Tuesday, December 6, 2016


each year I decorate my main tree and am always filled with affection when I hang this ornament of my mother.  I think she's 5 here and I am also amazed at how many of her grandchildren look just like her

December 10 she will turn 82
does it amaze you when you can see the exact same face in a 5 year old as you can in an 80 year old?

December 4 we baptized our 4th grandchild in Lubbock Texas
he was the fourth one to wear this heirloom gown
even though it is very feminine, our children decided long ago that their children would all wear it
good job for the dads of sons who went along with that tradition

Betty Beatrice was the 1st 9 years ago December 7
Polk Street Methodist Church in Amarillo

she was still able to wear it on this day
today she is so tall and skinny, it might still fit her

next came sweet Perrilyn Hazel on December 13, 2013
Polk Street Methodist Church in Amarillo

Henry August December  15, 2014
He might have to overcome this photo in his senior slideshow presentation

and when he's president the country will all say...

Coach Been never missed a beat when his Everett Gruver donned the dress
December 16, 2016
First United Methodist Church Lubbock Texas

there is a lot to be said for it

I so hope you and your family are hanging on to all the fun and wonderful things you have always done that make your family unique and special
and I hope your season if filled with blessings overflowing!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Gina,
Such a beautiful tradition...thanks for sharing your precious memories and photos with us.
Could those kids get any cuter???
xoxo, T.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

What beautiful babies your family creates! Your gown is wonderful and I too applaud men secure enough to christen their sons in the family gown.

bj said...

Such a sweet post...
our main tradition....all the family gathers at our house for dinner and STOCKINGS...We have such fun with the stockings...everyone would rather empty their stockings to find treasure after treasure than open gifts...we all put a thing or two in ea one so they are all overflowing and spilling onto the floor. I just finished hanging 23 stockings...and they and our little Christmas tree is all the decos we need. :)