WELCOME 2009!!!

Dear Friends and Family
I have been missing in action for several months now and have missed you all. I want to send warm wishes for the NEW YEAR and the best ever!

The last few months have seen us travelling to be with family and enjoying ourselves to the max.
Our children and grandchildren mean everything to us.
We are so thankful we can spend this quality time together.

Here I am celebrating another birthday with three of our grand daughters; lauryn, sydne and Nai'a and her mommy Lehua. ----Tovi and Nakiah mommy and daddy we miss you and love you so much!!

John and I taking a moment..............I hate my picture being taken but promised John to put more of ME out there.

Myself with daughter Bethany, lauryn in the corner, and sydne. Their gift to me for my bd was a ticket to the Nutcracker!! It was a beautiful production. It was just that more enjoyable with the two of YOU. Thank You for such a special birthday. We hope to make it an annual event with more granddaughters joining us every year.

When we arrived at Ryan and Lehua's home they asked if we saw Nai'a's snowman out front.
"Oh no we didn't. How could we miss that?"
Mr snowman is about three inches tall and the most adorable little snow man! His raisin eyes are so sweet.

Here's Nai'a with her little guy. She had to carry it everywhere when she was outdoors. The guys took her sledding and he came along only to meet his demise along the way.
This is our newest granddaughter and the biggest event of 2008! Rylee Joy was born in November to Bethany and Bryce. She is so precious. What a great family.

Here she is with her big sisters sydne elise and lauryn elliott!

We spent time playing and baking and just being together. We missed our family in New York and all decided that will be the last time we spend the holidays without all of us being together.
I hope all of you have wonderful memories that you will be able to share in the future and that the New Year finds you all well.


theresa martin said...

Such sweet family photos! I love the photo of Nai'a with the little snowman. An artist in the making for sure.

Theresa, from alteredartswap

vivian said...

you certainly have been blessed with a gorgeous family! and youre adorable yourself!! I'm glad you had such great time over the holidays!! Where in NY are you?? glad your back with us now!

barbara burkard said...

oh what a fun and lovely family!!! (AND YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!) ((yes john...MAKE HER PUT HERSELF OUT THERE...!!!)...


Lolly said...

Sounds like your holidays were magical! Your family is beautiful! How are your four-legged furry children?

Queenly Things said...

Welcome back. It looks like the perfect end of the year and a wonderfully long and glorious holiday. Happy new year!!!

teacupsandpoodles said...

So nice to see you back! I enjoyed looking at your lovely family pictures and glad to see you had nice holidays!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Catie, so nice to have you back! What a wonderful time you must have had with your children and grandchildren. Congratulations on your newest baby family member:) Rachaelxo

Anonymous said...

I do not like to get my picture taken either, but I don't see why you do. You are a very pretty "granny." Don't leave this world without some pictures of you for you grandchildren and others to see.

Kai said...

IMMEDIATELY go and stand in the nearest corner, Catie! Good HEAVENS! I KNEW you'd be beautiful because how could you NOT be with such pretty children & grandchildren? But you truly are a DOLL! I loved seeing the photos! And the lil' snowbaby? That's WAY too adorable!

Dawn said...

Well you sure should get out there more and have your photo displayed because you are beautiful - your happiness shines out, amazing what love of life and family can do for you xxx
beautiful grandchildren x