Friday, December 25, 2009

THE MORNING AFTER!



This is a neighbor's house. Every inch is covered in lights!












Dinners, lunches, breakfast and a brunch, jammed into 3 days of celebration! I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating the birth of our Savior. I know I did, but I am tried. It is good to go back to regular life.

I have included a few family pictures. On Christmas Eve we were at my nephew, Justin's home. He has a huge house and every year he keeps adding to it. He had the largest Christmas trees I have seen in any home. His view on the deck is just stunning! My son, Kyle, got PJs, a robe and slippers along with his cousin, Ross. They both were quick to put them on and enjoyed the evening in their new gifts.

Noah was so tired, it was well past his 7:00 pm bed time. He did get the hang of opening gifts, one of Maya and Noah's favorite things was a big box that a gift came in. I love that about children. They just enjoy the simple pleasures of playing in a box.

On Pink Saturday, I am spending time with my sister-in-law, Maureen. Going shopping, maybe a movie, eating, of course, and just having fun together. After the kids made breakfast on Christmas Eve, my sinks got plugged up. So, Merry Christmas, plumber is coming in the morning. I also plan to begin the process of putting Christmas decorations away. I love them when they are up, but January is coming and time to change the decor! Hoping you all made it through. I know that many are having a hard time due to personal things going on in your lives. My prayers go out to you. Just think about what is being celebrated and that will give you hope. I know that is what I do, I have a lot to be thankful for.

I will be celebrating my one year blog anniversary on January 1, 2010. So my next post will be about my new give away! So ladies, lets hit the ground running, it is sales time! A new year is coming, our year of jubilee! Blessings, Martha

15 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Martha, I can see that you enjoyed the holiday surrounded by the love of family! It was a quite different Christmas around here this year, but that's okay, and I'm with you when it comes to the decorations. I am ready to start putting stuff away, clear things out, purge, simplify and start afresh! Hope that you are having a relaxing Day After and that you find the time to recuperate after all the celebrations! Happy Holidays to you and yours. Wishing you peace, love, health and happiness in the New Year! Blessings, Tammy

Susan Wicker said...

Oh, Martha, it was lovely to see such happy faces. And if that is your nephew's house, all lighted up, ZOWIE!!!! He sure does a great job decorating....must take after his auntie!.I don't take my decorations down for a couple more weeks. Hope you have a relaxing rest-of-the-weekend. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Marydon Ford said...

What a beautiful family, Martha. You sure did have a grand time together ... love the wee ones!
This celebration passes TOO quickly (even tho we continue to celebrate daily.) I'll miss all the decorations.
Have a beautiful week, Martha.
Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Lisa said...

What a fun Christmas! I have one more tomorrow and then I'm done! Glad you had a great time!
Hugs, Lisa

Bettyann said...

What a lovely Christmas..glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your family....yes, let's hit the ground running....

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

What a lovely family you have and was great to see all your photos.
Glad that you had a lovely Christmas.
Wishing you all the very best for the coming year.

Hugs
Carolyn

Me....bunny said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun...me too, but it's time to take it all down...I started with the dining room today...One room a day. Wishing you and yours a peaceful and loving New Year...


love,
bunny

Sares said...

It looks/sounds like you had a terrific Christmas, I'm so glad. I hope you let your troubles slip away for a while to really enjoy yourself! You have a beautiful family and I love the picture of Noah in the box! Isn't it so funny that's the thing the kids love the most~an enormous box!

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Rebecca said...

Blessings to you sweet Miss M! Your family looks so lovely and happy!

Happy New Year...

Love from your transplanted Cali friend...

Rebecca

Jenny said...

What a beautiful Christmas you had! I know 2010 is going to be a good one for your lovely family!

Mrs Twins said...

Bautiful family photos! Ones to be treasured.
Just stopping by my Followers to say hi and wish you all the best for the New Year!
Hugs and Love Suex

Leann said...

Oh Martha

What a beautiful family and it looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Wishing you the Happiest of New Years!

Leann

Faded Charm said...

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Many blessings in the New Year.

Take care,

Kathleen

GWENDOLYN said...

Martha,
Sorry it took me so long to get over here. so great to see a happy family enjoying one another at this most special time of the year and always. Blessings my friend!
Gwen