Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Candids

How I love our old fashioned Christmas!

Carols being sung by the tree,
Window's candlelight shining bright -- for the whole world to see!

Children's eyes of sweet expectations...

Wondering what each present will hold!

All the family gathers for this one night --

It is a special feeling shared together
...knowing Christmas was here one night a year!


How I love our old fashioned Christmas!


Memories that last through the years...

Call me sentimental; Don't mind if you do --


But I wish an Old Fashioned Christmas to you!

-by Richard Carpenter

19 comments:

daughterofvision said...

What sweet photos, Bethany! My fav. has to be the one of Josiah & Abi. :)
I am looking forward to seeing some wedding pictures soon please?! :)
love you! ~chels

Anonymous said...

Aww! It looks like you all had so much fun. What a precious time you had together. I always love seeing pictures of your whole family.

-Crystal (In Arizona)

Missy's Corner said...

I love the picture of Josiah and Abi too....! So Cute.

Amy said...

Nice pictures.

~Desiree~ said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas. You all look very suprised!

Pam said...

Excellent pictures, Bethany. You are missing though.

Again I am thrilled to see the love of the Lord shining from the faces of each in your family.

Blessings,
Pam Harris

Anonymous said...

Awwww!!!! That is so sweet!!! I love all the pictures, you all look like such a happy family. I so enjoy pictures of you guys:)
~Lisa

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

I love your posts, sister! You're pictures of course...are fabulous!! What a special evening it was to get to be with you all!:) Thanks for sharing! We love you!!!

Ruth Ann said...

I LOVE all the pictures - so beautiful! It's like I am right there and I can feel the happiness, smiles & excitement!

Love you,
Ruth Ann

The Ansons said...

Thank for sharing your evening with us! :) I love the picture of Ruth and Elizabeth- what beautiful ladies! (And great friends :)

The Editor said...

Thanks for sharing wonderful photos, Bethany! Love the smiles :)

I'm thinking Josiah & Abi need more of those balls ;)

Allison

Noelle said...

What sweet pictures, Bethany! I loved them!
:)

Ben said...

ah, YES! a trampolin is a blast! Be carefull though, Nebraska winds took both of ours away! (blew them uphill into a rail-road-tie fence post and snapped it off!)

Abby said...

Happy New Year!! You've been tagged! :D

Stephanie said...

Merry Christmas Bethany! Great pictures by the way. :D

Anonymous said...

These were the pictures that I was going to comment on earlier! :) Sooo cute!

Morgan

KinaBolina said...

Oh it looks like such fun and what great gifts you all got (judging from the couple which are visibe).

Many blessings for the New Year!

Gem said...

Everybody looks so happy. I love these pics! :D

liz said...

Beautiful Bethany! I've noticed your family always looks SO nice. Mine isn't too photogenic-but we have fun anyways!! :) I've been enjoying your blog for a long time but never comented b4. you are an inspiration! God bless! :)