Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry, Merry!!!

Y'all, last week was really hard. You just don't understand how precious your encouraging comments and emails and even a few phone calls were! Thank you!!! Thank you so much. I don't say it often, but I really appreciate y'all. In fact, I'm incredibly thankful for you. 

I started blogging to keep the fam updated. I never dreamed anyone else would care to read along, let alone that y'all would become such a precious source of encouragement to me and that so many friendships would be made. Thank you.

The Lord has encouraged me through you many times.

Thank you. Thank you for reading along. Thank you for your sweet comments, etc. I really appreciate you!

The amazement of Christmas has taken hold of our house. The kids are bouncing off the walls excited! We scratched gingerbread houses and sugar cookies from our annual list of Christmas "to-dos." We're staying put this Christmas. The Engineer and I made a pact not to travel during the month of December. I'm so thankful. It's been a sweet respite with lots of time together in front of the Christmas tree and a blazing fire. I love my family. I love my man.

We put out an art spread on the kitchen table and, gasp! It's been there for days. The kids have had a blast cutting and coloring and painting and pasting. Even Little Bit gets in on the action. (She has yet to figure out her glue isn't open, her paint brush isn't wet, nor are her paints...) They've only spilled the water cup like, 1,687 times. But who's counting?

We finished homeschool today. Yep, two days before Christmas. Rock on. 

Check out his 'stache!

And now...while I had that sweet wide angle lens, I whipped out the tripod, put her on the "timer" setting, and begged the fam for a good picture! I hope looking at these makes you laugh as hard as we laughed while taking them...


  1. love all those photos! too funny!

    by the way I love little man's length. Took christopher in for a trim and she chopped and layered it (sigh).as you can see in my pics!

    merry christmas to you all!

  2. Looks like a wonderful, funny, warm, fun-to-belong to family. I think those pictures are beautiful!

  3. I love your Christmas pictures and what a great one for your Christmas card!!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  4. Your black and whites are always stunning.

    And those photos with the timer are classic. So so so funny. You and your curly hair are gorgeous. And the one with you and the Engineer is definitely a framer.

    Hope you and your cute fam have a wonderful Christmas!!!

  5. Oh! I love your photos. That white couch is beautiful! Very beautiful Christmas card! Merry Merry to yall! It's the most wonderful time of the year!

  6. I couldn't stop laughing! I'm going to have to go back and see what you have been going through. I haven't been able to blog. Jess got her card. Very sweet! She sent one back.


    I'm so glad that your family photos look as crazy as ours. I am way more stressed though. I'm glad you are laughing. I need to be better about that. Love you!

  7. Sooo precious!! I love the candids!

  8. Love the pictures!! Merry Christmas to you and your precious family! :)

  9. Okay, those are the funniest pics! Please use one of these for an actual Christmas card :-) It's such a true depiction - half the pics we put up here on our blogs are like 1 good one out of 100 bad ones we've taken...right?! Merry Christmas to you guys and praying for a better week than last :-)

  10. Merry, merry Christmas to your sweet family!

  11. Happy Christmas, Jenn! Your friendship is a treasure.

  12. Merry Christmas to you too! I LOVE all your outtake shots. I bet yall were dying laughing looking through them!

  13. Oh what crazy fun! I can't wait for February when we can come and see ya'll, and I can snap some shots of your beautiful family! Merry Christmas to everyone! (We got snow here ON CHRISTMAS DAY for the first time ever! And I woke up this morning and the ground is yet again covered in white! Thank you Lord, for beautiful snow!) Wish you were here to enjoy it with us! Love you!

  14. Love the family pics!! Especially since you're smiling at the camera in almost all of them! I think we may adopt the no travel in December policy next year!
    Little Bits eye's are stunning int he B&W's. Hope yall had a very merry Christmas.

  15. Linked from Flowers in His Garden. Liked your comments on one of the posts.

    You have a neat family blog. I managed to get some family shots this Christmas. Getting harder - two of my kids are in school a long ways away.

    Cheryl and I have a family based blog - Family Fountain. Feel free to take a look at it.