Dec 29, 2007

Christmas 2007 - The Final Chapter

One would think a person who works in the numbers field could figure out how many place settings are needed for Christmas dinner. Sounds like an easy task, right? I counted the place settings twice, we had one kid not come... and I *still* was short one chair... For me! LOL

I can't even remember the last time my entire family sat at the same
table for a holiday dinner. It was really nice to see everyone having a
good time talking, eating, and drinking. The laughter did a heart good.

This was the entertainment portion of the evening. They were taking
turns swinging each other. Can you believe the kids were actually doing
this in my living room?

Guess who influenced this pile up? Hint: She's not a kid! LOL

Not to be excluded, the littlest one crawled under the tree when she
saw the older ones. She saw how the girls posed with their hands,
so she did it too!

Later it was a game of Peek-a-Boo

Here's my girls. Three are driving now... They're getting so big!

It really stinks being the only boy in a family of girls.
My nephew is surrounded by 2 sisters, and 3 girl cousins.
His Mom says: "Wouldn't he look cute with a ponytail?"
(Notice she's laughing?) Poor, poor May-May! LOL

The Family.
A little cooperation please?

The Family Portrait.
The family I know and love.

Happy Holidays to All!


Cheryl said...

Such great family photos! Looks like a fun time :)

stitcherw said...

What wonderful pictures, it looks like everyone had a great time. I'm so happy that it went well, what fun way to spend Christmas in your new home.

Chiloe said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures: you seemed to have had so much fun! It's great you actually did it at your new home: it is going to be great memory !!! Hope you got great gifts too ???

mercy said...

What a beautiful family Meari!
Thanks for sharing the pics :-) It's so fun sometimes getting to see pictures of other people's family. Maybe one day I'll share pictures of the nuts I call mine hehe. Enjoy the new year!

Mylene said...

WOW! What fun together with family. Great pictures taken. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful family!! Nice photos. Looks like everyone was having a great time.

Now a new tradition has been born. Christmas at your house every year!!!

Sharon said...

Fabulous pictures Meari! Your neices and nephew are a very attractive group! What fun-even with the mini drama!

Barbara said...

Such wonderful family photos, Meari. The pics show a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing.
Barb in TX

Deirdre said...

Your family is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the fun!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Great pictures that tell the whole story! You look just darling, Meari!! With all you've been through this year...I think it kinda looks good on you!! LOL Hugs, Deb

Terri said...

Looks like fun. And I love the winter pictures.

Sandy P said...

Hi Meari,
I love the pictures of your family, reminds me of mine and all the laughter and fun when my family gets together. Both family pictures around your parents are great and your winter pictures are beautiful you should enter the water one in some contest or fair. You caught the light and reflections great. Your house is beautiful also, you did a wonderful job of decorating it.
Sandy P from CSF

Sweet Pea said...

What gorgeous family pictures! I love the one of the girls under the tree - so adorable!

glenda said...

I am behind on my commenting! Love your family pics, and you are one heck of a beeyooteefull woman! :)

Have a great new year!

Julie R said...

Great photos. Looks like you all had a great time!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful family, Meari. That's what it's all about. Lisa :-)

Jenna said...

Great photos, Meari! It looks like everyone had a good time and you looked lovely. I'm glad someone snapped a photo of the woman who made it all possible!