I am SO sorry

I had every intention to get on here to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas but time just got away from me. I hope you all had a Marvelous Christmas with your loved ones and that your wishes all came true! Just in case I don’t get back, Happy New Year! I hope the new year brings nothing but many blessings your way.

We had a wonderful Christmas. Every year I make everyone gather around the Christmas tree for a family picture. Here’s this years…

I love my family

Bill loves his new chair. Here he is taking it for a test ride. Christmas 2011 006

The look on his face was priceless when the boys carried it in.

Our oldest son has been in New York looking for work. His girlfriend lives there so he’s hoping he can find something there and hopefully be able to move. They drove home for Christmas and it was so nice to see her again.

The kids really spoiled us this year. Besides helping me with the chair for Bill. They bought us gift cards for our favorite restaurants and you’ll never guess what they got for me!

Kathy and Bill brought this for me from N.Y.

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Yes, it’s a real life genuine Coach Bag! I was shocked when I opened it and just couldn’t believe it. That is something I would never buy for myself so for them to get this for me was a real shocker.  I’ve always admired  designer bags, but I never thought I would own one so when I opened this I was a happy and surprised girl.

Then imagine my surprise when I opened my gift from the other 3 kids who went together and got this for me…

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Bill bought the cover for it.

Once again I was at a loss for words and pleasantly surprised. Just about everyone we know has a Kindle so I guess they thought that I should have one too. They out did themselves this year. They shouldn’t have but I know there’s no use telling them that.

The little ones were happy with their gifts. Devan is turning into a fashionista and loving new styles. Bri is in love with Justin Beiber so that hat was perfect for her, William got a skull head from his dad and money from the rest of us, which he was happy with. Josh loves to draw so we got him a artist draw and sketch kit. Brody loves his new toys and couldn’t decide what to play with first. We got Eric a WWW wrestling ring he wanted. 

We always give the older kids money and a small gift so they were happy too.

So, needless to say our Christmas was wonderful! The best part of course is having them all home with us and being together. My sister’s Rhonda and Jodi and Jodi’s son, girlfriend and their kids came over for awhile and partied with us. Terry and her family got a late start so they weren’t able to come. We missed them but completely understand!

Speaking of Jodi, here’s a family photo we took of them while they were here.

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I love doing that every year. If the rest of my sister’s families were here I would have made them do it too lol. The kids moan and groan and say Mom’s at it again but I know deep down they love it and will appreciate it in the long run. It will be fun looking at them over the years and see the changes from one year to the next.

Ok, I’ve rambled on long enough so I’ll say goodnight.

Once again though before I go…

I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I will be around to see for myself. Until then….

Take care and God bless!



  1. What a wonderful family you have! I am sooo happy reading your post. Have a blessed New Year my friend! XXX

  2. I'm so glad that you had such a good Christmas my friend! I also wish you a wonderful New Year!

  3. Love the pictures. I couldn't believe how fast time went by, but then you know how that goes when we get together. Maybe we can plan better and try again next year. At least we have the summer groups. Should take family pictures then too. Really bug the the kids, lol.

  4. What a wonderful Christmas you had. The family picture is perfect and your gifts are too. You will love your Kindle as I love my Nook.

    Happy New Year!

  5. LOVE this update here and never be sorry that FAMILY gets busy.. that is the way it is supposed to be. Looks like you had a wonderful time and so happy you got a surprise as well. Hope your 2012 is a happy,healthy safe and prosperous one!

  6. Happy new Yerar Year Sherry. You and certainly your sisters and ALL of your family both there with you and extended are personal treasures to me. I don't say that lightly. Love all of you.

  7. What a lovely family you have, you are wonderfully blessed. Sounds like a great time was had by all, thanks for sharing it all here.

    It took some doing but, I finally found this blog. Glad I did so I can follow you back.

    I just dropped by to wish you a Happy New Year. Hope you have a blessed 2012!

  8. ... Oh! How you have been missed! ::blows big kisses your way::

  9. All in all, sounds like you and your family had themselves one terrific Christmas holiday and that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy all over. No one deserves to have a more joyous celebration than you (and yours). The smiles on everyone`s faces in the pictures says plenty and I hope that you all have the festive Christmas spirit all year through!

    Yes... this certainly made for great reading!


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