S: Merry Christmas 2011
BC: Family TOGETHER | we have it ALL.
1: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. -Desmond Tutu
3: God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
5: December 1981 | An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
6: 1982 | "Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life."
7: Family | Being a family means you are part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what.
9: Families are like fudge-mostly sweet with a few nuts.
11: "I don’t believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at." ~Maya Angelou
12: Halloween 1986
13: "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more?" --The Grinch from, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
15: There is beauty all around when there is love at home.
17: I smile because you're my brother. I laugh because you can't deny it.
19: "In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning.”
20: King's Island 1987
21: "There is no greater gift at Christmas than to have everything you want before you open the gifts." ~ Flavia
23: The LOVE of a family is life's greatest blessing. | family | greatest blessing
24: To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~ Clara Ortega.
25: Tar Hollow