12.28.2011

12 Days of Christmas Recap 2011

Thoroughly enjoying this time in my little bubble with my family. Cutting off from the internet/work for a few days to celebrate Christmas has been wonderful. 
There are 12 days of Christmas so we are still celebrating over here!...

Just a few of the moments that made this year's Christmas memorable:
Christmas Cookie Decoration contest.
Carols by the piano.

Christmas Eve Mass with my entire family (missing my sister Tricia due with a baby any day!)
Gift exchange.... Happy tears, squeals, and surprises galore.
Babies in Christmas PJ's.
Christmas Day walk with my dad.
Family Bunco Night. (and laughing so hard my side hurt.)
Husband's Christmas Beard.
Sister talks.
Seeing Gabriel interact with his cousins.
Dance Parties in the kitchen.
Non-stop coffee sessions.

I don't want it to be over:( Dreading the drive back to reality!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well!
Can't wait to share with you some great things happening on IHOD in 2012!






34 comments:

  1. love all your photos Anna, I especially love the one of Veronica and your boy playing by the train. precious! him showing his lil sister his new toy :D

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  2. oh, my how beautiful all your family looks .. just so much love around!

    Wishing you the best for your New Years of 2012!

    Hope to stay in touch! x

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  3. Adore all your charming photographs above. I love being around the piano with family and friends. There's nothing I enjoy more than playing the piano for the family and singing christmas songs.

    I especially love the images of the children above. So special. XX

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  4. These are great pictures... that last one...all of you are so beautiful!

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  5. Awww, so sweet. And it looks like you guys had a lovely time.

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  6. it looks like you had a wonderful time with your family! Your pictures look so like you guys had a lot of fun. Yup! Back to reality :(

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  7. These are wonderful photos - your family are so alike! I love the shot of your two with the train track - gorgeous!!
    Emma xx

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  8. so much of that reminds me of Christmas with my family! especially the non-stop laughter until pain hits. and then still laughing.
    and playing games! we have played hours of games. (our new favorite is called bananagrams. have you heard of it?) and your family gift exchange. i simply love every ounce of joy that Christmas brings. continue to soak it up!

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  9. This sounds (and looks!) like the best Christmas ever! What fantastic memories for yours little ones...it definitely makes you wish that life could just be like this all the time! *sigh* Here's looking forward to more of those moments in 2012! (c:

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  10. Anna, Your family is so beautiful! Have a blessed day! -dez

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  11. isn't side-splitting laughter the best part of the holidays? i think so! i also think you're one of THE cutest moms around. :)

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  12. I know what you mean Anna. It's hard to admit that it's over. Can't wait for 2012 and following your sweet blog though! xo

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  13. So fun - looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist
    www.gamedaystylist.com

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  14. Such a beautiful family you have Anna!

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  15. Wow, what an awesome celebration this looks like. And your family is just beautiful! Hoping you enjoy the last few moments of the holidays with everyone. Safe travels!

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  16. I can't believe how adorable all those kiddos are! Aren't the holidays way more fun with little ones crawling around? Hope you had a very merry christmas :]

    xo.
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  17. Your family is adorable! Looks like such a fun time.

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  18. You guys all look alot alike!! All gorgeous:)

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  19. adorable! looks like a great Christmas :)

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  20. Merry belated Christmas sweetie!! Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family. You can tell that all these gorgeous girls are related :)

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  21. I loved all of these photos- you all look so immensely happy:)

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  22. Okay, so I know the 12 days of Christmas song, but how does that translate into celebrating 12 days? Love that you're still enjoying the season.

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  23. So many beautiful people, especially kiddies. Enjoy every moment of the remaining holidays. I am so happy I found your blog this year.
    Oksana @ www.ordermatters.com/blog

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  24. So happy you all are having a wonderful time! And I love your son's Christmas sweater- so cute!

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  25. Oh Anna, could this have been any more perfect? You always seem to count your blessing and I love when people do that and write about it. It gives me a little reminder to do the same. I really enjoyed this post...your family, especially the photo with the women, is beautiful. Happy New Year to you too. So glad to know you through our blogs. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  26. So glad to hear you had a fabulous holiday. Happy new year.

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  27. Oh my goodness - you girls all look so alike! Hope you're having a lovely Christmas.

    Andrea x

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  28. How sweet! You have a beautiful family Anna!! So glad you are having a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year sweet friend! :)

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  29. now that is a home filled with BIG love! so happy you spent this amazing time together with your fams, the photos are just darling to keep those memories close. wishing you the happiest of New Years Anna, i am truly blessed to have "met" you through blogging and being able to witness these times in your life brings more joy into mine. keep going pretty lady, you are some kinda beautiful, kind, soulful heart! cheers to 2012 bringing you many more bright spots and to IHOD's charming ways continuing to bloom. xoox ♥

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  30. I love the pics of you and your family!!! You are all so beautiful!

    Happy new year!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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