Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tis the season…

 

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Thought I’d join the holiday bokeh party!

 

 

 

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Each year on the first weekend in December I gather with some of my closet friends and family for a Christmas luncheon.

 

 

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Here I am with my dearest and faithful friend Cyndy.  Gosh…we go back  so many years.  What a treasure she has been to me.

 

 

 

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Everyone says my sister and I look like twins.  So…what do you think?

 

 

 

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My precious granddaughter Karli  celebrated her 5th birthday with us.  What a little doll!

 

 

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She was so excited to blow out her candles.  Make a wish!

 

 

 

I’m really going to  work on getting everyone’s head in the picture next year!  There was a lot of women to pose for this shot.

 

 

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Of course Grammy wanted to get a few shots of the girls in their fancy party dresses.  They were having so much fun.

 

 

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And all they wanted to do was be silly!  Oh well…sometimes these moments are the best memories of all.

34 comments:

Lynn said...

What a special thing to do! Glad you're able to get together!
Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalms 27:7-9 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
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Kim Stevens said...

Susan, those black and white photos are gorgeous! And I love the silly ones too!!

Anonymous said...

Love each and every one. Love the hostess, too! Looking forward to a great weekend! Have a wonderful day!
Love,
Kristin

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful group shots. You and your sister do look alike.

Ellie said...

What a great set of pictures, love them all. A very good looking group of people.

Southern Gal said...

Sweet pictures. You and your sister do look a lot alike!

Deb said...

sometimes silly photos are the best....very nice photo of you and your sister....definately look a lot a like....

deb duty said...

Looks like so much fun and all of you looked so pretty! I love the last shot of the girls. Really fun and sweet!

Jeanne said...

Your photos of this wonderful tradition are so fun! I do love that shot of Karli blowing out the candles! What a doll, and so cute of she and her friends. If you live anywhere that they have an American Girl Store, that is such a wonderful place to go with a darling little grandaughter. Check it out. Even worth flying somewhere to see!

Tiffany said...

Susan,

What a special day! I just love the first picture of you and your grand kids...you all look fabulous.

Tiffany

em said...

What a fun tradition! Love the ones of the girls in their dresses!

Liz said...

Wonderful images Susan!! Family has a special place in my heart and I love to see series like these. You do like very much like your sister!
Sadly my eldest son (and his son & brand new daughter due any day now) will not be with us again for the Christmas season... It's so hard but my plan is to continue my spirit of gratitude anyway.

Gorgeous blog... I am your newest follower :)

Samantha Kelley said...

Love the bokeh-and the silliness. :)

Elaine A. said...

You two DO look like twins.

They girls are precious in their pretty dresses. And that first shot takes my breath away!

Happy Christmas season, Susan!! :D

Jenny said...

These are gorgeous pics! Your granddaughters are adorable!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Wonderful captures, esp the bokeh... very beautiful! =)

Carmen said...

WOW gorgeous images Susan!! I love the Nativity set with the bokeh in the background! But I also love the black and whites too!! Oh and your grand daughters are beautiful!!

Carmen said...

oh and I forgot to say that your group picture is amazing!! ;)

Pieni Lintu said...

Oh, so nice pictures!!! :) And you and your sister look very much same!

Tamar SB said...

They look so precious in their fancy dresses!

Yuè said...

wow! gorgeous photos and the kids are so adorable. thanks for the visit!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What FABULOUS photos! Love that first one & yes, you & your sister look very similar. Both stunning!!!

Cedar said...

These are all beautiful! Your granddaughters are always adorable! I love your nativity with the bokeh....gorgeous!

Danelle said...

What a great tradition, and I love your nativity shot! Just beautiful.

Bunch of Barrons said...

What beautiful family shots!

Barb said...

Your b&w photos are fabulous! and you did a great job of taking that photo of the huge group of people - it's terrific!

Amarie said...

Could any one family have more beautifl people in it?? Probably not! :) Thank you so much for your visits and have a Blessed Christmas!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for caregivers and grandparents said...

I'm with you - silly photos give me the biggest smiles - of course, all your grandkids photos give me big smiles - they are so cute and you do such a terrific job! And what a gorgeous bokeh effect on the indoor nativity set. Lovely! What fun! I've looked for you in the last couple I've been in, but we kept missing - probably because I've spent so much of this month on the RUN :), so it was such a delight to get to visit. Have a blessed week and a wonderful Christmas. :)

Kristal said...

Love your bokeh picture!

And the gathering looks like great fun! Our church hosts a ladies tea every year that brings families and friends together. Great event like this... but this year I'm making all the food {120 ladies!!!}.

Your granddaughters led a blessed life... you can tell in their smiles!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous portraits, Susan. You really know how to make everyone look fabulous. xoxo

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Perfect bokeh and I love the b&w of you and your girls!! Thank you for stopping by it is lovely to meet you :)

Tonya said...

Susan, I LOVE all of the pictures! You all look SO BEAUTIFUL! It looks like you guys had a great time.. such special memories. Did I mention how amazing you all looked? ;)

I love and miss you! <3

Lynn said...

I'm here praying right now.
Psalms 116:1-5 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
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Mommy Reg said...

Love love love your Nativity figure. So very pretty.