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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Family Christmas Past

Through the Years...

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.~ Joan Winmill Brown
What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.  ~Agnes M. Pahro

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.  ~Bob Hope

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.  ~Deborah Whipp

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~ Augusta E. Rundel

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words. ~ Harlan Miller

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~ Janice Maeditere

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  ~Alexander Smith

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly.  ~Andy Rooney

At Christmas, all roads lead home.  ~Marjorie Holmes

*Linking to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday's Letter F!

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  1. You, like me, are so grateful for memories of Christmases past. Wouldn't trade them for the world...would you? Hey...I just joined Pinterest and am now following you! I'm still trying to figure it all out!

  2. Your boys are so handsome.

    Christmas makes some nice memories with the kids.

  3. I love this post! Your boys are so cute/handsome, and you look fa-bu-lous, dahling!
    Thanks for sharing your past Christmases with us. Looking forward to pics from this year!

  4. What precious memories. I love the quotes. I am having a hard time coming up with some excitement for Christmas preparations, this sure helped.

  5. I kinda liked what Andy Rooney said about not cleaning the mess up too soon. :) Lovely photos of your family!

  6. how sweet to watch them grow here. merry christmas, friend!

  7. Awww!

    That card of you guys...your first Christmas without Darin, always takes my breath!

  8. Sweet post! You've got some good lookin' boys!

  9. I loved getting to travel down memory lane with you.

  10. What fun to see them grow up before my very eyes. :)

  11. What a special trip...and that red nose just rocks!

  12. I love your trip down memory lane my kids would kill me if i published their pictures from christmas past

  13. How lovely your memories and seeing the kids grow up.Great F word

  14. How fun watching your little guys turn into bigger guys!

  15. What a great series of photos showing lots of family happiness. Enjoy 2011 too!

  16. Not only were the photos fun, but the quotes were wonderful! Thanks for sharing those.

  17. Hello.
    Handsome family.
    Your photos/quotes are great.
    Thanks fro sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

    For ref:
    Firebrand Of The Heart

  18. What wonderful memories you have of your family. The photos are so special!

  19. What a wonderful assortment of pictures you have from over the years. Someone wasn't happy being Rudolph in 2005.

  20. Wow.

    This whole post made me smile.

    I loved seeing your children 'age' before my very eyes.

    It's astonishing how quickly children change!

    Thanks for a fabulous link.

    This was really enjoyable.