Sunday, December 25, 2011

Amazing Christmas....

Christmas has come and gone for another year, but not without food galore, family, fun, tears, chaos and lots of photos! We had a fabulous Christmas!

I feel like the most spoiled person on earth. My hubby showered me with so many fabulous gifts, including a Smocking Pleater, four new Spellbinder Dies and two new "feet" for my sewing machine.

I hope you'll enjoy the following pictures of our wonderful Christmas and the video clip of the most fabulous gift of the year...which will take place next October. Please stay with this rather long post to the end! You'll love the video my hubby made for me....

Santa arrived at our house without a chimney to come down, but there were no lack of presents for the is the before Christmas morning.

Let the games begin and the inspection of every toy opening commence....Here is Jordan with his new Nerf gun, easel and guitar in the background...

Thank you mommy and daddy for the VReader with it's own you will see, we just couldn't take those backpacks off...

And we opened, and opened and opened...

Our extended family arrived and we tore into another lot of gifts...

Here are the women in the family: Me, daughter in law Wendy, daughter Tiffany, granddaughter Lindsey with Jordan in the front...

Here are all the grands (and they are) from L to R: Jordan, Josslyn, Kyle, William in the wheelchair, Peighton and Brielle .

My sweet daughter Tiff and her hubby Duane...

My son Devon and his awesome wife Wendy...

My hubby bought gag gifts for everyone. The guys all got sun glasses that had strobe lights on them...the gals all got a head band with Merry Christmas on it and optical fibers on each side of that, that strobed and changed color! It was a hoot. We all wore them right through dinner, except for the sun glasses. It was lots of fun and we had a great laugh from it.

Jordan got a Hot Wheels race track for Christmas from us and his other grandparents. Her is my son and my hubby trying to figure it out. Duane was the straw boss!!! They only got the first part up as they were having a hard time figuring it all work!

And last, but definitely not least, here is the fabulous trip my hubby planned for me, and himself of course!! He is just the very best....

I wish you all the very best for a fabulous New Year!

Blessings and hugs,


  1. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes, a touched heart, and a lump in my throat! I am so touched that Bill did this for you. Of all the people on this planet, Sweet Barb, YOU and BILL truly deserve this wonderful month long "honeymoon!" Oh, I am so filled with joy for the two of you! I wish you could feel the happiness I am experiencing. Bill, you are the best! What a truly loving man! God bless both of you!


  2. It looks like everyone had a fabulous time, wish i could have been there, as for the present that Bill gave you, i just know you gonna have a FABULOUS TIME!! after the last two years, this is so well deserved, ENJOY!!
    love you

  3. I am sweetly envious, what a loving husband. I want a husband like yours! I do love mine, but Bill has the best present in mind for you both. How romantic and considerate. You both deserve this after all the health issues you have been through and your generosity with the extra kids. I am so very happy for you Barb, what a grand Christmas for your family too. Love all your photos.

  4. WOW!!! Barb, you are so blessed to have a wonderful hubby who would think of doing this for you. I am so jealous! You deserve all of this and more.

  5. God Bless you and your family! What fantastic pictures and OH MY THAT VIDEO!!!!!! OH Barb if I quit eating today I bet I Could fit in one of your suitcases. Wow that will be a divine trip and you've got to have the best husband on earth. What a gift and you both so much deserve it! I'm beyond happy for you all!
    HUGS! Cathy-Lynn

  6. OMG!!! I am without words... I can only rejoice for you and Bill, and after this year... well, I know this will be a beautiful time for the 2 of you. Although, I think you can't wait for this moment, please let the year go by in low gear!!! LOL. Hugs.

  7. Hey honey bunny...looks like you had quite the fun Christmas...and that Santa was very, very good to all the grandkiddos!! Santa Bill was extra good to you, m'dear! Amaaaaaazing! I am pea green with envy! hehehe!! You are going to have the most fabulous about a dream vacation!! And, no one deserves it more than you two...after everything you've been though this past year!! You go girl!! 2012 is going to be a fabulous year...for all of us! Hugs. Pat

  8. Looks like you had a lovely day hun!
    Happy New Year :)
    Thanks for popping by my blog!

  9. This looks like an absolutely wonderful family Christmas, thanks for sharing. Thanks again for your delightful Christmas card, it has pride of place above my desk
    Hugs Julie P

  10. Happy blessed new year Barb.
    What an awesome Christmas. Love the photo's and that!! You both so deserve this after what you have endured in the last year.
    Great things ahead for next year. One and a half hours to 2012 here in Australia.
    Hugs and God bless Maz

  11. WOWZERS!!!!! What a wonderful trip your husband has planned for the two of you! You will have a fabulous time, I'm sure!

  12. What a beautiful family and wonderful Christmas, Barb!!Thanks so much for sharing all the pics with us!! I can't see the video cause I'm at work, so I'll have to check back in from home. :) But from everyone's comments, it sounds amazing!! You two are so lucky to have each other, and you deserve nothing but joy and happiness!! Especially after the past couple years!!! Big hugs and much love to you!!! Sharon


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