A Week Just Isn’t Long Enough

I can hardly believe that Nanny and Papaw will be leaving in three days! Time is flying by.

Their luggage made it to our home without harm last Tuesday evening and we prepared the gifts for the kids to have Christmas Wednesday morning.

The weather has been difficult. It hailed on us while at the market Thursday and poured down rain while trying to walk around a castle built in the 10th century. But we’re having a good time just talking and catching up…….


(that’s nanny and Papaw in the distance)

We had some friends over for New Years Eve. Food was great, ping pong was fun and the fireworks were pretty. But the laughs we all shared were the best of all!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04630288151385157311 Jill

    Great pictures. Glad ya’ll are having so much fun! Happy New Year!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06339705935553160673 Janna Qualman

    They’re all warm and beautiful picgtures, Nina. Happy New Year!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04662751045378148853 Cathy

    Looks like so much fun with your family. Your kids are so cute and I love your header picture of them!

  • http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/ thedomesticfringe

    Love the castle and the ping-pong table looks like fun. I pray that you all have a blessed new year and see God do amazing things in both your family and ministry.

    -FringeGirl

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10540064662050920859 Personalized Sketches and Sentiments

    Good to hear that all the luggage arrived!

    And how fun to have a full house to celebrate! I agree, I love when we have family and friends together…especially sharing in the laughter!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859488167015452608 Tori

    Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and New
    Year. So glad all the gifts made it, I know it’s not about the gifts, but they sure are nice.

    I bet it was so nice to spend the holiday with family. Your husband looks so much like his mom.

    Oh btw, I noticed your husband began wearing a Dobbs Cap. How funny is this, my husband began wearing one several months ago ’cause his head was cold. I like the capps, they’re cute!

    Anyhoo, hope you have a wonderful new year Nina!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01987206535600023065 Dani Joy

    I totally empathize. A week is definitely too short when you are away for so long from your family.

    Such sweet times though and you will remember them always.

    Justice is getting big. Looking just like his daddy. Love the hats.

    we are really enjoying our rest. We go to the Spa Hotel tomorrow.. Yippeee. I bought a couple surprises for my hubby. jejeje

    Big hugs
    Dani Joy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08027166810337151938 Kelly Johnson

    I just love visiting your blog and remembering some fun times in Portugal. New Years was always a big event! So glad your parents were able to be there! What fun for your children! Thank you for all of the pictures.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07698171137809654840 The Hat Chick

    You are brave to go out in the poor weather. Looks like they are loving every moment with you all.

    Mucho blessings for the New Year!

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