Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reflections of Joy

Last Saturday my hubby found a couple of antique shops we hadn't known existed. He knew I'd love them, so I went out to meet him there and found this "JOY" reindeer ornament. As mentioned in a previous blog, I collect Christmas "JOY" ornaments - mainly for my daughter who has the name "Joy".

I love Christmas and December and winter weddings! One of the happy occasions of December is my anniversary. On the 29th I will celebrate 32 years with my husband! Then two weeks after Christmas my nephew is getting married - on my birthday!

Last October at another nephew's wedding, my Joy caught the bride's bouquet outside the wedding chapel. Now she is planning a wedding.

One year later...

 ...the proposal outdoors at a sentimental location!

A tour down memories lane in 2008 and 2009 with outdoor Christmas and anniversary celebrations with hubby...

Christmas party in Newport Beach...

...our cabin backyard...

our 30th anniversary!

Happy Winter Holidays!


Sherry from Alabama said...

My, so many celebrations for your family! I have enjoyed my first visit to your lovely blog and will have to come back when I can stay longer. I'm so glad you dropped by my place and introduced yourself today. It's so nice to meet you!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Cindy said...

Happy (early) Anniversary! Do you have snow now? Or are those snow photos from the past? I love your JOY decoration.
We just recently had two weddings in my family, two wonderful nephews.
Congratulations to your pretty daughter on her upcoming wedding.
Lord bless!
Hugs, Cindy

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Thanks for your visit so I could come and find you! I've signed up to follow...HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

bettyl said...

Sounds busy at your place! Your photos are great.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

bj said...

Hi...thanks so much for coming by and linking up to follow. I am following you right back...maybe we'll meet in the middle. :))

Your JOY is a beautiful girl. Good luck to her on her upcoming wedding.

Thanks again for coming over..I am so glad to meet you. :)
xo bj

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Congrats to your daughter! Funny, you mentioning newly found antique stores put me in the mood to go antiqueing. Happy holidays.

Sherrie said...

I really like that Joy ornament, cute. Your daughter Joy is beautiful. Have a great day!

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