Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa's Visit

Santa came to "our" house! Actually Gran'ma and Gran'pa's before traveling around the world.
His elves filled the stockings that had to hang on the "emergency fireplace". There wasn't room anywhere else in the house!
All the nieces were there--there's TWO! Jennell and Sarah.
Great nephew, Joey, who is almost as tall as Zach.
Jade and Olivia, the great nieces.
Cutie # 1.
Cutie # 2.
Ryan and Santa.
Jeromy-Joey and Jade's dad-our oldest nephew.
Sarah Josephine, Olivia, and Sarah
Santa and mommy, Ginny.
Alex said it was OK to add his picture to the crew of "kids". It was his first Christmas with us, and I think we may have overwhelmed him a bit!

Zach
and his gifts.


On to the recovery period, then clean-up! Oh, what fun it is to have a lot of kids around!

8 comments:

Deanna said...

Hi Marilyn!
Happy Holidays to you my blogging buddy.
Having Santa in person looks like a blast. What a great time by all.

Your cuties are darling. Those big blue eyes are gorgeous!!!

God bless and may 2011 be great.
d from homehaven

Donna said...

Marilyn,
You all look like you had a wonderful Christmas. Looks like you all had a lot of fun!
I hope the New Year brings you happiness.
I am sorry I am behind on my blogging!
Thinking of you!
Hugs,
Donna

salmagundi said...

Happy to see your Christmas was joyful! Ours was quiet, but rewarding. Enjoy your week off. Sally

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marilyn...

Ohhh my...it looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was quiet with just honey, his two children, and me but it was sweet!

Well my friend, I hope that you are still enjoying your Christmas break! I just wanted to stop by to say hello and to wish you many blessings for the coming new year! Ohh yes...and it sounds like we may be in for a little snow tomorrow! Can you believe that we didn't even have a white Christmas? What's up with that? Hehe! Take care, sweet friend and enjoy your school break!

Warmest wishes and Happy New Year!
Chari @Happy To Design

sarah said...

It was a really great Christmas. Sad Dad wasn't there to enjoy it with us but feel his love every day.

Annesphamily said...

What a lovely Christmas gathering of family! I am so happy you had such a terrific time. I wish you many blesisngs in the new year. Happy New Year to you and the family! Anne

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Marilyn! :) Thanks for leaving me such sweet comments all year long, you're such a sweetheart!! Looks like Christmas was a huge hit at your house...I bet Santa's lap was tired after all those little visitors sat on it! lol :) It looked like a fun time! :) Hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year and that God gives you the desires of your heart my friend!
Hugs to you!!!
Missy :)

mo said...

Hi Marilyn,

Your pictures make me smile. What a wonderful life you have. Everyone is just beaming with love. I am your newest follower. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. *hugs*