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Sunday, December 26, 2010

SOME JOYS OF MY 2010 CHRISTMAS

OF COURSE, the biggest joy at Christmas or any other time is my family
and the quality time I am blessed to spend with them.

♪♫♪ YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE....my only sunshine....

The smiles, the love, the FUN...
Four of the 7 beautiful grandgirls in some
funky pj bottoms....
:))
Cousins lovin' cousins...
Christmas smiles sooo warm my heart.
MIZZ CATE, the GREAT grandgirl got lots of toys and fun things...
but I think she loved her DR. PEPPER flavored lip gloss best of all...
a little on her lips and a little IN her mouth...
soooo cute !
Christmas around daughter's house and son's house .....
I LOVE that they all live right here close.
just love it !!
Remember the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS dessert plates
that I was REALLY, REALLY wanting...?
STACY and her family gave them to me....

I just about wet all over myself...
THANK YOU, STACY and JENT..
DREW, BROOKS, BRYNNA and DEEDS.

I just love them....
THIS is a STUNNING bracelet that my son, DAVID and family gave to me.
A beautiful GRANDMOTHER'S bracelet with a link for all my
grandchildren.
The two charms hanging are for the GRANDSON IN LAW and the GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER.
Each time a new person comes into my family, I will add their special charm.
A grandson just became engaged so it might not be too long until I add another charm.
:)
THANK YOU, DAVID, KATHY, COURTNEY, BRYAN,  JESSICA, CORY, CATE, LACEY, ANDREA AND BAILEY.
It is beautiful and I'll wear it with pride...and lots of smiles.
Some of you might remember this beautiful bed I am about to
pitch a hissy fit for...
I've been gathering the bedding
one piece at a time for quite a few months now..
I've put them in a red basket and every time I walk by it,
it makes me so tickled...
but...
I needed the quilt
and it was a little too much for my SOCIAL SECURITY BUDGET so
I've been having to hold off a little while longer on
starting the
 GUEST ROOM OF MY DREAMS...

BUT...
my sweet MR. SWEET, the BESTEST SANTA CLAUSE,
ordered it and two beautiful pillows...
"THANK YOU, HONEY.
I am sooo happy with this gift that I won't EVEN ask you to help
me strip the wallpaper border off and repaint the entire room.
If I even LOOK like I MIGHT ask, just say,
QUILT....QUILT...
and I'll back off....PROMISE !!
Oh, and STACY, the beautiful daughter,
knowing how much I would L.O.V.E. these
gorgeous books,
got them for me.
"STACY, thanks so much, honey. YOU will enjoy them, too."

**********
We received great family photos from both our children...
so many wonderful gifts...
the biggest gift of all from GOD, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
for the family HE saw fit for us to care for on this earth.
THANK YOU, FATHER GOD
for this gift.
ANOTHER
beautiful Christmas with the people I love the most on the entire PLANET.
I AM BLESSED.

**
Linking with BLUE MONDAY

49 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh what a beautiful post! Wonderful time with the family is what makes the Christmas the best! I love all of the girls in the pj britches:) Too cute and the Great-grand is way over the top precious!

I am so happy that you got some wonderful gifts on your wish list! You so deserve them! Love the dishes and the bracelet!

Big hugs and blessings coming your way!

Donnie said...

Looks like you must have been a VERY GOOD GIRL...lol...Loved all your photos. Such sweet memories made.

La said...

It looks like a fabulous Christmas was had by all. I'm glad you were all able to get together. Happy New Year! La

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, what a beautiful family you have. They all get their good looks from their mom/grandma! :)
Little Cate has grown so big!
Oh, what a precious Mr. Sweets to get you your quilt and shams! Can't wait to see your bedroom when you're finished!! I know you had a wonderful Christmas and I'm sending blessed wishes for a marvelous 2011!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful Christmas. Your family is so precious and I love their smiles. You really did hit the jackpot. Gorgeous gifts. Thanks for joining the party, this is such fun. Hugs, Marty

CHERI said...

Christmas doesn't get any better than that! Your grands are beyond cute. Love all your gifts...you're a very bless wife, mother, and grandmother:) Happy New Year!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your family is SO thoughtful...you really and truly received all that you wanted and I am so happy for you! I love the dishes and the books are on my list...I received two other decorating books, too! The bracelet is beautiful!

Great pictures of your family! :-)

XO,
Jane

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
You did it this time, girlfriend! You had me all smiles, giggles and YES! teary at the end!The grands in funky pj bottoms, the great grand with her lip gloss, all the beautiful gifting and giving thanks to God. Now I know why you are a dear friend! Thanks for sharing your wonderful, loving family with all of us!
Fondly,
Pat

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeeej,
Love seeing the pictures of your family at Christmas! Thanks for sharing!!!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

What great gifts...so glad you got your dishes.... can't wait to see your bedroom when its done....your family is beautiful...you are very blessed. God Bless Trish

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! Your family obviously understands what you love. :) I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. We did too!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh BJ! I LOVE all your special gifts! Your family is precious -- what a blessing to be able to see them all for Christmas. Happy New Year....wishing you many wonderful blessings for 2011!

Carol said...

BJ,
What a beautiful post of blessing!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how lovely BJ! You ARE blessed, not only with a big family that loves you to pieces, but with a happy, joyful outlook on life. Your family got you awesome gifts, they clearly know you so well. Love the plates and bracelety and oh that quilt! I just know we are going to see that room all done up gorgeous real soon:>) I hope your new year is as joyous as this on has been my friend!

Susan said...

You are so blessed with your large family!! This is a beautiful post!! I love your quilt , your dishes and your jewlerly!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It looks and sounds like your Christmas surpassed all expectations! That is SO wonderful, bj. Ours was delightful too..but I was so involved I kept forgetting to take pictures. I am hoping my photographer grandson will send me some!
So..on to the New Year!
That bedroom is going to be the bomb! That IS what they say isn't it? :)

HUGS!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Bj...what a blessing your family is to you!! I am loving your new quilt set and that grandma braceletis gorgeous. The dishes...what a lovely tablescape they will make.

Loved looking at the photos of your celebration :)

Blessings!
gail

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

BJ, you are truely blessed, It looks like you had such a fantastic Christmas. I love the pictures of the little girls in their funky PJs.
To me the gift of family is the greatest gift of sll.
Molly

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, You are blessed with a wonderful family. The girls all look cute in their PJ's. I love your new bracelet, very nice! I wish you and your family all the best in the new year 2011.

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for sharing such special moments with your family ~ the photos are wonderful!!

My husbands grandmother (95) gives all her great grandchildren pjs at the family Christmas party and we love to take a photo of them all together with her every year!!

SmilingSally said...

Your grandchildren all have the same big, beautiful smile that you have. So, I guess that was one of the Christmas gifts!

I wish you a Happy Blue Monday and a Happy 2011, BJ.

From the Kitchen said...

I feel like I was right there in the thick of things! You are very fortunate, not only to have such a lovely family but to have them close by. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new bed look. I hope that your beautiful charm bracelet gets so full that you need help to wear it around!

Best,
Bonnie

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

SWEET post! Full of sweet Christmas happiness. :-) Just like you, our Sweet BJ!

Yes, 'tis time to change our blog look! Although I truly loved your last [Christmas Santa] one... This one is new and fun! Since I'm in a snow-covered world this [Mon.] morning, I chose an almost totally White look...

For now...

For now...

For now...

You just know I'll be tweaking and tweaking and tweaking, for a while. ,-) Of course I will! It's fun! :-))))

Gentle snow-covered hugs...

Mary said...

Ah, bj, it sounds like a wonderful Christmas filled with memories all of you will cherish. The loot ain't bad either :-). You made out like a bandit.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday. Blessings...Mary

Kathy said...

Oh! You are quite blessed - the smiling faces are wonderful! I think you'll treasure this Christmas for years to come - that bracelet, the dishes, comforter and all! How wonderful
Kathy

Debby said...

Oh BJ, I read this post last night but I was way too tired to comment. So I came back today to read again and look at the beautiful pictures. What a blessed family you have. They are so blessed to have you. I have been thinking alot lately about when someone tells you that how you are blessed to have such a wonderful family.
Not "you" but in general. I Love the saying...."
All because two people fell in love." Those blessings were truley gifts but "someone" made them what they are by nuturing, caring and loving. See, that's what I am trying to say. They were gifts but the blessing came from someone like YOU.

LV said...

You are truly blessed in so many ways. I trust this will continue over into 2011. I enjoyed spending the day at your home with you and family.

gengen said...

You have a beautiful family now i miss mine since i never saw them more than 5 years now. Hopefully one day. Happy blue Monday.

Whimsey Creations said...

BJ you always make me laugh. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas. But when I got to the part about "QUILT, QUILT, and I'll just back off" I had to laugh. I can't wait to see pics of your 'new' room. Hugs!

Kathleen said...

I am so glad you got the gifts you wanted. Mr. was good to get it for you, and the plates you wanted from S, just great.
But you know, and I know, having them all with us is the best!
Sweet post, BJ!

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
I just love looking at the photos of your big, happy family. It warms my heart to see everyone laughing and sharing so much love.
I love all of your gifts too. I cannot wait to see your bedroom with all that gorgeous bedding.

hugs
Sissie

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Great post! I really loved the photos of your grandgirls in their wild PJ bottoms! Cousin Time is such fun! And your gifts looked just right for you!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Great post! I really loved the photos of your grandgirls in their wild PJ bottoms! Cousin Time is such fun! And your gifts looked just right for you!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love those PJs. And what a great bracelet. I know Brighton anywhere!!

Sarah said...

BJ, your gifts are beautiful. So happy that you got things you wanted. Can't wait to see the tablescape with those WS plates. Gorgeous bracelet, wonderful books, and the guest room is going to be perfection for those of us who adore our black and white checks with a touch of red.
Enjoy your week! ~ Sarah

chubskulit said...

Looks like a great family Christmas!

Here's my Blue Monday post, hope you can drop by.. happy holidays

Ralph said...

An extended family for Christmas - one wonderful activity! As one of seven children, nothing bets Christmas Eve together, as the generations have multiplied. This year, three generations were at one of my sister’s house, and the magic never gets old! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and (all of) yours!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh B.J. you grands look like me. All snuggled up loving on each other and so glad to be together. My daughter has the Christmas plates and I love them too. That bracelet is super cute. Happy New Year near blogging sista.
QMM

Tracy said...

BJ,
So glad you had such a memorable Christmas! Isn't it lovely when family is all around? I'm so glad it was a happy occasion for you...blessings!

Jacqueline said...

What a great looking bunch! I'm glad you had such a great time. The plates are pretty fab, you lucky you! Jacqueline

Jeanne said...

Dear bj, we have had a very busy week and no time for my computer. We leave tomorrow to go home. We are going home to a ton of snow. A white Christmas in the mountains and we are in Florida. Smile.

I LOVE your post and seeing the photos of your beautiful family. I know you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones all around. You are blessed and so are we. Life is good thanks to our love of God, Family and America. Smile.

Love you, Jeanne

xinex said...

Wonderful presents, BJ! You are loved! What a wonderful time with family. I am jealous! I love those 12 days of Christmas plates, I bought them when WS had them on sale. Happy New Year to you and your family!...Christine

Maria @ LSS said...

Looks like you had a wonderful celebration. Love the smiles.

Cheers to the new year!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Oh! love all your gifts. It seems your a good wife, mum & daughter that Sta. Claus came all the way to you.

Happy TTT & NY to come...

x0x0

Robin said...

Looks like a wonderful, magical holiday, all the more so for spending it with such a warm and loving family.

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I especially enjoyed viewing all your family photos today! Wonderful.

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nancy said...

WhAt a beautiful family you got. Love the stockings. The beddings and XOXOX sign is cool.
Happy holidays.
Nancy

Dottie said...

What a lovely family holiday you had. So love the quilt, vibrant colors.

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Happy New Year!
Dottie

Liz said...

Wow! You had a major Christmas! :) Everything is so cute. Can't wait to see that comforter set! :)

~Liz

Happy new year!