Friday, December 18, 2009

So long...farewell

(Our Christmas card this year)


Tomorrow we celebrate Christmas at home with the girls and then we are off...off to Illinois for a celebration with loved ones. I can't wait to squeeze my mom and dad and to make the trek up the old creaky farmhouse steps to our room. My mom always makes a big fuss about us coming home. She spruces the house all up and it smells so good when we come in. She usually has gifts laid out for me and the girls. She's a spoiler. It's her nature.



We
haven't been back to Illinois for Christmas in 3 years. We like to spend that holiday all cozied up in our own home, but we made the exception this year. I'm going to try to take it all in. My grandma is really old, I think 98. Not sure if we'll get another Christmas with her. So I'm going to soak it up...pay attention to every sight, sound, smell. It seems like yesterday I was the little one running from one room to another, chasing my cousins. Now I'm the adult and my little ones will play. Time has a way of moving on...stops for no one.



I pray that all of you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy every minute that you have making memories, cherishing your loved ones, and basking in the greatest gift ever given...JESUS! Love you all...see you in a few weeks.






Have a blessed day.

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63 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, enjoy every moment!

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  2. Your Christmas picture is fabulously perfect!! I love it! Merry Christmas and safe travels to you!!!

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  3. Great picture - have a joyful visit! Happy Holidays!

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  4. Wow!! Love that picture of you and your family...

    Have a Blessed Joyous Christmas - making memory upon memory. I Loved this post, too. So nostalgic feeling...

    Be safe - in your travels.

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  5. Gorgeous family picture! I hope you have safe travels and a wonderful holiday with your family!
    Megan

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  6. That is a super cute picture of your family! It's so natural and fun! Have a great time at your parents house. I always thought it would be so cool to travel for Christmas, but all of my family lives about 5 min. away from me, so we stay home, which I do love too.
    Merry Christmas and I will be praying for safe travel for you and your family. See you when you get back!

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  7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Travel safe and ENJOY!

    Mikal

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  8. i love your card--i keep it on top of the stack!!

    ya'll have a wonderful merry christmas & be safe

    love to you!!

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  9. Merry Christmas, enjoy and have a safe trip...love your Christmas card picture...really cute!

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. Sounds WONDERFUL! Wishing you the merriest Christmas ever, friend! Sending hugs and love your way :)

    ~Sheila

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  11. Prayers with you too!! Be safe and Merry Christmas!

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  12. Gorgeous photo of you and your family! Best wishes for a very merry Christmas!

    Janet

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  13. lovely photo...
    gotta love the r.r. track photos;-)

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  14. Aw - sounds like a wonderful way to spend the season! Soak it all in and be ready to dish when you get back. :)

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  15. It all sounds good to me! Merry Christmas Becky!

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  16. Beautiful photo of your beautiful family! Wishing you safe travels...sounds so wonderful.
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas:)

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  17. Save travels and many blessing to you and your beautiful family. My family is in Alabama, and we usually don't make it home for the holidays so I know how excited you must be! I'd feel that way too.

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  18. Oh, Becky, such memories to remember and to make! Have a wonderful trip; I know you'll have a wonderful Christmas - you, girl, know what it's all about! Blessings, another Becky

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  19. Enjoy 'going home for Christmas'! Be sure to squeeze your GrandMom tight too!!

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  20. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating and enjoying one another. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get home :)

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  21. Safe travels to you and your family Becky.

    Merry Christmas :)

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  22. You - yes ONLY YOU. Inspired my latest art piece. I invite you to view. Thank you and God Bless. Hope you "funk" is wearing off. Love Stevie. Thanks for that too.
    http://melifaif.blogspot.com/2009/12/latest-and-greatest.html

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  23. Merry Christmas sweet friend!!! Call me if you get bored on the drive. Love you and hope your visit is amazing. Be safe.

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  24. Merry Christmas! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time! Cute Christmas card. :)

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  25. Love your Christmas card pic! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

    Merry Christmas!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  26. Becky! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your family Christmas Photo! So adorable. Have a great time in Illinois!

    Hugs,
    Traci

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  27. Oh that is the same photo that is on my fridge! Smile! Love that picture. I pray your travel safe and that you just have the best time cozied up in your Mom's house this year. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Smiles and pure joy to you my friend!

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  28. Love ya much sweet friend. I was just looking at your precious family this morning and thinking how lucky I am to know you!

    I totally remember running around playing with the cousins during Christmas... good memories!

    Enjoy your time away, and see ya when you get back.

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  29. Have a wonderful time Becky, as much as you love being at home, this trip sounds wonderful! Take it all in, and if you think about it, get a photo of your grandmother's hands....years to come you might recognize those hands in yours!! :) Merry Christmas and stay safe, I can't wait to hear about your adventures!

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  30. What a wonderful photos!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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  31. Merry, Merry Christmas Becky and family!
    Beautiful card. Enjoy your special time with Grandma....I still wish I had mine.
    I can't wait to hear all about your visit with family!

    Beth

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  32. Have a very merry christmas my friend. Don't forget about me... (wink) LIKE YOU COULD!

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  33. Becky,

    Have a wonderful memory making Christmas time with your mom and dad and family. Enjoy every moment!

    Christmas Blessings,

    Lee Ann

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  34. What a great picture of you guys!!! Have a wonderful visit with your family.

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  35. what a darling picture. enjoy your time with your family. take lots of picture! Merry Christmas!

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  36. GREAT picture! I just posted ours at the bottom of my last post.
    Merry Christmas!
    -Trish

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  37. Merry Christmas!!!! Enjoy your trip and have a lovely time...by the way your Christmas card picture is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  38. A joyous Christmas to you Becky! Blessings to you and your beautiful family!! Enjoy your time in Illinois...

    Merry Christmas!

    :) T

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  39. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas sweet Becky!! and a wonderful trip!!
    "Happy Birthday Jesus!!"
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  40. pk @ Room Remix
    What a great family photo (I love your jacket btw :-)) Have a safe trip and a wonderful time with your family. Merry Christmas!

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  41. Merry Christmas to you too! LOVE the photo...cute family!
    Would love to know where you found those cute boots too!
    Have a great trip.....
    Jeanette
    http://jvwhome.blogspot.com

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  42. I love your Christmas card...Merry Christmas to you too, have a safe trip!

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  43. what a FAB Christmas card!!!! so glad you'll have time with grandma too. it must mean the world to her.

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  44. This made me feel all warm and fuzzy!!! Have a wonderful time!

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  45. Becky
    I agree the picture is soooo cute and the boots make it even more special :) Merry Christmas my sweet new friend, may you be blessed with all that family lovin. And when you come home may you feel refreshed and full of His joy. Bless you and big hUgGs

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  46. ENjoy your time with your family! Merry Christmas!

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  47. I love that shot of you guys and I can see why you picked it for your card. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Becky ~ I am thankful that I found you this year and wish you nothing but the best for 2010. Hugs & Love ~ Lori xo

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  48. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pictures. I would also love to see some pictures of your mom's house, those steps, and your grandmother. Merry Christmas and I pray time slows WAAAYYY down so you can enjoy each second!

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  49. your momma sounds sweet like you!! have a wonderful Christmas with your family and a safe journey! Im gonna miss you girl!

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  50. Merry Christmas, Becky! Have a blessed time with your family in Illinois!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps Did I ever ask you if there were Clydesdales on that farm? Years ago, we had friends in your area with a big farm...I remember ice skating in their back yard. : )

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  51. Merry Christmas!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful trip... soak in all your family time can't wait to hear all about it when you return!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  52. Merry Christmas to you too. Sounds heavenly.

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  53. Becky, wishing you and your beautiful family a heartwarming Christmas!

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  54. What a nice photo of you all. Enjoy your time at home. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and blessings. Take care!

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  55. Have a safe and wonderful trip!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  56. Love your Christmas pic.

    Just want to let you know that you always encourage me.

    Hope you have a Happy Christmas with your family.

    Sweet dreams.

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  57. Sooo cute!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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  58. I love your blog! Thanks for your comment under the post for Lissa. You both are amazing! And you stopped by at my mom's blog (City Hen) yeyyyy! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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  59. that picture is fabulous!!!
    i love your description of home and what you will be doing. i hope it's magical.
    merry christmas!!!

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  60. oh wow! i am so glad you are going home! have a wonderful christmas! be safe! enjoy!

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  61. What a beautiful picture of your family!!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

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  62. Your Christmas picture for this year is beautiful, what a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie

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