Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday

25 Dec

On this blessed Christmas day, I am thankful that my ancestors came from Italy and that their  traditions are in my blood; that my parents were born America, and that they continued the traditions plus added new ones; and that throughout the year, I am able to celebrate, continue and expand these family traditions surrounded by the love of family and friends.

Len's BD, a few years ago!

Len’s BD, a few years ago! 3 generations

June '15 Benita's Graduation - 4 generations

June ’15 Benita’s Graduation – 4 generations

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Christmas Eve 2015 "Adult Table"

Christmas Eve 2015 “Adult Table”

Christmas Eve "Kids Table"

Christmas Eve 2015 “Kids Table”

Christmas Breakfast 2015

Christmas Breakfast 2015

To family and extended family members, (pictured and not), who bring so much joy to my life, and to friends we have made over the years who have enhanced our lives in so many ways,  I wish you a most Blessed and Merry Christmas!

And to our beautiful and amazing daughter Benita, I wish you a very Happy Birthday! And ditto to my super nephew Will!

Benita 23. Cousin Will 22

Benita 23. Cousin Will 22

Couldn't resist! Benita age?

Couldn’t resist! Benita age 2 years 4 months

Buon Natale! Buon Compleanno! Auguri – Cheers!





6 Responses to “Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday”

  1. jean December 25, 2015 at 4:34 PM #

    What a lovely big Italian family! Buon Natale from our small Scottish/Russian family!
    And Benita is another Capricorn! She can join me and Larry under that illustrious sign!
    Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah from Jean & Al

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  2. Melinda Almeroth December 25, 2015 at 4:42 PM #

    Merry Christmas to you all and a very happy birthday to Benita!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Faso Charles OFM December 26, 2015 at 10:28 AM #

    Buon Natale e Buon Anno!
    P. Carlo OFM

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hilary December 26, 2015 at 2:42 PM #

    Lovely…..All the best to you too for a very Happy New Year……….Gustavo and Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

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