successfully navigated your first biggie...I'm so glad...I know that your Dad is very glad as well...and his love for all of you just goes on and on...some things NEVER change...Love you, dear Lisa...always. Janine XO

  5. Hello, that was lovely, photos are beautiful!
    Sorry!!! It’s been a long time! I started to work and keeping busy.
    I’m Happy to know that you are learning Spanish.
    Happy New Year, may the lord bless you and family.

    Feliz año 2010.

  6. Nice family oriented Christmas Eve.

    Wow! There were some BIG presents.

    There is a certain continuity with Christmas no matter how you choose to celebrate it.

  7. wow...i sure love big family Christmas gatherings.
    Lovely photos. Everyone looks happy.
    beautiful nativity set. I love it

  8. Feliz Año Nuevo, dear Lisa!
    That is a grand festivity over there! And why would you not, right?
    It is snowing here!
    So I am off to celebrate new year somewhere where it doesn't snow.
    I am leaving soon but I thought I should come here and send you hugs!
    It's always good to hear from you.



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