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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Eve with the Cottrill Family

We visited the  family on the 24th.  We always get tgether on Christmas eve but  ever since my kids starting going to school, we can only visit for few hours as the kids has  a function at church.  
 My daughter was very fond of their dog Toby, he is a sweetheart.  He is  16 years old but still look good.  You can tell he is  an old dog though because  he walks  very slowly.

I am not sure what breed he is but he is so gentle and  really nice with kids.
 They opened gifts before we left.  Thanks for the gifts everyone!
Dad was in a very good  spirit  that day.  Although I was told that after the gathering, he did not want to leave.  He  said that it is his house so he isn't living.  He is now living with my sister-in-law and my niece -in-law's family  is the  one living at his former house now.
We are blessed that we are  given another Christmas to spend with  Dad.  
 The Asian cousins. Shelby is 25% Korean and my kids are 50 percent Filipino.  Our family is  mixed race but race is never an issue with us.

I thank God for another  great Christmas!  I have so many things to be thankful for this year. I am looking forward for a great 2016, hopefully it would be another great year.  2015 was a tight year financially but we managed   okay.  This year, I am hoping that with be a lot easier whenit comes to finances.  Other than that, 2015 was  great for my family's health and personal relationship.  

33 travelers' comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Awww, it sounds like you had a lovely holiday! I loved looking at all your photos.

Jeannette said...

Our family is from all over the world too. I love the different cultures I love learning about the different cultures. It looks like you guys had a great Christmas

Heather W said...

Looks like a great Christmas. Toby is so cute! He looks like a cocker spaniel. :)

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

I am happy to know that you had a Christmas filled with love and family togetherness. We did too, and it is always a happy time to meet up with relatives you haven't seen in a while.

Sicorra Richardson said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. As a kid our family always did our largest gatherings on Christmas Eve as well.
-Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy.com

Amanda Love said...

Seems like everyone had a fun time over the holidays. This holiday I spent it at home with the family but we went away for the New Year.

LifeAsAConvert said...

What a sweet looking dog. It looks like Christmas Eve with your family was great.

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

Every Christmas is the perfect chance to really appreciate and be grateful for family, no matter what age or race. It's wonderful to see the smiles on each face in your photos - what a beautiful family!

Terri Beavers said...

What a fun time and I enjoyed seeing all of your photos. I'm blessed to have both of my parents still and I just don't know what I'll do if I ever lose them.

Liz Mays said...

It's great that you were able to spend the day with family. I'm hoping next year my family can get together for the holidays.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Looks like a wonderful family holiday. Toby is adorable and its understandable he walks slow. My mother has a dog that about 15 years old. She has some good days and some bad. But she is just a joy.

Kaitlin Ryan said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I love the holidays and all the time we get to spend with family. It is such a magical time.

Erica Brooks said...

You have a beautiful family. It's great that you were able to spend quality time with them for the holiday.

Miles L. said...

It seems that you had a wonderful and lovely holiday. I am sure your family had a great time.

April Mims said...

Beautiful family! It's always nice to be able to spend holidays with family and share those special times.

Ricci said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas with your family!! Looks like your kids had a blast!!

Rochkirstin Santos said...

Wow! That's a great mix of races to have. Can Shelby speak Korean and can you kids speak Filipino? It would be also cool to exchange languages and learn from one another in the family. :)

Deal Match Maker said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas time with his family! We spent our holiday with my sister in law and her son.

Victoria Heckstall said...

Looks like you had a great time! toby is really cute and love those photos

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey said...

The best way to celebrate Christmas is to be with the family. Glad to know you had a wonderful celebration, your daughter is very lovely by the way! :)

Ourfamilyworld said...

Your dad still looks great. What a wonderful time you all had.

Parent Palace said...

It looks like you had a wonderful holiday time with your family. I appreciate you sharing your beautiful family pictures!

Ann B said...

These are great photos of your family. It looks like you had a great Christmas together.

Lynndee said...

Glad you all had a great Christmas! We had a great one too with my husband's family. Happy 2016!

Lisa Codina said...

Looks like a great Christmas! I love looking back at Christmas pics of the family!

Rebecca Swenor said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2015. To often we take other for granted along with forgetting how blessed we really are for sure. Thanks for sharing your blessings.

kat b said...

Sounds like everyone had a lot of fun. I love getting together for the holidays. That dog is such a beautiful dog too. How cute!

Bonnie Gowen said...

I am so glad you had such a great Christmas and was able to spend time with family. Thanks for sharing.

CourtneyLynne said...

Awwww loving the photos!!!! Looks like y'all had a pretty fabulous holiday :):)

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

It looks like you and your family had a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for sharing!

Ckrusch said...

Seems like you had a lot of fun during the holidays! Loved seeing your pictures!

Yona Williams said...

Toby looks like a Cocker Spaniel mix with really soft fur! It's always special to get a chance to spend the holidays with family!

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen said...

Looks lie such a sweet holiday. Toby didn't look like an old dog..

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