Saturday, December 31, 2011

Is It Too Late For Christmas Pictures...

ohhhh good, I did not think so!!

Lets start with the family photo...
this family room fireplace is usually gorgeous for Christmas,
I never found time to decorate this year!!

We had a "Fun-Old-Fashioned Griswold Christmas"

Mike (my pharmacist), Me, Chuck, (maybe you recognise us)  
and Scott (a computer software engineer,
I don't really know what that means)
but it's helpful to have both these professions in your family!!

There were gifts under the ornament tree,
but more importantly there was an abundance of love in the house!!

This is me, rockin Wii...
We I LOVE Wii and my boys humor me.
I think I beat both my sons here AND set a record!!

My oldest son Scott had a very special gift for me...
click on his giutar if you would like to hear it!!

Gorgeous right?!
He plays as though the guitar is an extension of his arm,
effortless and beautiful!!

I got the very necessary IPhone 1 week before Christmas.
My previous phone had been held together with "glue dots" for about a year!!

My younger son Mike got me a cover for it,
purple, flowers and a butterfly, is there anything this cover is missing??
I am surprised it doesn't say "Made For Debbie"!!

The boys stayed the entire weekend. We all woke up together on
Christmas morning and that was the best gift ever!!

We won't talk about Chuck playing Wii Bowling,
and the "accident" that interrupted a very exciting game!!
Glass everywhere, juice everywhere,
looking at my camera floating in the liquid and the one shard of glass
that remains "in" the t.v. forever!!

Nope...not going to talk about that!!


eileeninmd said...

Hi Debbie, wonderful family photos. It is great that the whole family was together on Christmas. I enjoyed you son playing the guitar, the music is beautiful. I like the Iphone and the pretty cover. Thanks for sharing your Christmas. I wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

grammie g said...

HI Debbie...I guess accidents do happen...enough!!
I enjoyed the lovely guitar serenade...very nice !!!
A special time for you all, and so great you had the adult children play games great fun isn't it!
My 10 year old grandson has X Box..he doesn't like to bowl with me ..I always beat him...mean grammie I am ; } lol!!
Love seeing these photos 1

Jill said...

Such a beautiful family you have! I can feel the love.

That IPhone cover was definatley made for you! It is wonderful!

Your son is very talented! Both are obviously very smart and handsome too.

I sooooooooooo want to know about the little mishap while playing Wii! I do! I do!

TexWisGirl said...

too funny!

love that you got to spend such quality time with your griswolds. :)

Nani said...

Scott is a phenomenal guitarist! Wow, thanks so much for sharing that!

It sounds like you had a great Christmas. Everyone being there is really what makes it! My niece has been here all week and she goes home today. I miss her already!

Adrienne said...

Please at least tell us that the camera survived its swim???? Otherwise this is all very, very special! well, even that is special in the french version of the word ...which means kind of twistedly and stupidly 'special'!! Happy New Year dear one!

Susan said...

Debbie, wonderful photos. Something to have forever to look at and reminisce. Your boys are so darling! You are blessed in so many ways! Your home is beautiful! Your family is beautiful, and your husband loves you, you can see that in his eyes and face. I hope that 2012 will be a great year for you with healing in it's wings!

Love ya, Susan

Farm Girl said...

No kidding??? Wow it must have been some bowling match, that is so funny.
You have a lovely family. Thanks for sharing. I love the matching shirts.
I am so glad you posted Christmas pictures. I am so glad I have had the gift of getting to know you this year. You have blessed my life.
I really like your phone cover too and it does look like it was made just for you.
I hope your 2012 will be... easier.
Blessings from me to you.

Ellie said...

What a very handsome family you all are. How wonderful you got to spend Christmas all together.
Oh that accident sounds like something that might happen in this household. Oooops!!! :))
Have a happy hogmanay - cheers to you all!!!

Clytie said...

It's NEVER too late for Christmas pictures!!!

I closed my eyes and listened to your son's song ... it was so beautiful!

I've played Wii a few times (tennis and bowling only) and found I'm okay at tennis, horrible at bowling.

We had a Christmas mishap like that once, which involved a light fixture and a baton. Nope, won't go there either.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for the New Year, Debbie.

barbara l. hale said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! My husband who is addicted to "Christmas Vacation" would love your T-shirts! Your son is truly gifted. I enjoyed the video very much.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Ransick said...

Looks like a fantastic Christmas! We didn't get as many decorations up this year either. Happy New Year!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sounds like you a perfect Christmas with family. Accidents are those things we laugh about later,they make the day memorable.I love that iPhone case,jut made for you.

Tammy said...

Hi Debbie :)

What a talented young man you have. Did he write the song? It was beautiful.

Happy New Year To You!!

Kmcblackburn said...

Ahhhh, nice to see another Christmas movie represented :). Gorgeous family you have!


Lisa Gordon said...

What wonderful family photographs these are. Truly the things that memories are made of.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Nancy said...

Clark Griswold would be proud of the Xmas morn accident -- love your photos and of course, the phone cover.

Happy New Year, my friend -- I have so enjoyed meeting and getting to know you this past year. :) xoxo

krayolakris said...

Wow! Exciting times at the Griswolds! So nice you all could be together. Happy New Year!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Precious pics! Wonderful family! Lovely home!

Ahhhhhh, we both have a pharmacist son! :-) I also have a pharmacist husband. ,-) Which was handy for son, because he got to take over the old fashioned corner Drug Store, which his father had run for years and years and years. :-)

Happy New Year!

Gentle hugs,

NancyHoho said...

Very nice post. I enjoyed Scott's playing. Yes, that phone cover should NOT be owned by anyone else~!Happy New Year to you all.

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry about your dad.

The song was a very special gift. You must be so proud.

Anonymous said...

OH wow Debbie.... you are very lucky to have those boys in your life!!!! Love the Guitar gift.... so special ! I'd like to see pics of Chuck playing the Wii.... ! :) Sounds like your christmas was fantastic!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You all look so happy together. What a great picture. Love the t-shirts. My husband and I have the wii, but have only played it a couple of times. It exhaust me to play. I feel like I have run 5 miles after playing. Great exercise though.
By the way was your phone cover made specifically for you? Super cute.

Jackie See said...

Oh Debbie, I just now found your link on my blog with these hilarious photos of the Griswold t-shirts!! Hilarious! And I got to meet your boys, with smiles all around! Sorry it took me so long, I am still learning, and learning and learning...