Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Highlights!

Did you have a good Christmas?  Our family did my dh came home and my fil is feeling better after having surgery.  We feel very blessed.  My family gathering was wonderful.  I missed my niece and my sisters family.  She is having her first baby and didn't want to expose herself to my son who was recently sick.  He has been under the weather for about a week now with fevers on and off.  You can tell in some of the pictures he didn't feel good.  I have been sick at Christmas before, not the best time of the year to be sick that's for sure.  I guess there isn't a good time.  I wished she could have made it but I can respect her  decision. 

We had appetizers, ham and I made a bunch of dessert goodies including some recipes I have already posted.  My daughter took some of these pictures. 

Festive Eggnog Punch

Candy Cane and Turtle Brownie Bites

Miss Santa Claus

opening presents

Even the dog was excited about presents!

modeling her new vest

my son with his Grandpa

our big family gift for the media room, now we can watch movies and have theatre popcorn!  We've been watching planet Earth, which I highly recommend.

a family tradition,  reading Twas' the Night Before Christmas

Going to Church with our family

One more question for you, do you make New Years Resolutions? If you do how many of you keep them?  Just wondering, it's that time of the year. 

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!



  1. Hi Carey,
    Your family is just beautiful! Great family pix.

    I so envy the popcorn husband has wanted one of these FOREVER and we just don't do it...but what fun you are going to have with yours.

    I understand about your sister not wanting to expose herself to any kind of illness at this time...many things can happen to a late pregnancy.

    No NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS for me....I never keep them so I quit making them years ago...I just try and do my best at what I set out to do.

    Hugs, Karen

  2. I'm glad you all enjoyed so many holiday highlights! And I especially love your family photos...

    As for resolutions... I don't make any either. I just try to keep a few goals in mind.

  3. OH what a fun family present!! I wish we had one when our kids were much younger and we all watched TV together in the downstairs family room!! Lovely family photo's too!

    Every day I strive to be a better person, show more grace, and leave the world a bit better so I don't make resolutions but I do set some goals instead. Goals are things that can be measured - so they are easier to achieve. Such as "I will paint my hallway before Easter". And if something happens that I don't meet the goal, I revaluate and try again!!

  4. Great pictures. Yummy looking treats too! How awesome to have your own popcorn machine!

  5. Good evening, Carey!! Looks like you all had a WONDERFUL Christmas. Thanks for sharing!! BTW, you have a beautiful family.

    As far as New Year's resolutions, I normally don't but this year I think I am...

    Hugs!! Carrie♥

  6. Great family picture Carey. So glad to hear your FIL is feeling better. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas this year. I don't make New Year Resolutions because I know I won't keep them. I just try to improve on something each year and be the best I can be.

  7. Oh we got our girls that popcorn maker a few years back. we use it all the time. It has been an awesome addition to our family room.


  8. beautiful pictures!

    I'm not good at resolutions -- I never seem to keep them!

  9. Thanks for sharing your family's Christmas with us. It looks like a wonderful time.
    Resolutions? Yes, I make them...they are the typical ones, like eating, exercising, spending, etc. I try to be realistic and sometimes...quite often, I do follow through!

    Happy New Year ~Natalie