Sunday, December 28, 2008

Weekly Winners #51 - Glimpses of Joy


Hangin' with the big cousins


Rolling with the little cousins



Score!!

Let's hear her talk

She works! (Potty training again, I know .... what the hell was I thinking?)


Nature's Teardrops


(Thanks to you for your kind thoughts and prayers. They mean a lot. Our family is going through a rough patch right now. We're mired in a medical system that needs improvement, and quoting my mom's often used phrase, things are "moving like molasses going uphill." It doesn't help that it's holiday season either. So your words are giving me much needed strength. Love to you all.)

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24 comments:

Badness Jones said...

It looks like a wonderful Christmas for you little ones, despite the rough patch.

Our medical system is incredibly flawed, but just keep asking and demanding until you get what you need.

Hugs.

xo Sarah

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great photos this week!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Continued good wishes.

Elaine A. said...

That last one makes me cold but it's pretty.

Sending good thoughts for your family...

Huckdoll said...

I love the rolling around with the big cousins and the little cousins...reminds me of when I was that age and all of us were really close.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a nice holiday despite tough times. Hope things start looking up.

Kami said...

The joy in your kids faces was so precious! Hang in there and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

:-)

April said...

Glad you had a good Christmas. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Rachel said...

Those pictures are fantastic hon.
I love score!! and you are one brave woman, you bought Baby Alive! Dang.

I'm so sorry for y'all's troubles.
Huge hugs and blessings for the New Year.

C said...

BEAUTIFUL, Karen!!! I love all the photos! What could be better than having all the kiddies together on Christmas? So much fun!

Ours was spent at the hospital. Hopefully soon Little One will be able to come home with us!

Catch up soon! XOXO

Kimmylyn said...

Wonderful happy photos!!!

And hugs are still being sent your way.. xoxo

Ginaagain said...

Such a happy looking group of cousins!

I think it's impossible to get answers to medical issues during the holidays. It's awful to have those questions hanging over the family gatherings.

Lisa said...

I love "score"! I think there is a bit of excitement in that photo? lol

Secret Agent Mama said...

I can just feel the family and the love!

maggie's mind said...

I love all of these shots, and yay for cousins bigger and smaller. :)

Very sorry to hear that there are rough times and involving the medical system - have been down a path in that forest, too, and it can be difficult to see the way out. Sending hugs and good thoughts.

Kat said...

Wonderful winners. Amazing how gorgeous and grown up your kids are getting to be!!!

Thinking of you.

Don Mills Diva said...

I'm glad you were able to have some fun despite the situation with your Dad.

I learned a few years back that there are some major flaws in our medical system - it really is a squeaky wheel gets the grease type of system - you have to push, push push!

Thinking of you Karen - e-mail me if you want to chat...

connie said...

Great pics despite the tough times you're going thru! Will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. Take care.

Kori said...

You are a gifted photographer, and my thoughts are with you every day.

bec said...

Thinking of you and your family. Sure tugs at the heartstrings with the juxtaposition of the joyous celebration of the season and the trepidacious situation with your dad. Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way.

Miss said...

They all look so happy!!

I've been behind but you know that my well wishes are with you and your family right now. *hug*

Danielle said...

Great photos Karen, Looks like a great x-mas day.

Sorry to hear of your families rough patch.

Hope all is ok.

Jeff said...

Cute kids! Thanks for sharing the smiles.

dkuroiwa said...

I love it when families get together with lots of kids and there are smiles on faces!! What great memories your kids will have! Great pictures!!
You are in my thoughts...be strong.
xxoo

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