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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We had our family Christmas party with my Mom & Dad & sisters & their families & all my children & grandchildren. We had so much fun. My "sweet daughter", Shannon hosted it at her house. We had so much fun. She had bought a Karaoke machine so there was lots of singing and cutting up along with a lot of great food. This was a special Christmas. We had so much fun!! If you see the picture where it looks like my Mom is bending over to shake my hand......well, this is one of those things that you would have had to have been there to see how funny this was. I was sitting down in a hole on the couch and she didn't want to make me fall on Mandy, who is expecting anyday. Anyway, so as she came over it looked as though she was going to shake my hand and we got so tickled. We laughed so hard. Later on in the evening, I went over to Mom and acted like I was gonna shake her hand. Like I said....You would have had to be there!!!! My "sweet sister" Brenda got to come and we were so excited. She missed Thanksgiving because of her husbands health. He still needs lots of prayers. Everyone was there except Brenda's daughter, Jami. She had finals at college to study for. We sure missed her. It was a great Christmas. There are many answered prayers and miracles in these pictures that only my little family knows. What a blessing to see the Lord work.

More Answered Prayers......My "Sweet Daughter", Maranda had surgery this morning on her other foot and she is doing great. The last time was rough but this time is wonderful. So far, so good. If you remember, she was my "hurting child".....but little did she know blessings were coming her way. She is so happy now. Sometimes we think it is the end of the world, and then we find out the Lord is in control. He knows much more than we do. Maranda will be off from work through the holidays to recooperate. Tomorrow, I will be going with my other "sweet daugher", Mandy to see when this little grandson of mine is coming. I will keep you posted. Thank you to everyone that has emailed or called and most of all for the prayers.

UPDATE ON MANDY: The Doctor said she could go anytime. He said everything looks great. Her blood pressure was still the same so he did not put her in to induce her. Baby Davis is due on Dec. 28!!! Counting the days.....

11 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow!! God is good and soooo amazing!! It was a joy to see you all together. Love to all!

KrisinTN said...

I love all the pictures! It looks like you had a great time.

Karen said...

Valarie your photos are wonderful. Family memories are so precious.
Loved the story of Mom! You said it quite well and it made me giggle.
Karen

Behki said...

its so fun to see pics of the stories mandy tells me, i heard Alyssa's karaoking was something to be heard, your family get togethers looks like such a blast.

Carliea said...

I am thankful that your daughter is doing well after her surgery. I am glad you had a wonderful time with your family.

Alice Grace said...

I don't know if I have ever laughed so hard as I did at the party! YOU were so funny, and the karaoke was a wonderful idea. I saw elements of everyone's personality that was so much fun. Everyone was so happy together and all the food was tremendous! It was a great party, and Shannon and Brian outdid themselves to make everyone have fun. It was a GREAT party!

QuiltedSimple said...

What a wonderful time you had! Glad to hear your daughter is doing well after surgery. Keep us posted on baby!
Kris

Needled Mom said...

This is what the Christmas spirit is all about - family, love shared and joy in your many blessings.

Glad that the excitements in your life did not coincide. It is wonderful news that surgery went so well and I am looking forward to the news from the doctor today.

Connie W said...

Our family party is this coming weekend and I can guarantee you there won't be karaoke. Best wishes to all in your family with the surgery, the new baby, and the holidays.

KrisinTN said...

I am so excited for your family! New babies are so great...I know you'll let us know as soon as she delivers

Brenda said...

This was great family time together! Robbie and I enjoyed it so much! I wish Jami could have been there but her finals at school were crucial to retaining her scholarships. You are right ...so many prayers answered and shown in these pictures! I am looking forward to the next karaoke night - maybe with Tom and Jami, too! Love, Brenda