Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Looking through the old photos my mother sent me, I found quite a few old Christmas photos. On Wednesday I shared a very special tradition with you that has long gone by the wayside because of deaths in the family and distance between those of us still living. Every year we would gather together and bake cookies. I was one of the decorators. We'd make hundreds and hundreds of cookies from a secret family recipe and then wrap them to give as gifts for family and friends.

Other family traditions started not long before that, however. Whether it be putting together the Christmas tree, decorating the tree, or setting up the manger. Can you pick me out in the photos?




As my husband and I prepare to welcome our own child into this world, I can't help but reminisce about all of the traditions she will become a part of--and the new ones we will create.

Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season!


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31 comments:

  1. So precious! Thanks for sharing, Wendy!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Holidays!

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  2. Happy Holidays do you and yours, Wendy!

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  3. What great photos! Thanks so much for sharing them!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  4. It's always great to find old photos :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  5. Happy Holidays to you and all of your nonfur and fur family!

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  6. Love the pictures, Wendy - all those Christmas-tree pieces on the floor look very familiar :-).

    Happy Holidays to you and Anjin (and the furbabies), as you prepare for a very exciting New Year!

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  7. Wendy...That was so cute!

    Wishing you the best Christmas ever. Looking forward to sharing our love of books once again in 2011.

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  8. What precious memories, you were a cutie:) It's always special to go back and reminisce and having photos make it even more meaningful. Next Christmas you will be celebrating with your own child and will create many more. Merry Christmas!

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  9. What wonderful photos! They have brought me to a place of understanding. Now I try so hard to prep and pose so that my photos are "blogworthy" of all things! That wasn't a consideration in the past, was it? Our parents were just interested in getting shots of their children doing what children do -- and how much better the photos were then! Thank you for the reminder, and Merry Christmas! Annie

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  10. Wishing you and Anjin a fabulous Christmas!

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  11. Those pictures were wonderful. Now it makes me want to get out my pictures and go back in time. Your little girl is so blessed to have you and your husband as parents!!
    Merry Christmas!

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  12. Nice fotos! Have a very Happy Holday!!!!!

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  13. Merry Christmas Wendy! How exciting that next year you'll have such an important new addition to the family! :)

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  14. Sweet! I think you're going to make a great mom!

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  15. Such cute pics! Merry Christmas Wendy!

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family Wendy! The old photos are just precious.

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  17. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing your family traditions with us!

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  18. Great pictures! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  19. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Wendy!

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  20. What a great idea to post old pictures... I wonder if I have any of Christmas pasts....

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  21. Thank you everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well.

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  22. I hope you had a great Christmas, Wendy! Thank you for the Christmas card. I went to send one your way and realized that I kept the wrong envelope and didn;t have your address :(

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  23. Thanks for sharing the photo's. I bet looking at them brings back a lot of fond memories for you.

    I hope you had a wonderful Holiday!

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  24. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and thank you for sharing some of your wonderful childhood memories. These photos are wonderful. Just think, next year you will have photos of YOUR little girl by YOUR tree!

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  25. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you all the best in the new year! Thanks for sharing those precious pics.

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  26. Thank you for your wonderful comments! I had a pleasant Christmas. Hubby and I had to make a run for the pharmacy early Christmas morning because of a prescription mix-up, but other than that, it was a great day.

    I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.

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  27. That closing sentence of yours made me feel warm all over. Merry Christmas (sorry for the super late response) and Happy New Year!

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  28. Oh how I love these pictures, Wendy! What treasures. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas.

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