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Friday, December 28, 2012


We were so tickled to have a tiny bit of 
As I talked about in my post of yesterday (12/26) 
we always get up early on CHRISTMAS MORNING
and drive to DAVID'S house, in post of yesterday,
and then ON DOWN THE ROAD to STACY'S house.
 With the wind blowing the snow around, it made for a MISTY look...
this is such a romantic photo of their beautiful house.

Such fun to watch them
"ohhhh and ahhhhh"

Deeds, in the background, didn't even ask for a DOLL this year....bwaaaaa
She is growing up........


  WILSON, the family dog, was watching every move we made while snacking...
hoping a few crumbs would fall his way..
Our FLAVORED COFFEE was sooo good and the BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Stacy made...AND, the homemade
CINNAMON ROLLS her mother in law made, were so delicious.

A REALLY good photo of
our pretty BRYNNA,
taken Christmas Eve night
at our house.

Just look at that glowing completion....
and shiny hair....*sighhhh

 DREW, with his COOL new sunglasses....
and brother, BROOKS
....gosh....they are both so handsome...

THIS is my very favorite photo of the boys when they were tiny.

My adorable little
now 22 and 19.

 Deeds, resting a fact, I'm pretty sure she's asleep....
whew....a busy time of the year.

Stacy should have had her decorated home featured in a magazine...

everything was just beautiful...

and she does it all so easy....
wherever she sits something, it looks like it was just MADE for that spot.

Not the best photo
 *I think it was taken with a phone*
but I am thrilled to have it. :)
We all hope YOUR Christmas was as blessed as ours....

We were so thankful to have DREW home ...he has been living in the beautiful
going to school.

I love all our family so much.....
 The snow was still blowing around on our way back
to Sweet Nothings Cottage...
Mr. Sweet said, "Let's eat and sleep the rest of this beautiful
Christmas day"....and I said....."RIGHT ON !".......
and we did just that. :)
An absolute BEAUTIFUL Christmas day filled with blessings....
and tons of goooood foods.

linking with:


Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

I'm just snooping around your blog and enjoying your posts... you have such a lovely blog! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas. And happy {almost} birthday!! :)

P.S. You all have such beautiful homes!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad to hear you had a special Christmas complete with snow BJ! I know you had a ball-enjoy:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

It sounds like a blessed Christmas day! Our family get together is this Sunday and i just can't wait:>)

Debbiedoo's said...

Awww...what a beautiful family you have! That pic of the boys when they were small is priceless. Happy New year to you!

Sue said...

Beautiful family, beautiful photos Bj, grandchildren are one of the greatest gifts ever given! Indeed a wonderful white Christmas.

Beth said...

You have a beautiful family. Lovely post!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Precious, precious, precious...

And just maybe, I can now figure out your extended family... The 'Grands' I mean. I am so dense that I just can't usually figure out which 'Grand' belongs to which child, etc. ,-))))

Now I can just come back to these 2 posts, and have it all figured out, for me!

What beautiful homes they both have. And how sweet they look, in swirling snow. A memory, for you TX folks.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your Christmas sounds perfect BJ. How fun that you got some snow!

Donnie said...

Wanted to wish you both and your lovely family a blessed Christmas and New Year. Hugs.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful Christmas. You have a handsome and beautiful family. I hope you have a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

Audrey said...

What fun bj ... grand kids just make Christmas so much fun. Thanks for sharing your family and trip with us. Glad you still had time to rest and nap.
Happy New Year.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Rose Hascall said...

Sounds like you had a very lovely Christmas. Loved today's blog.

Happy Birthday. Enjoy

Vee said...

Beautiful family; beautiful day; even beautiful snow...nothing more to be wished for. Sweet Contentment all around. How long did you sleep? =D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful family you have! I know you enjoyed it so much. Big Hugs to you bj!


Gayla said...

Beautiful time spent with your family... Treasures! Love the pictures. I adore mercury glass....that collection is amazing! Just relaxing this day away... Loving to read your blog!

Madeline's Album said...

What a beautiful and wonderful family you have. I love all the photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Debby said...

What a "sweet" holiday. Love all the pictures of your family. So glad you had a little snow. That home is so beautiful.
I can't believe it is over. So much work and thought go into the holidays, it's hard to turn in off.
Happy Shiney New Year.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! Love the snow!

Teresa said...

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu"

Praying that God Keeps sending the same blessings of Love, Unity and Friendship your, and your family's way.


Doggie Mom said...


What a beautiful family.

Cottage Making Mommy

Doggie Mom said...


What a beautiful family.

Cottage Making Mommy

The French Hutch said...

What a wonderful Christmas, and it snowed! You lucky Texas girls had a white Christmas. Beautiful family bj.
Best Wishes for the New Year.

The French Hutch

Carol said...

Good photos or not, you have the wonderful memories forever in your heart. Thanks so much for sharing, BJ!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Great photo's of the snowy road, bj!
NO snow in Southern CA. except in the high mountains..which we can see from our family room! I guess that is close enough for me. :)

On Crooked Creek said...

This tour of your family was just as wonderful as the first one, dear friend!!! Those boys were too stinkin' cute as children!!! Your photos remind me of Willie Nelson's..."On The Road Again"!!!
Have a Happy New Year, dear friend!!!

Sherry said...

Great pics BJ! Have a Happy New Year!