Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Holidays

WP's sister and his mother, A.P. who is 87

WP's lovely daughters M an L, lighting the Menorah, in honor of their Jewish heritage on their mom's side

My Supergirls

Left: Supergirl Two and her BFF S.A. (whom I've known and loved since she was born)

Some favorite gifts

A Santa from SG2

A cool stapler from WP's daughter M

Dark truffles from WP

And this sums it up in the form of a warm pair of socks with a logo, from WP's daughter L. :-)

If you'd like to check out my holiday slideshow on the side bar, there are a ton of photos there. Just click on it and it will take you to Picassa where they can be viewed bigger.

I finally had success in figuring out how to install a slideshow, so this is a major technoligical victory for me!


  1. That looks like a lovely holiday!

    Those socks look so nice and warm. Now I'm going to have to go see your slideshow.

  2. Nice pix - and you know I want the frog and the truffles!!

  3. I hope you had a good holiday! 83% happy? That doesn't sound too bad.


  4. Lovely photos - beautiful daughters - scrumptious looking gifts. I'm glad you had such lovely people all around you.

  5. ahh... you had such a beautiful holiday. i am so glad- so much love and beauty in one blended family- but i do have dibs on the truffles :) merry cmas to you and yours.

  6. Life is so good!

    The love just beams from these pictures...

    Thanks for sharing this warmth with us today,

    With love and peace these holidays,


  7. Love all your gifts! and the girls look so happy! made me smile! I'm like you, when I discover I can do something technoligical, I get positively giddy! Have a great New Years!

  8. so many beautiful, shining faces!!

    congrats on acheiving a slideshow ;)

    I'll go check it out

  9. looks like a great time. lovely shining faces and those truffles...!!!!

  10. Looks like such a wonderful holiday. So glad you had all 4 daughters with you. My oldest was here from NY. So good to see her again!

    Love your gifts. 'specially the Santa and the socks.

  11. Thanks for sharing a bit of your holiday with us, and congrats on the technological breakthrough!

  12. That was beautiful, Gina.

    And it was great to spend part of today together today.

    Merry Christmas,

    - R

  13. I just wish that YOU would show up in your (lovely) family photos, every once in a while, Gina! ;-)

  14. JCF: Hey! It's nice to hear from you.

    About me and photos...I'm actually glad you brought this up. I'm usually the one taking pictures, so I have to ask "special" for someone to take mine. That's for starters. I do have one that was taken on Christmas Eve. And guess what? I had two gigantic stains on my shirt from baking all day. Ugh.

    And then there is the matter of
    "privacy", if you will. I'm not all that keen on having my blog discovered by my co-workers. I maintain a high level of privacy in the workplace; this particular workplace. It's a stiffling environment for me there.

    But I may throw in a few into the slideshow. Stay tuned...make sure you're sitting down! ;-)

  15. DCup: the socks are delicious! And teh Frida socks I plan on wearing with a big-lady pair of harem pants! ;-) I love to scare people!

    Ed: 83% Happy. Like the Mona Lisa. just...errr...older. :-) (see my sidebar)

    Kenju(dy)I'm hoarding those truffles like a madwoman! But if you were here, I would definately share. :-)

    Steve: Thanks, Steve. There have been many life struggles for the individuals pictured but we have managed well enough to stay connected and to keep love at the center of lives. And that also means compassion and forgiveness. Life can be hard but also so beautiful. I really am grateful.

    Bet: I hope you and hubby had a great day together.

    Dianne: thanks. I have a lot of computer troubles, too, so the combination was exasperating!! But finally...

    I love your photo blog. Those Shadow Shot photos were really super! :-)

    Sherry: How was the squid? I'm jealous!!! :D

    Bobbie: We loved having all four girls home. Blended or not, we manage to stay happy; albeit the dark moments; which we have had exceptionally lots of. I look forward to your family photos on Almost There. I always enjoy them a lot. That little Isaac is such a cutie. :-)

    CR: It was great to see you and Gary. Nice that we can have that little get-together. Maybe less champagne next time! ;-)

    Thank you for coming by, all of you wonderful, spirited bloggy friends! I think you guys are wonderful. Thanks for the kindness!

    Love, Love, Love,

  16. hiya, people like the squid. i never even taste it so i take their word for it. they really really love the baccala.

    me? i loved the cookies and my little sweetie!

  17. Looks like you have a very nice family!

  18. Hi PS, thanks for your visit and your kind comments.

    Hope you had a great holiday, you have a great selection of photos.

  19. And I forgot to say hello and happy, happy to you, Maithri! Your blog is one of the treasures of the end of 2008. I'm glad I found you! Peace and love; good health and happiness to you and yours.


  20. Gina, looks like you had such a wonderful time! Such beautiful pictures of beautiful people! Hoping the rest of the season is extra special for you!


    Sheila :-)

  21. omg, I have the same menorah! But mine is just smaller in size! I haven't managed to light it this year b/c was too lazy to clean it :)

    That chocolate looks awesome!


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