Friday, December 26, 2014

We had a wonderful time... and I got the most wonderful gift!!!

Christmas 2014 was fantastic.
I will show you pictures.... and they will be kind of random in their order.

Here's the one I'm making the very first .....
That's my dear mother with her dear great granddaughter, Nell!

The next picture is of the most wonderful present anybody ever received anywhere....

Bailey drew my name, and gave me the most wonderful blanket - 
with my life on it!!!
Whoa!!
That above picture does NOT do it justice! 
It is beautiful and so very soft.
Mm.
I love it!!!

And here's little Nell whom I love...
She enjoyed the doggy-chair she got!
It fit her just right.


And here is her cousin Anna enjoying it, too....
... with her brother and sister, enjoying some of their gifts!

Here is Ryan with his chicken bird house his folks got him.   Fun!


You may notice throughout this post that Ryan and Nell got more pictures taken of them than anyone else.  I guess my camera just gravitated toward them somehow...
Nell loved going through the tissue paper, and the boxes!

And Nell's Nana got to model her new coat!!

And here's Uncle Ryan and Nell again....

And here I am with her after her nap...


Before her nap we had breakfast....
There were 12 people in the dining room (here) and 10 in the breakfast nook, but I didn't get a picture of them!
But I did get a picture of the cooks, after they cleaned up...
From left, Will, John, Sam, Jerry, Ryan, and Zach.

Mother and Elizabeth got to have a good visit... as did Will, John and Sam....

And after the meal, Ryan's little sister relaxed, while Ryan looked through a little Portland book with his folks.

And then Ryan relaxed with his little niece...

And then Sam showed off his hoodie made with his daughter's art...


And here he is with his son-in-law who's wearing HIS Laura's art hoodie....

And here's the artist herself with HER hoodie...
Santa got those hoodies from Laura's site at Society 6.
(Santa surprised her!)
Click HERE to go where Santa went.

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Well, those are the pictures I got from our Christmas.

I did NOT take as many pictures as I should have!
(I was too excited with my own gift Bailey gave me to think about much else.)

Would you believe that I did NOT get a picture of the giver of my most wonderful gift ever....
If I could go back in time for just a day I would have taken her picture...
with me and the wonderful gift.

Here's the giver, Bailey, with her sweet family....
(This precious picture was taken at Thanksgiving.)
And here's another picture of the most wonderful gift....
I laid it out on the entry-way floor for that picture. (You have to see it in person to really 'see' it.)
Thanks, Bailey!!
You couldn't have given me a more wonderful gift!!!

(Yes, I'm a little obsessed with that gift.)


I hope you're having a good after-Christmas-Day- time!

I am.










1 comment:

Sara Elizabeth said...

That gift is amazing!! Well done Bailey!!! Love all these pictures - Nell is such a happy baby!! What a fun, family-filled day!