Friday, July 24, 2009

Christmas in July...It's a Party!

Mele kalikimaka! (a Hawaiian greeting from Coastal Georgia!)
Feliz Natale! (Thanks for the Portuguese, Delima Dilemma :o)Feliz Navidad! Froeliche Weinachten! Joyeux Noel! Christmas Alegre! Buone Natale!
Веселое рождество! メリークリスマス! 圣诞快乐!
... in other words...Merry Christmas!

There's a wonderful bit of Christmas Cheer going around. So, I'm glad you stopped by...

I'd like to share a picture or two...well, actually quite a bit more than come on in and take a peek.

"Maligayang Pasko!" (coming from you straight from the's mini me at age 1!)

...Here is my mom and I (age 3yrs old) all nice and toasty inside, while it was super chilly on this Massachusetts' Christmas!

Meanwhile, in the beautiful tropical weather of Hawaii...a couple of years before I was even born...came a wonderful (10 pound +) Christmas gift...that I claim would be all mine... Mr. B! He was a Christmas baby...born on December 25th! (also, he was the 3rd generation born o Christmas baby...his Auntie Florence..and his Great-Auntie Maggie).

Mr. B with his big brother looking at what Santa brought...

"Hey, does he come with a horse or a tricycle?"

...1 year old

He's not looking to sure about the guy with the beard & big belly...

He never was short-changed on the gifts and birthday cake! :o)

What a handsome Christmas boy!!
2 years old!

I love this one of him and his brother... (see his hand? he was always pretending it was a plane and he was flying it! hmmm...his dream to fly would become reality as a helicopter pilot for the Army :o)

"Howdy & Merry Christmas!"...from our oldest daughter (who at birth, weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz.) aka theluckiestmrs. at the age of 17 months.

Our little "Kewpie doll" is dressed warm for the unusual snowfall that came down in
San Antonio, Texas that year!

"Merry Christmas, y'all!" from the newest member of our in Ft. Rucker, Alabama.

Our little (9lbs. 2oz.) baby doll was only 16 days old at Christmas...
(If she had followed the family tradition of one born on Christmas...she says she could have been 20lbs. 2oz!, no thank you :o)

...and it's back to Hawaiian-style... "Mele Kalikimaka!" from our handsome keiki kane (baby boy) and his two sisters.

Our little man was 7 months here... (since I mentioned the other's birth weights...he was 8 pounds even...thank goodness! I was not looking forward to that "1 pound more" trend that happened with our girls.) I love this photo taken in Hawaii when they were these 3 beautiful kiddos are grown, in college and left my hubby and I as "emptynesters".

...I'm so happy you stopped in! You're welcome here any time!
Please leave a comment whenever you do, so I know that you were here.
...I'm leaving you with this drawing of Old St. Nick.
It was drawn for a customer, entirely with her unique name "Alpha".

***For all those that leave a comment...I'd like to give a little gift for each of you...10% off any drawing ordered from now to the end of August.***

Be sure to go to"Just Add Glitter and Stir"
for more Christmas fun!

Blessings & Aloha!
(...remember the reason for the season:o)

We are spending this last weekend with our daughter before she has to fly back to college...
so I'll try to finishing making my rounds to all the wonderful Christmas in July parties and meet all you wonderful hostesses!
Thank you for stopping in!

*don't know how to get this to quit underlining?*...oh well :o)


Dustjacket Attic said...

Merry Christmas in JULY

I so loved your family album, thank you so much for sharing. Everyone is so cute.

xxx DJ

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Merry Christmas in July!!! Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing :-)

Jocelyn said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful pics and wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!! :)

Cindy said...

love these photos! :D

merry christmas in july to you!

Debbie said...

What a fun post; Christmas in July! I loved the old photos and even the newer ones too. Even though it will be over 100 degrees today ...Merry Christmas to you!

The Delima Dilemma... said...

Merry Christmas!! (or in Portuguese...Feliz Natal!) In response you comment, Grandpa is VoVo with ^ above the "o"'s and Grandma is VoVo with ' above the "o"'s. :-) What a small world!

My second christmas I spent with my husband was in Brasil. It was so different. It was 90' weather and the trees outside were decorated in lights. We BBQ'd and there were carved fruit displays. I grew up in the Pocono's in Pennsylvania, so I had never experienced a warm Christmas.

Thank you for sharing! What a great post idea. I hope you don't mind, I might spread some Christmas cheer on my blog ;-) My daughers daycare is doing Christmas in July also.

God Bless!!

roostreehouse said...

I love how you covered merry christmas in so many languages...and coutries...and towns and states, oh my! Its a very continental christmas here. Your family is lovely, and i think its adorable how you included your husbands pics in too.
Wht a sweet treat this was! Merry Christmas!
xoxoxoxoxo Rhonda roo

Maggi said...


I came in from the warm and sun,
To find that Christmas has begun!

You have the most beautiful family and you're so lucky to have these pictures! A 3rd generation Christmas baby, that is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing your family with us!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Rest of Your Year!

Melissa said...

Great vintage photos' I had so much fun having a little peek into your life.

Gina said...

Merry Christmas in July! Just stopping by from Maggi's. Great photographs! I love the one of you and your mother. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

<3 Gina

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas in July and in Hawaii! :) I enjoyed looking at your photographs. It brings back good memories of mine. I love memories like these. A Christmas baby....that's so great!! You have an adorable blog. I am going to check out more of your sketches!

Have fun with the holidays today! Coming over from Maggi's...isn't this great fun? :)



Molly said...

What wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing!

A wonderful Christmas in July party..

and I hearted your etsy!

That's Who I Am said...

Love all of your photos. So neat to look at pictures from the past! Merry Christmas in July..have a great day:)

Bella said...

I loved getting to walk through your family holiday album! The pictures are so great - everyone is so cute! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I enjoyed seeing your blog - your work is wonderful. Merry Christmas in July!
~Bella (Beauty Does Matter)

Jackie said...

Great blog, Merry Christmas in July :)

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

What a lovely post! Loved seeing your family photos!! Merry Christmas in July!!!


Linda said...

Too funny, last night we had Christmas in July at mom & dad's. We had turkey dinner, Christmas cookies and music. We did a white elephant exchange. Then mom & dad had us go through the Christmas orniments and take the ones we wanted. There were a few from Grandma Irene & Grandpa Charle (your great-aunt & uncle). There were lots of orniments from Germany, Austria and Poland.

Tee said...

Thank you so much for spelling out the Hawaii Christmas greeting. My family loves that song, but we never knew exactly what we were saying, and consequently butchered it - now we do! I'm going to print that out and keep it, along with the spanish version of "Please stand clear of the doors" from the Disney World monorail!

printersdevil said...

Wonderful CIJ party. I am finally getting to make the rounds. I did a quick check on my party and visited with guests there, so please excuse me if I missed you. I will be back home later to mingle some more. Right now, I am trying to fit in all the blog parties. This is such fun!!!!!

Merry Christmas in July from Texas!

What wonderful family photos. I had to laugh about the snow in San Antonio in December. I live in North Texas and went to SA year before last the week before Christmas on a surprise trip from DH. I had to buy t-shirts while there because it was too hot for what I took with me. Then this past January, we went to SA for a funeral and it was actually cold! I wore a coat the whole time I was there. We had a huge ice storm in North Texas on the way home and even SA got a little.

Maureen said...

what an amazing sketch! great photos! thnks for sharing! merry christmas in july!


Danielle said...

Merry Christmas in July!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Merry Christmas, fabulous old photos and great sketches! Hope you had a fun Christmas in July.

HiHo said...

nothing like family photos and Christmas tunes to set the mood for a light snow. thanks for sharing, enjoying my party hop. merry, merry. Heidi

xinex said...

Beautiful santa sketch! Yours and your children's baby pictures are all so cute. Merry X'mas in July!..Christine

Rbarakat said...

Great Pics! Merry Christmas!

laterg8r said...

love your santa sketch and the grinchy song - merry christmas in july :)

GypsyFox said...

wow! what a gorgeous family you had, I really enjoyed this post! you are so talented, Merry Xmas in July!

Kim said...

I'm getting all Christmasy from visiting everyone's Christmas in July posts. Thanks for sharing your photos.


I so enjoyed viewing all the photo's was super cool seeing them, wow imagine being born on the 25th !
My hubby was almost a Christmas baby 56 years ago :) he actually came on the 28th of December. Thanks for sharing all those great photo's again and love your Christmas spirit.God bless all ...

BananaStamper said...

What wonderful photos you have shared! happy Holidays!


Marie Antionette said...

Very beautiful Children and Merry Christmas in July...Good luck with the new baby and may God bless you all...Marie Antionette

My Big Mouth said...

Sorry for being late,I'm still trying to finish visiting.The photos are sweet,I especially like the "mini me" one at the top,Cute!
Merry Christmas!

Scrappy Girl said...

Great flashback the first pic of you. Merry CIJ!

daylily777 said...

Merry Christmas in July ! I enjoyed the sharing of your Christmas Memories , You have been blessed . Your Artwork is beautiful. You are invited to my Party.

Valerie said...

Your family pictures are so precious. Are you doing anything special or crafty with them to preserve them or share them? I too have many of my parents and grandparents photo's and have been trying to come up with unique ways to preserve/share them.

Jackie said...

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving a sweet comment, and letting me know my blinkie code was not working. I have it fixed now.Thank You :)

Lauri said...

What a wonderful family album!!! Thanks for much for sharing!!

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