Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Blessings

Ten years ago, our first Christmas together, the holiday looked something like this...
...and now it looks more like this...
Not quite as fancy. Not as much quality alone time. Not remotely as romantic. But more smiles. More fun. More happiness. And more love than we ever dreamed we could have.

This year, I have nothing to ask Santa for. God has given me everything I've always wanted.
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas, and get everything you've always wanted.
Merry Christmas!

32 comments:

Mom24 said...

Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful day with your family of 5.

lime said...

you are blessed beyond measure and wise to recognize it. merry christmas to all of you.

Kelly said...

You are indeed very blessed. Have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family!!

Doc said...

I wouldn't trade watching my son enjoy Christmas for anything and I bet you are the same way! Merry Christmas to you and your family Kat...

Not Your Aunt B said...

Aww...it is much more wonderful with a family of your own and they are all so beautiful, precious children! Merry Christmas! You are blessed.

Karen Deborah said...

thanks for sharing this; the real joy of Christmas.

Scrappy said...

I feel the exact same way. :)
Merry Christmas!

Cassie said...

You always write the sweetest posts! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

painted maypole said...

You and Todd have not aged a lick! yeesh!

Merry Christmas!

Maggie's Mind said...

Good, good stuff, Kat. Merry Christmas!

imbeingheldhostage said...

How is it in 10 years you don't look any different?

Happy Christmas to you and your precious family.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.
I know your house will be full of joy!
Becky

Paul Wynn said...

10 years ago? what was that prom? Merry Christmas Kat

ewe are here said...

Merry Christmas!

designHER Momma said...

word.

you said it.

xoxo

Indy said...

Hi Kat, saw your comment about losing your dad. We have a lot in common with the new babies too. It was a hard Christmas wasn't it? I am glad it is over. Hope you got through it and enjoyed your little girl's first Christmas as best as you could. Merry Christmas.

Elaine A. said...

Both are beautiful and wonderful! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!

Gah those kiddos are cute! : )

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Very beautiful!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I hope your day was wonderful...happy holidays!

April said...

You have the best gifts of all now! Love the pic of the kids! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas. :-)

Krystyn said...

I imagine this was the best Christmas yet! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful family.

I do, however, want to ask that you use the word "lucky" in place of "blessed." Because if you are blessed (definition: divinely or supremely favored), then those who cannot have a family must be un-blessed, un-favored, or cursed, when really, they are just supremely unlucky. Not saying this with nastiness, just offering a simple suggestion.

Nap Warden said...

Awww...I hope you had a wonderful Holiday:)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

My Christmas post had the same title. =D
What a wonderful post!

Kat said...

Anonymous- I completely understand what you are saying, however there are many more ways to be blessed than just with family. Perhaps those who are not able to have a family are blessed with good health. Or a loving soulmate. Or wonderful parents. There is not just one way to be blessed.
I think God has supreme favor on all of His people. We just might not see all of our blessings clearly. I am thankful for my blessings. And my luck. ;)

Stephanie said...

You are extremely blessed! I love seeing pictures of your beautiful brood. Merry Christmas!

Dani said...

Our christmas looked something like that this year too... but we only have one! I really didn't need to ask for anything either. Maybe next year we could add one more to our family... we will see what happens :)

Momisodes said...

I just love the photos from past to present. It's amazing the things life brings you. You are truly blessed. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.

Loukia said...

More happiness, more smiles... a house full of children is the very best thing in the whole world... especially at Christmas time!

Riahli said...

Very sweet...Merry Christmas!!

Lisa said...

love that. so dang true! looks like it was a merry one indeed!!! happy new year kat!

MomOf4 said...

Beautifully said!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson