Sunday, December 30, 2012

The 12 Days of Christmas

I have informed my family that although it is now a few days after December 25th  ~
I am
 Celebrating Christmas!
I mean, what about
The 12 Days of Christmas?
They start on December 25th,
which is celebrated as the
Birth of Jesus
and they go until the
which is celebrated on January 6th
as the day when the manifestation of
Christ's Glory
was realized.
Therefore, it's still Christmas to me! :)))
And what a wonderful time we have had.
So  here are a few random pictures to share with you
Scott & I spent Christmas Eve at my sister's house
 where she had every nook & cranny
decked out! 
When Scott & I returned home it was time to give our furry babies their stockings
We had to do this first
because when Hubby tried to give me my stocking
Phoebe {the spotted weenie}
snatched it and ran lickety ~ split into her dog bed with all my goods in tow!
Just like their Mommy, they
Love Christmas!
Then on Christmas Day we had both sides of our family at our house.
What a time we had!
All 18 of us packed in like sardines :)
Plus my 3 dogs, my Mother~in~Law's dog, 1 cat & 3 birds
{starting to sound like a song....}
Our precious Granddaughter
couldn't wait to show us her new doll Annabelle
In a quiet moment I got my daughter & son~in~law
Chelsea & Eric
to pose by the tree
{somehow my other daughter and hubby ~
 Hilary & Brandon ~ escaped me!}
I did manage to capture Scott with my handsome nephews though!
Court, "Uncle" & Brendan
{my sisters boys}
Sophie tried to figure out where all the presents went
 and why she didn't get more...
And after all the
merry madness
of it all......
I settled in for a
Cup of Rose Petal Tea
Compliments of my sweet friend Erin
So ~
I have made a decision
"I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."
God bless us,
P.S. My sister LOVED the rose scarf that "Sister Claus" made for her.
She squealed with delight and said,
"You made my WHOLE Christmas!"
Well now~
Guess who's Christmas that made.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Danette. Your dogs are too funny! We get our pooches presents too.
    Isn't it great to have all the family around? I feel so blessed every year that we are all still together. Happy New Year!

  2. So with you. We keep the Christmas spirit going as long as possible, too. A beautiful family. Great joy.
    So much love.

    Happy New Year.



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