Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011 - the Porch Pictures


We are hoping each of you had a very merry CHRISTmas today!!  One of our "traditions" is the Porch Picture.  Have you ever tried to get a small herd photographed?  Ha!  We had a few new peeps and we were missing Troy from this year's capture; as always, we were happy to have our regulars. 

2010 here

2009 here.


All in all, it was a grand day around here!!  And, I wouldn't trade a moment of it.


There was a little silliness... and lots of love.


I hope to have time to catch up on my blog reading tomorrow!!  Blessings to all and to all a good night ~  Merry Christmas!

43 comments:

California Girl said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Terra said...

Yes, I am seeing silliness and love in your porch photos.
Merry Christmas.

steph said...

Oh, Tanna!!! I LOVE ♥♥♥ LOVE these pictures!!!! What a great crew you have!!! You most definitely had a perfect day! (We were in our shirt sleeves today, too. Still dreaming of a white Christmas!)

Christine said...

Oh What Fun!
A Porch picture... very fun.
Silly, of course, why not.
I'm smiling :)

Pondside said...

Everyone looks like they're having such a lot of fun - what a great tradition!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like ya'll had loads of fun! and you are the best Noni whipping up that tent for the little ones. :) Happy new week to you! Tammy

Ginny said...

I LOVE these pictures, especially the silly fun ones!! It is so hard just to get three or four people looking good at one time, I don't know how you did it with this big gang! You really have a gorgeous and fun loving family!

a happy little life said...

LOVED every single one of your pictures!!! So very fun.
Hoping you had the very best holiday!
XOX Tracie

Emily said...

Wonderful pictures! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

What wonderful pictures! Good for your for having such a wonderful holiday tradition. I'll bet it's fun to line the pictures up from year to year and see how everyone is changing--especially the little ones. All I can say is good people make good families!
Best,
Susan

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Y'all had such a fun time.

Merry Christmas!!

TexWisGirl said...

love these! what fun!!!

AudreyO said...

When my daughter goes with her dad to visit his family out of state, she always comes back with their version of porch pictures. Over thanksgiving were at his families home here in state and someone had a camera with a timer as they wanted/needed a family photo.

Kelly said...

What a happy family! Love the porch photos. That's a nice tradition to do. You can see how everyone changes year to year.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time! I just adore your bungalow!!!!

I am one of your new followers and hope you have a chance to visit my blog and follow if you wish!

Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

Shug said...

Oh Tanna....I love all the pictures..and sometimes those seemingly silly pictures are the best...they have a way of capturing our real personalities....Merry Christmas to your gang...
Have a great day today....
shug

Lauri said...

Those are AWESOME porch pics! I love that tradition, so neat! It's so great to see your happy clan. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Deb said...

awesome porch photos...

Kerin said...

Great pictures!

I know that we're supposed to love the formal photos...but I really do love the candid shots :)

Have a terrific week!!

podso said...

Love the porch photos. Had to look hard to find your littlest man but I wonder if he took a nap after the first photo. Our littlest seemed to have to miss at lot for those naps. But there's a lot more smiles with those naps than if he missed them! enjoy these special times!

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like you all were having fun! I have no idea who all those people were - I know you have a daughter, SIL, and two grandchildren -who are the others???

sandie

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness..... I love your Porch Tradition. What a bunch of clowns..haha...What a Merry Christmas bunch!

Dana said...

What a great picture you captured. I love the blended family and friends that are considered family. What a blessing.

Betsy said...

Oh, how cute! Love seeing these pictures! What a wonderful family!

Stitchfork said...

Those are my favorite kind of family photos!
Happy New Year Tanna!
xo Cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Looks like it was a beautiful CHRISTmas at your home, Tanna! On to the new year!

Donna said...

Each of those pictures captured something special. It was great fun to find the same person in each one and see what they were up to. So happy you are happy!

Debbie said...

Oh the fun! Ain't it grand to be crazy!? So glad you and yours had a blessed Christmas, Tanna!

Julie Harward said...

LOL Very cute! Yes, we love them too..did ours at Thanksgiving. :D

Chatty Crone said...

I think I've got it! sandie

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I love these photos! Family time is the best - looks like a very Merry Christmas. Blessings to you and yours too Tanna!

From the Kitchen said...

I think you had an excellent "herder" to get everyone into this happy photograph. I miss those big family get togethers but we are looking forward to having our little family all together later this afternoon.

Question: I see Littlest Man in photograph #1. Am I correct in assuming that his smiling little self took the rest of the photos??

I know you will miss having the little family with you for instant hugs, cuddles and loving. What happy memories you will all have to keep you company until next time.

Best,
Bonnie

icedgurl said...

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

cheers!
..TREK..

jeanelledge said...

Merry Christmas, Tanna! I sure do miss seeing you and your precious smile. Love you! jean

Carole said...

Great pictures! It won't be long and ya'll won't be able to fit on that porch anymore! Our latest family picture had over 80 people in it! Great fun!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a fantastic tradition! You have such a beautiful family. I love the silly pictures! lol Perfect! :)

Vickie said...

I just love these silly pictures! You can tell everyone was so happy and having fun at Christmas being with family!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, A beautiful family!!
Wishing you a Christmas season of happy memories and a Happy New Year!
Your friend, Catherine xo

Ana said...

How fun! Love the family porch pics. Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and may this new year be filled with blessings of love, happiness, health and lots more laughter. Sending you a big hug.

Much love,
♥Ana

Jen said...

Looks like you had a great family gathering! Merry Christmas!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This just filled my heart with joy!!!!!!! What great pictures of a wonderful time.

Blessings you all in the New Year.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your porch photos are great! You have a beautiful family! Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Kate I said...

I saw your porch pictures several days ago but didn't have time to stop and comment then...I just wanted to say...what a beautiful family you have and what a lovely pictorial record of everyone over the years! These photo's will be so treasured as you all look back on the evolution of the family.

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