Friday, December 26, 2008

I Never Dreamed This Life for Me

Who needs words to describe these pictures?






Christmas began on Monday here! The presents started arriving and just kept coming. Then, on Wednesday we spent the day with my family at my parents home. FUN! We ate tamales, rice & beans, LOTS of different appetizers, cakes, popcorn and the kids put on a show. My Dad REALLY enjoyed watching Chris (my hubby) and my brother play Christmas songs on the guitar.
Thursday, my Hubby and I cooked a DELICIOUS Greek Christmas dinner. I think we liked it more then the Cupcakes. We drank LOTS of Martinelli's, splashed in the rain in the kids new rainboots and went to church.
God truly has BLESSED me!
Today I'm sitting outside watching the children run around and play with their new toys and my heart is just SWOLLEN with thankfulness and joy. Sometimes it is REALLY hard having 6 children so VERY close in age, but I will tell you the smiles they bring me sure beat any tough day.

11 comments:

GapGirl said...

WHat beautiful pictures, you are so blessed!!! Glad you had a Very Merry Christmas!!

The Rose Room said...

A belated Merry Christmas, your photos are story book perfect! Take care - Rachaelxo

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What wonderful pictures...love the black and white! Looks like you and your family were very blessed for Christmas. Have a Happy New Year!

GapGirl said...

IN answer to your question posted on my blog... YES!! I don't have the words to describe how wonderful,inspiring, God filled and awesome that book is. I was finished reading it by Christmas night. I was laying in bed with Jason and kept poking him and reading aloud to him. Even he was amazed at how God answered prayers, guided their life and was there every step of the way. AMAZING!!! I encourage you to run out and buy their book, you won't be disappointed . We have contemplated giving up tv... we are not there yet but limit it ALOT!! I have all the Duggar episodes and Jeub episodes on DVR so when I have a super rough day and don't think I can do it anymore I turn them on and I get inspired.lol.(along with lots of prayer) The jJeubs have a GREAT book too!!! Their cd is AWESOME and I encourage you to buy them as well via their website. have a marvelous day~GapGirl

g said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday.The kids look like its just magical to them. Have many, many more such wonderful occasions together!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

One word...Precious!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Mona said...

Your pictures are just wonderful!
I had to smile when I read your blog. I also have seven children. They are all 13 to 15 months apart.
It is the one thing in my life that I would do over again in a heartbeat! When someone would say "Oh, you poor thing!" I would say just smile and say, "No, very RICH thing!" and so are you. Mine are grown now and I have 14 grandchildren and now 4 greats.
Hugs to you.
Mona
p.s. I also live in pink slippers.
:)

miss gracies house said...

You are *very* blessed, indeed! JUst love those photos-and the PINK phone!
Hugs,
Rene'

The Muse said...

I love FAMILY !

Carla said...

How perfect! Thanks for sharing your JOY!!! Blessings to you and yours:)

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a lovely family! and a wonderful blessing!