WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

December 21, 2010

~ Merry CHRISTmas from my family to yours~

Merry Christmas to all my Blog friends...May your holiday be everything you have wished it to be...

This is my Grandson Jacob, his wife Morgan and his 2 sons...Jeremiah 18 months and Issac 3 months...Jacob will not be with his family this CHRISTmas as he left Yesterday from Fort Hood, Texas for Afghanistan and will be gone until next December...Please pray for my sweet boy that he returns safe and sound back to his family...
Jacob I so appreciate your sacrifices you are making for our Freedom...God Speed Baby Boy, Grandma is so proud of you...But I still can see you playing GI Joe's on my kitchen floor and now your one for real...sighs...wished you were still here playing!!!

My Beautiful Grand Daughter Candace with her husband Branden and their little guy Landen James 3 months old...Is he not the cutest little guy??? I just love him to pieces, He's just the happiest little guy, always smiling...Our family waited a long time for this Priceless joy...
These are just a few of the Blessings I have been given...



And what would CHRISTmas be without Len, Elvis and I wishing you a " Merry Christmas"...

Did I ever tell you Len and I got married on Christmas day...So we will be celebrating not only the Birth of our savior but our fifth wedding anniversary...

As we bow our heads and gives thanks say a special THANK YOU to all of service men and women who can not be with their loved ones...
Until next time from my mountain to yours,



MERRY CHRISTMAS

Glria


73 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

You have such a beautiful family. I wish Jacob a safe year and all the best to his wife and precious baby.

Happy Anniversary to you and Len! What a special day to get married on! And thank you for your sweet comments during this difficult time I have been going through. You are a real sweetheart.

Happy Holidays, my friend!

XO,
Jane

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy Anniversary, Merry Christmas and the very best wishes to you and your beautiful family!!~ Debbie XXX000

Grannys Attic said...

What beautiful grandchildern you have. Thank you Jacob and all our other Military, you are always in our prayer for what you do for our country.

Happy Anniversary to you and Len!
Blessing to you and all your family this Christmas Season, Vicky

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Gloria- Happy Anniversary to you and Len- and a big thank you to your grandsom for serving our country! Your babies are just precious! Goodness, little Landon James is sure turning into a little charmer already! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers- Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,
You sure no how to make me tear up!
What beautiful pics! Those are such gorgeous families and I am thinking and praying for Jacob's safe return.
And the pic of you and Len with Elvis is just priceless! You look so cute!!!
I am also feeling like a heel because I haven't had a chance to call you yet.
It really has been crazy busy here.
Addison is sleeping on the couch. I have her tonight and she is such a joy~
I will be calling soon!
Can't stay this busy forever.
Big Hugs and Merry Christmas too,
Cindy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Gloria! Wishing Jacob a speedy safe return home!
One question... isn't Elvis cold?:@)

trash talk said...

Merry anniversary and Happy Christmas.
God bless you and keep you Jacob.
Debbie

Madeline's Album said...

What a great post. The pictures of the family are great. Happy anniversary to you and Len. I just love the picture of you two with Elvis. I pray every night for our service men and women who are helping to keep this country of ours free, that encludes your grandson, Jacob. Have a blessed day and Merry Christmas to you and your family. Madeline

PAT said...

I loved seeing all these beautiful photos, Gloria!

Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!

Wishing you all the best in 2011!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Merry Christmas to you, Gloria, and your wonderful family! Those babies are just adorable! I feel for your grandson's wife with two little ones that are so close in age without your grandson there. Mine were that close and most of the memories are a blur because it was like raising twins!!

Merry Christmas!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Olive Cooper said...

Gl♥ria, happy five years to you two! You have a darling family and to have one leave for war is heartbreaking and I will pray for his safety. He is a hero! Blessings and Merry Christmas from Olive and Joe♥

Sherry said...

What lovely family!~ Have a very Merry Christmas to you and your family! And prayers to your Jacob, may he be safe for the the entire tour.
Hugs,
Sherry

Mari said...

HELLO GLORIA~

YOUR FAMILY CHRISTMAS PIC'S ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL :)
I SOOOOO LOVE ELVIS, THEY JUST DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE HIM ANYMORE....LOL

WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR :)

HUGLETS~XO~MARI

Our really empty nest said...

Gloria, Thank you so much for personally stopping by my blog, that i have not updated in months, to wish me a merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to you, and Happy Anniversary to you also!! Sue

Dena said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary!! I loved the Elvis picture :)

Hugs,
Dena

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a sweet post! You have a beautiful family Gloria!

I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas! I also wish you and Len and very Happy Anniversary!

~ Tracy

Kathy said...

Hello! What wonderful cards, I too appreciate those who serve our country in the Military. My new son-in-law is to be deployed in May, so I know your heart!
Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful day to get married!~
God Bless,
Kathy

Sharing with Sherri said...

It was so good to hear from you Gloria! What a lovely family you have, I'll be praying that your grandson makes it back home safe and sound...
I can tell in your words how very much your family means to you... You are very blessed my friend!!

Have a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy Anniversary!

P.S. My hubby loved the Elvis Photo!!

xinex said...

Such precious photos, Gloria. You are blessed with a beautiful family and here's wishing you have more blessings to come. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!..Christine

Nezzy said...

Girl, ya have one beautiful precious family there!!! I loved seein' your pictures.

First, I want to wish ya'll a very happy anniversary you two lovebirds.

May you have a very blessed and joyous Christmas filled with love, laughter and fudge baby, piles of fudge!!! :o)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary, Gloria!

salmagundi said...

Such beautiful great grands! May you have a joyous Christmas and congrats on your wedding anniversary. I'll pray for your family's safety! Sally

Theresa said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment!

Oh Gloria, My Marine Nephew was in Afghanistan last Christmas! I will be praying for your Grandson and PLEASE thank him for his service! I appreciate ALL of our Military and their families!

You have a lovely family! Have a blessed day and a VERY Merry Christmas!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hello Beautiful Lady! Its so good to hear from one of my favorite Blogger friends. I have missed you. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and wish my family a Merry Christmas. I will say a prayer for your grandson who just deployed. My son was not supposed to be here for Chrsitmas, but he was injured in Iraq (not seriously, thanks to our Lord above, but enough to be sent home). He has been transferred to Ft Bragg (about 90 miles away - another blessing. Anyway - Merry Christmas, my friend, and Happy Anniversary. Hugs, Barb

Vivian said...

I wish they could have scheduled his deployment until after the holidays. But him going probably meant someone who has been gone for a long time got to come home for the holidays.

You have a beautiful family.

Hugs!!! and Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Merry Christmas & happy anniversary wishes from Oklahoma!

Smiles,
Carol

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary!!

I enjoyed seeing the family pictures! I'm praying for your grandson's safe return! God bless him.

Katherine

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh my goodness, where to begin?? Happy Anniversary AND Merry Christmas! That is so neat that you got married on Christmas! Your family is adorable, thanks so much for sharing the pictures. A HUUUUGE thank you to yopur precious grandson for serving our country and protecting us all. I will pray for his safe return. Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog, Gloria!!!! It means so much to me. I am trying to build it up:):) XO, Pinky

Marigene said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year, Gloria! You have a beautiful family...
My thank you to Jacob, for selflessly serving our country and prayers for a safe return from Afghanistan to his lovely family.

Deanie Rae's Space said...

So glad you stopped by my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend. Blessings, Deanie

Julie Harward said...

Hi, thanks for your visit, you have some lovely family here, have a great Christmas! :D

Janet said...

Hi Gloria,
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your Christmas wishes! You have a wonderful family! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Blessings,
Janet

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Gloria, thank you for the kind comment on my blog. You're just the sweetest person, and what a lovely family you have! What awesome pictures! Big hugs to you and yours, tami

Carolyn said...

Merry Christmas, Gloria!! What a beautiful family you have! I understand your bittersweet feelings of your precious grandson leaving to fight for our freedom...my daugther's husband leaves next week. What a sacrifice it is for my daughter and little granddaughters!

I love the fact that your wedding anniversary is on Christmas day!! Oh how sweet! You have so much to celebrate in this one beautiful day! :D

Many many blessings to you!!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Gloria! Merry Christmas to you and your family. God's blessings and protection on your military man - and a huge thank you to him. What a beautiful family, and also Happy Anniversary to you! A memorable date! Linda

Carolyn said...

Hi Gloria,
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and Happy Anniversary to you also.

Carolyn

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It makes me sad that Jacob will be away from that beautiful little family on Christmas, but I know he is making the rest of us safer and he is doing something so honorable. The photos are wonderful of both families.

Happy Anniversary! Ours is 3 days after Christmas!

Wishing you a very, Merry Christmas!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Glad to have you join us in my next apron swap! Merry Christmas!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Merry Christmas and Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary!!
Love the photo with you and Elvis!
Warmly,
deb :)

Connie said...

Two things for you to celebrate on Christmas!
Happy Anniversary! Merry Christmas!

You do have a beautiful family.

We need to keep our servicemen in our prayers. My son will be leaving for Afghanistan in Spring of 2012. Even though it seems far away, it will be here before I'm ready!

Blessings to you!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

That was so very sweet of you to come over and wish us Christmas blessings. I wish the very same to you and your family. Merry, Merry Christmas!

June said...

Hi Gloria,
What a beautiful family you have! I am so thankful for all the brave men like Jacob. My brother is over there as well. He is a retired helicopter pilot for the army, but went over to serve as a test pilot.
I want to thank you for the holiday wish and sending you joy for the season.
hugs

lvroftiques said...

Awww Gloria you had me cryin' again thinking of that little boy of yours playing on the floor with his GI Joes....I wish he could just stay in that wonderful kitchen of yours with his sweet family. But duty calls. I pray God will keep him (and all our service men and women) safe.
Happy Anniversary my friend!That picture is too cute!
And Merry CHRISTmas!!!! Loved that girlfriend! Vanna

LV said...

What a wonderful post. I enjoyed every word and photo. Thanks for sharing all your loving family with us. May you and hubby have many more happy years together. Best wishes to you and the entire family for a blessed holiday season. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. I appreciated it very much.

Melissa Miller said...

Merry Christmas!!! Love ya sweet lady! :)

ksarra said...

Hi Happy, wishing you and your sweet family a very Merry Christmas, hope all your wishes and dreams come true!!!!

WhineNRoses said...

A very Merry christmas to you and your lovely family, Gloria!!!
Love,
Jenn

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! What a lovely family you have and just at those little angels! Will keep your grandson in my prayers and his family.
Happy Anniversary! I didn't realize you were married on Christmas day!! You've been such a blessing to me, Gloria!
Christmas blessings,
Shelai ;)

Patty Sumner said...

Found your blog while browsing. You have a lovely family and I love your attitude and heart that comes through in your blog. I will be checking back with you. Blessings!

SavannahGranny said...

Dear Father in heaven, we pray that you will protect Jacob and bring him home safely to his loved ones. That is my prayer for you and your family during this season and through out the New Year. God Bless, Ginger

Cottage Panache said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Gloria and here's to a safe and speedy return for your sweet hero Jacob. You are truly blessed.
hugs, Maureen

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Happy 5th Anniversary to you and Len!!!!!! Wow, he's put up with you for 5 years already?? Holy cow. :)
Oh, you know I'm kidding and he's a lucky guy -- but YOU are lucky because I remember a previous post about him tearing down walls, per your request?????? OK, I'm just giving you a hard time. ;)
Seriously, you know I have been praying for Jacob, and his photos with the family is beautiful. As is the pic of Candace and her family. Yes, you are certainly blessed, my dear Gloria! Have a wonderful holiday. Talk to you in the New Year!
Best,
Gloria xxoo

Simply Debbie said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY TO YOU, LEN, AND ELVIS.
GLORIA YOU ARE AN ANGEL AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ARE BEAUTIFUL AND PRICELESS. YOU KNOW I HAVE PRAYED FOR JACOB FOR A LONG TIME AND SWEET CANDANCE...WHEN SHE WAS ON BEDREST AND YOU WENT OVER TO TAKE CARE OF HER...AND SHE WAS GIVEN A MIRACLE. GOD IS GOOD GLORIA.
I THINK OF YOU SO OFTEN...I JUST HAVE NOT BEEN BLOGGING TOO MUCH WHILE I DEAL WITH MY GRIEF ISSUES. I THINK THIS CHRISTMAS IS MUCH HARDER THAN LAST...I WAS IN SHOCK LAST YEAR.
YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF BLOGLAND....GLORIA THE AMBASSADOR OF LOVE. I AM SO VERY HONORED TO KNOW YOU.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING TIME WITH YOU IN 2011
HUGS,
SIMPLY DEBBIE

bj said...

What good lookin' people grow in your family. :)))
My prayers to your grandson and all the others over there fighting for us.

Now, THIS Elvis looks pretty much like THE REAL THING. :))

Happy Anniversary and many, MANY more.

Have the best Christmas, Gloria.
Thank you so much for being my good bloggy friend.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
bj

Piney Rose said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, Gloria!

Liz said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful and SAFE year.

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you could pull Elvis' chest hair! LOL! :)

~Liz

Manuela@TPOH said...

Hi Gloria!

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

Manuela

Sarah said...

Beautiful family! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Wedding Anniversary. ~ Sarah

Kristens Creations said...

Merry Christmas and happy anniversary Gloria!! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! Kristen

Cathy said...

Hi Gloria,

Happy Anniversary, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your entire family.

Hope Santa brings you everything you asked for including, peace, love and joy in this new year.

xo Cathy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Do you know how much I love you??? LOTS!

Gorgeous grandkids, and that Landen looks like he is going to be the heartbreak kid. What a cutie pie! Loved that shot of him in his black and white. DARLING!

I've been sick, Gloria, and that's where I've been hiding... but I wanted to drop by and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

I love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tam said...

Merry Christmas from Savannah GA!

Lori said...

Merry Christmas Gloria!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

Happy Christmas and happy anniversary!
You have a beautiful family and I enjoyed seeing your photos.
I hope that this Festive season is filled with the sweetest of blessings.

Hugs
Carolyn

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gloria, hope you had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family! I will be keeping Jacob in my prayers. Such a brave young man keeping us all safe this Christmas. I'm grateful for him and his family.
Love to you,
Susan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness! You never told me that! Happy Anniversary yesterday along with Merry Christmas. :)
Enjoy the moment...and contratulations on five years!
Hugs,
Mona

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy Anniversary -- we all got to celebrate with you! Tell your Jacob and his family a BIG THANK YOU for their sacrifices. I pray that all our troops will be home soon safely. God bless you Gloria for the new year and may all His blessings spill over onto your beautiful family!

Mary Ellen said...

What a wonderful family you have Gloria!

Happy Belated anniversary along with Happy Belated Merry Christmas!Hope your Christmas was merry and brite!

We are down in NM- had a nice time with family and now it is time to dive into getting the house we had to take back ready to go to market again. Today is pulling out carpet!

Bee Blessed
mary

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Finally got a little time at the computer today so I wanted to come by to say hello and see how ya'll are doing? We heard that there was a big ol' snow storm in your mtns. a few days ago. Not sure if you got any of it...or if it was to the north of ya'll. Anyway, I hope that my note finds you well, sweet friend! I also wanted to wish you and Lenny a Happy Anniversary!!! 5 years...ya'll are an old married couple now! Hehe! We celebrated our 5th last June.

Well Darlin', I just adored getting to see those awesome photos of your grands and great-grands!!! They sure are beautiful Christmas family photos to cherish!!! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Well honey, I still have the kids here so it's still busy, busy but all is well! Love ya sooo much, sweet Sis!!!

Chari

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,

Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us. I hope things go well for your Jacob as he serves and protects our country. I know you must be just as proud of him as you are concerned.

The picture of you and two very special men in your life is just great! I'd been wondering what happened to that guy in the low-cut jumpsuit ...

Gloria, I hope you and your family have a wonderful new year filled with abundance, good health, joy, and treasured moments!

Fondly,
Bill

Honey at 2805 said...

Congrats on your Christmas Anniversary. My great gradparts also had a Christmas Day Anniversary that I just posted about. Great family pictures!!

All That Glitters said...

THose babies are just precious!!