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My Christmas

As you may have noticed I basically took an unofficial winter break! We spent a merry holiday away from home for a few days where we enjoyed time with the little ones, their parents as well as my mom and dad.

dsc_0341We arrived on Sunday and got the girls settled in at my folks house, then headed to Osama and Jacki’s.img_3608

Aiden and Bennett opened their gifts and so did Alayna. The boys insisted on helping with construction of their tee-pee and Alayna showed more interest in helping than playing with her stuffed animal. Who can blame her?

Auntie Foof and Uncle Ben showed up with more gifts and soon after Great Grandma and Grandpa came with the girls. Siblings hung out and then it was time to cook.img_3409 Fattima, Sumaya and Deeja all helped their brother with his food preparation while I took my place on the comfy couch playing with the precious little ones.

The meal was amazing; perfectly steamed chicken that was finished with a pan frying to crisp it up, topped with a light sauce, homemade pasta and a crisp flavorful salad, yumm! Of course Jacki was in the kitchen helping, watching her babies and interacting with this lively group!

I’d like to say identical twins are no match for Gaga but they do keep me on my toes! Meanwhile Alayna is in the thick of things making her presence known!dsc_0438

The next day we went out to grab donuts and coffee and the day of Christmas eve began!

After the babies were snugly tucked into bed, Santa came and delivered their gifts.img_3554

Santa and her helpers were quite good at their job and once again I relaxed and watched it all unfold.

When morning came I heard the boys talking, then Daddy and Mom went in to get them and the fun began!

Numerous photos were taken but it was obvious that this would be a challenging effort and we decided “real” was better anyway!dsc_0500

Gifts were both practical and fun, children were grateful and parents exhausted. The next stop was Great Grama and Grampa’s on our way out of town. Brunch was served along with more gifts.

As always it was a memorable event!dsc_0515

Happy new year!

54 Comments Post a comment
  1. Such precious expressions on the children’s faces. What wonderful memories. 🍃🌸

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    January 7, 2019
  2. It does look like it was a wonderful Holiday for you all. Happy New Year Lynn!

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    January 7, 2019
  3. They are growing up so fast Lynn, it’s been a pleasure to watch their development.
    Leslie

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    January 7, 2019
  4. Splendid. What memories!

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    January 7, 2019
  5. What fun! Those kids look too young to have kids themselves!!!

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    January 7, 2019
  6. Happy New Year Lynn! Looks like a wonderful holiday. (K)

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    January 7, 2019
  7. Happy New Year to you all Lynn. It’s plain to see you had a fantastic time!

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    January 7, 2019
  8. What adorable and fun ages!! Happy New Year

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    January 7, 2019
  9. Nice post Lynz. Looks like you all had a great Holiday. Wish you the best in the New Year!

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    January 7, 2019
  10. Great Pics of your lovely family. Looks like you all had a great time. Wish you and your wonderful family all the best in the New Year!

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    January 7, 2019
  11. Wonderful photos, Lyn. It looks like you had an amazing holiday. 🙂

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    January 7, 2019
  12. Beautiful photos! Happy New Year!

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    January 7, 2019
  13. Awe love all of your family photos! Happy holidays!!

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    January 7, 2019
  14. Really wonderful photos, dear sister 🙂 I’m happy everyone had such a great Christmas!!

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    January 7, 2019
  15. Your family gatherings always seem nearly as joyous as Christmas Lynn 🙂

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    January 7, 2019
  16. Goodness, those children have grown – just like your joys. Happy new year.

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    January 7, 2019
  17. Oh how WONDERFUL! and the LAST photo is my fave!!! ❤

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    January 7, 2019
  18. Ellen Erickson #

    What a joyous time you all have together. Happy New Year to you and God bless your wonderful family.

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    January 7, 2019
  19. I feel like I was there with you!!! What a wonderful holiday ❤ I am so grateful for all your blessings!! ❤

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    January 7, 2019
  20. The kids are at such a cute age for Christmas! They are so darling! I’m glad ya’ll had such a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year Lynn!

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    January 8, 2019
  21. Your pictures beam happiness. Thanks for sharing your Christmas holiday with us. And Happy New Year. ❤

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    January 8, 2019
  22. Awww, what a lovely Christmas. Such beautiful pictures – full of life and happiness.

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    January 8, 2019
  23. A great family Christmas.
    All the very best for 2019 and beyond.
    xx

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    January 8, 2019
  24. Love this!! Family love, nothing better! 🙂

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    January 9, 2019
  25. How they’ve all grown! Priceless moments—and it’s so nice that everyone now helps, after all those years where you did everything yourself because they were too little. Happy New Year, Lynn!

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    January 14, 2019
    • You are so right Marina! Sometimes I sit and think oh no I better get in there and help but then I think hmm ok its time for a rest haha

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      January 16, 2019
  26. Happy New Year xx looks and sounds like an amazing Christmas xx

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    January 17, 2019

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