Friday, December 26, 2008

~ 'Tis the Season ~

'Tis the season of crazy weather, busy days and nights, tons of food, and smiles all over the place.   My family must have been good this year.  We met up at my parents on Christmas Eve.  A ton of food to be shared, laughs, and hugs.  We were even visited by Santa.  We must have been good!!
Our own little 'bug' watching as Santa made his entry.  Not real sure what to make of it, but the glint in her eye and the smile on her face says it all.  Such innocence in a childs face.
She did eventually warm up to him and sat on his lap with her brother.  Not sure if her brother urged her more or if she realized this man in the red suit just brought her presents and it's the least she could do to say thank you. 
Me?  I had no problem sitting on Santa's lap.  I wanted to have him bring all the gifts I asked for to my house.  Ok, so I already got the best gift of all, so I wanted to thank him for that.  I think I might have that same glint that 'bug' had.
It wouldn't be right if Great Grandma didn't sit on his lap.  It is her house and we couldn't leave her out.  I'm not real sure what Santa said or did, but I'm not sure if that is the same glint, or what that smile is telling us.  LMAO  
The kids made out like bandits, opening one gift after another.  Bug made sure she put her new hat on and then went direct to the next gift.  She did stop long enough to smile and shout out a thank you to the giver, Gage did as well
Christmas morning my son and his girlfriend, along with my sister's boys came here.  We exchanged our gifts and had a huge breakfast.  My son got me a new printer and hooked it up.  I got a foot massager, clothes, and a couple new purses.  I needed something bigger so I could take my diabetes supplies if I need to.  No way no how the tester and insulin pen would fit in my current one.  
Our kids made out like bandits as well.  LOL  'Tis the season to spoil them a bit I suppose.  We had breakfast and dinner here and then went to my sisters for dessert and coffee.  Gage did get Wii and had a few new games so he brought them with him to his Grandma's.  Look at that smile as he plays one of the games.
All in all the two days have been great.  Lots of fun, smiles, good food, friends and family.  I've not gotten around to many journals as it's just been crazy.  I do hope everyone had a great Christmas (or whatever holiday you may celebrate).  It's hard to believe 2008 is ending and a new year is fast approaching. 


kelly said...

you must have been a good girl.. sounds wonderful...

Missy said...

I love that popcorn machine! The foot massager sounds good! I need one. I love the pictures!! *M*

Bethe said...

You look fabulous girl! Yes, you had a "glint" ; ) What a memorable holiday and wonderful photo's.


Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Gosh, D, you look wonderful, awesome, gorgeous! You look like a little kid. I hoped and prayed you would have a magical Christmas. It sure does look like all of you did. Love the huge nutcracker and popcorn machine. There is absolutely nothing like having a little one around to make it magical. Love you, my friend!

Darlene said...

I agree with Bethe, was the first thing I thought when I saw your smiling face! Glad all of you had a good time D, you deserve it! thanks for sharing your day with us!!
ps..that wii, lol..I played all day with my grandsons, love it enough that I might just buy one for me hehe

Lisa said...

Donna, glad you had a good day yesterday, was thinking of you, Hugs Lisa

Joyce said...

I must say, you look great Donna. It sounds like a very merry Christmas for you and your family. I'm lovin' the photo's of the kids (especially bug).
Hugs, Joyce

Hollie said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas. You look beautiful, Donna! I love the photos...especially the look on Bug's face. just precious!!!!

Linda Brown said...

I am so glad you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. You are looking great. Thanks for sharing the photos as always.

Linda said...

Donna I have to tell you that you look absoutly awesome in your picture with Santa!!! I am so happy to see that! Linda

Tawnya said...

Donna~ I am glad you had a great day... Glad that you are feeling better.... Great pictures!!

lisa jo said...

so glad that you had a good holiday! LOVE the pic of are so beautiful and glad you got gifts you wanted. Gage and Bug are just adorable!!!!!! XOXOXOXOX

Yasmin said...

Looks like you all had a great day and you look so well Donna, which is good to see, as usual lovely family pics.

Take care


Chrissie said...

Donna you look great. I loved all the pics. Bug was just adorable with that face.
Take care, Chrissie


Bug and Gage are the cutest kids ...Bug has a sparkle in her eyes.

Glad you had such a nice Christmass ...hoping you are feeling better each day



Missie said...

You look terrific for going thru all you've gone thru!

Gerry said...

Glad to see some great photos as usual of your family gathering on Christmas with the kids and Santa and family. I just put in a new blog list and your blog is on it, as it is always worth the trip here to see the photos along with the family stories. This past while I know has really been a trip for you. I hope things will get a little easier from this point on, when all surgical procedures are over and you have gotten used to the new conditions. It is good to be alive! Gerry

MariesImages said...
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MariesImages said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing the holiday with us.
You look great, Hope you feeling well~

Julie said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. The kids are getting so big.

Beth said...

Glad you had a great time! Looks like Santa is a bit of a playah! ;)

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

So glad you had a nice Christmas. So many blessings in so many ways.

Jan said...

What a great entry ,Donna ,as every one says you look really good ,Iam so pleased ,cant keep a good gal down for long ,The pictures are fantastic especially the one of Bug ,the look of awe on her face is magical , you Jan xx

ADM DESIGN'S said...

You look wonderful hun! Looks and sounds like everryone had a great time. Hugs, Alvia

Jeannette said...

These are beautiful family photos! I'm so happy you had a greast time. It's making wonderful childhood memories for Bug and Gage too! You look great in your photo, you'd never think how ill you'd been, it's so good to see you enjoying your Christmas day! The year has certainly flown past, happy new year to you and your family! Jeannette xx

LYN said...

A wonderful day to look bloody gorgeous lady!! love the hair!
I am reading so much and catching up that I haven't even posted...LOL

gina said...

it is hard to believe 2008 is at an end! where did the year go?? i was really glad to see how well you are looking, and those are great pix of the kids. sounds like a wonderful and blessed Christmas for you and your family.

Maria said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!
You look great D :)
Was thinking of you and hoping you were having a good time.
2008 was a hard, hard many ways ....and I will not shed a tear when it finally will end. Bring on the New Year, I am so ready. Hugs, Maria

Amanda said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))I am glad you had a great Christmas,love the pics.You are very pretty.I am glad you are feeling some better,I am still praying for you to feel 100 percent better.

Terri said...

Donna you look fabulous girlie!!

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas...I love all of the pics...

Happy New Year!


Toon said...

So glad you had a nice holiday. The photos show real joy...but I have to admit I'm so glad this time of year is almost OVER!! I've been in 'Scrooge Mode' for over a month now.


CINDY said...

those kids sure are getting big, and wow girl you look great and i love the smile on your face. Hope you have a great new year. (((((hugs))))
Love ya,

Leslie said...

Great entry hun :) Im so happy to see the pics and to see you all had a great Christmas! You deserve it truly ;) You made out well too hun :) Great gifts you got. The kids too. Wii seems to be the popular item this yr, lol. My niece & nephew got one too lucky ducks, lol. Great pics too hun. you have such a beautiful family. Bug is just adorable, i love her dress. You hun, my gosh you look amazing and beautiful. I mean it ;) Great pic of you. Anyhow take care hun. Have a good day tomm
and ttys. Love yah lots, Leslie

Joyce said...

First let me look awesome...whatever you are doing...keep doing it. So pretty...and everyone in the photos the same...many hugs and love...thanks for sharing your special family,

Jude said...

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Bridgett said...

You look just fantastic, girly! Loved all the pictures and loved hearing what a wonderful time you had.

You deserve it.

Here's to a wonderful 2009!


Brittany said...

I'm glad you had a great Christmas!
I loves the photos! And you look great!


Traci said...

Love the pictures! You look fantastic by the way!

moshell's lilbit of space said...

I am behind myself, but wanted to tell you hello & it looks like your Christmas was wonderfully blessed. I am so happy.


Martha said...

Hi Donna!
I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! You look wonderful!! Nobody would ever guess what you've been through if we didn't already know!
Sorry I haven't been around, been real sick, but hopefully on the mend now.
Love and hugs, Martha :-)

Big Mark 243 said...

I wonder why I missed this entry! Looks like everyone had a good time!

Jmoqueen said...

Love the pics, looks like you had a great time :o)

Bea said...

You had a wonderful Christmas, the kids look happy, and so do you and Santa... your new winter tags look great...I've not been blogging lately for the same reason you gave, so much to do. Computer does zap the time because I forget all sense of time when I'm blogging or even commenting. This is my last comment for the night, lucky you!! Have a good one, my dear. bea

Jayne said...


I am way behind with mails..... have been sick.
I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas, looks like you did judging by the photos..... they were wonderful.
Happy Belated New Year.

Take care
hugs Jayne