Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Eve Goodness!!!

After we all unwrapped our family exchange gifts at the Christmas Eve party, Sandy had one small present to open. Good things DO come in tiny packages!Chad got down on one knee in amongst the torn wrapping paper shred's with dozens of people watching and asked Sandy to marry him. It was so sweet to see it and have them share the experience with all of us....so neat for everyone!They hugged, they kisses, they cried, she said YES! :o) Here is a picture of her ring and also of Chad's basic training graduation ring.


They are the cutest couple...don't you think they look great together?! I sure do!
Here is an even closer close up. It's white gold with thin bands on yellow gold. I think it's a gorgeous ring and so does Sandy. She keeps saying "I love my ring"

Yes...we even had an appearance from the most adorable mini Santa. Ignore the fact that I was wearing a dirty apron and just look how cute baby Mark is. We sure love that sweet baby...and we love Sandy, our newest addition the family.
P.S. More baby news...not only is Brittany having a baby in July, but so is my cute niece Nicole and my sister in law Tammy. July is going to be a fun month of welcoming all these new babies to the family. My other sister in law Mary Ann is pregnant too, but due before these other girls.
We had a great Christmas Eve party and a great Christmas day too. The boys are thrilled with their gifts and I even got a much needed nap this afternoon. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families.
Life is good!

24 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations are in order for all sorts of family members aren't they? What a fun holiday full of all sorts of special surprises!!

Andi said...

Yes, life is good! We all have so many blessings in our lives every single day.
Congratulations to Chad and Sandy. They're a lovely couple and the ring is beautiful!
Baby Santa is sure a cutie. Looks like we'll be seeing lots of cute babies in the year to come.
I'm so glad your Christmas was wonderful...as was ours!

Jen said...

Congrats to Chad and Sandy...and yes they are a cute couple and I LOVE that ring, Chad did a great job picking that one out!!
That sure is one cute mini Santa!!

~Telah said...

OH how sweet! Congrats to Sandy and Chad...and thanks for sharing that with us...it brought a tear to my eye. Great taste with the "bling" and very cute mini Santa!

Cee said...

Dear Jolene:


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Your pictures are WONDERFUL. Congrats to you and your family. The baby looks so SWEET. I guess that you can wish this baby's outfit and store it for the next baby's 1st Christmas. Then again, maybe you will be purchasing a Mrs. Claus outfit instead ;)

What did Santa bring you?

Caroline said...

Merry Christmas Jolene. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Congrats to Chad & Sandy on their engagement. How exciting. They look so happy together and do make a very cute couple.

As usual, Baby Mark is too cute.

Looks like the summer is going to be a busy time for your family with all the new babies.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. Sandy is a cute girl and her and Chad make a great couple. Baby Santa looks adorable! Merry Christmas!
Diane

Amie said...

Wow that is so gorgeous, they will love that they have photo's of his proposal!! She is very pretty girl Chad is very lucky...

Baby Mark is sooooo cute I wish I had of dressed Brie up like that.

Hope your christmas day was filled with just as much excitement.

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Maren said...

Congratulations on all the fun happenings in your family. I hope that yesterday was a wonderful day too. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Missy's Blog said...

Congratulations Chad and Sandy ... how very sweet!!

Baby Mark looks adorable dressed as Mini Santa ...

So many babies ... such sweet gifts from God.

So glad your family had a wonderful Christmas!!

Briana said...

Merry Christmas! How sweet are Chad and Sandy!? How awesome that you got to witness the proposal! And baby Mark is absolutely adorable!

Coleen said...

You are so blessed with so much great news this season! Congrats to Chad and Sandy! Glad you all had such an amazing Christmas Eve. The appearance from mini Santa was so adorable, he really is sweet!

Pam said...

How wonderful! Congrats to Chad and Sandy!

Adorable photos of you all! Even in the dirty apron which I never noticed! ;)

Shelli said...

Life is good! Chad and Sandy are so cute!!! Sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Susie Q said...

What a sweet day for you!! Congrats Chad and Sandy! Such a beautiful ring...and a beautiful couple!
New babies! And an adorable mini Santa! : ) You had the best day didn't you! I am so happy for you all.
What a great year 2007 will be!
Hugs,
Sue

Melissa said...

You and your family have certainly been blessed this Christmas season! I pray He continues to bless you in the coming year.

sohpiasmom said...

Looks like you had such a wonderful Christmas! How special of your son to propose on Christmas...so sweet! Wishing you and your family the best in the New Year!

Teresa said...

Wow, what a wonderful day you all had.... Chad and Sandy look so cute together... Congrads to them..... Baby Mark sure is the cutest baby santa I've ever seen.... Jolene, thanks for sharing everything you do with us bloggers.... We all enjoy your post.... Till next time.... T

September said...

Merry Christmas my friend. It looks like there were many blessings in your home this Christmas. Baby Mark looks darling and Sandy looks beautiful. Much love to you and yours.

Amy Mowbray said...

Chad and Sandy look really happy. Congrats to them! Her ring is really pretty. What a great Christmas!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Yeah!! Congratulations to Chad and Sandy!! They are a darling couple! So fun for you to add another daughter to your family!!

Chris said...

Are you like me and thought I would be a mother to babies...whoever came up with the idea of them becoming adults and getting married and having babies?? That isn't what I had planned. But I am sure haveing grandbabies will change my mind....

Congrads to Chad and Sandy even thou we were all expecting it...heck she is already part of the family!!

Will they marry before he goes?

Love ya!! ((Hugs))

SmileyCarrie said...

Congratulations to Chad & Sandy :) :)