Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Porch Pictures 2013 and Happy New Year 2014


Every Christmas, we attempt The Porch Picture.  The first thought I had when the buyer's loan fell through on our home was that there would be at least one more Christmas Porch Picture. 


There are always escapees and you can tell by the faces that not everyone enjoys this endeavor...


I am happy for "one more", though we let Kathy get away before our session and we missed those not with us this year...


Our last visitors left yesterday and all are safely home.  It is so. very. quiet. around here.  My heart breaks every time the house empties... 

Even though there is heartbreak,  I am so very, very, very thankful for the times we shared.


From our home to yours, I hope each of you run headlong into 2014 embracing life, love, laughter and the Lord... that you may live joy and contentment and passion... All the best to each of you and yours...

Happy New Year!

blessings ~ tanna

29 comments:

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I love the porch picture and so glad you were able to have one last porch picture. Our picture was like this too...the behind the scenes is usually more precious than the final picture. I posted mine a couple of posts back.
Blessings to you and yours and all the adventures you will have this new year.
Precious family..God is sooooooooo faithful.

Betsy Brock said...

Aw...Happy New Year! What wonderful pictures full of smiles and life. Yes, let's embrace 2014 full force, ready to take on anything. It will be full of laughter and tears even if we don't, so we might as well determine to love it and live it! xo

Christine said...

Ahhhh...
Love the Porch Pictures and all the action that goes on during the shoot.
This new year will bring us all new adventures. I know we bloggers will lift up each other and encourage us to continue when it's rough. We also will applaud when the excitement is
exciting and happy!
Happy New Year!!

Deb said...

Your porch photos are great Tanna. Love them. It's my favorite thing to have a photo taken with the whole family. And what a beautiful family you have. All the Best in 2014 from our home to yours. Hugs, Deb

podso said...

I'm so glad you got one more porch picture! And then maybe there will be a new porch--or something, but family will still gather! I'm so glad you've had such a good month with family--- it's a wonderful picture! Grace, peace and much joy in the new year!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

The porch pictures are precious, I love all the action! It looks like a real family!! Wonderful memories!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute, tanna. nice to hear from you today. blessings wished to you and yours.

Annette T. said...

Great family pictures you will look back on lovingly. Here's to a fantastic 2014 my friend, Annette

Terra said...

Your porch pictures are classics and I like them all, the ones with the smiles and ones with people escaping.
Have a new year of blessings dear friend.

Sandy said...

Love these porch pictures, Tanna. Your family is so beautiful, especially those little ones...ahhh. I wish you and yours all the best the Lord has to offer.
Love & Blessings~

Amy at love made my home said...

I was thinking about you Tanna, wondering how you were getting on, so I am so glad you have posted a post, and that you got to have another picture on your front steps!!

I hope that all is going well for you and that 2014 brings all that you hope for. xx

kathy b said...

and to you and yours…
that empty part comes tomorrow for us, IF the snow storm holds off and Al can fly home. OTHERWISE the noisy joy continues a bit longer.

Your porch shots are so real and funny

Wanda said...

A porch picture is a great family tradition. I loved looking at every expression.

Yes, a new year...I'm excited to embrace it with all you shared.

Thanks for being such an enjoyment in my life this past year...your love, your gifts, your caring heart.

Happy New Year.

steph said...

we do our version of the 'porch' picture on the sofa….so much loved seeing yours!!! here's hoping you and that gorgeous family have the happiest of new years…blessings, Tanna!!!

Shug said...

Thanks Tanna for sharing these wonderful photos...The happiness on each of your faces, truly tells a story of love in your family.
I know you are Blessed and my wish is that your Blessings for 2014 be greatly multiplied.

Happy New Year!
Shug

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww everyone looks are happy. I can see love in all their faces! You have such a beautiful family. :)

Happy New Year sweet friend to you and your dear family....wishing you all good healthy and many, many blessings, too.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have such a beautiful family, Tanna. Love your porch photos! Best wishes to you and your sweet family for a wonderful New Year!

Bonnie said...

Yes, the steps on your porch is a perfect place for a group picture. Tanna, I was thinking of you today and great to get a note from you. Last time I checked you hadn't posted anything new.

Blessings to you and yours for the new year that is just a few hours away. Your family is beautiful. I am happy to hear from you. I am looking forward to 2014. Happy New Year!!!! Bonnie

Vicki Boster said...

Love it!!!! We know all about trying to take photos with babes--- 40 takes later--- maybe you have one!! The porch photo is a wonderful tradition-- it was Gods plan for you to have one more:)

Sending you wishes for a wonderful new year filled with blessings-/
Vicki

Our photos said...

Happy New Year, Tanna and your family!
Big hug, RW & SK

Mereknits said...

Tanna, I am so glad you were ale to have one more holiday in your beloved home, I love the porch pictures.

Hugs to you and Happy 2014!
Meredith

karen said...

Happy new year!!! Love the candid photos you have such a lovely family :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am wishing you a wonderful new year. sandie

Debbie said...

I know exactly what you mean by the empty house. I currently have ONE daughter still home, but we have said good-bye to our DC daughter until one of us makes the trip again. I think it might be me doing the traveling this time.

Time will tell.

Thanks for showing me over and over that it can be done, and the bonds can be as strong from a distance as from across the street if you try.

And how cute is that oven mitted granddaughter? Oh my...!!

Pride In Photos said...

Oh the porch pictures...too fun my friend. Loved them. I'm still dealing with my "situation" that I can't talk about...please keep praying. Hoping 2014 will be a blessed year for both of us.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

These pics made me lol. Real life at its best! Happy New Year, Tanna.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Oh how I love a nice porch! I don't think I could stand to give up that porch, Tanna! Lovely family photos. Wishing you a fabulous 2014.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That last picture is a hoot! Goodness, it does take a lot to get a group that size to all be looking at the camera at the same time. Fun! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Rose said...

Happy New Year! Great porch pictures; love the tradition.

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