Monday, December 27, 2010

The Best Presents Ever

We arrived home this evening after spending several wonderful days in Phoenix for Christmas.
The happiest of moments where we could be together as family with 4 of our 5 children. (We missed you Scott!)
We played games, watched movies, cooked a truck load of food, and then proceeded to eat more than should be allowed by law.
Thank heavens for that warm Arizona sunshine that beckoned us outside for long walks with the grandbabies.
And a BIG thank you to my children who traveled, took time off work, hosted, cooked, cleaned and made it possible for all of us to be together.

One of my favorite presents came wrapped in green, gold and red bows.

Yes, angels with halos do appear at Christmas time.

We felt very privileged that our grand daughter waited for our arrival to take her very first steps.
Her body language spoke volumes.
"You can let go of my hand now Papa."
"My daddy will catch me if I fall."

"Three big steps all by myself! Yay!"

And I'm not sure who was more excited about playing with all the new Superhero toys, our grandsons or Mr. Cactus.


em's scrapbag said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. So glad you were able to see your grandaughters first steps. Can't beat that Chistmas present.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wonderful! Your little angel is heavenly indeed! Halos come in all shapes and colors! You are very blessed to be able to have most of your family together for Christmas.


Sherri said...

Looks like a fun Christmas trip! And yes, Mr. Cactus doesn look like he's having as much fun as the kids!

Jan Marie said...

The best part of Christmas is being together. Looks like a good time was had by all.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful Christmas!! How great to be there for her first steps too. You just couldn't ask for more!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a perfect Christmas. Isn't it fun to see those first steps?

Material Mary said...

The grandkids are precious and probably your very most favorite Christmas gifts!!

Sparky said...

There is nothing mark my word for saying this like the memories of our children with their children...miracles...yes sew agree

Janet said...

This is what Christmas is all about. I love your special angel.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Nedra, What a special time you had. and you got to see the first steps, fills my heart with joy.

antique quilter said...

how special to be there when she took her first steps
how cute.
oh just being with most of your children and their familes is the best present ever I bet.
Happy New Year

Nanette Merrill said...

Darling photos. Love them. You will be so welcome to be close to your family there.