Christmas 2017

Christmas is now a memory, tucked safely inside our hearts. I tell the kids that they can keep the memories safe and sound inside their hearts, and pull them out whenever they want. Or, they can take a peek here. : )

Christmas Eve







( A gift left on our doorstep from a very sweet friend...Look closely. They are cupcakes! )







( My girl was happy and enjoying Christmas across the ocean. So all was well with my soul. )





Christmas Day






The remainder of the day was filled with gifts, wrapping paper, Christmas music, cookies, naps, laughter, games, snow, giggles, and love.

I hope your Christmas was all you dreamed it would be, my friends.
Thanks for sharing ours.


















31 comments:

  1. Beautiful Billie Jo...I hope you have a lovely rest of the week, smiles.

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  2. Your pictures are wonderful and looks like a great Christmas for all! Those cupcakes are amazing!!

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  3. Picture perfect, Billie Jo! What a beautiful time to reflect upon.

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  4. Wonderful, creating lots of amazing memories to treasure. What a stunning cupcake bouquet, inspirational.

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  5. Everything looks so lovely! Those dishes are beautiful!
    And your momma is beautiful!!

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  6. I started reading your blog a few weeks before Christmas (I think Coffee with Row shared a link?) and I just love it! Your Christmas looks like it was so beautiful and what a great surprise gift of cupcakes. Curious, did those candles you burned each day during your 12 days come in a set? Such a fun idea, I'd like to borrow it for next year. Hope you had a happy New Year and have a wonderful 2018.

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  7. What a lovely Christmas! Happy New Year Billie Jo!!

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  8. Wow, your Christmas was gorgeous. I am not surprised at all! It appears it was a wonderful Christmas for your whole family! And that is what anyone wishes for right?

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  9. Love, love, love. I feel like I was there. That gift from your neighbor looks so real. I never would have guessed they were cupcakes.
    Happy New Year, my dear friend. Hugs to all of you.

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  10. Everything looks magical, right down to the dishes! Love, love, love! And your mom is so cute!!! Another Christmas filled with priceless memories! ♥ I can't believe its over. Now onto peaceful January.... : )

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  11. What a beautiful family, what a beautiful day!

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  12. Such a wonderful celebration with your sweet family! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  13. Such beautiful memories. Wishing you a blessed New Year.

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  14. Looks like a lovely holiday. I did have to look twice at those cupcakes!
    I totally understand missing a child at Christmas, My oldest spent Christmas in Switzerland last year and although she was happy, it was very weird around here.
    Happy New year!!!!!

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  15. Your Christmas looks cozy and wonderful! Glad you had a nice holiday.

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  16. What a lovely looking celebration! Love the cupcakes; that was an awesome surprise. I did a double take at the photo. LOL I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2018!

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  17. Lovely photos of a beautiful Christmas celebration. I can tell it was enjoyed by everyone. Happy New Year! ♥

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  18. I forgot to mention that your punch was enjoyed at our extended family gathering. Thanks for the yummy recipe! ♥

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  19. There is so much to say:
    that second picture of your table... stunning. Could be on a magazine
    And those pretty country trees on your table, the perfect new addition!
    I love how 'taggie' was there with her on that first picture of Christmas morning!
    And your mama on the couch all cozy with her blanket.
    Love love loved it allllll

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  20. Everything looks so nice. That cake looks amazing. Great times.

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  21. Your home and your family are so beautiful, you should definitely be in Good Housekeeping. Thanks for sharing your Christmas in pictures and I pray the New Year will be good to you as well.

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  22. Hi Billie Jo!

    Looks like you really did have a very magical Christmas Eve and New Year! I love sharing these moment with you and your beautiful family! That cupcake arrangement is amazing, what a wonderful friend!

    Happy New Year!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  23. It looks like you had a great Christmas! I love your Christmas dishes! Hope you are doing good my friend!

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  24. What a beautiful Christmas. I just think it is such a blessing that we can capture our family's memories and they can have them to look back on. Each New year, I go to the cutest blog on the block website, and have my years blog made into a family year book. I figure this way, we will always be able to have it. Oh what I would not give to be able to have had my Mom keep a blog of my childhood memories. Happy New Year my friend. Hugs to you. Juli

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  25. These pictures are beautiful and I love your table setting!! I can't believe it's over and we are days into 2018!!! Happy New Year friend.

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  26. Billie Jo, amazing pictures! I would never have guessed those "roses" were cupcakes! I could use a dozen of those kinds of roses! Happy New Year!!

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  27. First off... your mother's leggings!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I LOVE them and that she is spunky enough to wear them. Go Grandma!

    Your table looks beautiful all set up in its finest :)

    And all the faces! What a special time, isn't it? continued Christmas blessings!

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  28. Looks like a picture perfect Christmas! I love your table setting with those little trees and the "comfy cozy are we" sign - very cute! Looks like there was no shortage of good food either!

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  29. I'm so glad I had a chance to pop on here to catch up and enjoy your Christmas. It's always fun! Happy New Year, my friend.

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  30. Everything looks so lovely! Santa gets chocolate milk at your house-fancy! hee hee

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