Monday, January 5, 2015

The end of the Holidays

During Christmas week, we always celebrate my oldest daughter's birthday, since she was born 4 days after Christmas.  It's always fun to have another party, after all.

Here are all of the celebrants, smiling impatiently, waiting for Shannon to open her presents, so they can have cake,

and the birthday girl, preparing to blow out her candles.

No visit from Jeffrey would be complete without a bouquet of flowers - he brought me these on the 23rd, and they are still doing well today - nearly 2 full weeks later!

And Cass' new boyfriend brought me an orchid.  Shannon confided that she has never taken more than a week to kill an orchid, so I'm doing pretty well at 10 days now.  This doesn't mean I think I can grow orchids, merely that I can't kill them as fast as my green-thumbed daughter!

Since I didn't take any New Years' Eve or Day pictures, that's the end of our Christmas Vacation Celebrations!  I hope you all had exactly the type of year end holidays you enjoy most.  Happy New Year to all of you.


Pam Greer said...

You have the most attractive family! I hope you all have a wonderful new year! P.S. My orchids love a west facing window.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Birthday to your girl
Lily & Edward

~~louise~~ said...

That is one "handsome looking growing family Marjie and those flowers are most definitely a day brightener!!!

Happy birthday to Shannon. Oh my, isn't there another birthday going to be celebrated this month:)

I'm hope you had an amazing holiday season Marjie. Things are still crazy around here. Marion has been in the hospital since New Year's Eve.

Nellie said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Shannon! We have twin daughters who turned 40 on Dec. 23!

Lovely flowers!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter.
I hope your Christmas Holiday was wonderful.
Happy New Year. xo Catherine

Nichole Burke said...

Happy New Year!

Pam said...

I always killed orchids until my new house. They are thriving in my kitchen window where they get lots of good sunlight and warm moisture throughout the day from the kitchen sink. They even re-bloom!

I love that your son always brings you flowers. I also can't believe how big your youngest two are! Seriously, where has the time gone???

Happy belated to your daughter.

Sue said...

I've never tried an orchid, they look too fragile. Let me know how you get along with yours.