Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from South Texas

I normally do a Christmas letter to my friends and family
but this year my circle of friends has widened
to include my blog friends all over the world

So I'm doing a Christmas BLOG!!

This was our first full year in our new home in South Texas

and a full year it was......

We loved having many of you visit this year
Lot's of fun was had on the screened porch!!!!
We hope more of you will visit in 2013!!!!

Here's a look at 2012.....

Avery, my granddaughter reading in the hammock
during her summer visit

My long, tall, handsome Texan
( grandson, Trace )

We were lucky enough to have lots of visits
from the "Grands"
and enjoyed every minute
of our time with them

Lots of time spent at the coast

Captain Papa
aka Hubby

Lots of beach time

Me and friend Carol with our puppies at Port A

My niece Kim and her kids enjoyed a trip to the beach on their visit

Me, Tyler and Maci wading at Port Lavaca Beach

So many wonderful times on the porch
games on the porch
NCH Girl's Weekend

Spring Break on the porch
Card games on the porch are
 even fun when the weather turns cool
left to right - Avery, niece Katy, Poor Loser Trace, daughter Jenn and Son Justin

There's even been a few concerts on the porch
Hubby and Janie (our musicians)

and of course there were the fun shopping trips to Goliad

The highlight of our year
was the wedding of my niece, Katy
and her handsome husband John
held deep in the hill country of Texas
After roaming all over the world Katy was finally
lassoed by John and is now tied down in Austin, Texas
And we couldn't be happier for both of them!!!!
It was a great time for our family
Jennifer, Jason, Katy the Bride, and Justin
My kids and the bride

Me & Mom

Granddaughter Avery handing out programs

Hubby playing wedding music

parents of the bride
my sister Tricia and brother-in-law Hank

and their beautiful Grandchildren

It has been an incredible year and we feel
truly blessed.  We love where we are,
we have a beautiful, healthy family,
Dan & I will celebrate
39 wonderful years of marriage
next year, life is good. 

Although there has been terrible tragic events through out the country
and the world this year, we know
that God is in control
and loves each of us.  

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  
Romans 5:8

Hoping you have the gift of
Christ in your life this Christmas. 
May each and everyone of you have
a Very Merry Christmas 
and a blessed New Year 

Every Little Birdie says-
I'll be returning to the blog world
shortly after Christmas

Until then have a Merry Christmas!


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  2. Love it! We will celebrate the reason for the season, our Savior! And I love that your home is such a relaxing and fun place to visit. Looking forward to more precious time together next year!

  3. Hello!

    Nice photos! I found your blog on the GFC Blog hop, and I'm your newest follower. Happy Holidays!!

    Lillies & Silk

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and also for becoming a follower. I hope you'll visit often and please fill free to roam around my other posts also. I'll pop over to your blog soon. Merry Christmas

  4. Your year looked wonderful. Hope you are having the merriest of Christmases. New follower from I Love My Online Friends Blog Hop. :) Love finding other Jesus lovers.


  5. Hi I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.