Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Celebrations ~

As always, Christmas arrived all too quickly and passed the same way.  I do not put my decorations out until after Thanksgiving and don't begin to take them down until after the New Year.  After Christmas day I finally have a moment to breathe and that is when I enjoy them the most.

Just a few random shots . . .

Victorian Christmas lights in the window.  One of my favorite things.

Christmas Day

Younger son J and girlfriend Jessica. 

J and Maya.  I just couldn't get a good picture of her and she looks evil in this one :)

LA Bill (as in Los Angeles) with brother J.  It was SO GOOD to have him home for a few days.

Bill, me, J and my brother Bill (big Uncle Bill to Jake).

DSO Fritz with Loocie.

 One comfy pug.


December 26th, we celebrated Christmas with Jake.

Little Uncle Bill and Jake.  Ellie absolutely adored Bill.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and made new memories.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Plumruncreek ♥ said...

LOVE your Christmas decorations!! So happy for you that you got to spend the holidays with your kids!!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Looks like the perfect christmas. Jake always looks so excited and happy.Warm Blessings! Amy

marly said...

Enjoyed your photos and decorating. Family, fun, and furbabies.

jennifer768 said...

Such a beautifully decorated home Lauren! Sure was fun to see you(gorgeous lady) and the family.The pups always make me smile.Have a wonderful and Happy New Year! Blessings,Jen

The Wool Cupboard said...

Your home looks wonderful, Lauren! I know it was wonderful spending time with those you love...including Ellie and Loocie :-)

Hugs, Linda

Raymond Homestead said...

I enjoyed looking at all your photos Lauren. Looks like you had a great Christmas! Love them puppies!

Earlene said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us Lauren.

Your trees are beautiful and the reflections are so pretty.
Love the pug too!!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Everything looks beautiful. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas.

Happy New Year.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful photos of your home and your family.


Larkrise garden girl said...

What a Fun Christmas full of love! Cheri

Saundra said...

Looks like Ellie loves Jake too. Seems it was a nice warm family gathering there. But since all the hullabaloo is over perhaps you can pick up that hook for a bit.


Primitive Stars said...

Everybody looks so happy, wonderful Christmas memories, Blessings Francine.

Julia said...

You are right about Christmas coming and going too fast. It looks like a wonderful Christmas at your place with all your favorite men.
I take down my tree in January also. I like to enjoy the lights and bling after the rush and stress is gone.

Happy New Year.

Roberta said...

Good point about leaving the decorating up until the 1st! I didn't finish my tree until the week before Christmas so it's good to have at least a few days to enjoy it, although the cat is starting to knock off the ornaments! Happy New Year! ~Roberta

Linda said...

Love all of the family Christmas pictures but I like the one with you in it the best! You never post any of you.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Jake is getting to be a big boy! So cuTe!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...


I am with you... tree up on Thanksgiving... up it stays usually until the epiphany... So looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!!! hugs! OLM