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Friday, December 26, 2008

WHEW......


WHAT a wonderful CHRISTMAS at my cottage....

GOSH, JOHNNY DEPP......EAT YOUR HEART OUT !
a very handsome grandson, BROOKS

there's a WHOLE EXPLOSION of the sweetest, best looking and smartest girls all over my living room.....;>)

there's deep concentration on making HOOKED RUGS going on here....
they every one love crafts...


there's laughing and giggling and hard core BOY discussions....

and handsome guys...son in law, JENT and
grandson, BRIAN...
(i think they are listening in on the girls conversation about......BOYS)
and i'm pretty sure daughter, STACY, is, too......;>)


son, DAVID, with two of his daughters,
LACEY JEAN and COURTNEY...



daughter*in*law, KATHY....
i think she is listening in on DAVID'S girl talk.....;>)
her cute shirt says "SANTA BABY" in bling....
MOI with DREW and BROOKS, the handsome ones!


cutie ANDREA..one of the twins....

Stacy's dog, WILSON, got a new, monogramed sweater from SANTA and
he seems to just love wearing it....


Hahaha....GRANDDAD caught BRYNNA under the mistletoe......


ahhh, and DEEDS got that cute baby doll she asked for...
WHAT a great SANTA!
that little baby doll (both of them !) is so cute even i want one!


this is the cutest game and i can't remember what it's called....
they sure were having fun playing it....
they all got play things for their Wii.....
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ok......it's all over for another year.
TOMORROW, I will take down my tree, decorations and put them away for another year..
We will be eating leftovers and sweets for quite awhile....
All the gifts have been put where they belong....
but for NOW....
a hot cup of Christmas tea, 2 MORE Christmas cookies and a.......
WARM WINTER NAP...
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I will take the next few days to get my house in order, catch my breath and get renewed for the coming brand new wonderful year !
See ya in a few days....
love, bj

40 comments:

Ruthie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!
Smiles.

Marcela said...

Wonderful family pictures BJ !!!
I love them all!!!
I am glad to know that you had a nice and blessed Christmas
Blessings
Marcela

Tamara Jansen said...

I'm with you.....time for a nap :)

Chris said...

GM BJ, Yep, I agree, it's time for a rest, right after I get back from Macy's. LOL We'll start taking down our stuff tomorrow. It's been up a month now and I have some projects I want to do. DH, is thrilled about that. LOL See ya soon.

Love YA,
Chris

ksarra said...

What a perfect Christmas BJ! Your family is beautiful (and I definitely see a family resemblance in many of your grandkids and you). Your home looks like the best place to be to celebrate!

Amelia said...

Wonderful pictures of a great looking family...enjoyed sharing your fun time thru the pictures.

Yes 2009 is nearly here...new opportunities for all of us.

Amelia - north of the Red River

Go Sooners

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ... I have the after Christmas drags... I too will be taking down all the Christmas BLING tomorrow but today I rest... Because in a few days we'll be heading out with Tassie for an adventure up to North Florida... So we have to get all the decorations down, Packed up and back into storage... But for now I am enjoying my cup of coffee and all your wonderful photos... Have a wonderful day...Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

ps... don't forget if you see Kitchen Santa I still want him... tee hee... haven't forgot him

Carol said...

I LOVE the picture of Santa resting! I can tell you had a fantastic Christmas gathering. It must be so much fun to have a house filled with family!
Hugs,
Carol

Susan said...

Looks like all had a wonderful time. Great pictures of your family!

Kathleen Grace said...

You are so blessed with such a beautiful, loving family. I am glad your Christmas was so wonderful! I am cleaning up a little at a time, taking things down and packing them away a bit. I will have it finished by the end of the week, but not putting pressure on myself. It didn't go up in one day and it will surte take more than a day to get it put away:>)

Smilingsal said...

It looks as if you had a terrific time with your loved ones.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

You are one busy lady! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Christmas surrounded by your loved ones. That's what its all about! You have such a beautiful family. I'm sure it delighted your heart more than any present, and its clear to see that grandma sure spoils them with all the yummy treats!

A belated Merry Christmas!

Kady

Tootsie said...

your family is beautiful! I can't wait to take the tree down!

Susie Q said...

It all looks just wonderful..I am so happy your Christmas was s o sweet. Such a gorgeous family and YOu! What a beautiful lady with a glowing smile...
Have a delightful week BJ!

Love,
Sue

Shelia said...

Oh BJness, you're so beautiful and I just love that smile on your face as you're hugging up your grandsons. You have a lovely family and your daughter looks so much like you! I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas, get some rest and see you soon!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia - Oh, Chloe Dawn was thrilled to see her cousin, Wilson!

Bo said...

Hi BJ...I just had to run by for a minute and wish you a very Happy New Year...I can see from the photos you & your adored ones had a marvelous Christmas. ♥ Bo

nikkicrumpet said...

wow...it looks like you had a houseful of joy and holiday cheer for sure. Everyone looks happy and thrilled to be hanging out at your house. I can understand why...It must be a warm and cozy place to be! I'm glad Christmas was so great for you!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a joyful day that looked like in your house! We are taking our decorations down this weekend. I always love how big the house looks when the tree is gone!
Hugs,
Penny

beddow said...

What a beautiful family BJ.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

What happy and heartwarming photos! I hope you and your family enjoyed the brightest most beautiful Christmas Day ever!!

Smiles...

Beverly

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, It looks like you had a beautiful Chrsitmas my friend. You whole family is beautiful. It looks like everyone had a blast. Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs, Terrie

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Debbie from NJ said...

Dear BJ,

thank you for sharing your wonderful family with us. You are truly blessed. Glad you had such a nice Christmas! I did too. I cooked and all of us were together making more great memories.

Debbie
xo

Helen said...

BJ, I so enjoyed your holiday photos. You have a great looking family ... and you look wonderful as well. I'm going to wait for a week to take down our tree. It's so peaceful at night just looking at it.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi B.J. Looks like you had a houseful for Christmas! Just stopping by to say thank you for your lovely blog and funny comments! I always enjoy them! And am looking forward to a new whole year of it! Wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2009!
xxxooo
Marilyn

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
What a beautiful family you have! It looks like your day was just perfect. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
I hope this coming year is a prosperous and healthy one for you.
Hugs, Rhondi

judicreations said...

Hi BJ
Such joy and laughter in your pictures. Your grandchildren are lovely and it looks like they get along so well and share alike with crafts and just being adorable too.
Thank you so much for sharing.
have a wonderful couple of days getting things sorted out...
I'm glad your Christmas was a cheerful one.
Judi

Andi said...

Your Christmas looks like it was positively marvelous BJ. What a beautiful family and don't you just look adorbale between those 2 cute boys!!! I'd want my picture taken with them too!!!

I'll be taking down some of the decorations and packing things away for another year this weekend as well.

By the way, love your new header with your McKenzie Childs tea kettle...nice!

Happy Hugs, Andi

PS...they have airplanes that will take you to NYC in a jiffy!

jeanne said...

BJ, your family photos warm my heart and yearn to see my darlings too. We had Christmas alone and it was pretty lonely. They all did the in-laws thing this year. We have to share and we do not live close to our darlings now. We did have Christmas dinner with my sister and some very loved other family members.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with your blogging friends.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Becky said...

My, my you are so blessed to have such a large family! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Love the polka dots, Jean! I don't think it's too busy at all. Of course I love polka dots anyway. That picture of Brooks is really good. He is making a very handsome fellow. Your Christmas looks so relaxed and happy. That's the way it's supposed to be. So glad your family was all around you. That just makes Christmas wonderful. All the pictures are really good. Will get your pie plate to you soon. That pie was out of this world! Thanks again for it!
Love you!
Martha

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, sweet BJ! What great pics of a fun Christmas! You sure have a cute crew! :-)

I have a call in to my friend about the pillow you admired on my blog. You're welcome to link to it. I didn't see a copyright thingy on the pillow, so I would assume you'd be okay to make one if we can't find out where she got it. I think you need one, though!

It's very cute, and the fringe was so much fun... bright green with the lettering in pink! It's a real festive pillow. I got it about two or three years ago as a gift, but I am going to check and see where Margaret got it. If we can't find it online or in a store, I don't think it would be difficult to make, and you could pick your own colors that would work for you. These were for a bedroom I have with all sorts of fun things in it... bright colors and things. Like I said, I looked for a tag and didn't find one on it. I'm waiting to hear from Margaret. :-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sweetie said...

BJ, Thanks for sharing your Christmas. I'd like to thank you for the sympathy that you expressed over the sudden passing of my husband. I should be back to blogging by the middle of next week.
With love,
Sweetie

Janera said...

Great family, great celebration! And I love your new black and white dotty space!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Look at all those wonderful smiling faces! Looks like Christmas was very nice at your place :) Is that your daughter Stacy with the green shirt? She looks so much like you! I pulled all of my stuff down yesterday and now I'm playing with new vignettes over here!

Hugs,
Dena

Geri said...

Looks like a great Christmas! I'm exhausted from watching it.

Mary / Mariah said...

What a lovely family . looks like so much fun . We just had our first great grand son . Have 15 grand kids & 6 kids .
Lu and miss you friend
Mary

BittersweetPunkin said...

Lovely pics BJ!! I am undecorating on the 1st....Hubby still has another week off so we are being couch potatoes and eating leftovers too...if we didn't have to walk the dog then we probably wouldn't get any exercise at all...LOl! Actually I had to throw some sweets away,,I was the only one eating them and that was not good!

Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Robin

White Iris Designs said...

What a lovely family you have...looks like everyone got just what they wanted & had a wonderful time!
Happy New Year~

Denise said...

It looks like you had a fun Christmas with your wonderful family! Love the pictures!