Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from My Nest to Yours!

1. Me n Natalie-kab Meme and Natalie on Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas has arrived in my nest with all of my children coming home and being together for the first time in 10 years! The last child and his wife arrive tonight but the rest are here and we are already having fun. G, Renee and her new husband Randy, and my youngest son, Alex are off on a 6 mile hike in Sabino Canyon. Meanwhile, mom is home cooking and blogging and spending time with Natalie, my little grand-daughter who is the perfect little Christmas elf! Having all my kids here is The Best Christmas present of all!

2. santa Horse-kab Santa Claus Horse (Have you ever seen one with whiskers?)

However, I got another early Christmas present by taking my daughter on a trail ride through Saguaro National Park on Sunday while the guys watched football! Renee loves horses and this was her Christmas present, but it was mine too! Pantano Stables did a great job and the prices were surprisingly affordable! The horse I rode was white and his name was Big John, but he should have been named Santa Claus since he had white whiskers!

3. Renee-kab One happy cowgirl!

 

4. Happy Trails-kab Happy Trails in Saguaro National Park! 12-23-12

 

5. the boys-kab Randy and Alex (son-in-law and son)

6. siblings-kab Alex and Renee have not seen each other in 3 years!

 

7. Christmas baking-kab Christmas Morning baking Buttons and Bowknots

 

8. Christmas elf-kab My grand-daughter, Natalie 12-25-12

 

9. christmas tree-kab 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

 

10. Natalie-kab My little Christmas Elf!

 

32 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Kathie to you and all the family.

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    1. Roy, thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  2. Merry Christmas Kathie! It looks like you are having a super time!

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    1. Mia, I am! the kids will all be here for the next week so there won't be much time to blog, but I'll be back soon enough!

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  3. Merry Christmas, Kathie!! Hope 2013 is full of birds!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  4. What a wonderful Christmas for you! You deserve every moment of the happiness of having your whole brood around you. Love the trail ride and baking on Christmas morning. You just radiate happiness! I do hope they can all stay over for New Years as well. I wish you sooo much joy Kathie dear.

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    1. Arija, thank you so much! Most of them are gone now but I still have One son and his wife here with me until early January.

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  5. Makes me smile to see all your family so happy together. Your are very fortunate. Merry Christmas to all.

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    1. Gaelyn, I know I am and I am so thankful!!!! I have good friends (including you) and a wonderful family!

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  6. Oh how wonderful Kathie! I am so glad you could get your whole family together for 10 years. I love yours photos and your grand daughter is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Candice, how nice to see you again! Thank you!

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  7. Hi Kathie, sending you belated Merry Christmas wishes. Your grand-daughter is a cute! Sounds like you had a great Christmas with you family. Happy Holidays and Happy New years!

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    1. Eileen, Thank you and the same to you too!

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  8. Looks like a good time was had by all. So happy you got to have all of your family together.

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    1. Terry, I am very happy and thank you for your visit to my blog!

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  9. ...looks like you had the perfect Christmas! Everyone looks so happy! Have fun!!

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  10. This post really put a smile on my face. What a wonderful thing and Merry Christmas. Precious photos!

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    1. Christine, I am so glad to share my happiness with you!

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  11. Loved this Christmas post. Maybe Jess will have time to do one for our fam. one day, but she has Gilly here until Jan. 3. Sarah and Jeff headed home yesterday. We had a great time--with The Hobbit, to top it off. Love Y'all!

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    1. Ruth, I am so glad you are all having a great time. We thought about going to a movie but we were having so much fun at home we never went!

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  12. Awwwwwwwww! So sweeeeeeet! I love a Christmas surrounded by family love. That is the best present anyone could ask for. How wonderful that you got everyone home! Love the pictures. You all look so great and HAPPY!!! And your grand daughter is incredibly adorable!

    And a Happy New Year to you all too. Hope next year is full of great wonders and joy and peace. xoxo

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  13. looks like a MERRY day!!
    your grand daughter is precious!!

    Have a Happy New Year!! =)

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    1. Laura, it was a very merry day! Thanks! I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well!

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  14. Lovely post of your sweet family gathering! How wonderful! A happy 2013 to you and your family. :o)

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    1. Jann, why thank you! and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  15. Nice family photos Kathie. Healthy looking horse too. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family! Big January this year?

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    1. Larry, LOL! I was wondering if you were going to do one? I wasn't going to but then I started birding with Chris and we talked about it. He has never done one so I think so! Are you keeping track on your blog?

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.