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Holiday Memories and Ready to Move on

Sunday, December 30, 2012

It was a wonderful holiday season. I have 5 grown children and 4 of them are married and 3 of them have children (7 grandkids). With that said, I have to plan my energy normally so with the holidays, I have to be even more strategic. Once or twice we get together as a full group like on thanksgiving but even then it is hard for all of us to be in once spot at the same time for a group picture. I am still hoping to get one before my oldest son moves to San Antonio, TX with Army to be a LPN. Here are some of the moments of my holiday.

This is my home. I went from a large two story home to a townhouse, so I focus my deocrating around the fireplace. I don't put up a tree here but my son and I enjoyed the decos and the cozy fire.

This is the wall to the left of the fireplace. I thought these hangings were cute. I bought them at Micheals Craft Store and inserted current pictures of the 7 grandkids in them. The oldest is 10 and the youngest is 11 months.

This is a longer shot. You can see the chair near the fireplace where I put on a lot of weight emoticon I am going to spend less time in it this year. Haha.

This is my daughter's house. We got a shot of all 7 grandkids here opening gifts. My daughter is such an organizer. She had them all sit and gave them each a gift and then got pictures. We have "its a small world" in our family! I am Irish, the children's father was Hispanic. My oldest son married a full Chinese lady. She is beautiful and graceful. These next two pics are my grandsons age 10 and 6 from their marriage.

My oldest daughter married a full Hawaiian. The next 3 pictures are the their kids.

My younger daughter married full German. This is their two children.

I will be receiving a group shot of each family later this week and will post them for you as well.
Right now they all live near me with oldest son the furthest away at Fort Lewis. It takes about an hour to get to his place depending on traffic. The younger two sons do not have children.
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    What a beautiful family you have, and I love your idea about decorating around the fireplace. What a great small space idea!!

    I enjoyed the holidays but I'm ready to get on with the new year now. This is the year I'm going to finally lose this extra weight and get fit. And I can't wait to see what you are going to do, miracle lady!!
    1939 days ago
    Beautiful family! Happy Holidays
    1941 days ago
    beautiful babies!
    1941 days ago
  • JUDY106
    Wow! what a mixture. I thought I had a mixture but you got me beat by a long shot. I know you enjoy all the grandchildren. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us. I enjoyed seeing this. It looks like you have a fun filled Holiday Season. I know that at times it can be stressful too. I think you survived well by read your last blog. Now" FORWARD" we go. Hugs Judy
    1941 days ago
    Lovely grandchildren!

    I've spent all of December (and will include the first 6 days of January) away from home helping my brother before during and after surgery for colon cancer. I got to see my two youngest grandkids on SKYPE Christmas Day. emoticon

    It hasn't been a "normal" Christmas in any way, but I'm where I need to be - helping my only sibling.

    Have a happy New Year with your loved ones! emoticon
    1941 days ago
    It was really wonderful to read your blog. I'm obsessed with family and kind of envy you for your big one (though it may be hard at times). God bless you and your family! Happy New year! emoticon
    1941 days ago
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