24 December 2008

Merry Merry Happy Happy!

 

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Ben, Elisabeth, and me at the KW Ranch, Chappell Hill, Texas – don’t we look cute?  I’m on the left, Ben’s on the right and Lizzy is in the middle – just in case you didn’t recognize us.

 

The three of us Webbs have left for Ben’s brother and sister-in-law’s ranch in Chappell Hill for Christmas in the Country.  It’s always so much fun when Hanukkah and Christmas collide like they do this year.  It’s a gift extravaganza for the kids!  I schlep the Menorah and candles and my Radco dreidels, given to me by my sister-in-law whose entire Christmas tree is covered with Radco and Old World ornaments. 

 

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What’s wrong with this picture?  Elisabeth lighting the Hanukkah candles for the night in front of the Christmas tree while her cousins are waiting for Santa Claus!   Actually Elisabeth loves the chance to share her holiday with her cousins!!

 

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The Radco-laden tree with just a few of the gifts.

 

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My nephew Wills Webb’s tree is always Mexican inspired – topped with a vintage sombrero!

 

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Some of the gifts.

 

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And more!

 

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And more.

 

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And more!  Hmmm – I like those two orange Hermes boxes myself!   Tomorrow when the rest of the Webbs come, there will be even more presents!!  I told you it was an extravaganza that we swear every year we won’t repeat!!!

 

 

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Aw, the two besties – my niece Caroline and my daughter Elisabeth – even though there is five years between them, they get along great.

 

I hope everyone is settled in for the night – wherever you are going!  Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a wonderful Kwanza or whatever you celebrate!  AND most importantly, here’s to a happy and HEALTHY New Year’s!!!   More dispatches to come from the KW Ranch – that is, after Santa leaves. 

41 comments:

  1. Have the happiest of holidays yourself, Friend! From Pflugerville where we START Christmas tomorrow, I wish you the very best. We head to Katy tomorrow as our "Progression Holiday" begins.

    Much love!

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  2. Oh wow, I want those two Hermes boxes too!
    Happy holidays to you and thanks for all of your lovely posts this year.
    Mim

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  3. The Happiest of Holidays to you and your family, Joni.

    We're sitting in the hearth room, this Christmas morning, having a cuppa, waiting for our brood to arrive.

    Delightful post, wonderful images, gorgeous family! Looking forward to more, from KW Ranch!

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  4. Joni, what a great post! Beginning with those adorable mules... I have always loved mules! And that fabulous tree with all the radko (and the sombrero on top! LOL!) and the lighting of the Menorah and the tons and tons of presents! That looks like our Christmases when we were little! I love it! Your precious family, too!

    We each had a cousin our age, and it was so much fun to be with them for holidays! Our cousins were boys, but it was still great fun! Love seeing that picture of Elisabeth with your niece Caroline! So sweet!

    One of the real blessings this year for me as a neophyte blogger is getting to meet wonderful people like you! You share so much of your talent with us and your love as well. Thank you, friend!

    The happiest of holidays to you and yours!

    XO,

    Sheila... who better get going! :-)

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  5. And I just realized that every sentence in that paragraph ends with an exclamation mark!!! Can you tell who's a tad bit excited? LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Joni,

    May the New Year bring more light and hope as we embark upon an exciting and challenging journey to recovery for our nation and the world. Please pray for our new President and his team.

    Blessings and warm regards,
    Sharon Stanley Ruggerio

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  7. Merry Merry! Happy Happy! What a gorgeous home and that great room filled with gifts!!! Hope you get one of the orange bags! Take lots more photos please! Compliments to the home owners. I love their style.

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  8. It's so nice that a family can celebrate and share in the different individual's Holiday and religious persuasions.

    look forward to your pearls of design in 2009!

    Enjoy your Holidays.

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  9. Happy Holidays!
    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your wonderful blog with us all!

    Hugs,
    Layla Palmer
    www.theletteredcottage.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy Holidays to you and yours, the Hermes boxes look pretty look pretty good to me!! Wishing you and yours all the best!
    hugs ~lynne~

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  11. Hope you are having a wonderful week! I adore that hat on top of the tree.

    Anything good in those packages? At least your clan is helping out the economy this holiday!

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  12. Edward and I send our very best wishes for a very Happy Holiday for you and all your family!!

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  13. Aaaawwwww Joni! This post really hits straight to my heart. You can feel the love that you share within your family. It's wonderful!!!

    Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy to you too!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  14. Our house is so quiet now with all our family gone. The holidays come so fast, we work so hard and then it's over so quickly. It was wonderful to find your beautiful post. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family celebration with us. Gotta know what's in those Hermes boxes!!! I love me some Hermes orange!

    Blessings galore to you and yours and many thanks for all the extraordinary posts this year. I look forward to even more next year.

    ~~ Victoria ~~

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  15. Oh this is hilarious!!! Thank you for sharing the pics and descriptions. Love to see how others celebrate their holidays. Your daughter is precious!

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  16. Looks like so much fun! I see narry a sticky on bow in sight! Very nicely done. Have a fabulous holiday with your family.

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  17. I think this was just fab,to combine the two hoildays.You think there was enough presents?I'm so happy for all of you.The tree is beautiful,so are the girls.May God bless you all.Hugs Marie Antionette

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  18. Happy, happy and merry, merry to you and your family, too, Joni.

    I heard a good one last night - merry ChrismaHanuKwanzaKah.

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  19. How nice that Hanukah and Christmas overlap this year! Love these pics especially the first one. Hope you post a picture of what you got that was in the Hermes box!! Jealous!! Happy Holidays to you and yours.. xoxo

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  20. Beautiful sweetie! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy and merry day and a fun-filled time! (Too bad the rest of this world can't take note of your daughter being able to honor her faith alongside her cousins!)

    Have a safe trip back to cowtown over here and keep in touch!

    xo...deb

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  21. Amazing Joni! Holy cow - they got a lot of loot. Your family portrait is lovely - so down to earth. I can see the family resemblance. Just kidding - your daughter is BEAUTIFUL! What a regal and stylish girl! And a darling niece too!
    xo Terri

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  22. Happy and Healthy New Year! The pictues, are as usual- stunning!

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  23. Joni, Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family. I can't wait to read more of your blog in 2009. xo diana

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  24. Joni- YAHOO... I can't believe all of the gifts! My fingers are cross one of the orange boxes has your name on it! I love that both Happy Hanukkah and Chrismas are shared together. I can't wait to hear all about your trip to the ranch. Enjoy! xoxo

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  25. Joni, Here's to a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

    Thanks for all your wonderful posts
    and the inspiration you give!

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  26. Happiest of everything, Joni!
    xo Isa

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  27. Oh, what a wonderful tradition filled celebration you had! EXTRA love the donkeys! What a cozy delicious home they have....and the presents...oh my!!

    Best to you and yours in the upcoming year!!

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  28. Oh, what a wonderful tradition filled celebration you had! EXTRA love the donkeys! What a cozy delicious home they have....and the presents...oh my!!

    Best to you and yours in the upcoming year!!

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  29. Wow, what a festive spread! Looks like so much fun and amazing packaging, for sure. So fun to see how you celebrate - thanks for sharing. Elisabeth is adorable.

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  30. What a beautiful house - please take more photos and post them - but somehow I think you are already doing that! Have a wonderful remainder of your holiday!

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  31. Lovely, lovely and so festive! That home is beautiful ......I know you all had such fun celebrating your HOLIDAYS together!
    Thanks for sharing,Joni! Wishing the very best in 2009!
    That Elisabeth is a cutie pie!

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  32. I can only imagine a wonderful time ... beautiful photos!

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  33. such excess as usually seen on your blog.Ugh.

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  34. Blessed greetings of the season to you and yours!

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  35. Glad to see the economic crisis has not affected the Webb clan!! Happy Holidays..

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  36. Our family used to fill rooms with gifts as well....that all ended when we moved to different states and now have to mail gifts....it would be a fortune and a half to mail...so we are down to gift cards and a few stocking stuffers! As much as we loved it before....it was too overwhelming! If you have been swearing off this every year...someday you will get there! It's hard to cut back...when you love your family, and keep seeing something you think they would enjoy...... and I agree with Jackie, glad to see your family hasn't been hit by the economic crisis! Happy New Year!
    ~Cheryl

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  37. Oh my goodness........look at all that Christmas gift gorging......Pls do tell us about some of the fabulous gifts given.....and were those scarves in the Hermes box?

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  38. I wish you the most happiest, wonderfulest, bestest holiday time! Do you think there's a present there for me? lol
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  39. Good to see you are ENJOYING the holidays!

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  40. Would love to see more pictures of the CH ranch! Love it!!

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  41. ok - I feel awful about showing all those gifts now because it is really misleading! this is actually about four families worth of presents with lots of kids and friends thrown in. plus, most are really not expensive, minus the Hermes tie!!! I actually took these pictures for the benefit of my family to show them the Webb Christmas - they've only heard about it for years. I'm sorry it looks gross - but when you get so many families - ours, my sister in laws, her sister, their mother, my motherinlaw,her sister's mother inlaw - it does add up. But - all their trees were bare. The Nasty anon is getting really tiresome - why don't you just go read another blog?

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