Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Blessings !

David and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with this sweet family - John and Kate, Thomas and my sis Kristina.

Santa sure did do a good and very generous job at their house for all !

Thomas was excited about slippers and remote control cars that climb walls

and drive on ceilings...

while Kate's favorite "cadeau" or gift was the candy canes !

Hearts were filled with love and light...

and the simple sweet joy of being together.

And after a beautiful Christmas afternoon drive back down to Montreal from La Conception,

where we went from sunny snowy beauty...

to gorgeous grey on grey wonders..

we all joined some more wonderful members of the family at my other sister Natalie's house.

(Nat and Kristina)

For some more gift giving...

(Mom, Me, Natalie, Kristina, Uncle Nick)

Some cozy family time and laughter...


Some birthday cake for Christmas Baby Kristina.

(Kate dances !)

and of course some music and boogying, not to mention a roast beef dinner to die for !!! Thanks to Natalie and her Dave for hosting our Christmas Dinner Bash !

(By the way, Beatles RockBand is soooo fun for any family but especially a Beatles loving family like ours !)

We ended our trip up nother with a short but sweet brunch with my good friend Suzy and her man Pierre. Delicious food and great company.

Bellies full, my sweet hubby and I hit the road and had an easy, weather-free drive home ! Thank God for that too !

This was a really nice Christmas for me ! I feel really blessed to have such a great family of generous, open-hearted souls. My sisters and I are very different but we are all truly grateful for the closeness of our family and do our very best to keep that closeness preserved and cared for.

I know Christmas can be hard for many - it has been for me on occasion too. But I think that having expectations that are realistic and close to your heart make it possible to have a "perfect" holiday.

This year, my expectations were to be with the people I love, to show them love and to feel loved in return.

All of my expectations we met and surpassed !

That made for one perfect Christmas.

And I am feeling very grateful on this December 28th....

I hope you are too.

Big love, Beautiful Ones !

10 comments:

Commuter's Journal said...

A belated Merry Christmas, Kim! Thanks for sharing those beautiful family photos and gorgeous landscape pix. I hope 2010 is just as beautiful for you.

sherry ♥ lee said...

That's what it's all about sweet one -- expectations that are realistic so that whatever transpires can only be wonderful...and then some.

Great photographs of time spent with those you love...good food, good company, sharing time together, sharing the gifts of love....

Glad you had such a good one and a safe drive there and back!

Love the Beatles rock band...Evan bought that and brought it home for the holidays!

jgr said...

Hi Kim,
I'm so glad you and your family could be together, I love all the pictures and WOW! the beautiful scenery. Wishing you the best in 2010.
--Jane

Debbie said...

Those are wonderful photos. It sure looks and sounds like you had a great Christmas.

lyle baxter said...

kim' so glad you could be with family for christmas. looks like fun was had by all! the baby sure looks like you! have a healthy new year! lyle

beth said...

you are blessed to have the family and love and support you do...

loved the photos....the kids are too cute :)

but I was wondering where the boogying photos were?

beth said...

well, not kate boogying....YOU boogying is what I was thinking....

slommler said...

You hit it right on the head...expectations!! Many people have them way to high. Mine was like yours...to love and be loved. I had a wonderful Christmas with my family!! And I am so glad you did too. Wonderful pics and such a beautiful family you have.
Happy New Year
Hugs
SueAnn

LuLu Kellogg said...

Wonderful pics Kim!

LuLu~*xoxo

Genie Sea said...

That's exactly what I see in all the photos - LOVE! May your new year be filled with it, and color your every moment :)