Thursday, December 29, 2011


This last post for 2011.

Three of my crazy wonderful and funny  daughters  Mary,  Dawn and Erin, taken on Christmas day.  One is missing but Sandy was with us in spirit as were two of my sons.   My son Danny was with us also.  So I had four of my seven with me at home. 
My eldest son, Patrick and his wife were with us in the evening for dinner.  It was a wonderful Christmas!

And this is Wrenna, my precious granddaughter.  She is Dawns (above) oldest child.  Her father Ed, is right, she is an amazing young woman.  She came with her mother on Christmas eve..all the way from Portland Oregon.
Can you imagine the happiness I felt?  I wanted to hug her and never let her go!!

I am already looking forward to next year.  We are planning a little road trip this summer.  Just her and I.  I can't wait!
I have hopes of seeing ALL of my family this coming year. They are busy out there living their lives..and that is a good thing!

A photo of my tiny great granddaughter, Emily, Grandma's little angel.
Thank you Adam and Cristina!  I love her so much!

Just a few random family photo's I wanted to share with you.

*MY NEWS IS THAT A NEW GREAT GRANDCHILD IS EXPECTED JULY 4th, 2012, and I am beyond delighted. 

A Happy New Year awaits me full of love.  I hope a wonderful NEW YEAR awaits all of you.
God is good!

Blessing and love,


  1. Stunning pictures of some precious members of your beautiful family! I cannot get over the likeness between you and Dawn, Mona! Wrenna is a beautiful young lady and has something I always wanted to have had. Blue eyes and dark hair. How exciting that you and she will be undertaking a road trip together next sum me and what an adventure to look forward to. I do so hope your wish to see all of your family in 2012 is granted! If not, I'm heading right up to the Power That Bees to box his ears! Emily is chocolate box perfection. She truly is gorgeous and I can imagine just how much love and joy she contributes to your lives. Your whole family has enviable good looks! Just as well there are so many of you to spread those genes around :)
    I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful start to 2012, Mona! I KNOW this is going to be one of your best years, ever!!!
    Huge hug, Des xoxo

  2. Oops! And hearty congratulations to the expectant parents!!! We all know to expect another BEAUTIFUL addition to your clan :)

  3. Good looks run right through your family. I loved looking at your pictures. Wishing you a very happy New Year. How nice that you will soon have a new baby to welcome to the family fold.

  4. Happy New Year to you Mona, plus all those you hold dear to your heart.
    Talk about good looks. They all get it from their Mother, Grandmother etc. What gorgeous girls! Your little fairy is precious. Not a bad photographer, who took the photo either.
    New Year Hugs

  5. Happy & Healthy New Year sweet friend.


  6. Just love photos of your daughters. They are all so beautiful, Mona....

  7. Happy New Year, Mona & Howard and to your family as well from Grenville and myself. Your family photos here were lovely and congrats on the expected new addition - how wonderful for all! Thanks for your lovely Christmas card. It has really been such fun sharing our lives through blogging this year may we continue in the coming new year.

  8. What a beautiful family you have! Congrats on the upcoming new addition.

    I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year!

  9. Mona, your family is wonderful and such great pics. I am thrilled you had part of your family with you. That is always the biggest blessing of all. I hope your New Year is the best ever. Hugs, Marty

  10. Mona, your family is is quite evident the three ladies came from you.
    A very Happy, Healthy New Year to you and Howard!

  11. All your precious daughters are beautiful enuf to be movie stars.....and that grandgirl and great...STUNNING.
    So glad you had family with you for Christmas.
    Oh, and a new baby coming. How wonderful.
    I know 2012 is going to be a wonderful year for all of us.
    I am so happy to be bloggy friends with you, Mona...such fun.

  12. You have a beautiful family, Mona. Happy New Year to you all! I hope you get to meet my new granddaughter...Christine

  13. What a beautiful many pretty daughters and the pic of your great granddaughter is lovely! Whoever took that has some talent indeed...of course it takes a good subject to capture to make it special! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas and I know 2012 will be good to you..Happy New Year!

  14. Wonderful pictures and news Mona. A very Happy New Year to you and your big family in 2012.

    Blessings from Star

  15. Happy New Year to you. And your family is beautiful. Your daughters are beautiful and they look like you! Sandie

  16. Oh Mona what beautiful daughters you have,and granddaughter too. How nice to have your family all together. Wishing you all the best in 2012.

  17. Mona, what a lovely, lovely family you have! God has blessed you richly, sweet friend. Happy New Year to you! 2012 is going to be grand! :)

  18. What a lovely time I've had catching up on your latest posts. Christmas must have been so joyous at your house this year! I look forward to reading about your 2012 road trip with your granddaughter.

  19. Hi there, what a beautiful family! Congratulations on the new addition! So exciting!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment! Have a blessed day and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! HUGS!

  20. Happy New Year to you as well! You have a beautiful family!

  21. Happy New Year's Eve, Mona! Oh, your little Emily looks like a little angel! What a darling. Your daughters are so pretty and they all have their mother's most gorgeous smile! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Looking forward to another year in Blogland with you,
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. How precious a photo of Emily, she's gorgeous!! So glad you had a marvelous Christmas gathering. You are such a delight, Mona ... I enjoy every moment you share with me.

    Ma your year be blessed & many joys fill your heart.
    Happy New Year
    TTFN ~

  23. Mona, just had to drop by and wish you a Happy New Year! Your blog is such a joy to read, please carry on doing what you do! You make me smile so much and really brighten the day. I love your sense of humour too!
    Can I just say what a gorgeous looking family you have, it must be in the genes!
    I wish you and your loved ones all the health and happiness for the New Year! Lots of love, Annemarie xxx

  24. A new great grandchild ~ how wonderful! My best wishes for a happy and blessed 2012. Are you sure that you are going to be a great grandmother? You don't look old enough!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  25. What a beautiful family you have, Mona! Happy New Year to you and yours.


  26. What wonderful family photos! Your daughters definitely favor each other. I know you were so happy to share a special Christmas with all of your family. Congrats on a new little one coming in the months ahead. I do hope all your wishes come true in this new year and hopefully the Lord will bless our country with a good year. Take care!

  27. Hi darling, what beautiful girls you have, they take after their mother! Your great granddaughter is "adorable". Road trip? What fun you girls will have! Thank you for always coming by and leaving such kind comments, they always lift my spirits.. Happy New Year.. hugs ~lynne~

  28. Happy New Year sweet Mona! Hoping 2012 is full of goodness for you and your family.


  29. Oh my goodness glory girl, your family is just beautiful!!! I just adore the picture of your girls! They come from good stock Mona.

    A road trip with your Grand, what fun for you both.

    Oh that little great~grand...she just melts my heart!

    CONGRATULATIONS on the new little one to come!!! Woohoo...ain't life grand!

    God bless ya and have a great 2012!!! :o)

  30. Glorious Photos Mona! And A Happy New Year To You! Sending You Much Love & Sunshine, Terri

  31. What a beautiful family you have! I just love the pic of your daughters and their great smiles. They all look like their mama! Gorgeous!


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