A Wonderful Holiday in pictures...
A lovely Thanksgiving with family at my brother's home in Petaluma:
|Marie, our wonderful hostess & sister-in-law, Mark, and sister Christine|
|Christine & the grandsons mucking it up - Gaige & Nico|
|Me and most of my siblings; L-R is Nancy, Christine, Eddie, me, Matthew & Dan. Donna is missing, sadly.|
A fun family day we host annually the Saturday before Christmas -- This year we enjoyed the company of our girls and their families, most of my siblings along with their children and some extended family, some neighbors and a handful of friends.
|Guess who??? in the kitchen prepping for the gathering.|
|Alura with her Auntie, Marie Dallara|
|Me and sister Nancy Ann|
|Papa as he sent Gaige off that night in his reindeer jammies.|
We were blessed yet again with both our girls and their families joining us for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner, sleepovers with all 7 of them, and a joyous Christmas Day of toddlers and all the joy and laughter and energy that they give.
|Alura, Grammie, and our little princess, Madeleine|
|Sarah and all the grandkids, Nico, Gaige & Madeleine|
And then we topped it all off with New Year's Eve dinner with Sarah and family and another sleepover with grandson Gaige. Life is very good, and we are both so blessed.
|Gaige is a great helper with morning chores.|
|Time to get more sand for the sandbox on New Year's Day.|
AND now the Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!
• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •