Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Black and White Wednesday "Christmas 2010"

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The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~ Burton Hillis

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One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the livingroom on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly. ~ Andy Rooney's me talking now. You know how much I love my black and white. Well I thought I'd throw ya a curve ball.

Ready? Brace yourself.

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We pulled out some purple for our picture taking this year.

See....even I can learn a new trick!

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A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.

~ Eva Logue
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He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

~ Roy L. Smith

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May God's Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!


Kayce said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family Wanda!

Anne said...

Hi Wanda,

Lovely pictures!! I follow your blog for some time now, and it struck me that on your recent picturs Milana looks much more carefree; more relaxed. Lovely to see; she's such a cutie!! (As is Dahlia, of course).

Gr. Anne

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Wanda - it has been a blessing to share the last six months with your family. Your photos are beautiful and shine so much joy and love!

Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

Mom2Isabel said...

A very Merry Christmas to you, my friend!

Love Letters To China said...

What a gorgeous family photo! I really need to do something like that too. Did you use a tripod? It's time I dust mine off and take it out for some use.

I must say you have the most beautifully dressed family and the decor in your home is to die for! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Wanda. I look forward to all the amazing work you produce in the coming year.


Jodee Leader said...

Oh my word! I love these pictures -- and especially the ones in color! I hope you have a great Christmas!

Marla said...

Hehe, I LOVE the purple!!! Such gorgeous pictures of your pretty family, I hope y'all have a wonderful holiday!

Gail said...

Love the family portrait and the one of the 2 of them sweet. Miss M is adorable!

And happy you could step out a little and try the purple, which is fabulous I may say!

Merry Christmas to you my friend!


JinXiu said...

what a beautiful family. love the pictures and the smiles on all your faces

hope you all have a happy and blessed holiday season

Ashley Sisk said...

I love it - Merry Christmas Wanda!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous family pictures!! You look stunning, Wanda!! And I love the curveball you threw us with the purple!! Love it! You and Dita surprise me everyday with the inclusion of color lately :)

Dita said...

OK...after I just picked myself up off the floor with that PURPLE mirage I saw....I had to go back again and again (that makes THREE times) to look at all the things I missed the first time in every picture. These Black and Whites are STUNNING. I agree, you look GORGEOUS and the girls look so grown UP. Oh, and Danny....he is beaming with all his ladies around him.
How I wish I were able to swing by Norman Bethune this weekend to give you a great big hug in person.


the greek chinese connection said...

Merry Christmas to your lovely the purple!!!

Your Christmas decor is out of this world and I get to see it in person (lucky me).

I know how long it took you to collect your amazing Christmas village...I was thinking...if I steal one peice each year will you notice?

luv u


P.S. hope to see you Christmas Eve

Amy said...

Gorgeous Christmas photos! I think the purple is a nice accent with the black dresses. :)

nancy said...

Beautiful family photos; black & white as well as color. Blessings!

Carol and Taylor said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season. Love, love, love the pics!

Our family said...

OOOH ! You never disappoint! HOW GLORIOUS are your pictures and posts. Thank you for always uplifting your friends/readers! What a beautiful family you are....


Lilymar said...

Merry Christmas Danny and Wanda et al!

Bill and Marlene

Anonymous said...

Wanda your photos are absolutely amazing!

Whether they are black and white or have a little purple too they sure express the spirit of Christmas.

Your daughters are gorgeous.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Daisy Dreams said...

Lovely photos of a beautiful family! Happy holidays, Wanda!

Mackenzie said...

Absolutely beautiful photos of your family! Merry Christmas!

Alyson and Ford said...

You have the most beautiful family AND such amazing photos! What great memories! And I love the purple.
Merry Christmas!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Briana's Mom said...

Breathtakingly beautiful photos! Merry Christmas to you and that gorgeous family of yours!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Oh my...the purple just pops against all the black. Such a gorgeous post and the quotes were perfect!

Christmas blessings to you and yours...

Mama Hen said...

My goodness I kept scrolling down and each picture was as stunning as could be! You have a beautiful family Wanda! That is the greatest gift of all! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas my friend! May it be filled with love and plenty of laughter!

Mama Hen

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Christmas, Wanda! I just love the photos - and I always know y'all will look stylish in a family portrait. May 2011 be a year filled with joy and peace for you and yours.

Casey said...

Merry Christmas!!! Lovely photos!

Mama Hen said...

Wanda these pictures are spectacular! I know I already said it, but have to say it again! You are really talented my freind! I want to wish you a very happy New Year filled with great health, happiness and plenty of laughter! I am so thankful for having met such wonderful bloggy friends as yourself! Have a great week!

Mama Hen

Valerie said...

WOW!! How wonderful it was to see all these amazing pictures of your holiday season. I love the purple accent and all the decor is so stunning, but pales in comparison to the beauty of the people in each photo.

If love is in the details, you my dear, are oozing love out of every cornr of your home sweet home. It looks like an ideal Christmas from here.

What a wonderful gift you are to your wonderful family.

Love Valerie