Sunday, December 29, 2013


The winter has been stunning.
I'm not one to brag about winter.
But I am now.
For about a week the trees were just like artwork.
It stayed and stayed.
Watching the snowblower from the warmth of the fire.

And it was cold!
And Christmas came.

With family.
Look at those grandsons!!!  Josh, Jaren, Justin, Krew and Kendrix.

We are missing one grandson.
(Teddy isn't here)

Or are we missing two grandsons?
Yup Krew and Kendrix are getting a sibling in July!
(Will it be another grandson or a granddaughter???)
We are thrilled!

So we had six of the eight grandchildren here.
They are growing so fast!
They need to STOP IT!

We missed having Lexi here.
And Teddy.
What a little ham!

Why is this the only posed photo I took?

The grands are all enthralled with Josh's guitar.
He's a patient cousin/teacher.

Another Christmas over.
They come so fast!

And this is my 500th post.
It's taken 5 years.
It's been fun to go through the old books I've had printed.
Blogging is easier than scrapbooking any day.

And the winners of the chocolate giveaway for checking out Zaycon.

Email me your address.


Marydon Ford said...

What a beautiful family, Tauna. Congrats on the new baby ... welcoming you in 2014.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your Christmas sounds lovely and your family is gorgeous! You are very blessed and I'm so happy for you. I love the ice photos. I think ice storms are the most beautiful thing around however they are the most deadly too :(
Happy New Year!

Julia said...

Oh my gosh, what beautiful photograph of winter art and family including the two in the wombs. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful family Christmas. That's what it's all about.

I can't believe that I won your chocolate give away.
Thanks so much for this. I'll email you my address pronto.

Happy New Year.

gigi said...

That is some pretty winter pictures. Maybe you will have a early spring cause you've been such a good girl.

GRANDkids are so much fun and I love that the big ones are such good examples to the younger ones. So sweet. I think the new one coming will be so much fun for everyone! Congrats. Happy New Year 2014!

jen said...

I was just leisurely enjoying your post on winter and Christmas . . .

. . . and then I WON!!!!! YAHOO!!!

Nancy Face said...

Your outdoor winter photos are SOOO beautiful!

I only have about 300 posts, and I've been blogging since July of 2007! I probably need to get some books printed!

Deb said...

What a lovely Christmas you had with your family! We found out that we are getting new grandbaby next summer too! Ours is coming in August! I love the ice crystals on your trees - but boy that looks cold. We are only 61 here today and we have all the space heaters cranked up. We are weather wusses in Arizona. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

tammy said...

Beautiful! I almost miss the snow.

Deb said...

P.S. We have a lovely friend here in Gilbert named Brittany Egan and my son wanted me ask if she might be a relation, so I told him I would. Do you have any relives here in Gilbert named Brittany? She is in her mid-twenties.

" Hit It......." said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family around. Congratulations on your new Grand-baby; I am so excited for you.

Wow...500 posts; girl you kick butt! Miss and love you dearly. One of the many blessings that I have received is my friendships that I have found through blogging. You are one of my favorite people and I strive to be like you. Hugs!

Jenny Lynn said...

The ice on the trees always captures my attention.

You have a beautiful family. All those grands look like tons of fun to have around. :)

Barbaloot said...

Your winter is beautiful! And so is your family:)

Connie said...

Winter has certainly put on a beautiful display for you. Those trees are stunning.

Oh my, the little guy in the hat and green scarf...ADORABLE!

It looks like Christmas at your house was fun, surrounded by loved ones. That is what Christmas IS all about!

Darlene Bond said...

When I see pictures like this it makes me miss the beauty of snow...then I step outside.

Congrats on the new grandbaby. Love the pictures of your grandkids together.

Barb said...

Hi Tauna!

Looks like you are blessed beyond measure!! Gorgeous winter pics!! Happy New Year sweet friend!


AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Love the pictures. That ham looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Christmas you had sweet Tauna. I was here and read this a couple of days ago and got distracted. I am glad you posted on my blog...reminded me I never commented. That little Teddy's pictures made me smile so big. What adorable pictures of him. All of your grands are just adorable.

The ice pictures are so beautiful. We have had so much damage from ice the last few years I do not want it to ever come here again.

All of these pictures are fantastic! Hugs