The Festivities Continue…

Get ready for photo overload. Today we are preparing for our daughter Katie’s 24th Birthday Bash!! Her actual birthday is tomorrow. In the meantime I’m posting lots of photos from our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Festivities. May God’s blessings continue…


Christmas Eve was quiet with just the 3 of us. We went to a Christmas Eve Candlelight service and shared our traditional meal together.


Christmas morning our tradition is to check out what Santa brought in our stockings, then move on to a great Swedish Pancake breakfast that Dear lovingly makes for us each year and then we exchange our gifts to each other. We missed you dearly Dan!!


Then our whole family heads to the Spiro’s for Christmas dinner. We met Dave and Jody 25 years ago when both our families lived in Ventura, California and we attended Bible Fellowship Church.


Dear and Dave


Our girls and Dave and Jody’s girls.


Grandma Mary the Matriarch of the Spiro Family. Isn’t she lovely at 80 something!!


Our dear friends Bob and Jan (Jan is one of my walking buddies and Bob is Dave’s brother) with their mom Mary.


Laura and Josh


Bridget and Laura


Katie, Josh, and Lucy


Laura, Katie, and Jamie


Katie and Josh

The Kid’s table…



The view of Puget Sound and the Olympics at Sunset…


Our family had a wonderful day from morning to night celebrating with family and friends the birth of our KING!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “The Festivities Continue…

  1. Spectacular photos my friend. It looked like you had such a wonderful Christmas. How fun!!! Hope you have a great bash for Katie tonight šŸ™‚ I’ll give my HBD tomorrow šŸ™‚

  2. Ellen, I need to ask you if you can help me on something. I bought a lovely matryoshka doll of 11 girls at the Goodwill today but one of the “bottom halves” is stuck in the next larger sized one. Do you have any idea of how to get it out of there without causing any damage?

    Thanks so much,

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas in spite of being Dan-less. Tell Katie Happy 24th Birthday! I’m bad and didn’t get a card in the mail. It’s tough having a birthday so soon after Jesus’!

  4. What a beautiful celebration, Ellen. Now, that’s what the kids’ table looked like — I am very curious how the adults’ table looked! šŸ˜‰ I especially love the placecards!!

  5. What a splendid day – from evening through to the next evening! And what gorgeous photos of the Puget Sound! A very Happy Birthday to Katie – I’m thinking back 24 years ago – that must have been quite a Christmas for you then šŸ™‚

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