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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Family Christmas Party

We had Bob's family party on Saturday.Most of the family was able to be there and a good time was had by everyone there!


There was plenty of food.  We had pizza, and everyone brought goodies. Laura brought this beautiful Pumpkin Toffee Cake.  No one left hungry!

 

Here's the whole group eating.  Bob has 2 sisters and 3 brothers, so it's a pretty big group.

 

This cutie is the newest member of the family.  Olivia is 9 months old.

 

Alaina opening her present.

 

Bob's mom opening a gift.

 

Alaina had such fun playing with Bob's nephews son.  They seem to have unending energy.  :)

 

Having fun coloring with Aunt Diane.

 

Bob's Mom and step-dad.
They had a very busy week, as they downsized and moved to an independent living community.    It's not easy to make that decision or to decide what you want to keep and what to get rid of.  They enjoyed this time with family and I hope they get to have peace and quiet in the upcoming week.

14 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Fun pictures...and that pumpkin torte looks amazing!

Love the last photo and that they dressed alike. How adorable. I hope they love their new living spot!

Marsha Young said...

Mari,
A lovely family get-to-gether and a reminder to each of us about how important loved ones are to us.
Blessings to you at Christmas and throughout the coming year.

Sue O said...

I want the pumpkin toffee cake, please.

:) said...

A great moment :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I couldn't get your page last night but now it is. The party looks like a great deal of fun. I admire elderly couples that move into "independent living communities", it must be a very tough decision, brave really, and I'd never even thought of them having to give up so much stuff too. Very tough.

linda eller said...

Being with family is really 'Christmas' fun and looks like you all had lots of it. Independent living community would be my first choice as I dont want to live with my children! lol

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Seriously, this is such an uplifting, loving post. And the newest, Olivia, is another doll-face...I think it runs in the genes!!

Assisted, Independent Living is something I think I would like myself if anything happens in the future that calls for that decision.

Simply Linda said...

What a lovely post! Thank you for sharing. I sure love looking at your pictures and reading about your family! Blessings

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Looks like a great party! And his mom and step dad are so cute.

Terri D. said...

Oh Mari, how wonderful to have such a large family and get them all in one place to celebrate!! That is a great picture of Bob's folks, and bless them for making the move on their own to a more secure living arrangement. The retirement (independent to assisted) communities down here are beautiful, well run, and the perfect place to retire to. It's a smart thing to do, and must make all of you feel better, knowing they are being looked after, while still able to be independent and enjoy life.

Susan said...

Nothing better than special family times. That cake looked yummers!!!!

Just Mom said...

I love big family get-togethers! I appreciate them more nw that we live so far away from our parents and extended family.

Blackberry Lane said...

Merry Christmas. How I enjoyed these wonderful photos.

Cherdecor said...

Alaina and her little friend look like they are having a great time. Family gathering are wonderful. We are having the Arment family in for a Vintage Christmas Feast this coming Saturday. It should be fun.