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Party pics part 2

Monday, December 19, 2011

I was too tired to explain yesterdays pic

#1 all GK's and 1 GGD
#2 Our 8 children
#3 Has Angels BF
#4 Had GS's GF's
#5 of course is brianna
Then Roxy.

Today is Rebekah and children and GD.She is a young 38 year old GM
Next is Abigail with Joy.This was first time Joy has gotten to see her
Next is my Gd & GGD &me

Next my SIL Scott with Heidi,Heather and GD Alyssa in back

This is my sister Mary with her daughter KIm and her son Kevin
And lover boy Landon with Abigail

Abigail crawling
Roxy making friends with Abigail and then finally the kiss

I am still recouping.As someone said it will take more than one day..I went to bed at 9 last night and got up around 9.But was back in bed by 11 and am heading there again for a short nap. I will be boring you with pics for a few days.
Hope you are ready for your Christmas. By now those of you that have children are being driven nuts. But that is the fun part.The childrens joy.

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FLORIDASUN 12/21/2011 7:02PM

    Such fantastic pics! They are a treasure trove of memories. You are blessed to have a large and loving family even when sometimes they drive you nuts in the process.

It's just the hubs and I...his mom and sister are back in Iowa and I have to say I'm happy for that. We will spend Christmas eve going to a wonderful party given by our oldest friends, then Christmas day with another set of friends...this is new to me...I used to serve a monster Christmas morning brunch for about 50 people that left me absolutely exhausted.

Now I do the girls annual Christmas Craft Party and that's my holiday gift to them. It takes me through New Year's just to recover from that! emoticon

By the way...I will have a moonlight bottle coming your way with...what else...a murano glass butterfly won't make it for Christmas...but hopefully you will have it by New Years!

I know you'll love it and I'm excited to find the time to get it put together and get it in the mail to you. We will close the consignment gallery tomorrow early and I'm not going to do two of my Thursday or Saturday that will free up a little 'me' time...whoop da! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 12/20/2011 10:35PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I love ALL of your pictures, but my favorite is the one of Joy holding Abigail. The look on Abigail's face is PRICELESS. It's like she's saying, "Who are you and what is going on here?"
I hope that your strength returns soon. It is a lot of work to give a party for that many people. As much as you love being with all of them, it is work just visiting with so many.
Elizabeth won't be with us for Christmas day, so we are taking her presents over to her house tomorrow night. They leave for Minnesota on Thursday night. It is a busy week and I am tired already.
Take care my dear friend.

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LKWQUILTER 12/20/2011 8:43PM

    Eleni, your pictures are great. I know you had a good time. ((HUGS))

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REXTINE1 12/20/2011 3:03PM

    That was a good party. I do hope you recover soon.

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MIZCATHI 12/20/2011 10:44AM

    You are so blessed with that big family of yours. And yes, I know the pains in the neck and the clutter and personality conflicts and the back breaking work - but the joy makes it all totally worth it.

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SHIRLEYX 12/20/2011 9:46AM

    Such a beautiful family. It's a lot of work, but so glad you were able to have the party and see everyone!

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SUNNY332 12/20/2011 9:09AM

    What a great day with your family all gathered together. You are indeed Blessed, Eleni.

Do have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

God Bless you,

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KATIE233 12/20/2011 12:28AM

    THANKS Eleni, for sharing those lovely pictures , i love looking at other peoples pictures.lots of fun. won,t be long and you will be seeing mine.but i don,t have that many people in my if you were talking about my dad,s side brother and sisters he had 9 brother and sisters than their mates and childrens.lots lots of them.and there is great grand children.i,d need a piece of paper to keep track off them all.yes now you can rest and sleep all you want. so sunday i guess it,s just Bill and You having Christmas together.did you get Roxy girl something for Christmas to open.she is a good girl with Abigail. i laugh when roxy gives a kiss.well you take care big hugs.bye. emoticon emoticon

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MICKEY341 12/19/2011 11:47PM

    Thanks for sharing your family with us. You are blessed.

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DEE107 12/19/2011 9:24PM

    love the pictures and see the good time you had woo hooo

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SUSIEPH1 12/19/2011 5:21PM

    Love your Pictures Thank you so much for sharing your family with us !!
Just awesome !!.
Hugs Susie

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TILLIEBEE 12/19/2011 3:39PM

    Love all your pictures and earlier ones. You have a handsome/beautiful family. So happy for you your party was a success and now you can enjoy a much quieter week!

Happy Monday!!!!

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0309COOKIE 12/19/2011 3:35PM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your family. Everyone looks so happy.

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JAMBABY0 12/19/2011 3:06PM

    Great pics ty for sharing!

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Party Pics

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I have been working on editing and cropping etc for over 3 hours. The best are all on face book.
But just in case here are a few

I can't see which pics I am putting up. I will add some more tomorrow after I go thru and write down numbers.
It was nice when they came and real nice when they left.

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FLORIDASUN 12/21/2011 6:51PM

    Wowsa...that is some huge family. Family is the BEST! I bet they loved all the changes you've made in the back yard...Roxi looks so festive...great times! emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 12/19/2011 10:43AM

    Your pictures remind me of my youth, when my father (and family) joined his four brothers (and families) at his parnet's house. My mother's widowed mother would join us all too - it was a huge crowd, similar to one of your picutes. That was a real gathering. We just have two visitors, but for three weeks, so the total impact may be the same in the end.

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SUNNY332 12/19/2011 9:34AM

    What a wonderful day, Ms. Eleni. You are truly Blessed.


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SHIRLEYX 12/19/2011 8:55AM

    Lovely pics!

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MIZCATHI 12/19/2011 5:15AM

    Look at all those people! Wonderful gathering. And all these people belong to you? Lucky you!

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SUSIEPH1 12/19/2011 1:17AM

    what a lovely Family!! You all look so happy!
I bet you are really tired now ...
Thank you so much for taking the time to share them with us!!
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DETERMINEDANGI 12/19/2011 12:20AM

    I can imagine that your house must have seemed VERY quiet when it was all over. LOL What a great looking family! emoticon

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KATIE233 12/18/2011 11:47PM

    wow big family. oh a bird house nice to put that up in your garden. now you need a will take at least 3 days to get over. get lots of the pictures you and Bill looks great. Roxy looks like she enjoyed it.take care my friend big hugs.

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MICKEY341 12/18/2011 11:38PM

    I know you had a wonderful day. Beautiful family. Now you can rest for a few days. emoticon

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DEE107 12/18/2011 11:03PM

    glad you had a good time and your family is very nice hugs

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NEWSTART127 12/18/2011 8:38PM

    So glad that it went well! Beautiful family you two have! emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 12/18/2011 7:33PM

    Eleni, what beautiful photos of your family! A good time was had by all, by the looks of the photos.
I tried to get on the link you put, was that for facebook? But it didn't work for me, sorry. I thought I'd go and look at more of your pics.

The birdhouse is something! I can picture you sitting in the window looking at the birds as they fly to that house! More pictures for us to enjoy!
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PATRICIAANN46 12/18/2011 6:11PM

  Hi Eleni.........
It looks like a good time was had by all. I love the birdhouse and will show it to Ken, as we have several around that he has made and he is always looking for new ideas.
Now you can rest............

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FLA-1956 12/18/2011 5:55PM

  Looks like a very happy family. My hubby would love that birdhouse. He builds them. emoticon

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0309COOKIE 12/18/2011 5:44PM

    You look great in your pictures. You sure had a houseful! Love the birdhouse.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Trying to prepare for the invasion tomorrow. Still have a few things that need to be done. But won't take long to get them done. Just wanted it all done today but when I have to depend on other people I can only watch and hope it gets done.
Hope to get a lot of pics. I already know what my oldest son is giving me.A recycled gift which is fine. He is giving me his kindle.He said it has a hundred books on it. I can't download anything as it is registered to him. Bill has been pestering me about buying me one and I keep saying no. I like real books. But I can check one out without buying.Then maybe I will at some point will get a new one.
Roxy will have a great time with all the attention.It will be nice to see everyone but it is tiring even if I just sit. I am going to try to make due with just my cane as walker takes up too much room.
Poor Angel is going to be the one doing a lot.
Oh well.
I have done great so far about not eating the treats I made. I have eaten a few but not many.
Hope you had a good day

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FLORIDASUN 12/21/2011 6:47PM

    It's great that you get to try the Kindle...but I'd wait and spring for the I-Pad II...absolutely the BEST tech equipment on the planet. Has capacity to take pictures from the front and the can download books...has amazing apps...if you get the 3G version you can have road directions at your finger tips...what else can I say...DH loves it more than me! emoticon

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REXTINE1 12/18/2011 11:18AM

    We are just starting the third day of the invasion, and the BW has turned very cranky. She is tired of it, and most of the three weeks is still ahead of us. Maybe she will get used to it.

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RURAL3 12/17/2011 11:30AM

    Have a great time with your family and try not to stress out. You can't change anything for them. Merry Christmas

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SUNNY332 12/17/2011 9:20AM

    Enjoy the day and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Hugs, Sunny

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We are having Christmas with Sis and Dad today also.

Love you!

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SHIRLEYX 12/17/2011 9:10AM

    Sounds like you're all ready for the party! Have a great time and just enjoy!

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JOANNS4 12/17/2011 8:28AM

    I hope you have a good time tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 12/17/2011 7:35AM

    Enjoy your day with family, Eleni!! A few treats are called for at Christmas time too, so have some and no guilt!
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TILLIEBEE 12/17/2011 5:22AM

    Hope it is a wonderful time and you get your house cleared out early enough to get a good rest. All that family! I can relate. I have to wait until after Christmas to have a little piece and quiet.

I like real books, too, but the kindle is intriguing. I will be interested to see what you think.

I'll be thinking about you and your big group! Good job on staying away from the treats!

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KATIE233 12/17/2011 12:24AM

    have a good time tomorrow when they all leave take a long nap.let Angel put thing out and put away.take care and big hugs see you on sunday.

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DEE107 12/17/2011 12:13AM

    Hoping for a great day tomorrow hubby as kindle and I want a book hugs

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LKWQUILTER 12/16/2011 9:46PM

    Got my fingers crossed for you Eleni that you have a great day tomorrow. Take care of yourself too. ((HUGS))

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0309COOKIE 12/16/2011 9:34PM

    Hope you have a great time tomorrow!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coated a bunch of pretzels today. Thats it for me. Angel came and did some extra cleaning for Sat.
Now trying to decide best way to get family that has no transportation. Angel,her daughter Brianna and Angel's boyfriend are going to get them. It will take 3 cars.Bill is letting them use his van. I will be glad when party is over. I think this will be last year.
Bill took Roxy and got her beauty treatment at petco.
Bill ordered sandwiches so we don't have much of anything left to do.
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FLORIDASUN 12/21/2011 6:48PM are right...entertaining is WORK isn't it? I know your family really appreciates the effort! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 12/17/2011 11:29AM

    what no pics of treatment deserves photos emoticon

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KATIE233 12/17/2011 12:19AM

    have fun and get lots of pictures

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PATRICIAANN46 12/16/2011 3:35PM

  Hi Eleni........
It sounds like you are ready. Now get a good night's sleep and enjoy your family tomorrow. It's the memories you make tomorrow that will make all of your preparations worth it.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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REXTINE1 12/16/2011 2:53PM

    Glad you're ready.

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SUNNY332 12/16/2011 9:54AM

    Hope you have a good day too. Be sure and get some rest as the party is tomorrow.


erry Christmas to you and yours, my friend.

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TILLIEBEE 12/16/2011 8:15AM

    Ordering the sandwich platter was a fantastic idea. I'm sure you'll have a super day tomorrow, but I can totally relate to being happy when its over!

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SUNSHINEGB 12/16/2011 7:52AM

    It sounds like you've got the party well taken care of Eleni. And I hope you rested well last night!

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DEE107 12/16/2011 12:17AM

    have a good night glad you got your pretzels done

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our family party will be Sat and we are not ready. We decided on the smart thing to do and Bill ordered sandwich platters from grocery store. I made a bunch of cookies the easy way today.Just took melting chocolate and covered ritz crackers. Bill got some pretzels for me to do but may not do them. When Brianna was moving some things around out here I found a picture of me at 15.I got married a few months after this pic was taken.Check out the snazzy glasses.LOL
I got a nice call from a friend in NC.I haven't seen her in years.Life in NC was hard and this lady was so kind to me.Treated me like one of her children. She would never tell her age for years. But she is now 94 years old. That is so hard to believe. It was nice to talk to her and hear her tell me how much she loves me.It was sweet.
Here are my cookies and me at almost 16.

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CALVERTM 12/16/2011 7:17PM

    Great idea! I'm working on fudge and cookies for the guys in my family. I bought avon items throughout the year for the girls which I'm glad I did. Jason (son) asked for a tv for the bedroom which I got (pretty nice one for $100 and some change. Ryan likes to get dvds and I'll get him some other creature comforts. Husband wants a train set from the Christmas movie Polar Express which I'll get and that will be it. Our family party will be Sat evening Christmas Eve. I hope you have a nice party and take it easy, hi Bill,

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PATRICIAANN46 12/15/2011 6:10PM

  Hi Eleni.........
First of all.......your cookies.......Do you dip your Ritz Crackers in a Powdered Sugar frosting? If so, what is your recipe?

Next..........your glasses. Mine were black and white........weren't we something?!?!?

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KATIE233 12/15/2011 12:06PM

    ritz cookies look good. oh those glasses i had different colours of those kind blue, pink, back to blue.i had them when i was 5 or 6yrs old,s funny how glasses sure has change in the years.if you need extra stuff get small buns than different kinds of meat and some other cheeses, picles or about rice krispies squares.hope you have a good time and don,t worry about computer til it,s over. don,t forget to charge batteries in camera.or cameras.i,m still wrapping so catch you later bye big hugs my friend. emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 12/15/2011 11:35AM

    We pick up Annie and Jerzy today, and we're not ready yet either. I have made a lot of progress, but the BW still has to make the soup she promised, etc. She is out shopping now.

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SUNNY332 12/15/2011 9:48AM

    It would probably not surprise you but I also sported a pair of glasses just like these (see our Wedding Photo).

What a grand idea for the cookies and the sandwich tray.

Take care and have a GREAT day.


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SHIRLEYX 12/15/2011 7:41AM

    Very pretty plate of cookies! Wow you got married at a young age.

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TILLIEBEE 12/15/2011 7:32AM

    Love your blog!!!!
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DEE107 12/15/2011 12:14AM

    nice cookies and picture of you the glasses oh my

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