Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!


I have been missing everyone sooooo much!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season!!!

We have been having a bit of a family crisis of late and I thought my time and attention were needed at home. We lost our family business in the fall…it is a long story…and while we are all fine and doing well…I just felt the need to take some time off from a few of my extra curricular activities and love on my family a little more!!! I knew all of you sweet girls would understand…and I am so thankful for all of your concern. I am so blessed to have such wonderful bloggy buddies!!!

I am going to try and post a little bit while the kids are home for Christmas break and hope to be back in full swing when school starts again in January!!!

Thank you all again for your prayers, patience and understanding!!! I will try to pop in for a visit with all of you as soon as I can!!!

P.S. This is the pic I used for my Christmas card this year…my sweet kiddos!!!

Lots of Love!!!



Papier Creatif said...


Wishing you and your family a warm and heart-filled Christmas. I adore the picture! They look like little angels! Truly!



A Refocused Life said...


Thinking of you. Take time for your family...we will be here when you return. I took a month off in November for family, and I'm so glad I did. Rita

Deanna said...

Dear Cathy,
This Santa is really a great looking Santa and your children are precious! What a great photo.

Cathy, I'm very sorry about the Family Business. May God help you through this time.

God comfort and bless you this Christmas Season,

julie - eab designs said...

Dear Cathy,
Sending you and your family blessings this Christmas. Enjoy your holidays together! - Julie

Eileen said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your trouble, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
And may God Bless you abundantly in the New Year.

He for sure has Blessed you with a beautiful family! I love your Christmas card!
All the best to you,

Shelia said...

Hi Cathy! I've missed you. I'm so sorry to hear about your business, but glad all of you are okay! What a beautiful family! Love that photo.
Have a very blessed Christmas,
Shelia ;)

trash talk said...

Good to "hear" your voice again. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year. Your children are absolutely gorgeous with beautiful faces and smiles...Santy Claus is kinda cute too!

Anonymous said...

Your children are beautiful and no matter how old they get, Santa's lap pics are always in style!

I'm so sorry about your business but I'm glad you are taking time for you and your family.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Peace and Joy to you and your family. Take all the time you and your family need. I miss you much...but I am so glad you had a moment to check in. These times are certainly difficult but yet full of blessings too.

Merry Christmas.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Abramyan Avenue said...

I'm glad to hear everything's ok. I was wondering where you went! Sometimes focusing on family puts you exactly back where you need to be! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! -April

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

We missed you sweet Cathy but soooo understand! So sorry about the business, been there and done that. As Kenny Rogers sang," ya got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em!" Your children are just beautiful, girl. Take care of yourself and we are tickled pink to hear from you.

Have a wonderful day enjoying the joys of the season....God bless you and your fam!!!

Kat said...

So good to hear from you Cathy. So sorry to hear about your business, but I'm glad that you are doing well. Your children are gorgeous! What beautiful faces full of light and love. And what a great Santa! Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas. Kathy

The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Cathy,

Happy Holidays to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your family business. Often times when a door closes a better on opens, so hopefully this will be the case for you.

Your children are beautiful. Thanks for posting an update. Have a Merry Christmas and pop in when you can. =)

Hugs and Love,


Lisa said...

Hi Cathy!
I'm so glad you're doing well. I was worried about you. I'm sorry to hear about your business but I'm sure The Lord has something wonderful up His sleeve for you and your family.
PS Your children are beautiful!
PSS Don't you just love NorthPark Santa? LOL

Barb said...

Hi Cathy!! It is so good to see you back....we have truly missed you. I'm very sorry about your family business.

Your children are adorable. I wish for you a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

Hugs and many blessings,
Barb ♥

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

glad to see your back and things are ok:)
have a beautiful Christmas with your family...the most precious gift of all:)

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so sorry to hear about you business, Cathy and hope that everything works out...

I love the Christmas cards. Your kids are so sweet looking and your daughter looks SO much like you!!

Happy holidays! :-)


Jo said...

Cathy ~

Your Christmas photo is darling. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a bright New Year!


Stacey said...

Hi Friend. I'm so glad you updated us. I've been worried about you. I'm sorry to hear about your business. That's yucky!! Keeping my fingers crossed that bigger and better things are to come for your family.



Sharing with Sherri said...


It's so good to hear from you! I was about to send out a posse to look for you!!

I'm sure everything is going to be just fine for you and your precious family...

Take good care of each other, and have a Blessed Christmas!!

Lots of hugs to you!

Cathy said...

I love your cute picture!

Betsy said...

Beautiful children.
I am so sorry to hear about your business. Have a Great time with your family.
Merry Christmas

Nina Diane said...

we have missed you! Sorry for your family's troubles right now. I hope the new year is fabulous for you! Your kids are beautiful.
Merry Christmas!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Cathy, your children are beautiful - but I would expect that. I'm so sorry you've had business troubles, and I hope everything will improve quickly. I've been missing you. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

What an adorable picture of your children Cathy!

I'm so happy to see you back! We were all getting worried. Kristen asked me about you the other day in an e-mail. I'm so sorry about the family buisness. My prayers are with you at this time.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
~Melissa :)

Laura said...

Hey Cathy-

It is great to have you back, but I certainly understand.

I am thinking about a break till the first of the year.

We'll see-


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

It has been such a blessing to meet you in blogland...You have enriched my life. Blessings to you and yours....Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with many blessings.
Grammy Girlfriend

Beth in NC said...

The picture is priceless. Too sweet.

I'm so sorry to hear about your family business, but I'm glad to know that all is well.

Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

Now THAT is a priceless picture! Two gorgeous kids... I hope that things brighten up for you and your family soon and that you can have less worries. Try to enjoy the holidays the best that you can and put your trust in God! Take care and Merry Christmas. hugs, Sue

Blue Creek Home said...

I am so happy to hear from you! I have missed you terribly, girl.

Your kids are gorgeous!

Know that I am lifting up your situation in prayer now, and have been during your absence.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings at Christmas, from my mountain top to your home….Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Mrs. White said...

Enjoy your precious family!!

Mrs. White in Vermont

Sue said...

So glad to hear from you Cathy. Your Christmas card with your gorgeous children and that darling Santa is beautiful.
I am sad to hear about your family business. We have a four generation family business too.
It seems like every few days there are new challenges to anticipate. Blessings to you and yours as you move through this difficult time.

Sandra said...

Hi Cathy. What a lovely photo of your children. I am so sorry about your family business.

Tootsie said...

just a quick visit to say Merry Christmas to you my friend and a very happy new year

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

I was worried about you! I am sorry to hear about your family's situation. You did the right thing about giving everybody more attention. As the mother and head of the house you are their rock and guide! I will continue to pray for you. Blessings, NOrma Lee


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