Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Family Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

Last night we had our immediate family Christmas gathering. We started this tradition a couple of years ago to free Kelli and Chad from having so many places to go on Christmas eve! It was very special to me since it was also my birthday! The gifts were wonderful but the best gift was being together!

Here's a couple of snapshots of the table:

And a close up:

And finally one of my husband with our two grandsons.

Tomorrow we will be at Kelli's house for the Christmas dinner with grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. The boys spent the night with me, and I'll take them home later in time for some other Christmas gatherings. Then I will spend some time cooking for tomorrow.

Hope all of you have a blessed Christmas eve and day!

Thank you for visiting me!

25 comments:

Jan and Tom said...

Merry Christmas Diane...and Happy Birthday!!!

~Blessings,
Jan & Tom

ann said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS DIANE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY LATE.I WILL---BE READY FOR TRASH TO TREASURE TUESDAY.I SHOULD HAVE E-MAILED YOU BEFORE TUESDAY,I'M SORRY I DIDN'T .I AM GOING TO TRASH TO TREASURE AND----------TABLESCAPE.I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.I POSTED THAT BECAUSE IT WAS READY...ANN

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, Dear Diane!
Happy Birthday to you!

Your birthday is a cause for celebration for your family, but also for your friends! I hope it was joyous.

AND I hope your Christmas is, too!

Thank you, Diane, for encouraging me as a blogger. I can't believe how these last two months have flown, and I've enjoyed blogging with you so much! You are a real sweetheart, and I love you LOTS!

Merry Christmas!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Picket said...

Happy belated Birthday to you girl! Love that pic of your hubby with those precious grandsons! Everything looked so pretty Diane...I want to wish you and your sweet family a very Merry Christmas..may it be filled with love and joy and much happiness and may you make beautiful memories as you even feel the old memories warm your heart!

April said...

Happy Birthday, Diane...and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday to you.....
Happy Birthday toooo you....
Happy Birthday dear Diane....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOO YOU!!!!!

Sounds like you had a great one. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table, Diane! Sounds like a lovely time with family. I love the photo of the grands with their grandpa! Happy memories being made. I love it all!

Merry Christmas!

Southern Lady said...

Diane, I'm sorry I didn't get to wish you a happy birthday yesterday, but it sounds like it was a perfect one spent with your family.

I hope your Christmas is a perfect one, too!

Sincerely,

Janie

PAT said...

OOPS!!
PS:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

The table looks lovely Merry Christmas & a Happy Birthday

Blissful Babe said...

Happy Birthday to you and Merry Christmas, too!

jeanne said...

Diane, your family is so special. The love is so apparent in every post.
Your table is lovely and festive too. I love the rare photo of grandpa with Connor and Cooper.

Merry Christmas greetings to you and your loved ones. May you have a wonderful 2009.

Christmas love...Jeanne

jeanne said...

Oops, Happy Birthday my friend...Jeanne

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas,Diane!!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh happy birthday Diane!!! Thanks so much for inviting me into your home through your blog. I've enjoyed getting to know you these past few months and look forward to sharing good times next year. I hope you and yours have a fabulous Christmas. Love ya woman!

Happy To Be said...

Merry CHRISTmas Diane and a Happy belated Birthday girl..have a safe and blessed day with your family..hugs and smiles Gloria

Bo said...

Well, Happy Birthday Diane...so you were a Christmas present to your family, huh? Here's wishing you more special times with your adored ones this Christmas & a marvelous New Year, ;-) Bo

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi sweet Diane, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.

Smilingsal said...

Merry Christmas, Diane.

Alex said...

Merry,Merry Christmas, Diane!!
:) *hugs*

Devita said...

Merry Christmas Dianne!!!

Raggedy Girl said...

Diane:
Love the grandbabies.
Just wanted to stop by and wish you a
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Roberta Anne

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Happy (belated) birthday!! I love the idea of celebrating Christmas in advance...I felt like I needed to split myself in two the past couple of days.

Another precious photo of the grandkids. I hope you enjoyed every minute with them!

Hugs and merry Christmas -
Laura

Angel said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas-time! :-)

Rambling Girl said...

Know I am late but hope you had a wonderful Christmas...by the looks I am sure you did...who wouldn't with those adorable boys!