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I do not often share personal family photos on my blog so this post is a little different than those I normally do.......
We are all busy in our lives and sometimes get tied up in our daily routines and forget to make time for those that are the most important to us........... our family!
My niece, Lisa, who is only 12 years younger than I am, with her husband, John and her grandchildren, Craig's children.
This Christmas, we did it again and ALL but 1 of my sister's 5 children and their families and my family of 5 partied at my house!!
Yep, 20 people in my house all at once!!
It was chaotic, crowded, loud with laughter, filled with smiles and was such a joy!!
I actually managed to take a few photos!!
That is my Sister, Barb with her grand daughter Carly on her right and Caitlin on her left. Please excuse my BIL's head!!
That is my Sister's husband John and to his right is Renae, my nephew Johnny's wife. Carly and Caitlin are 2 of their 3 children. And that is the back of my niece Lisa's head..... so sorry!!
Jim, my youngest son and Danielle, our daughter-in-love!!
To the left, trying to not have his picture taken, is my great nephew Will, Lynn's son and to the right is Ed, Lynn's husband.
This is Johnny, my nephew and God Child and Renae's husband.....
Me and Barb
There is a story behind these photos of Barb and I together.......
After these photos were taken, I got the idea to "perform" Rudolph again after many years!!
Some of Barb's older kids remembered this tradition that we did every Christmas Eve at my parent's house up until our Dad passed away, our Mom sold the house and we had our own separate Christmas Eve celebrations.
My sons and the little ones never saw this and were hysterical as we did our song!!
Yes, there is Video and NO, I will NOT be sharing it here on this Blog!!
But we ALL had a wonderful time and will be getting together now more often!!
We missed Brian , my sister's youngest son, and his wife , Ann, who live in South Carolina.
I want to share a few more photos of my sister and her family........
These are from Christmas Day at her house.....
Barb and John and their grand children.......
Madalyn and Carly in front with Caitlin, Cortney and Will.......
John and Renae and their lovely daughters in NYC.......
Another thing that I realized is that I now have someone to pass some of my treasures onto especially since my 2 sons are really not to interested in all my stuff!!
Several years ago, Joe bought a Christmas Village at Sam's Club. I admit that it was one of Joe's impulse buys because I ALREADY had a Village that I display on a platform under our Tree.
How I displayed the Village years ago.......
Heather and I share the same Birthday and a lot of similar interests as far as decorating and crafting!!
On Jan. 3, Joe's parents and a family friend, Frankie, came to visit!!
Again, these photos were taken on the fly so I apologize!!
Pardon Joe's Dad's head!!
Jim, who is still eating, Joey, Joe's Dad, and Frankie. Joe is again , in the Kitchen!!
While Joey took vacation and was off from December 24 until Jan. 4th!!
It was the topic of much busting and laughter!
We got to spend a lot of time with our children over the Holidays:
December 7th- Jim's Birthday
December 20th- Family Party
December 24th- Christmas Eve
December 25th- Christmas Day
December 29th- Joey's Birthday
December 31st- New Year's Eve
Jan. 1st- New Year's Day
Jan. 3rd- Pizza with Joe's parents and Frankie
Yes, Joe and I are tired!
But we loved every moment of it!!
We hope you got to spend the Holidays with those that you love!!
And please remember to cherish EVERY MOMENT with your family!!
I hope you will come by and visit again!!
And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!
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