Thursday, February 9, 2012

Laurie's Valentine Party

I have been away from home since Dec. 18th so I won't be able to post any Valentine home decor or tablescape, which is what I usually post for Laurie's Valentine Party. Valentine's Day is all about love and the reason I am away from home is for the love of my family. My 2 daughters just had babies and I came to Florida to help them with the babies. It's just unfortunate that my DH could not join me because he has been very busy at work. He has been so understanding and patient and I am so grateful to him for allowing me to  be away for such a long time. Anyway, I am sharing a family love with you.

Before I go on, I would like to encourage you to visit Laurie and her participants also at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/ and pass the love around.

Our oldest grandkid is AJ and she is 13. She just had twin sisters, Rea and Halle, last month and you can tell that she is crazy about them.

In addition to the twins, we had another granddaughter, Reese, born the day after Christmas. Here you will see her with the twins. The bottom picture shows all of them including the boys, Brendan and Nathan. We do have other grandkids, 3 more boys and 1 girl, but they live in other cities and I did not stay with them so I was unable to take their pictures.

Here is Reese, I stayed to help take care of her for a few weeks before the twins were born and
 I got to play dress up with her before I left. Don't you just love her wink?

Here are the twins again.

I took some various heart pictures while shopping at Homegoods. I bought some of those lacy pale pink salad plates at the bottom left photo.

 I want to thank you all for stopping by. I will be flying home while this party is going on so  I might be late in visiting you. I hope you don't mind my tardiness but I promise, I will try to catch up.

I am also linking with Honey's Potpourri Friday at http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/
Beverly's Pink Saturday at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Party at http://bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com/
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
Happy Valentine's Day!

I will miss all the babies but I have to go home to tend to our home, which looks like a war zone right now.
Wish I could put them in my suitcase to take them home with me.
Thanks Laurie, Honey, Beverly, Sarah and the Tablescaper for hosting!

44 comments:

Loretta said...

Everything is soo pretty...love love the baby who is giving us a cute wink! Very nice photos! Hugs

Pat said...

This is the best Christine!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. Glad you made it home safe, lots to do and catch up on. You are going to miss those babies. Happy Valentines Day! Richard from My Old Historic House.

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! The best Valentine's! Safe trip, Christine!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Cute! I bet the Mom's appreciated your being there to help, especially with the twins.
Have a safe trip home.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love Lauries blog. She certainly is creative and has so many vintage items for every holiday! Oh my goodness, that pictures are all so precious. I am so sorry I will miss you in Florida. I would love to share in the all the joys of those sweet little babies.

Debbie said...

BEST VALENTINE POST EVER!! This is so much better than a tablescape. This is just precious. I love the one of Reese winking. Yep. She'll be a very good flirt one day.

I have said it before, but I will just say it again. You are so very blessed, Christine. I have the dopiest grin on my face right now. I'm so glad you posted your Valentines.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What precious grandbabies! I know you have enjoyed all this LOVE!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sure you are so happy to be back with your Sweetheart for Valentine's Day!

Katherine

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This post is love! love! Beautiful photos of the sweet little BABY'S!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up with your family and the new Baby's sweet. Happy Valentines Day.
XXOO Diane

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Goodness gracious! You have the best Valentines pictures ever! Those babies are gorgeous and the photos of them in heart shapes are incredibly adorable! Congrats on your wonderful new family additions! And, I really meant every one of these exclamation points too!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What sweet photos! Love the ones with the twins in the hearts! So many beautiful grandchildren, Christine! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful photos Christine those babies are precious!! You have a beautiful family!

PS- That last pic with their little tush up in the air melts my heart!

Traci said...

Twins are just the sweetest thing. All the grandkids are so adorable. Love Reese's winking pic! Have a safe trip home.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Oh my goodness, so much cuteness!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Awwww...what a precious Valentine's post, my friend! All of your grands are just precious! The babies are adorable and I love how you shaped the blankets around the twins to form a heart...too cute! Ohhh yes...and Reese's wink photo is AWESOME!!! Too cute! Girlfriend, I can't believe how grownup AJ is...ohhh my! What a beautiful young lady! Thanks for sharing your precious grands with us for Laurie's party...simply adorable!

I also wanted to thank you for your sweet condolances and prayers as well, dear friend!

Love ya,
Chari

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Ooops...and safe travels home too! I know that you wouldn't trade the time you were able to spend with the babies for anything in the world but it's always nice to get back home! I'm sure that John thinks so too! Hehe!

Love ya,
Chari

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love looking at your pictures of these precious little ones! How sweet. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Creations By Cindy said...

I just had to pin a couple of these pics of these babies to my Photography board on Pinterest! What great ideas! Love the one with the heart shape around them and the one of them in the tote! So glad you posted these. What great ideas for twins. Hugs and blessings again! Cindy

lvroftiques said...

OMG they couldn't all be any cuter Christine! You must be sporting the Grandmother glow like no other! *winks* The twins together in the heart is just the most precious thing ever!
Happy Valentines Day! And Happy Travels!...I hope your home isn't all that bad....I know how men can be when left alone *winks* Vanna

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such darling pictures!
Have a fun and romantic Valentines Day and HPS, too!
♥ Jil

Riet said...

Look at that beautiful family and those babies are so gorgeous. Happy pink Saturday

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a nice week-en Greetings from Romania.

Lady Linda said...

Just too too too cut. I adore your family pix, esp all the babies. You are so blessed.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hello Ate Xine,
A lovely bunch of kiddos. Love to see the happy faces.

Reese already know how to flirt, huh? kyut talaga and the lil twins looks like baby models.

Everyone's blessed in your family. Keep it going and more blessings to come.

Welcome back home and hope to see you around.

Hugs,
/chie

Regina said...

Congratulations Christine!
Wow how adorable and precious.
Happy Pink Sat

♥ Regina

Dolores said...

Oh my goodness, those are the sweetest pictures...so many beautiful children!!!

1CardCreator said...

So very sweet! So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, these new babies have turned you into a professional photographer! What absolutely adorable photos. Love that one with Reese winking. And how cute that is with AJ holding the twins. I bet she's a big help with her new sisters. And that photo of the twins in their little bonnets in the suitcase is just sooo cute. A lot to love on this post. Perfect link up for the Valentine party. Thanks so much for joining the party. laurie

chubskulit said...

I love the heart shaped pictures, beautiful angels!

Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Christine,
These baby girls are so adorable!!!!
I love the pic of the blanket in the shape of the heart and all the darling outfits they are wearing!
And the last one in the bag....too, too cute!
I know how much you will miss them!
Hugs,
Cindy

Amy said...

So precious. All your Grandchildren are beautiful. I especially love the pictures of the twins. Love to see they're already holding hands and bonding so well. Thanks for sharing and I'll go check out Lauries' party. Take care.

Lisa Balazs said...

Oh so cute and precious. I hope to one day (very far from now as daughter is only 14) to be a grandmother. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day.

Hugs, LisaKay
Belles Roses Romantiques

The Tablescaper said...

What blessings and so many at once!

As always, great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Christine,

Oh this is just adorable! How sweet of you to fly out and visit your daughter to help out with her babies! Thank you for sharing such lovely images - and Happy Pink Saturday to you!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Christine,
The Babies are darling and so are your other grandchildren! You are so blessed!
Have a safe flight home!

Hugs,
Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All cute pics Christine! Looks like you're going to have a very nice Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)

A Hint of Home said...

They all are just precious! I know you're going to miss them terribly!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Jo's This and That said...

They are soo cute! Beautiful photos! They are stars! Have fun with your girls! JoAnn

Honey at 2805 said...

They are all precious, Christine! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures at Potpourri Friday!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Just got back from visiting my daughter and family, as I told you. We even went to the beach, so I didn't have much time to visit. Your grandchildren "tree" is gorgeous Christine, each baby, starting from AJ are just beautiful! AJ is looking like a pretty young lady everyday...she reminds me of my Victoria who's getting bigger everyday and she's not the baby anymore; first granddaughters are such sweet darlings. You'll miss them an awful lot once you get home, I am right now!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S to you and your wonderful DH.
FABBY

Nezzy said...

Oh my beautiful Christine, you are one blessed woman. Just look at all those sweeties to love!!!

God bless ya and have yourself a very wonderful Valentine's Day!!! :o)

Linda said...

Love all of your wonderful photos of your sweeties. They must be a joy to hold and admire. Thanks for sharing such precious gems. Happy Valentine's Day

Sares said...

LOVE that last picture! Even though you are away from home I think you managed to come up with a pretty spectacular post. They are much better than a tablescape. Not that I don't love your tablescapes! The babies just melt the heart more! Happy Valentine's Day!

ThePinayWanderer said...

Oh wow, they're all so cute, look like little angels! Happy VDay, belated! :)

blog hopping here, found your blog through Manang Kim. :)

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