Thursday, December 26, 2013

{Christmas Eve}

Happy Boxing Day my friends!  I hope you all had an amazing Christmas with lots of family time. I'm enjoying a bit of down time on Christmas afternoon before we head over to Pat's brother's house for Christmas dinner.  I'm popping in to share a Christmas card inspired by this card by Cristina and the color challenge over at Just Us Girls.

Before I are a few highlights from Christmas Eve at my mum's house.  

Thanks to my sister-in-law...there are lots of pictures of me this year and only a couple of her...grrr...I need to return the favor!  A couple of explanations:  top left:  
  • my brother Neal and his daughters...they all came in green and he came in brown. He said their family was a tree so the girls had to act like a tree!
  • Great times with nana and cousins
For the pictures below:
  • Christmas Eve dinner...yummy...bbq ribs.  Too two shots to get us all in.
  • Top left:  Lighting candles in memory of granddad.
  • Present time:  Collin's face was priceless when he received his Harry Potter wand and world's largest gummy worm (yuck!)
  • Bottom left:  Neal and Cindy got my mum a relaxation package...kettle chips, a massage gift certificate and a bottle of wine.  Good thing the wine was opened yet!

Here's Jonathon and Olivia...they are ten months apart in age. We love to watch how close in height they are...or in this case, how much how far apart they are in height!
We had a wonderful time together and then off we went to midnight mass and to hear my mum sing in the choir.  A very blessed Christmas.


sandie said...

Great photos Lynn and wonderful card x

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! Love your trio of trees!

Wonderful photos too! I know, like me, you're feeling blessed to be a part of a big, loving family! Hope your Christmas day was awesome with the boys! ♥

Nancy said...

I enjoyed seeing your re-cap of Christmas Eve! What great memories you made! Your card is so cute the bag in the background is a great added touch! Thanks for linking it up with the Girls and I over at JUGS~

~amy~ said...

great pictures Lynn...such fun times!

Awesome card, love the kraft bag!

Happy Boxing Day!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Lynn!
And your photos are great, too! Looks like everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Lynn, Merry Christmas! Your photos are always such fun! Beautiful family.

Cathy Weber said...

A picture-perfect Chrismas. You are a beautiful family...your mom looks like she's a lot of fun!

Marisa said...

Lovely card and thanks for playing along with us at JUGS :) Great pictures. Your family just has so much fun together - love it!!

Maureen said...

oh, what fabulous pictures! I especially like the ones of you and mum and you and Pat :) ox Is there a GC to Archivers in that bag? LOL

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wonderful card, love the trees and cardinals! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

sue t. said...

looks like you a fantastic Christmas! Thanks for taking the time to join us at JUGS! Love your card!

Cheryl said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing your card, too! Love it!!
Another thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!


Good morning!!
Greet the New Year soon.
I present a song of the Happy New Year.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the photos ~ especially Mom with the wine! FAB card with the red birds in the trees!

Joyce said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I love the card you shared today.

Aimes said...

Fabulous pictures, Lynn! What a good time you all had!
Lovely card too of course! Love those red birds. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Such amazing pics, Lynn! Looks like everyone had such a wonderful time! And your card, in your characteristic, Lynn colors, is scrumptious!