Saturday, December 26, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

Hope everyone has had a blessed Christmas full of family, friends, food, and fun!  From our  Georgia home to yours!

                





(Hawaiian...google images)




PinoyXpression.com graphic comments
(Tagalog...graphic by PinoyXpression)



(Portuguese...google image)


(Chinese...google image)



(Feliz Navidad...Spanish...google image)



(German...image by VintagePostcards)



("Merii Kurisumasu"...Katakana...Japanese
...image by PeachyPaperCrafts)


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Our family celebrates the wonderful birth of Jesus!

...and our family also celebrates...
Mr. B's birthday :o)
48 years ago... the Botelho's Hawaiian Home was blessed with a big (10 lbs. 4.5 oz), beautiful, bouncing baby boy!
Hope you all have a blessed, blessed time with those you love!


Blessings & Aloha!


40 comments:

Valerie said...

Merry Christmas Maria! Hope your family had a fabulous time celebrating not only Christmas but the gift of Mr. B!
I loved the music in your video! We actually sang Mele Kalikimaka in our sing along this year at school. The kids loved it. But the 12 days was certainly unique. Never heard that version before.

Hope you have time to enjoy your family this weekend.

chubskulit said...

Wishing you a prosperous new year. Love all your smiles!

Bacardi Mama said...

Merry Christmas Maria. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Everyone loved their drawings. Thank you so much!!

xinex said...

Oh how nice that your hubby shares a birthday with Jesus. No wonder he is such a nice guy. You do have a lovely family and I hope you all have Christmas blessings and enjoy a great holiday season....Christine

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Merry Christmas Maria!!!

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. And happy birthday to Mr. B. I loved your slide show Maria. You are getting very talented and creative with this. I loved the music, captions and old photos. Tinsel on the tree; I remember when my family used that to decorate too.

Sending you a blog hug,
Debbie

Leslee said...

Another awesome video by you dear!!

You inspire me :-)

Lovely Christmas photos of your family too!

The kids LOVED their drawings and I will be sending you pics later... THANK YOU!!

Happy New Year!

Torie Jayne said...

Wonderful pics!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, May the happiness of the holiday season be yours today and always x

KateB said...

love the pics! You guys look great! Hope your holidays were blessed! :) and the blog is 10 thumbs up!!!

Jen said...

Merry Christmas!

LV said...

I had a great Christmas. We even had a big snow for the first time in many years. I love all your family pictures today. You have such a lovely family. I appreciated my card very much. With your busy schedule, it really meant a lot to me. My grand daughter was overwhelmed by your work of Layton. She cried and cried and said that was the best gift she had ever had. My son and wife were very pleased and amazed at your work. Will send pictures when they hang them. Thank you so much for everything and looking forward to more great blogging visits.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Maria...what beautiful photo's. I just found your blog on "Beyond My Garden Gate" and Mele Kalikimuka caught my eye. That is my litte Pom's registered name as she was a Christmas present on Christmas five years ago from my husband who has since passed away. I call here "Mele" and she is beautiful.
I love Hawaii..my daughter lived there for many years and I used to fly over and spend time with her.
What a gorgeous family you have!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oops.."Kalikimaka"...I put a "u" instead of an "a"...I gotta s l o w down! :)

Shelley said...

Merry Christmas!

What a lovely family you have!! My cousin is also a Christmas baby!! Happy Birthday!

Best wishes for a safe and wonderful 2010!

momstheword said...

Happy birthday to your hubby, enjoyed seeing him as a little boy! Thank you for sharing the gorgeous family pictures and Happy New Year!

the Spocks said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. My husband grew up in AR, and that is where Christmas is. I grew up in a warmer climate of Texas.

The lazy river type rides are my faves.

Holly said...

Hope Mr B had a great birthday!

sHp said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Gorgeous family :)
sHp

Kristin said...

Isn't it wonderful to have your family all together?? It looks like you had a fabulous holiday!!

Nina in Portugal said...

Your family is SO beautiful!!!

Happy New Year my friend!
(Bom Ano Novo!)

Nina in Portugal

Maggi said...

You have such a gorgeous family! Merry (belated) Christmas! lol

HeatherOz said...

What fun Holiday Greetings from around the world! Happy Birthday to Mr. B!! My Bday is in 2 days!

Mo said...

sorry i'm late in wishing you a merry christmas! i love the family photos....EVERYONE is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful family! loved all the different languages and happy bday to mr b!!!

hugs,
mo

Dani Joy said...

I did a post too about Bing´s Hawiian greating too!. Love all your ethnic Christmas greatings! HOw lovely.

My family lives in Spain and we are Filipino. (well, My husband and boys are, I am by association.)

Thank you for visiting me so often. I love seeing comments from you.

Dani Joy

PS Happy Birthday Mr. B. that´s so cool that he was a Christmas baby! What a gift!

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Aloha to you. How wonderful it would be to have Christmas in Hawaii. You have a beautiful family and I have enjoyed perusing your blog. Blessing for a joyous 2010

Alisha said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have a bunch of family members that were in the Army and Navy too. Thank you for the compliments. I enjoyed making the gifts. I had a lot of fun being crafty.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Alisha

Alicia said...

Could your family be any more beautiful??????

Loved those pictures! And Happy Belated Birthday to your husband. I loved their outfits growing up. I was thinking to myself how it's cute that their mom matched them, and then I read what you wrote about her sewing their clothes. That's awesome!!

Too Many Hats said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a lovely one and I adored the baby book of your hubby :) My hubby is Hawaiian, just a quarter, but heis very proud of his heritage.

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed meeting you! You have a lovely family. Happy birthday to your hubby. My daughter's birthday is one week before Christmas. She still complains about it.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! Great pictures, beautiful family! Happy New Year, friend!
HUGS!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! Great pictures, beautiful family! Happy New Year, friend!
HUGS!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Such a wonderful-looking family! Those are great photos. I like the various versions of "Merry Christmas" as well.

Hope you and your family had a glorious Christmas and that Mr. B had a super birthday.

Happy New Year!

The Unkept Cook said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Mr. B! LOVED the international Christmas postcards! and love your blog! Thanks for finding mine! Looking forward to getting to know you through the bloggy world!

cindi said...

Happy Birthday Mr. B! So glad your beautiful family had a wonderful Christmas. Ma GOD richjly bless you in the New Year.

momstheword said...

Yes, they are good for hiding that aren't they, lol! Have a wonderful New Year!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi! You have a very nice Christmas greeting here. It's always nice to meet another Christian online. Thanks for your comment on my snowy photo. It's good for the plants, but I hope winter goes by quickly.

My husband and I visited the Outer Banks area of North Carolina, June of 2007. It was the only time we've seen an ocean, and we both were in awe of it. If we could take my parents, our 2 adult kids, daughter-in-law and grandson with us, we'd love to move to North or South Carolina, a couple hours from the ocean.

God bless you as we celebrate the arrival of 2010.

Katie said...

I am glad you had a wonderful holiday! You all look so happy in your family picture, what a great one to remember this year with.

xinex said...

Thanks for coming by, Maria. Happy New Year!...Christine

Jessica Cangiano said...

Sweet friend, thank you so very much for your wonderfully kind and dear comments recently, they mean a tremendous amount to me.

I truly hope that your year is off to a sparklingly fantastic start, and that each the days that follows will continually be even more amazing for you than the last!

Immensely big hugs & endless joyful wishes,
♥ Jessica

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I know that I am WAY late on this, but LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post.

What a gorgeous family you have. You all look so happy to be together. Hope you enjoyed all the time with them.

Happy New Year again!

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