Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here is our family photo for this year! After all of your input on what top I should wear - I tried on lots of things and finally decided to go with the ruffle shirt and ruffle sweater, exactly what almost all of you said NOT to wear! It just felt right somehow -

My parents are arriving this afternoon! Preparations are underway and excitement is running high around here for our visitors and Christmas!

I hope that you all have a wonderful and special time together with your families celebrating Christmas - making new memories to treasure throughout the year!

37 comments:

Nadine said...

That is a very beautiful family photo! Merry Christmas...I enjoy reading your blog! :0)

Leanne said...

wOW!! We were wrong, Monica! You look lovely...I think that hangers do not give outfits JUSTICE at times! Your skirt is so cute...and what a BEAUTIFUL family! Have a wonderful Christmas! EMMANUEL--GOD WITH US!!

Michele said...

Have a wonderful time with your family this Christmas. (I was rooting for the ruffles the whole time!)

Ginger said...

Beautiful picture, and I love the ruffles. Merry Christmas to you and your parents. I'm sure they will have a wonderful time.

Jennifer said...

I think you made the right choice. You look lovely. Your whole family does!

Anonymous said...

Precious!!! I love the sweater. Merriest of CHRISTmases to you and your sweet family Monica. tammyp

Wendi said...

Great picture! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Mom said...

Great photo (and I'm glad you wore what you wanted to!) --

We have four inches of snow here this morning, but so far our flight is listed as on time. I'll keep you posted if there are any changes.

Can't wait to see all of you! Love, Mom

Sarah said...

I love the way your ruffled shirt and sweater look with the skirt. Good call!

Have a Merry Christmas with your family!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Merry Christmas, my friend! I hope you all have a truly wonderful celebration of Christ's birth!!! Your family photo is wonderful!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Perfect! The ruffles fit this picture so well, and you -- and your family! look beautiful.

April said...

It turned out nice! Your family is beautiful. And you look lovely in red!

asnipofgoodness said...

Merry Christmas to you, and to your sweet family Monica.

Amy said...

Beautiful photo! Merry Christmas!

Sheila said...

And you look perfect. Beautiful picture - beautiful God-loving family! Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

Have a fun! I LIKE all the ruffles- like you it just seemed right.(beautiful picture BTW)
Have a wonderful time with your family- Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

Love your photo and oh my, the ruffle shirt and the ruffle sweater really does look nice together.
Have a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year with your family!

Jason and Danielle said...

I would not have thought to put the two together, but I think it turned out so cute. So feminine and sweet. What a beautiful Family you have Monica!

angie said...

The setting for your family photo is ideal. Where is it?
All of the skirts you made look lovely, as does your whole outfit. Wondering what shoes you are wearing? (Are they ruby slippers, Dorothy?)
Merry Christmas!
Enjoy your visiting family.

Brie said...

Cute photo! Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time with your parents. I hear they're missing out on a white Christmas back home in Colorado.

Farrah said...

Lovely picture! I like the train idea. Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

Beautiful family. I LOVE the shirt sweater... looks great.

joeandkris513 said...

I've enjoyed your blog for nearly 2 years now and am not sure I've commented more than once before. (imagine how many people like me read and never comment!)
Your family picture is beautiful. I love the ruffles!...all of them.
Thank you for another year of inspiration and challenge. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Devildogwife said...

That is a wonderful family picture. Have fun with your family. Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

you all look fabulous!! what beautiful family and a great picture of you all. LOVE the skirt both on you and the girls!
You look so young, Monica. :)

Amy said...

I absolutely love it- Merry Christmas, Monica! Your family is just beautiful!!

Carrie said...

Merry Christmas to you also!

Elise said...

What a great pic!! Hope you enjoy your Christmas with your family!!
Elise

Lori said...

It's amazing how things look differently when you have them on. Both tops are perfect! Love the picture.

Lisar said...

What a gorgeous photo....you all look lovely....Wishing you and your family a most wonderful and Blessed Christmas...enjoy your time with your parents....

Stacey said...

Beautiful family photo!

Sharon Taylior said...

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous family picture. Everyone looks so special. Merry Christmas to all of you.

Ellie said...

Merry Christmas Monica! Your family photo is beautiful!

Ellie

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!!

Anna said...

Merry Christmas. Your photo turned out well, and the outfit looks great. You have such a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Love your family picture! I say, the more ruffles on the collar of a shirt the better!! So very J.Crew;)
Kelly

char said...

Love the ruffles! Happy New Year Monica!