Tuesday, January 8, 2013

♥ Blessed ♥

At our house, picture taking is just a part of Christmas. Everyone has just gotten used to me having the camera out and making asking everyone to cooperate. Unfortunately, this year my (main) lens on my camera broke a few weeks before Christmas, and most of our pictures were taken with a phone and a small point and shoot camera, thus they are not that great quality and some are little blurry.   I have been completely lost without my camera! :(

Also, anytime our oldest (Colt) is involved in the picture taking, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. Then add to that a 4 year old (Luke) that laughs at everything big brother does, and it makes for a very interesting photo shoot. The photos pretty much show which ones cooperate (and which ones don't). :)

From Christmas Eve:

I finally just gave up and was saying just take it anyway....it is what it is.  :)
Three generations of ladies.  :)  Me, Joy & Mama
Koda, Amber & Colt.  See Koda's eyes?  That cracks me up.  Her eyes were glowing green (instead of red) and when I tried to photo correct it, it wouldn't correct anything but the middle part of her eyes.  Koda looks like she's wearing green eye shadow.  :) 
Mama and Daddy
Pop playing with Luke.  Luke was making the Hulk "smash" the tower.  Jason made the blocks for him for Christmas.
Mama, Daddy, Luke & Joy

From Christmas morning:

I have no idea why that date says 12/24/2012, because it was 12/25....Christmas morning!
Brothers.....Luke sharing a "cupcake" with Colt.

Luke loved helping hand out the gifts. 


We finally got all the Christmas decorations  down this past weekend. The house always looks so bare after they come down, at least for awhile until I get used to it. Do you think so? But it IS kind of nice to get back into our normal routine. I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2013. One thing I know for sure.......we are blessed. :)

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Today is also my Mama's birthday! She and Elvis share a birthday. Pretty awesome, huh? We're going out to eat to celebrate tonight.  Happy birthday, Mama! I love you! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :

♥ Tammy ♥


Raymond Homestead said...

Such good pictures! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Tammy, oh that was fun looking at your wonderful family at Christmas, such beautiful loved ones.......Happy Birthday to your Mom, love the baby pic of her, to cute......Blessings Francine.

Andrea said...

What wonderful pictures!! What happy times!! :)

Thanks for sharing... I enjoyed sharing your Christmas Eve & Day with you & your family.


Tina Leigh said...

Is Elvis going with y'all? Lol! I enjoyed the pictures. LOVE THE GREEN EYE SHADOW!! Rof!!

bettyj said...

Beautiful pictures. The clowning just enhances them and shows love. Happy birthday to your Mama.

Anonymous said...

I love your family photos! Happy Birthday to your Mama!
What a beautiful family and I wish you all the best in the new year.

Sheila said...

Yes you are blessed! What a beautiful family...........and I love the playfulness of everyone, and those "green" eyes on Koda! How funny is that?!
Happy New Year to you all~

Beth said...

The pictures are wonderful, even coming from a phone camera. Very nice memories for you. Happy birthday to your mother.

Karen said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! I share a birthday with Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie ~ same day & year! I hope your mom has a wonderful day.

Loved seeing all your Christmas photos!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What a beautiful family. Love the photo's.
Happy Birthday to your Mamma!

Primlish ♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! I have given up on any serious photos when it comes to my 6 year old son. It adds character ;) and my son is a character! Enjoy your dinner!

Angela said...

Great family photos Tammy. A treasure for sure. Happy Birthday to your Mom. Enjoy your evening out with your parents and family.

jennifer768 said...

Happy birthday to your mamma.Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful pics.Hugs,Jen

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful family pictures with us. You are right ~ you are truly blessed! Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family!

Holly said...

Love all of the pictures. Looks like everyone had a good time and a great Christmas. Thanks for sharing and a big Happy Birthday to your mom!

cucki said...

Happy birthday to your Mom ...
I hope your mom has a wonderful day.
Loved seeing all your Christmas photos..
Hugs Cucki x

Simply Shelley said...

What a fun post Tammy...I loved seeing all the pictures. A very Happy Birthday to mama...her picture is adorable....blessings

Michelle said...

I enjoyed the pictures. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Blessed Beyond said...

I loved all the pictures! Looks like great memories!

Happy Birthday to your Mama. Hope she had a wonderful day!

I understand being lost without my camera.


LynnMarie said...

Great pictures of wonderful people! I take a lot of pictures with my cell phone and so some of them are blurred as well, I guess I shake when I hold the phone to take pictures. What kind of camera do you use normally?

Trace4J said...

Wonderful Christmas love!
Woolie hugs to you Friend

P.s love your prim potty :)

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I do say that you have good-lookin' kids. :) But where do they get that from? Their parents, of course! :) It's fun to look at all these pictures. :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)