Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Having a wonderful time.  Oldest son and his wife from Arizona arrived last Saturday and will stay until next Monday morning.  Youngest son and his wife from Iowa were here T-W-T but had to go home Friday morning.  Middle son, his wife, youngest daughter and her daughter, all from Missouri, were here for a full day on Thursday (those who work in retail don't get a lot of time off during Christmas).  We'll see the Missouri folks again tomorrow when we travel to our other Granddaughter's home tomorrow.  But I at least got one day with all three sons together and I am grateful.  It had been four years since it last happened.

With sons Jeff, Mike, Mark

Tom and I with all four sons (son Jean-Richard in the painting on the left is deceased).  We didn't plan the picture this way, but it is sort of cool it worked out that way.

Mark (middle child), Jeff (youngest), Mike (oldest)

Four Generations
Mark, Mary, Alyxandria, Caitlin

The daughter-in-laws
Deb (Jeff), Stephanie (Mark), Lindy (Mike)

Miss Aly--getting ready to walk

Aly in the cap and poncho I crocheted last week at her mom's request (not a lot of quilting going on lately, but I haven't been totally idle)

Lots of calories consumed

And lots of cards played

And because you can never have too many cute baby pics (at least I can't)

Wishing all my friends in blogland a Merry Christmas and healthy, prosperous New Year.


karenfae said...

A wonderful looking family that you have, Merry Christmas.

Annelies said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family !!

Ramona said...

Smiles all around, safe travels and time to visit. Have a very Happy Christmas. I am sure you are enjoying those little cuties!

Helen said...

Wonderful photos!

Happy Christmas,

from Helen

Anonymous said...

A beautiful family. So glad you could see them all this Christmas season.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

I'm so glad you got to have all of your sons together this year. It looks like you had a great Christmas! Happy New Year!

Barb said...

What a wonderful family Mary....