Sunday, December 26, 2010

christmas 2010...

was incomparable


my n.y.c. girl came home

my boys came home

there was laughing

and playing

and posing

with new toy christmas dart guns (because your never too old for toys)

and mama knit hats

and fun

oh so

much fun.

the last four days our home was filled again. kids and friends of kids in and out, 'see ya ma!' some of the things we've done in the past happening differently this year, maybe it's time for some new traditions now that my children are all grown up. it's hard to let go, i can see that even for the kids, but i keep telling them (and myself too) as long as we have each other, everything is okay ( ♥ ).

my sons are gone back to their own homes now, my youngest daughter (eldest couldn't make it) is waiting for jfk to reopen, so she can leave too. her flight tonight was cancelled, due to a severe snow storm on the east coast. and no, i did not wish for that. ;)

i hope everyone had a magical merry christmas and if i don't manage another post before friday, Happy New Year too!

♥ lori


  1. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous the lot of them! how LOVELY! love x j

  2. merry christmas lori it looks like you had a lovely time :D

    i love the knitted hats.

  3. So so much fun and love and laughter, all around! There is the German word "beh├╝tet", literally "under a hat", meaning sheltered, protected. And that is what your family is, under Lori`s hats!!

  4. ah Lori - your beautiful family all together - fantastic! cool hats too btw. so great. so wishes do come true :)
    much happiness and joy to you all always xx

    word veri ablazyga - maybe its those guns?


    i blew up almost every photo. know what jumps out at me the most?

    chuck. chuck's loving grin.

    and of course how beatiful hannah is.

    i imagine you behind the camera.


  6. Wonderful! So glad the weather is cooperating with you. ;)

  7. Wonderful! So glad the weather is cooperating with you. ;)

  8. Hello Lori, it sounds that you have had a joyful and relaxing christmas, too. Greetings from Inge

  9. Wonderful post! I love everyone in their mama hats! Happy New Year dear Lori! xoxo

  10. Well your xmas looked like fun fun fun! What a gorgeous bunch you all are!

  11. Oh What Joy! I am so happy for you my Dear Lori! You so deserve this lovely Christmas. Aren't Surprises just fabulous?
    Love to you♥

  12. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, Lori! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ♥

  13. Lori - What a gorgeous crew you have! You must be bustin' buttons. :)) I know EXACTLY what you mean about changing traditions, and having to let go. I'm sad, but happy. Mostly happy, because after all I got to see everyone (except one!) at Christmas. I'm so glad you NYC girl made it home.
    Happy New Year! xox Pam

  14. Now that's what I call a magical Christmas ;)


    I hope Hannah gets a flight out soon. That was one mother storm!

    I saw my little painting behind Hannah :)

    merry always Lori♥

  15. What a perfect Christmas!

    Sending you warm, bayberry-scented hugs!

    Hope Hannah is enroute to NY as I write this.....

    2011 will be WONDERFUL!

    Love to all,

    ♥ Robin ♥

  16. Oh that is so lovely Lori! It really does look like so much fun! Your daughter is absolutley stunning!! and your boys look so much like thier dad, love the beanies too. Glad you had such a lovely christmas xx
    p.s I didnt knit my sons jumper, I am really not a talented knitter! But, I am lucky enough to have a mother in law who does a fab job, isnt the colour gorgeous with his red hair!?

  17. Hi! Just been catching up.. I am so happy that Hannah arrived, and the boys, and I just love all your beautiful Christmas decorations, and wrappings and those tiny sweaters, and of course the knitted hats!!

    Glad you had such a memorable Christmas :)

  18. Oh Lori - that looks wonderful!! I'm so happy for you that all (or most) came home. delightful and what christmas is all about

  19. Aw, this post warmed my heart! It's wonderful to have as many family members home for the holidays as possible, isn't it? The fuller the house, the fuller the heart - and each of your sons and your daughter look relaxed and like they are having a blast to be back at home.

    Just as it should be. I'm glad you had a very wonderful Christmas - I hope you have a fantastic 2011!

  20. Your photos are terrific Lori, love seeing your family. And those hats, way cool. I wanted to stop by and wish you and your entire family a fabulous new year. Best wishes for an awesome 2011!

  21. Of course your boys had their "Mama Hats," they looked wonderful and your gorgeous, redheaded NYC baby came home. This made me smile all the way through.

    Love, love,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island


xoxo lori