Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We are so blessed ...

To all of our blogging buddies and to all of you that come here to follow our journey and to watch our wild ride unfold,here is our virtual Christmas card, with what we had printed on the back.Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas filled with peace,love and joy.

*sorry for how blurry it is .. lifted from the Shutterfly site and the resolution is not the best.


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"We are grateful for Mark’s steadfast dedication to providing for his family, and his job that allows him to do so.
We are blessed and lucky that Heather is able to watch the beautiful simplicity unfold each day at home, in caring for her children and household.
We have learned that “God’s delay is not God’s denial,” and we are excited to see Jessica begin nursing school at the start of the New Year.
We are filled with joy as Caitlin, Danny, and Charlotte blossom as a little family of three.
We see the incredible beauty of God’s creation as Taylor explores and flourishes while studying abroad in Switzerland.
We adore the innocence and laughter that Jake and Joe radiate, bringing unending energy and liveliness to our home.
We are guided by the incredibly radiant, always perseverant, ceaselessly amazing Zoey, and we are uplifted and sustained by the hope and faith she shines for all to see."

With Love and Blessings,
The Needham Family

And, here are a few pictures we took of the all the kids before Jess and Matt headed off to Chicago.I look at these pictures and can hardly believe that these beautiful gifts are all mine.Despite all of my short comings and failures along the way,they are,each and every single one of them,the most amazing human beings.I take no credit for that.



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We are so blessed.

22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh, yes you are. You are so blessed. And I feel blessed to have met you this year --

Emma said...

Indeed, you are so blessed to have each and every one of them!

Wishing a very blessed and merry Christmas to you and all your family.

E

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Merry Christmas, Heather....

=)

mandd3 said...

You are SO blessed, and we are blessed to have you share it with us! Merry Christmas!

Cammie Heflin said...

Very blessed indeed!! You are very blessed that you can get ALL of you kids to smile and look at the camera at the same time!!! That is a major rarity for the Heflin household!!! Merry Christmas Heather, I am TRULY blessed that God led us together to become good friends. What a blessing you are! Love, Cammie (& Addy)!

Kristen's mom said...

my words echo yours. I'm am so thankful, even admist the uncertainty and the events of the past year, that I can still sit here and see the miracles. Hope your family has the best holiday ever.
Much love from your friend in Utah.

Anonymous said...

lovely, lovely photos of everyone! Only one very "special" person missing - Yep... Markie, Mark. Know these were probably taken when he was at work.

Heather, I'm so glad you posted the back of your Christmas greeting - I am one of the "very lucky" ones to have my own copy - but now everyone out there in "blog land" can see the beautiful words included with photo! I, of course, have shown it to all my friends, and I saw some teary eyes along with smiles

Just want everyone out there to know - I spoke with Jessica & Caitlin this week and their voices & personalities are as sweet as the beauty you all see in these photos.

Love& hugs to everyone!

Aunt Bluebelle

Monica said...

What a beautiful family. You are indeed richly blessed. I am so glad I found your blog. You wouldn't believe how many times precious Zoey has made me smile. The love she receives from her family shines brightly and then radiates onto all she meets. Merry Christmas Heather! :)

blogzilly said...

You do have one of the most adorable families on record. So there's that... :)

And they ABANDONED you to go to Chicago. Don't forget to keep hammerin' 'em about that.

Tina said...

What an absolutely stunning family each one of them so beautiful. I feel blessed to have met you through this blogging world and value your friendship even if its from across the seas. Have a wonderful Christmas and many blessings

Rochelle said...

Blessed indeed. Merry Christmas friend, I think your beautiful family should be in Hallmark commercials.

Melissa M said...

I love your card and all the pictures! Merry Christmas!

Claudia said...

Love to you, sweet family Needham - from Winter-Wonderland Germany ;-)

Merry christmas to you!

xo

Lacey said...

Merry Christmas Needham family! By the way, I need your new address. Your Christmas card will be late, but oh well!

Bethany said...

Merry Christmas Heather ... love your kiddos!

Peter Olson said...

I agree!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Scrappy quilter said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Heather. Hugs

Mama Mason-Mann said...

How lovely! You are very blessed and you should absolutely take some credit! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Looking forward to the new year!

Mary said...

Beautiful card and the most beautiful family! Merry Christmas!

Stop FASD Today! Ask me How... said...

Your family is beautiful inside and out! Merry Christmas and much love from Long Beach :)

Shelly Turpin said...

Merry Christmas - you have a beautiful family!

Googsmom said...

And i'm so very Blessed to have you in my life!! Love ya bunches!!!